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Eclipse Update for Middle & High School Students Only

Solar Eclipse Viewing Update 8/16/2017 for Trimble Co. Middle & High School Students (only)

Our Solar Eclipse Viewing excitement quickly came to an abrupt halt yesterday afternoon for our secondary students when we received an emailed notification from our "Eclipse Sunglass" Vendor that stated they could not guarantee the authenticity of the sunglasses that we had purchased for our middle and high school students (Eclipse glasses for elementary students were donated from the local library).

Not only is this disappointing news but we quickly discovered as close as we are to the eclipse, there are not enough glasses available to buy in bulk for our students. However, we didn’t want to prevent any secondary students that have eclipse glasses from participating in the event. Therefore, if you want your middle or high school child to be able to participate in the outdoor viewing of the eclipse on August 21st, you will need to send in a permission form and a pair of eclipse glasses for your child to use during the eclipse. ONLY students that return a permission form and bring a pair of eclipse glasses will be permitted to go outside to view the eclipse. As stated in previous correspondence, for those that do not go outside for the viewing, alternative educational eclipse activities will be held inside during this time period and the eclipse will also be able to be viewed safely on media outlets within the school.

This change affects middle and high school students only. Elementary students will continue on as previously stated.

Permission Required to view Solar Eclipse eclipse

ECLIPSE NEWS...

On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our District will not be in the direct path of totality for the solar eclipse but will still get to experience this historic event. The Schools have been busy planning to make this event a unique learning experience for our students.

On August 21, 2017, all District students (with your permission) will be allowed to go outside and participate in activities and view the period of near totality (“Solar Eclipse Viewing”). As always, student safety is our top concern.

Students in Grades 7-12 are getting Chromebooks chromebook

To prepare middle and high school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, TCPS students in grades 7-12 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and use mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

Chromebooks will help increase 21st Century Learning Skills, enhance

Trimble County Preschool Registration Preschool

Open enrollment dates are scheduled for July 10-14 and July 17-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 11:30 am on Friday at the Board of Education. To enroll your child...

Back to School Fair 2017 Supplies
New Principal at BES

Bedford  Elementary SBDM would like to announce the selection of Mrs. Shannon Stark as the new principal.  She will take the helm effective July 1st, although she has already begun planning.  We are very excited for the future of the Bedford learning community.  Below is a letter of introduction from Mrs. Stark.  Please join me in welcoming her to her new role.

2017-2018 Tentative Budget

The 17-18 tentative budget information was shared out at the May 24th Board Meeting.

1. Informational Powerpoint 

2. Tentative Budget Report

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day is scheduled for April 28, 2017.  Click HERE to get more information!

2017-2018 School Calendar
Print your 2017-2018 Calendar HERE!
7 Ways Schools WILL CHANGE by 2020 Virtual Learning

Want to find out how..... click here to read more!

Next missed day will be.... Raider Day!

The next school day that is missed due to snow or other will be Raider Day 1.  This will be our first “Non-Traditional Instructional” school day for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that students will be receiving assignments in advance that they are to complete at home on the missed school day….Raider Day.   Schools will be sending home and communicating information to assist your students on what will be expected and what work they need to complete if we have another missed day. 

Keep in mind that Raider Days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if the students complete their work.  So it is very important that students work hard to complete their assignments to the best of their ability.  Don’t forget that there will be staff on hand that can be contacted to assist your child with the assignments. 

If you have questions or concerns at this time, please contact your child’s school office for more specific information.

Infinite Campus - State-Wide Update is complete

Infinite Campus, Kentucky's state-wide student information system migrated to a cloud-based platform over the Christmas Holiday.  The new links to IC are shown below. If you experience any problems with IC, report them immediately


PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL

 

 
 
PORTAL APPLICATION URL
 

There will be application re-directs in place for existing links to point users to the new application URL's. These re-directs will be in place for 90 days to help staff and parents remember to update their bookmarks.

TCPS to offer Non-Traditional Instructional Days Snow Day

Trimble County Schools have been approved to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that Trimble County Schools will be allowed to deliver content to students so that they can learn at home on bad weather or emergency days when conditions prevent schools from being in session.  The NTI days will limit the interruption of learning that occurs due to school closings, because students will have assignments (either online or paper packet) that provide review opportunities and application of prior learning. Additionally, NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year, provided that the students do their assigned work on NTI days. Read more HERE!

Hmmm...What might a new school look like? building image

An architect donated his time last week to generate some plans and drawings of what a new Trimble Co. Middle and High School might look like.  Feel free to take a look at those plans and layouts here!  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3f4kimtf5isskbo/AABt-dwX0_cF2193c1JJW035a?dl=0

NOTE - These plans were donated to the district free of charge  -  These are not the actual plans of what the new building would look like - There hasn't been any discussion of that nature and there won't be unless the Nickel Tax is passed - This architect has not been contracted to do work for Trimble Co. Schools and is not guaranteed to be contracted if the nickel tax passes and urgent funds are granted.

 

Nickel Tax Informational Meetings...Come Get the Answers!

There will be three information meetings held at the Trimble County High School. The meetings will be held on the following days:

October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

October 24th at 6:00 p.m. (This was advertised in the Trimble Banner as being on October 25th, but has been change to October 24th). No meeting on the 25th.

November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer factual information concerning the nickel tax and to provide opportunities for anyone who would like to tour the building to do so. If you are someone who is wanting more information before election day please attend these meetings.

 

Community Baby Shower!

Hope you can join us for the upcoming, community baby shower.  To learn more, open the attached flyer.

High Attendance Day... DON'T MISS IT!

Tuesday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools. This event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time. Research reflects that a child's attendance record is one of the strongest single predictors of academic success.

All schools in Trimble County have already been striving to improve the daily attendance, but wouldn't it be phenomenal if not a single student missed school on Tuesday, September 20th?  What a great recognition that would be for Trimble Co. Schools!  In addition, awards will be distributed statewide based on each individual school’s attendance percentage, regardless of the district’s overall percentage. The school in each category (elementary, middle and high) with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500!

We are aiming for 100% on Tuesday and we hope that you'll do your best to help in acheiving this goal!

 

NICKEL TAX INFORMATION ....We now have a website to help inform the public with factual information as it pertains to school facilities and the nickel tax vote. 

Trimble County STOP Tipline - Annonymously report bullying!!!
Superintendent's Article 9-1-16

Dear Readers,
        In the past week I have continued to hear of questions regarding the Nickel tax and urgent needs funding. It is my goal to answer those    questions in this week’s article. The questions asked are:

  •  What if the nickel tax does not pass? What are the consequences?
  •  What if the tax passes but the legislature does not give Trimble any urgent needs funds?
  •  What is the cost to the citizens of Trimble County should the nickel tax pass?
  •  Why should renters care?    (Open Letter Here)
Attention Head Start Families!

Attention Head Start Families!  OVEC is now taking applications for student enrollment on the OVEC website.  Please click on the link below to apply online.  The 2016-2017 OVEC Head Start application is for families living in Bullitt, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties who have a child between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old.

https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/F7FE4957D272691732207C97370F3070/BCBDB8672E51D81C67A61B802AA477D7

Superintendent's Article 8-25-16

Dear Readers,
Last week there was an article entitled Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’ appearing in the Trimble Banner. I believe this was a well written article and allowed the community to hear about Urgent Needs Funding from a member of the State Legislature, which is a very important perspective. It is my hope that as readers saw this article they actually read the whole article, for it reinforces those very points that have been expressed by

Superintendent's Article 8-18-16

Dear Readers,
In last week’s edition of the Trimble Banner there was an article regarding the 10 cent tax that was passed back in 1979. I have some additional information on that to share this week and then I hope that discussion can be put rest. The old special voted building fund tax (14.3) is in the 1990 tax rate. That matches information about the tax raised to build the middle school in 1980(the 10 cents tax of 1979).