Reminder Parents: Spring Break for Tussey Mountain School District is Thursday April 1st through Tuesday April 6th. All schools in the Tussey Mountain School District will be closed on those dates. Students will return to school on Wednesday April 7th.
The Tussey Mountain Middle and High school will return to face to face instruction tomorrow, March 29th.
Just a reminder to all middle and high school students, while we are learning virtually this week, attendance is being monitored based on time spent and the number of assignments submitted on Canvas.
Wednesday March 24th is an early dismissal for Tussey Mountain Students. Permanent pickups will be dismissed at 12:45 Buses will be dismissed at 12:50.
Due to the Middle and High school students being in virtual learning this week, the Cafeteria will be distributing meals for these families. You may pick up on Tuesday March 23rd at 1:00 pm at the High school cafeteria. They will be handing out enough meals for the week. You do not have to pre-register for these meals. Thank you.
Afternoon busing will be running 15 minutes early this week due to the Middle and Senior High School being virtual.
Due to increased COVID activity, the Middle School/High School will be closed next week for disinfection and deep clean. Students in grades 5 through 12 will be virtual all next week and will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, March 29.
Reminder Parents and Guardians: NO SCHOOL for the Tussey Mountain School District on Friday March 5th, 2021 due to a Professional Development Day.
NEXT WEEK ELEMENTARY LUNCH MENU WILL BE MAIN MEAL ONLY.
Attention parents and guardians: If you registered for weekend meals from the cafeteria, pickup will be Friday, February 26th at 1-1:30 p.m. Please come to the high school band entrance for pickup, thank you.
The girls basketball games at Southern Fulton have been canceled for tonight.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed two hours today, Friday, February 19th.
The Tussey Mountain School District will operate on a full virtual day tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th.
All Tussey Mountain Schools are on a two hour delay today, Tuesday, February 16th.
All Tussey Mountain Schools are on a two hour delay today, Thursday, February 11th.
Reminder, Provine Picture retakes for elementary students are tomorrow February 10th. Any elementary online student needing pictures or retakes are welcome to come to the building at 9 am.
The TM Cafeteria will resume distribution of meals for the online-cyber students on Tuesday, February 16th. Weekend meals will be distributed on Friday, February 19th. Pre-ordering is required, you can do this on the TMSD website click the Menu tab and then Food Service.
We are currently accepting Preregistration for Kindergarten, Preschool and Head Start students for the 2021-2022 school year for the Tussey Mountain School District. Please complete and submit the following form. We will contact you at a later date to schedule an appointment to complete registration for your child. You will need the following documents to complete the registration: Online Registration, child's birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records and custody papers if applicable. Your student will also be required to come to the school for testing if entering Kindergarten. If you are Preregistering for Head Start we will forward your information to them so that they can contact you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EKE-zyhnoxgIlo8Vql5nZFVbOv7H1RFdvXkn0ecLWWE/edit?usp=sharing
Elementary Picture Retakes have been scheduled for Wednesday February 10, 2021. Also, any elementary students enrolled in the Tussey Mountain Online program are welcome to come to the elementary school at 9 am for pictures.
Dear Tussey Mountain Family, We have been closely monitoring the infection rates in our zip codes and in our school populations, and we have decided to fully open school for all students every day beginning on Monday, February 8th. This is a decision that we do not make lightly because the health and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority. With that in mind, we believe that kids should be in school. They should be able to interact with their teachers and their friends without Zoom. I believe we have done everything we can to mitigate the spread of the virus in both our buildings. We are sanitizing regularly, and that will continue. We will continue to require all students and teachers to wear masks. We will socially distance as much as we possibly can, but we cannot guarantee a full six feet at all times. Our sincerest hope is that we can get back to where we were before the virus showed up and return to a sense of normal as the weather starts to get warm. As parents or guardians, your assistance is vital to helping us keep school open. As I’ve said in earlier posts, the State has put strict limits on how many infections we can have before we have to close, so it is critical that you keep your student home if he or she is not feeling well. Any temperature over 100.3 is cause for a sick day. Also, please let our nurses know if you have active COVID contacts in your home. Once we fully open, our attendance policy will be enforced as it was before we went virtual. If we can just hang on for a little longer, vaccines will become available to everyone and infection levels will go low enough that we can begin talking about prom and graduation for the class of 2021. Sincerely, Dr. Jerry Shoemake
Attention parents and staff, due to our maintenance staff making repairs to our Geothermal heating system the Tussey Mountain Elementary School will be fully virtual tomorrow February 4, 2021. This full virtual day will be for the Elementary School only. Middle School and Senior High students group B and C will still report for in person learning.
Attention parents bus 25 is running behind schedule today February 3rd 2021.
Due to the 2 hour delay today's picture retakes at the elementary have been postponed. A reschedule date will be announced at a later time.
Attention Parents: Meals will be available for pickup from the cafeteria for Group A students today, Wednesday, February 3rd from 1:15-1:45 pm at both the high school and elementary buildings.
All Tussey Mountain Schools are on a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, February 3rd.
Reminder, Provine Picture retakes for Elementary students will be tomorrow February 3rd. Any Tussey Mountain Online student needing pictures taken or picture retakes may report to the elementary building at 9:00 a.m. for pictures.
The Tussey Mountain School District will be full virtual learning today, Tuesday, February 2nd
All Tussey Mountain schools will operate on a two hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd.
The Tussey Mountain School District will be operating on a full virtual school day tomorrow, Monday, February 1, 2021.
Dear Parents, The State of Pennsylvania has set new rules for schools in order for them to remain open. These rules will be in place for the foreseeable future. The rules set limits on infection numbers in all school buildings based upon a 14 day rolling average. That means that the elementary school must close when 4 students or staff become positive within any 14 day period. The number is six at the Middle/High School. We currently have several active close contacts at both schools we are monitoring that could possibly become positives. If that happens we could be forced to close a building. In an abundance of caution, we have decided to remain in hybrid during the week of February 1st, and open both schools again fully on February 8th. This will allow both hybrid groups fairly equal time and will allow us to get past the quarantine period for our current close contacts. We also believe it gives us the best chance of opening and staying open. We look forward to having all our students back in the building. Dr. Jerry Shoemake - Superintendent
Due to anticipated inclement weather, all after school activities are cancelled for this evening, additionally, the Tussey Mountain School District will utilize a virtual instruction day for tomorrow, January 26th.
Provine Picture retakes scheduled for Wednesday January 27th are for Elementary Learning Group A students only.
Attention parents of students in Learning Group A, Provine Picture retakes will be on Wednesday January 27, 2021. Order forms are available in the office.
Attention parents and students: Due to the possibility of inclement weather tomorrow, the cafeteria is distributing meals today. Meals for Group B students can be picked up today, Monday, January 25th from 1:15-1:45 pm at both the high school and elementary buildings.
Dear Parents, We are completing our first cycle of hybrid learning and are looking towards opening fully. After consultation with our medical personnel and advisors and looking at the infection levels in our zip codes, we have made the difficult decision to continue in hybrid for at least one more week. Most schools in the area who have opened fully have had to close again because of exceeding the number of infections allowed under the new state guidelines. As we have stated, we want to be open fully, but we want to stay open once we have all our students back. We feel that by waiting at least one more week, we stand a better chance of achieving that goal. We are constantly monitoring the health of our students and our staff, and we will reopen fully as soon as it is safe to do so. We thank you for your continued patience and again ask that you keep sick children home and call our nurses to report any COVID infections in your home. Thank you, Dr. Jerry Shoemake
Attention Parents: Meals will be available for pickup from the cafeteria for Group A students today, Tuesday, January 19th from 1:15-1:45 pm at both the high school and elementary buildings.
Reminder! Tomorrow Friday January 15th is a virtual day for all students. Monday January 18th there will be no school for students in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Group B will be in person next week Tuesday January 19th through Thursday January 21st while Group A will be virtual.
Attention Parents: Meals will be available for pickup from the cafeteria for Group B students today, Wednesday, January 13th from 1:30-2:00 pm at both the high school and elementary buildings. Elementary backpacks for the weekend backpack program will also be available for pickup at this time.
REMINDER! Tomorrow Wednesday January 13th is an early dismissal for all students. Dismissal will begin at 12:45 for permanent pickups and 12:50 for buses
Attention Parents, elementary students who are in Group B and participate in the weekend backpack program can pick up their backpacks at the elementary school tomorrow January 13th from 1:30 until 2:00 in the elementary lobby.
Elementary picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday January 27th for Group A and Wednesday February 3rd for Group B. Order forms are available in the office.
The cafeteria will continue to provide meals for pickup for the online-virtual students while in the hybrid schedule. Meals will be available for pickup for Group B students on Wednesday, January 13th from 1:30-2:00 pm at both the high school and elementary buildings.
Attention TMSD families: the district will reopen with a hybrid learning model on Monday, January 11th. Students in group A will return to their build while students in group B will remain remote. These groups are located on our website along with the hybrid schedule calendar. All students will remain remote on Fridays in an effort to deep clean our buildings. The end of marking period two will be Wednesday, January 13th and will be an early dismissal day for all students. There will be no school on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King day. On Tuesday, January 19th, students in Group B will report for in person learning. Students are reminded to complete the google attendance form, check email and log into Canvas daily during their online week. Students should be advised that busses may be up to 5 minutes early as we adjust to this new schedule. Stay safe Titans!
Parents and Students: Please see the TMSD website for an important announcement about our plan to reopen next Monday, January 11th in a hybrid model. The full article "Hybrid Reopening" is listed on the main web page under News. (https://www.tmsd.net/article/375376) There are also several links on the main page listing our schedule for the remainder of January as well as a listing of student groups for each school. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns. Thank you.
Reminder: Meals will be handed out today from 12:00-12:30 at the High School and Elementary School. Backpacks will also be distributed at the Elementary School from 12:00-12:30.
A reminder to students and families that remote learning will continue through the week of January 4, 2021. Winter athletes, practices will begin on Monday, January 4. Please have your physical or Form 7 with you if you haven't already submitted it. Boys Basketball (JH and Varsity) will practice at 3:20, Girls Basketball (JH and Varsity) at 6:00, and Wrestling (JH and Varsity) at 5:30. All practices will be at the high school.
Reminder, Meals will be handed out today from 12:00-12:30 at the High School and Elementary School. Backpacks will also be distributed at the Elementary School from 12:00-12:30
Due to elevated levels of COVID 19 infection rates, the Tussey Mountain School District will remain fully virtual until January 11th. We plan to open our buildings back up at that time if we can do so safely. Please check our website for updates.
The cafeteria will be distributing meals on Tuesday, December 8th from 12- 12:30 p.m. at both the elementary and high school buildings. The meal schedule for the month of December will be as follows: Tuesday, December 8th; Tuesday, December 15th; and Tuesday, December 22nd; from 12 - 12:30 p.m. at both the elementary and high school buildings.
The Tussey Mountain School District will remain in full virtual learning mode until further notice. This is done as a mitigation effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. We will be returning to face-to-face instruction as soon as we are safely able to. Stay safe!
REMINDER - The cafeteria will be distributing meals on Wednesday, December 2nd from 12 to 12:30 p.m. You can pick up meals from either the high school or the elementary building.
Correction - The cafeteria is distributing meals on WEDNESDAY DEC 2nd from 12 - 1230 pm.
REMINDER - The cafeteria will be distributing meals on Tuesday, December 2nd from 12 to 12:30 p.m. You can pick up meals from either the high school or the elementary building.
Attention middle and high school students, parents or guardians, This is to remind you that students are required to log on to email daily to do attendance and check email from their teachers. Students are required to log onto Canvas and complete their work for the day. Please check sapphire to check grades and/or missing assignments.
Parents and students are reminded that Thanksgiving Break will start tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25. Remote learning will resume next Tuesday, December 1. Everyone at TMSD would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Again, there is no school November 25 through November 30.
Reminder - Meals are available today, November 24 at the high school and the elementary school from 12:00 to 12:30.
"In an effort to re-open our schools as soon as possible, the school nurses are continuing to monitor and contact any COVID-19 cases that impact our staff and students as well as their families. Please assist us by visiting the TMSD website to complete a google form for any suspected or positive cases. There is a link titled “click here to report COVID-19 cases and contacts”. This link will direct you to a google form. Once completed the school nurses will review the information and contact those involved as needed. Once again, thank you for your cooperation. "
Reminder Parents, Tussey Mountain School District will be distributing meals today Thursday November 19th from 12:00 until 1:00 PM. Meals can be picked up at either the High School or Elementary Building. Meals will be served on a first come first served basis.
Tussey Mountain Elementary October Student of the Month: Colton Little Alyvia McFarland Elizabeth Black Jack Yingling Elizabeth Stoudnour Daisy Stevey Christian Roland Luke Wilkins Blake Husick Drew Woomer Kynlee Foor Marcus Shoop Hudson Miller Carter Hoey Gabriel Sichko Emma Bowman
Attention parents, guardians, students: With the increase in COVID rates, we must ensure that all students are wearing face coverings on our school buses. Drivers will have extra masks available, but if a student refuses to wear a mask, he or she will be denied entry to the bus. If students remove masks during transport, it may result in loss of bus privileges. We are trying to remain open for in-person instruction, this will help. Thank you.
REMINDER! NO SCHOOL All schools in the Tussey Mountain School District will be closed on Wednesday November 11, 2020 in celebration of Veteran's Day.
All buildings will be open for regular in-person instruction tomorrow, Thursday, November 5th. All classes and schedules will be resuming as normal. Thank you!
Attention Parents: Due to K-4 being the only students in school today afternoon buses will be running 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule. Dismissal times will remain the same. Please plan for your children to arrive at bus stops 10-15 minutes early.
Dear Parents & Guardians, Late Tuesday afternoon, we were made aware that a support staff member had tested positive for COVID. As near as we can determine, this employee was present in the middle/high school during an infectious period. In an abundance of caution, we closed school on Wednesday to allow us to deeply clean the entire building and ensure that those who had close contact with this individual are quarantining. At this point, unless you are contacted directly by school personnel or Department of Health officials, you can assume that your child was not identified as having close contact or being at risk as a result of this infection. Our plan moving forward is to reopen as usual on Thursday. We will be closely monitoring students and staff under quarantine and will be especially vigilant for anyone in any building who begins to show symptoms. We have been fortunate that we have been able to remain open without interruption so far this year. I am hopeful that if we all use common sense and necessary precaution, we can continue serving our students in our classrooms. You can help by keeping students who are sick at home and communicating with our nurses if a COVID concern comes up. Thanks, Jerry Shoemake - Superintendent
Attention students, parents, guardians and staff: Due to a confirmed positive Covid case the middle-high school will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4th for deep cleaning and contract tracing. Students were instructed to bring home their chromebooks home today and use for a Flexible Instruction day on Wednesday. All staff are to report to work as normal. All elementary students are to report for in person instruction as normal.
Attention Titan Fans: This is the last chance to get your tickets for the District 5 Football Championship game held at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg tomorrow night. Tickets will be sold from 8:00 am until noon today at the high school front office. The game will NOT be live streamed. Cost of tickets is $6 each, tickets will NOT be sold the night of the game.
Attention Titan Fans: Tickets for the District 5 Football Championship game will be sold to the general public from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. this evening (or until sold out) at the TMHS ticket booth. There are 250 tickets available and cost $6 each (max of 4 tickets). Tickets will NOT be sold the night of the game.
District 5 Football Championship Game: Northern Bedford County vs. Tussey Mountain, Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:00. Hollidaysburg High School (Tiger Stadium, Union St. Hollidaysburg, PA). All tickets must be pre-purchased and are $6 (no student prices). There will be NO tickets sold the night of the game. Each participant (football, band, cheer) will be given 6 vouchers on Monday, October 26th. Voucher money and unsold vouchers must be returned on Wednesday, October 28th by noon. All unsold tickets will then go on sale to the public (4 tickets maximum) at the Tussey Mountain Football Stadium ticket booth on Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM until all tickets are sold.
Friday October 23rd is an early dismissal day for the Tussey Mountain School District. Dismissal at the elementary school will begin at 12:45pm for parent pickups and 12:50pm for students on buses. High school students will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
Monday October 12 will be an online tutoring/ catch up day. Students enrolled in TM Online are asked to report to the school from 9:00am-12:00pm and again from 2:00-3:00pm to work in small, socially-distanced groups with teachers. Students should bring their device and notebook. The schedule will be as follows: ELA Lab 9:00 AM Math Lab 10:00 AM Science/ Health Lab: 11:00 AM Social Studies Lab 2:00 Students will NOT be permitted on campus between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Students attending the Social Studies Lab should be picked up promptly at 3:00pm. Students are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when in the building. Please contact Mrs. Browell and let her know if you will be attending.
The Spectator Policy that goes into effect on Friday, October 9 can be viewed at the following link: https://www.tmsd.net/article/322233
REMINDER: Provine Pictures will be at the Elementary School on Thursday October 29, 2020. Any online student wishing to have their picture taken can come to the school between 1:00 and 2:30 on that day. Photo forms will be available.
As most of you are aware, the courts reinstated the guidelines governing attendance at school events, which include 25 total inside and 250 total outside. It is unknown how long this ruling will be in place and it is very possible that these rules may change again. The Tussey Mountain School District will begin enforcement of the 25/250 regulations on Monday, October 5th. Again, the spectator regulations go back to 25 inside and 250 outside and stay that way until further notice.
The Tussey Mountain School District is reporting a second potential positive COVID case. At the present time the district is working closely with the Dept. of Health. Students and staff who have been in close contact with the person in question have been notified and have been directed to quarantine. We will continue to monitor this situation and will take appropriate action as guided by the DOH.
Spectators are still permitted up to 50% capacity at tonight's varsity football game at Glendale. The game will be live-streamed on the NFHS network.
The Tussey Mountain School District has experienced its first positive COVID case. To avoid confusion and false reports, we wanted you to be aware that our case involves an individual who is a non-teaching staff member. This staff member is not routinely in our buildings. We have been advised by the Department of Health that there is no concern or exposure to any staff or student at this time. We will continue to follow the Department of Health guidelines.
Struggling Online? Need extra help? We are available to meet with your child in a socially distanced manner to provide additional instruction to supplement online learning. Our After 3 program offers face-to-face or virtual tutoring every Monday through Thursday starting at 3:00. This is open to all Tussey Mountain students. In addition, we will be offering face-to-face tutoring all day during our in-service day on October 12th for those students who can use extra help, but aren't ready to return full time. Please call us at 635-2975 for more information.
Clarification to the last announcement: Registrations by Thursday morning for Friday afternoon pickup are for a new weekend meal distribution for any child between ages 2 and 18 living in the district. This is in addition to the weekly meals already being distributed.
Reminder that free lunches are available for a weekly pickup for children age 2 to 18 years. Parents may pre-register on the TMSD website by Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and pickup on Friday afternoons at the high school band entrance from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Use the link on the tmsd.net homepage "TM Online Students: Click here to Pre-order Breakfast/Lunch"
Today's Varsity Girls Soccer game has been postponed. This is due to health concerns at Southern Fulton.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Tussey Mountain Elementary on October 12, 2020. Conferences will be held from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. Conferences are by appointment only. These conferences provide an excellent opportunity to discuss your child's progress, learn about state assessments, discuss ways to help your child at home and any concerns you may have regarding your child. All conferences are scheduled in 15 minute increments. If you would like to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher, please call the school at 635-2934. We look forward to seeing you at Tussey Mountain Elementary School.
Parents/Guardians: Beginning on Friday, September 4, 2020 through December 22, 2020 all school meals (breakfast and lunch) will be FREE for all students. For those who currently qualify for free/reduced priced meals, please be sure that your application has been renewed for the 2020 - 2021 school year because the district-wide free meals is a TEMPORARY benefit. We are offering free meals to our online students too. Go to the tmsd.net website and pre-order for the following week's meals by Friday 1:00 pm. Pick up is on the first school day of the week between 1 - 1:30 pm; elementary pickup is at the gymnasium entrance and high school pickup is at the band entrance. Thank you!
Provine Picture day at the Elementary is Thursday, October 29, 2020. Any online student wishing to have their picture taken can come to the school that day between 1:00 and 2:30 .
Provine Picture Day Picture day at the middle/high school is Wednesday, September 23, 2020. A schedule has been sent to our online students with a schedule for picture day.
Reminder that all district students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch daily. Online students must pre-order from the district website to be picked up weekly at the high school. Meal choice is not required to be the mail meal being offered.
On September 8, students will receive free breakfast and lunch thru December 22. On-line students must pre-order to receive meals for 5 days. Pick up time will be 1–1:30 with high school pick up at Band entrance; elementary pick up at Gym door. Ala carte must still be paid .
For the latest update on spectators at athletic events, please visit the TMSD website.
Spectators at Athletic Events Attention Titan Fans: Under the current state guidelines, the Governor and DOH mandate no spectators at athletic events. As per these guidelines, the TMSD along with the Inter-County Conference will not permit spectators at athletic events. Spectators are prohibited on school property during contests. These guidelines must be followed or risk the stopping and ultimately forfeiting games due to the presence of spectators. We understand these orders may not be popular, but we must comply in order to give our student-athletes the chance to play their respective sport. Indoor sporting events and gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited. Outdoor sporting events and gatherings of more than 250 persons are prohibited. Sports-related activities at the PK-12 level are limited to student-athletes, coaches, officials, and staff only. Band and cheer are also allowed in a sports setting, but individuals involved in such a setting count towards gathering limitations and must comply with the face-covering order and social distancing guidelines. Visitors and spectators are prohibited from attending in-person sports-related activities. – PA Department of Health, Targeted Mitigation order.
Get unlimited access to watch all your Titan events this year on the NFHS Network. We’ve invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our football stadium and main gym LIVE online so that fans of Tussey Mountain will never miss a game! Streaming starts September 11, 2020. Subscribe for unlimited access by visiting www.NFHSNetwork.com and search for Tussey Mountain High School. Subscriptions start at just $10.99 a month.
Parents, please be aware that breakfast is available every morning at the Middle School and High School for students when they arrive as a grab and go meal that can be taken to the classroom and eaten.
Parents of students attending school online through Tussey Mountain who do not have a school computer may come to pick one up at the high school office Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
If any students still have textbooks at home please return them to the correct building. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8-3.
Reminder: The 5th grade orientation will be held Tuesday evening (8/11/20) at the Tussey Mountain High School. Students with last names starting with A-M should arrive a few minutes before 5:00 and sign in at the auditorium entrance. Students with last names starting with N-Z should arrive a few minutes before 6:00 to sign in. Please wear a face covering in areas you cannot social distance.
Reminder: Meet the Teacher for Preschool and Kindergarten will be held the week of August 10th. If you need to schedule an appointment please call the Elementary Office at 635-2934
Students enrolled in a Keystone trigger course (English 10, Algebra I, or Biology) in 2019-20 are exempt from the corresponding Keystone Exam. Students that still wish to take the exam will have an opportunity this fall. If interested, please respond to email@example.com.
If your student has a district Chromebook and will be returning to in person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, please return your Chromebook to the building you received it from by Monday August 10, 2020, so that we can prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5th is the last day of the summertime free lunch distribution. Lunches will be available at the high school and Robertsdale fire hall from 11am to 12 pm. Tomorrow is also the last day of pickup for the backpack program until school resumes.
Attention parents and guardians: If you have not completed the TMSD Parent Selection Form on the TMSD website, please do so prior to tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.
With PIAA's recent announcement of no spectators for fall sports, Tussey Mountain will be live streaming all regular season Football, Volleyball, and Soccer home games through the NFHS network. Subscriptions can be purchased for $10.99/month or annually for $69.99. More information to come as the network becomes available.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The 2020-21 School Calendar has been revised. The first student day will now be Monday, August 24th. The updated calendar may be viewed on the TMSD website. Thank you!
As we are preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we are facing a shortage of textbooks. If your student still has textbooks at home please return them to either the Middle/High School or the Elementary School. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 3 pm.
Attention, Parents/Guardians that usually pickup their childs weekend backpack at Six Mile Run Fire Hall will need to pickup their child's backpack at Tussey Mountain High School on Wednesday July 29 and Wednesday August 5th.
Beginning next Monday, July 27, free lunch distribution will only be available at the high school and Robertsdale fire hall. We will no longer be handing out lunches from the Defiance fire hall. Lunches continue to be handed out Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11am to 12pm.
The Meet the Teacher event for Grades 1-4 will be held virtually this year. Classroom teachers will record a video that will provide parents with information about the upcoming year. The videos will be posted to www.tmsd.net and will be available to view on August 14.
Tussey Mountain Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will be holding a Meet the Teacher Night the week of August 10th from 1-3 pm, by appointment only. Pre-K and Kindergarten families that want to attend should call the TM Elementary office to schedule an appointment at 635-2934 between the hours of 8-3.
Any parent/guardian who needs to submit an affidavit to the school for the 20-21 school year: 1. Affidavits of Residency - If a student resides with you and is not your natural son or daughter, an Affidavit of Residence Form must be filled out each year prior to the first day of school. 2. Home School Affidavit - Please submit your Affadavit of the Supervisor of a Home Education Program to Superintendent's office by August 1. (As well as any other documents that are required - Affidavits, Diplomas, Objectives, Medical Information/Waivers) Printable affidavits are available on the website. www.tmsd.net Click the Menu icon - Documents » Forms and Docs » Public Documents
If any parents still have a child that they need to register for Kindergarten you may pick up a registration packet at TM Elem. or register online at tmsd.net:https://patm-pwp.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/login.cfm
CORRECTION The free meals are distributed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11-12 at TM High School, Robertsdale Firehall and Six Mile Run Firehall
Dear classes of 2020 and 2021, our sincere thanks again for participating in the re-opening of the Prom survey. The results of the survey indicate little interest in attending Prom on July 22nd, therefore the district has decided to cancel Prom for this school year.
Attention parents of students in grades K-4. A Data Verification form has been sent out through Sapphire. Completing this form online will eliminate the need to fill out an Emergency Card upon returning to school this fall. One Form must be completed for each student grades K-4.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Attention classes of 2020 and 2021: Due to recent feedback the Prom 2020 survey has been reopened and will stay open until Tuesday July 7. Please check your email and respond. If you cannot access your email please call 635-2975 ext 1181 and let a message if you are interested in attending a prom on July 22nd. Thank you.
Attention classes of 2020 and 2021: Thank you for your participation in the Prom survey. Due to the lack of interest in participating, the district has decided to cancel Prom for this school year.
Attention Seniors and Juniors: (from the 19-20 school year) Please check your email by 3:00 p.m. today for an important message regarding Prom 2020. Thank you!
Parents who missed picking up their PTO Rada Fundraiser or hoagie refund may pick up their items at the elementary office Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8-4.
Seniors, please check your school email one last time to complete a survey.
Anyone needing to drop off textbooks or pick up their students belongings at the Elementary School may do so on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8 AM until 4 PM.
Dear Parents, First, we want to thank you for your efforts in working to educate your children during this trying time. Now that summer is officially here, we are busy here in our school offices planning for next year. Planning for the unknown is never an exact science, so we have decided to hope for the best, but plan for the worst as we look forward to reopening school in the fall. We just received guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on developing a Health and Safety Plan that must be Board approved before we can open either of our buildings. This plan will outline the steps we will take to mitigate the spread of the COVID 19 virus in school should infection rates spike once school begins. We have put together a diverse committee made up of representatives from different stakeholder groups to discuss a plan for reopening. One thing that became apparent during our initial discussion is that we need to determine what our communities think about reopening and what your questions and concerns are. To help us get some idea of what you would like school to look like this fall, can you please click the link below to fill out a brief survey? It will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your involvement and have a safe and relaxing summer. https://forms.gle/QRbKq7j3sjA43kag8
Announcement: Student meals are still being provided through the summer months on Monday thru Wednesday from 11 to 12 at the high school, Defiance Fire Hall, and Robertsdale Fire Hall
The Tussey Mountain School District would like to thank the Tussey Mountain Education Foundation for their generous donation to the District. The Foundation made a monetary gift to pay off delinquent lunch accounts for students in grades K-11 during the pandemic. Thank you TMSD Education Foundation! We appreciate your support!
If you did not pick up your locker belongings at the high school during the scheduled time in May, you can still come get your belongings. Our summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 4:00. If items are not picked up by July 1st, they will be donated to charity. We also have a few senior's yard signs in our lobby. If you did not get yours, please come pick it up as soon as possible.
Reminder: elementary parents can pick up their students belongings this week .The schedule is as follows: Last name A-H Monday, I-P Tuesday, Q-Z Wednesday Thursday - PTO fundraiser pickup and refunds issued. Parents are also asked to return all textbooks and library books.
Shout out to Mrs. Gephart! WTAJ May 2020 Teacher of the month. You can see the news video and article here: https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/teacher-of-the-month-may-2020/ Congratulations!
Just a reminder Free Lunches are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11-12 at the high school, Robertsdale firehall and Six Mile Run Firehall. Free meals will continue during summer break. Weekly backpacks will continue to be distributed on Wednesdays.
Don't forget to register your child for Kindergarten for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. This year registration can be completed online by following this link, and creating an account. https://patm-pwp.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/login.cfm
Seniors are reminded that Chromebooks and obligations are due by June 4. Underclassmen can turn in textbooks and obligations next week at the High School office. All underclassmen with a Chromebook from the District should keep it until returning next school year.
The schedule for the Elementary students to pickup belongings and drop off district property is as follows: June 8 Last names A-H June 9 Last names I-P June 10 Last names Q-Z June 11 ANYONE NEEDING TO PICK UP THEIR PTO FUNDRAISER OR GET A REFUND FOR HOAGIES Hours 9-3 daily
Due to Monday, May 25, being a holiday, no meals will be served at the high school or either one of the fire halls. Meal serving will resume on Tuesday, May 26 at the same time and locations.
Weekend Backpacks will be distributed on Wednesdays from 11-12 at the following locations: Tussey Mountain High School, Robertsdale Firehall and Six Mile Run Firehall.
Beginning Monday May 4, all bagged student meals will be distributed from the Tussey Mountain High School Cafeteria, Six Mile Run Fire Hall, and Robertsdale Fire Hall from 11 am to 12 pm.
If your child attended Mrs. Morse's PreK please follow this link to request a sapphire account to complete your kindergarten enrollment for 2020-2021 https://patm-pwp.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Public/DistrictCheck.cfm Once this is created you will complete the data verification form to register
To register a student for Preschool for the 2020-2021 school year please follow this link.https://patm-pwp.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/login.cfm The district will hold onto registrations until it is determined who will attend the district program and who will attend Head Start. If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder Free breakfasts and lunches will be served today, tomorrow and Wednesday from 11 until 12 at Tussey Mountain Elementary, Robertsdale fire hall and Six Mile Run firehall.
Preschool Registration scheduled for Friday April 17th, 2020 has been postponed. Those scheduled to register a student will be called when a new date for registration is decided. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to lack of refrigeration, starting tomorrow, April 14, meal serving times at the elementary school, Robertsdale Fire Hall, and Six Mile Run Fire Hall, will be from 11:00 to 12:00 on Monday through Wednesday.
Under the advisement of the school district the Tussey Mountain PTO will not be operational until the Governor's orders are lifted and the district is able to reopen. Therefore fundraiser refunds and Rada items will not be issued until the PTO is able to resume operations.
In accordance with Governor Wolf's latest announcement all Tussey Mountain Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
There have been many inquiries into Spring Photos. Due to the government shutdown over the Coronavirus, Provine is unable to be open, print pictures or take any calls until further notice and their website is also currently shutdown. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.
Reports for marking period 3 will be available soon. Elementary report cards will be mailed as well as the students without internet access. Middle and high school report cards will be available on Sapphire (by April 13th). Please log in with your student or parent account.
Reminder, free breakfasts and lunches will be distributed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 until 1 at Tussey Mountain Elementary School, Robertsdale Firehall and Six Mile Run Firehall
Attention Parents and Guardians April ninth, thirteenth and fourteenth will be instructional days for students. Good Friday April tenth will not be an instructional day.
Governor Wolf has announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. We will provide updates as we receive information. Online learning will continue throughout the duration of the closure.
Just a reminder that bagged lunches are available today, Monday March 30th from 11am to 1pm. You can pick up at the Tussey Elementary building, Six Mile Run Fire Hall, or Robertsdale Fire Hall.
The school counselors will be available to answer any questions or concerns via email. Please check the school website for an additional message from the Guidance Department. For any immediate mental health concerns, please contact Bedford County Crisis at 866-611-6467.
Students are reminded to check email and online coursework sites daily. Chromebooks are still available in the high school office until 3pm Friday. Students without internet access need to contact the office immediately so other arrangements can be made 6353670. This is mandatory
Any Junior who sold the Bedford Candies fundraiser can pick up their items tomorrow (Tuesday), March 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Juniors with questions can email Mr. Carrier. His email is email@example.com
Bagged meals will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday for students age 18 and under at TM Elementary, Six Mile fire hall and Robertsdale fire hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until prepared meals are gone. Wednesday will have food prepared for 3 days breakfast and lunch.
Tussey Mountain is going to offer classes online starting Wednesday. Students will need a computer and internet. If you do not have a computer at home, you may pick up one for each family at the high school auditorium entrance today from 12:00-3:00 and Tuesday from 8:00-3:00.
This is a reminder to parents of all students that a free lunch and breakfast is being provided to all students age 2 to 18. The bagged meals can be picked up at the elementary school between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to participate.
REMINDER!! Tussey Mountain is serving FREE breakfast and lunch bags to anyone in need ages 2 to 18 that live in the district. Distribution begins Today March 18, 2020 and will continue on school days (Monday-Friday) 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
With the abruptness of the school shutdown, we recognize that many students did not have the time to gather necessary items and materials to make academic progress. Because of this, students will not be held responsible for assignments during closure.
The District will be serving FREE bagged breakfast and lunch at the Elementary gym lobby from Wednesday, March 18th until school resumes (week days only). Times are from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Those eligible are toddlers up to and including age 18.
Due to a proclamation by Governor Wolf, the Tussey Mt School District, like all school districts in Pennsylvania, will be closed for the next two week due to concerns over the Coronavirus. This includes all activities. We are scheduled to re-open Monday, March 30th. Stay safe!
Reminder to parents and students: There is no school this Friday and Monday, February 14th and 17th.
Simple Gifts will be holding a concert on January 28, 2020 at 2:00pm. The concert will be held in the elementary gymnasium. This concert is funded by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, Project Stream.
Reminder: There is no school for students this Friday, January 24th. This is a professional development day for staff only.
All Tussey Mountain schools will be in session on Monday, January 20th. (Martin Luther King Day) This will be the make up day for cancellation on December 16th.
Due to overwhelming phone calls received regarding the employment opportunities text, please visit our website for more info. Click on Schools, School District, Menu, and finally Employment Opportunities.
The District is seeking persons to work cafeteria, cleaning, and aide positions as needed as Sub. Support Staff. $12.00/hour. Also seeking a regular part-time Cook’s Helper 4 hours per day. It is great for people with students in school. Call Barb Miller at 814-635-3670.
PTO MEETING- Thursday January 23rd 6:00 PM in the Elementary Library.
Due to the anticipated inclement weather, all Tussey Mountain Schools will be dismissing at 1:00 pm this afternoon, Tuesday, January 7th. All after school and evening activities are cancelled, including the wrestling match.
No After School on Thursday January 2, 2020. After School will resume its regular schedule on Monday January 6, 2020
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed today, Monday, December 16th.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed 2 hours today, Monday, December 16th.
There will be no After school and After 3 programming tonight due to electrical issues, students will be sent home on 3:00 buses. Sporting practices are still being held as scheduled. We apologize for the short notice.
The safety/lockdown drill at the Middle School/High School has concluded.
Reminder, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th begins our Thanksgiving vacation. There is an early dismissal for students, between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. There is no school on Wednesday and students do not return until the following Wednesday, December 4th. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Students who stay for after school activities will be sent home approximately one hour early today due to power outage (Monday, November 25).
Tomorrow, November 26, the Middle School and High School will be conducting a lockdown drill. There will be no threat in the building at any time during the drill. The drill is for learning and practice purposes only. See detailed information on the district website.
Reminder: NO AFTER SCHOOL on Tuesday November 26, 2019 due to the early dismissal. Happy Thanksgiving!
Reminder to all -- There is no school on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
PTO MEETING, Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 6 PM in the Elementary Library
Voting is now open for PennDOT’s Paint the Plow Program. The theme is: "Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush" Click the link to vote for Tussey and help us win 4 years in a row! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BedfordPlow2019
Six Mile Run Bible Club is canceled for tomorrow October 16, 2019.
Reminder - There is no school for students on Monday October 14th.
The Six Mile Run Bible Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday October 9th.
The 5th and 6th grade Powerhouse Subs fundraiser is due tomorrow, October 4th. No orders will be accepted after tomorrow.
Tussey Mountain High School locked down this morning after loud explosions were heard in the vicinity behind the school. In an abundance of caution, we locked down until we determined there was no credible threat. The lockdown has been lifted, and classes have resumed as normal.
A wallet was found at the football game on Friday evening. Please call 814-448-9126 to claim. You will need to describe the wallet for it to be returned.
Reminder: The 5th and 6th grade PTO fundraiser money and orders are due Friday, October 4th.
Beginning Friday, 9/13, our afternoon buses will now arrive home 15 minutes earlier. We have eliminated the wait time at the high school. Vo tech students will now travel home separately, arriving at the same time or earlier. Parent pick up times will be ELE 2:50 and HS 3:05 pm.
We are making changes to our afternoon bus schedule for this Friday. This change will allow us to reduce the wait time for younger students at the high school, who will get home earlier. We will be putting out more information including adjusted schedules on Thursday.
TM PRIDE is hosting a community movie night this Saturday, 9/14, on the TMHS Football Field. The movie is Shazam. Gates open 6:30 PM and the movie starts at dusk. $4 per person. Kids under 5 are free. Concessions will be for sale. Bring a chair/blanket to sit on. Enjoy the movie!
The PTO has 2018-2019 elementary yearbooks for sale. They are $15. If you would like one, please contact a PTO member or your homeroom teacher.
Clarification that elementary students will be dismissed 10 minutes later each day beginning Friday September 6 to reduce wait time at the high school. Home arrival time for students transported on buses should not change. Parent pick up is 3:00. Buses begin loading at 3:05
We are experiencing technology issues causing loss of phones and internet service. If you try to call the school you will get a busy signal. We are working very hard to resolve this issue and apologize for the inconvenience.
Attention parents and guardians... busses are running a bit late today. Please expect a delay of anywhere from 15-30 minutes for drop offs this afternoon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Meet the Teacher Night! TM Elementary Tuesday Aug 20th Kindergarten 6:00-7:00 PM First and Second Grades 6:30-7:30 PM Third and Fourth Grades 7:00-8:00 PM Hope to see you there!
Tue 8/20 TMSD with Saxton Police, PSP and local fire depts will be holding an active shooter drill exercise. ELE 9-1030 am HS 12-130 pm THIS IS ONLY A DRILL Only staff to participate, no students involved. Please refrain from coming to the schools during this time. Thank you.
Reminder: Grade 5 Open House @ TM Middle/Senior High School will be held on Tuesday August 13th at 6 PM. Please meet in the auditorium/cafeteria area.
Interested in learning about golf? Want to be a part of the team? Call or email Mr. McCahan today! 635-2975, ext 1181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-K Orientation will be held Tuesday Aug 20th in the high school Auditorium. AM Class orientation will be at 10am and PM Class orientation will be held at 10:45am. Letters will be sent home to let you know which class your child will be in the first week of August.
Grade 5 Open House @ TM Middle/Senior High School will be held on Tuesday August 13th at 6 PM. Please meet in the auditorium/cafeteria area.
Meet The Teacher for Tussey Mountain Ele will be held on Tuesday August 20th 2019. Kindergarten 6:00-7:00 PM First and Second Grades 6:30-7:30 PM Third and Fourth Grades 7:00-8:00 PM Also, PREK/KINDERGARTEN registration can be done M-TH, 6am-4pm, at the elementary office.
Meet The Teacher Night for Tussey Mountain Elementary will be held on Tuesday August 20th 2019. The schedule is as follows: Kindergarten 6:00-7:00 P.M. First and Second Grades 6:30-7:30 P.M. Third and Fourth Grades 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Any parents needing to register a student for PreK or Kindergarten may do so by visiting the elementary office. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 6am-4pm.
ELEMENTARY: 3rd and 4th grade track and field is being cancelled for today and is rescheduled for Thursday, May 30th at 9 a.m.
TM Varsity Baseball Playoff game has been pushed back to 4:30 p.m today. The time change is due to Bedford High School hosting Shanksville and Forbes Road at 1:00. Thank you for your continued understanding and support of the TM Baseball team. Good Luck Titans!
TM Boys Varsity playoff game scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow, May 24. The time has been moved up to 4:00 p.m
5th Grade Track and Field make up day is Monday, May 20th.
Elementary grade 1 and 2: Track and field is being cancelled tomorrow and is rescheduled for Thursday May 16.
5th grade track and field is postponed for Monday, May 13th. A make up day will be decided on soon.
Attention Parents - If your child rides bus #31, the bus is running behind schedule today.
Today's Tussey Mt. Jr. High Track meet at Chestnut Ridge has been postponed until April 30 at 4:00. Track practice is cancelled for today.
It has come to our attention by a community member that there was a needle discarded along the road by the school fence. The borough police have been contacted and are on the way to take care of the matter. We have a member of the administrative team on the scene until the police arrive.
Today's Jr. High softball game against Chestnut Ridge has been postponed and will be played on Friday, April 26.
All baseball and softball games scheduled for today, March 26, have been postponed. JH Softball will practice after school at the high school. JH Baseball will practice at 5:30. All baseball and softball teams will play Fannett Metal tomorrow, March 27. Check web for details.
The boys varsity baseball game scheduled for today, March 25 against James Buchanan, has been postponed. Varsity baseball will practice after school. Junior High baseball will practice at 5:30.
All baseball and softball games scheduled for today, March 22, have been postponed. The new date will be announced when determined.
Attention parents and students - the following dates are being used as make up days for previous cancellations due to weather. School will be in session on these dates: Thursday April 18th Monday April 22nd Tuesday April 23rd
PTO Reminder: Fundraiser pickup will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th at the elementary gym. Pickup time is from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Thank you!
Tussey Mountain is partnering with Ignite Education Solutions to staff substitute teachers in our school buildings. Have a flexible schedule and work during the school day. With a bachelor's degree, you can be emergency certified and able to substitute teach. If you're interested, please call 814-262-0732 extension 290 and talk to Tara!
The 5th and 6th grade Spring Dance is Friday, March 22, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The dance is free of charge!
The PTO Fundraiser delivery is March 13th at the elementary school gym. The PTO requests help from parents who belong to the PTO or parents who have clearances to help. Sorting begins at 1:00 and pick up is from 3:15 to 5:15.
The Book Fair will be set up in the high school library for all students at the high school on March 13th and 14th during school hours.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed two hours tomorrow, Monday, March 4th
Due to the impending snow, the musical performance that was scheduled for today has been postponed to Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed 2 hours tomorrow, February 21, 2019.
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed tomorrow, February 20, 2019.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed 2 hours today, Monday, February 18, 2019
Reminder to parents and students: Friday and Monday are make-up days (Feb 15th, Feb 18th). School will be in session on these days.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed 2 hours Wednesday, February 13, 2019
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
The Board Work Session scheduled for this evening, 2/11/19, has been cancelled. It will be combined with the Regular Meeting scheduled for next Monday, 2/18/19.
All Tussey Mountain schools are cancelled today, Monday, February 11, 2019.
There is no Six Mile Run Bible Club today, Wednesday, February 6th. It has been cancelled for this evening, students will need to ride their regular buses home.
ALL SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSING AT 2:00 P.M. TODAY, FEB. 1, 2019. ALL AFTER SCHOOL/EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED.
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st.
All Tussey Mountain after school activities are cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th.
All Tussey Mountain schools will dismiss 2 hours early tomorrow, January 30th due to frigid temperatures.
On January 25, 2019 during in-service, Tussey Mountain School District will be conducting an active shooter exercise with the elementary faculty at 8:15 a.m. and high school faculty at 1:15 p.m. This drill is for faculty and staff and is for safety training purposes.
Reminder to parents and students: There is no school on Friday January 25th. This is a professional development day, there is no school in session for students.
The Jr H, JV and Varsity Boys Basketball game vs Juniata Valley that was scheduled for this evening has been postponed.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed two hours Tuesday, January 22nd.
Jr High, JV & Varsity Girls basketball at Berlin today has been postponed. JV & Varsity Boys basketball At Fannett Metal has also been postponed. Reschedule dates will be announced later
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed today, Monday, January 21, 2019.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed two hours Monday, January 21, 2019.
The Bedford County Elementary Wresting Tournament that was scheduled for Saturday, Jan 19th at Tussey is being postponed, the new date has not been scheduled at this time.
Reminder to parents and students: Monday, January 21st will be a make-up day. School will be in session on this day.
Join us for the "Website Open House" on Thursday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the HS/MS Cafeteria. We will be exploring and demonstrating our new website as well as providing assistance with downloading/using our new App. Light refreshments will be provided.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!!
Welcome to our new site!