This is an announcement for Middle and High School Families and students. According to State Law, in order for an absence to be excused, an excuse must be provided within three days of the absence. If a note is not provided within three days, it will be marked as an unlawful absence. Please check sapphire community portal for updated attendance. Our attendance policy and other policies can be found in the student/parent handbook located on our website at www.tmsd.net.
To clarify tomorrow's early dismissal - This includes all students, Headstart through grade 12 and all staff. There will be no vo tech, no after school activities, no 6:00 bus run and no afternoon pre k class.
We have been alerted that the Saxton Borough plans to do water line repairs tomorrow, September 7. During this time, water to the middle/high school will be cut off or heavily restricted. We will dismiss all students at 1:00 tomorrow due to lack of water/water pressure.
Attention Families, Since the start of the school we are noting very high rates of infection and transmission of COVID-19. Our schools remain open for face-to-face instruction but we are exercising caution at our schools through increased cleaning. We encourage you and your family to exercise caution as well. Please do not send your student to school, if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and review current guidance from the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.
The 2022-2023 school year student schedules are available on the Sapphire Community Web Portal. All student have access to the web portal to view their schedule. Students will have 10 school days starting on the first day of school to inquire about any errors on their schedule.
Attention parents/guardians: The Child Nutrition waivers implemented by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic have expired. As a result, meals will no longer be free to all families in the school district. Free and Reduced price meal applications MUST BE COMPLETED in order to qualify for such meals. Applications are available on the school website. (www.tmsd.net) Please click the Menu option and the Food Services link to access the application as well as instructions. The cost to purchase meals for the 2022-2023 school year will be $1.25 for breakfast and $2.40 for lunch. If you have any questions, please contact the school district.
Reminder: 5th grade orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 pm. Please enter the building through the auditorium entrance.
The Tussey Mountain administrative team, in conjunction with the Football Boosters, would like to invite you to come to the Agency Fair, which will be held the evening of the Tussey Mountain Senior High Football scrimmage and Meet the Titans on August 18, 2022. This event will host and highlight many sports, clubs, and agencies which will provide everyone a chance to see what services and resources are available within our local community. The field will be open from 3:30 pm until the end of the game. Please come out and see what resources are available to students and residents of Tussey Mountain School District.
A reminder to ALL Seniors (Class of 2023) Senior Photos are scheduled with Provine on Wednesday, August 3rd & Thursday, August 4th at Tussey Mountain High School. ALL Girls should report to TMHS at their scheduled time on Wednesday, August 3rd & ALL Boys should report to TMHS at their scheduled time on Thursday, August 4th. If you did not receive a letter with your scheduled time from Provine, call the high school office at (814) 635-2975 and your scheduled time will be given to you. Thank you.
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT 2022-2023 Tussey Mountain Elementary School will be holding “Meet the Teacher Night” on August 16, 2022. “Meet the Teacher Night” is an opportunity for families to see their child’s classroom for the upcoming school year and for parents and students to meet the classroom teachers. Teachers will be providing information about the upcoming school year and parents will have the opportunity to talk to the teachers. The schedule for “Meet the Teacher Night” will be as follows: Tuesday August 16, 2022 Kindergarten 5:30-6:30 Grade One and Grade Two 6:00-7:00 Grade Three and Grade Four 6:30-7:30 Learning Support, Itinerants 6:00-7:00
Tussey Mountain School District is currently accepting PREREGISTRATION for Kindergarten, Preschool and Head Start. Follow the link below to PREREGISTER. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JZwza99dnAjHSxp-wDj27vD8hQ0dUxytNzl-3Xc3XU0/edit?usp=sharing Or visit tmsd.net and follow the link on the homepage.
Parents/Guardians: The Healing Patch…A Program for Loss & Hope for Grieving Children & Their Families is sponsoring a peer support group in collaboration with Tussey Mountain School District. The Healing Patch’s mission is to offer support and advocacy to grieving children and their families and to increase community awareness of children’s grief issues. For more information please follow this link to read a letter from our school social worker, Robin Neville. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1718317/Healing_Patch_information.pdf (This letter is posted on the website and you can access it by the Menu option, select Documents, and then Special Programs.)