Activities, programs, awards, meetings, and much more! These are important years, and we know you don’t want to miss a thing. So please be sure to visit our News page often; we’ll bring you the latest news as it happens.
We regularly check the air quality index levels by using the Real-time Air-quality Advisory Network (RAAN) monitoring system for information on how to modify outdoor physical activity. This guidance can help protect the health of all children, including teenagers, who are more sensitive than adults to air pollution. Air quality flags are displayed daily with the forecasted level. Due to the possibility that the air quality can change, you can go to the RAAN widget links below to check current conditions throughout the day:
Title IX protects people from discrimination, based on sex, in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
For more information concerning student rights and complaint procedures, please visit the Title IX section of our Parent Concerns and Complaints page.
Our school libraries are a valuable source of books for our students. This school year our libraries circulated over 391,000 books! That breaks down to an average of 2,371 books being checked-out from our libraries every day by students. That is a lot of books going home! Many research studies have proven that independent reading provides a powerful boost to student achievement, so to better support student reading we also added 13,851 new books to libraries this year. Titles purchased included a wide variety of literature, including award-winning fiction and nonfiction. Can you guess what the most popular book title was across the entire district? You can find the answer on the T.C.S.D. Library Impact Report!
Our librarians are dedicated to promoting literacy with our students. Not only does the library staff circulate books, they also share read alouds and book talks with students to encourage a love of reading. Many librarians also organized and managed special events, such as book fairs, family nights, and parent checkout.
Library makerspaces were offered at some of our sites during recess or lunch. A makerspace is an opportunity for students to imagine, design, plan, and create using a variety of materials, including technology. Makerspaces encourage students to develop a growth mindset and pursue individual projects and interests. There were over 20,600 student visits to our makerspaces this year!
School libraries play an important role in helping students to develop into lifelong learners. To find out what impact your school library made on students this school year you can view our School Site Library Impact Reports.
The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why follows the story of high-school student Hannah Baker, who killed herself. She left behind cassette tapes laying out 13 reasons for why she took her own life. Each episode focuses on a tape that is made for someone who she felt was responsible for her suicide in some way.
Some mental health organizations have issued guidance for parents and guardians regarding the series. Please reference below to view some of these resources. Please contact the principal or vice principal of your child's school if you have any further questions or concerns.