As announced yesterday, Tallmadge City Schools will be transitioning to a fully remote schedule beginning on Monday, December 7th thru Tuesday, December 22nd. Please review the following information:
THS Remote Schedule details
Beginning on Monday, December 7th, we will be following the THS Remote schedule listed below. ALL students, regardless of the previously scheduled hybrid day, should log into their Google classrooms and follow the schedule below for live instruction (via Google meet or Zoom). Attendance will be taken and parents will be contacted if their student is not in attendance.
Block 1: 7:45am-8:45am
Block 2: 9:00am-10:00am
Teacher Office hours: 10:00am-11:00am
Block 3: 11:30am-12:30pm
Block 4: 12:45pm-1:45pm
Teacher Office hours: 1:45pm-2:30pm
Attendance will be taken during every block (1-4) throughout the school day. If your student has not logged onto their google meet (or zoom) for online instruction, a text message will be sent to the parent/guardian notifying them of their student’s absence.
If your child is unable to attend their online instruction for the day, please call the main office at 330-633-5505 just as you would if your student was attending in-person.
Expectations for Remote Learning
Students should attend all scheduled classes and be an active participant in online instruction. Students should be in appropriate dress and conduct themselves in a manner that is both productive and not disruptive or disrespectful to the other students or teacher.
All grading will continue, following our traditional grading scale. Unlike in the Spring, there will NOT be a pass/fail option and all grades will be included in the student’s grade point average. Attendance, participation and work completion are key to the success of all students.
Temporary Meals Program
Please sign-up at https://forms.gle/RSt7rNpgmF2QkTMe9 to participate in the Temporary Meals Program. This program is to provide meals while school is fully remote for the period beginning 12/7/2020. This program will end when students return to the buildings.
Pick-Up for this Temporary Program will be Tuesdays from 3 - 6pm at Door 3 at Tallmadge Middle School beginning 12/8/2020.
Please note for families already participating in the Meals To-Go program, the program continues (no further sign up required) with the following updates:
a. Existing KG/Tallmadge OnLine program participants will continue to pick-up meals at Tallmadge Elementary but on Tuesdays between 3-6pm.
b. The Weekend Meals program has been suspended until students return to the buildings.
c. For students already enrolled in the Blue/Gold meals program, 7 days of meals will be now provided each week until students return to the buildings. The pick-up location will continue to be at TMS but on Tuesdays from 3-6pm.
Internet usage and needs
For students and families in need of reliable internet access to complete online work successfully, the school district has available Hotspots for families to use. If you are interested in a Hotspot, please contact Shelley Monachino at [email protected] or by calling 330-633-3291.
If your student has a chromebook issue, call the THS main office at 330-633-5505.
School Counseling services
Even though we can't be in the building together now, our counselors are still here for you. We are available to meet with students via google meet or phone for counseling, scheduling or academic concerns, etc. Please select the links below to schedule an appointment with your counselor. Please be sure to indicate how you would like to meet, i.e. via google meet or a phone call (please provide the best number to reach you).
Mrs. Prazer (A-G)- https://calendly.com/thsprazer
Miss Ganito (H-O)- https://calendly.com/thsganito
Mrs. Lane (P-Z)- https://calendly.com/thslane
You can fill out this form to check in with your school counselor as well:https://forms.gle/CGUMg3eu6oJ6UCBL7
We understand that this is a challenging and trying time that we are living through. Please continue to communicate with teachers, counselors and administrators as we navigate remote learning together. Our commitment to student success does not waiver because students are at home.
Please continue to review updates on the Tallmadge City Schools website.
GO BLUE DEVILS!
Mike Householder, Principal
Jen Stewart, Asst Principal