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Weekly Parent Letter 5-8-20

Dear TPS Parents and Staff:

Your ongoing support of your student(s) learning is appreciated. As the school year winds down, it will be important to keep students engaged in school. There will not be video lessons on Thursday and Friday, May 14-15 as teachers will be using these two days to plan end-of-year learning opportunities for their specific class.  These lessons may include virtual field trips and other class building fun activities. 

Thank you for the continued support of your child’s education.  

The Week Ahead -  May 11-15  Learning Focus: Visit our Continuous Learning Website to find your elementary student’s lessons or visit your secondary student’s Google Classrooms.  

PK Math -  Practicing the numbers to 20 

Language Arts -  Using new words to describe a story

K Math - Subtraction story problems

Language Arts - Exploring poetry 

1st Math - Discover the attributes of shapes 

Language Arts - Using key details and illustrations to identify important information 

2nd Math - Problem solving with length, money,  and data

Language Arts - Using text features, word meanings and illustrations to clarify texts 

3rd Math - Using different shapes to discover perimeter and area 

Language Arts - Comparing and contrasting historic events, using details to support main ideas

4th Math - Solving word problems with fractions using line plots

Language Arts -  Drawing conclusions supported by evidence, using key details to support main ideas

5th Math - Problem solving with a coordinate plane 

Language Arts - Analyzing imagery and figurative language

Secondary Continuous Learning: Secondary Lessons are posted in Google Classrooms each Monday by the classroom teacher.  Students can communicate with their teachers at any time through Google Classroom and access the recorded office hours posted in Google Classroom.

KSDE Guidance: In support of the new guidance shared by the Kansas State Department of Education,, all in-person graduations events are being rescheduled until the community safely moves into the next phase of the plan to reopen Kansas.  The virtual graduation will continue as planned on Saturday, May 16, 2020 to allow us to celebrate our seniors in May, as we originally planned, before the pandemic. We have continued with this event to allow families to safely watch the ceremony from home as we conclude the academic school year. 

Out of an abundance of caution, all locker clean out and pick up of student personal items will be rescheduled until after May 18. Principals will communicate the revised schedule for locker clean out and pick up of personal items.

Upcoming Senior Events:  There are many upcoming events for our TPS seniors.  Individual high schools will be sending a letter to their seniors.  Some of the common events are listed here:

  • Tuesday, May 12, is the last day of classes for seniors.

  • Saturday, May 16, the Virtual Graduation Ceremonies will take place.  A Zoom link will be sent to anyone wanting to attend.

Saturday, July 25, if permitted, there will be an in-person graduation ceremony for each high school.

Meal Services:  On May 4, TPS will again be serving the meal program. Meals will be provided on Monday for Monday and Tuesday, one Wednesday for Wednesday and Thursday and on Friday. There will be 10 stationary meal sites: Chase MS, French MS, HPHS, Jardine MS, Lowman Hill, Meadows, Ross, Quincy, Robinson, and St. Davids.

For more information, please visit our district's website at  Expanded Meal Services.

Thank you for supporting your student’s continuous learning.

Billie Wallace

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning

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