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Summer Update

Dear TCS Families,

While it is never easy to watch the final days of summer draw to a close, there is still a stirring anticipation about the return of fall and a fresh new start to the school year. In that spirit, preparation at TCS is well underway. Accordingly, there is a LOT to get excited about as we begin a new year! Highlights include new classroom computers, social studies curriculum materials, various technology updates, and new books to add to our collections in the “Literacy Link.”

And now for a few “Housekeeping” Items…First, in terms of your child’s class placement, please note that our Homeroom classes are typically assembled by Literacy level, however, there may be exceptions in which children are placed in a different Literacy class than that of their Homeroom. All assignments are carefully considered to best serve the needs of each student.

This is the 3rd year that TCS will resume a semester schedule, entailing mid-semester progress reports (and conferences) in November/March and bi-annual narrative report cards in January/June. Refer to the TCS calendar to view these dates. Also note that the Literacy teacher is responsible for developing and holding an Accommodation Plan meeting specifically tailored to your child’s learning needs. Sign-ups for these meetings will be online under our Parent Portal. Please take time to sign up at your earliest convenience. Also, please complete the Student Info Survey located on our Parent Portal.

Finally, both new and returning parents are encouraged to sign up for our TCS Home Connection to take on an active role in your child’s education. This is a GREAT way to get involved and be an integral part of The College School, so PLEASE consider!

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:
• Friday Aftercare will be available this year until 4:00pm w/ a cash payment ($10.00) to Mrs. Bachman upon pick-up
• Students dismiss at 11:45am on half-day Fridays–unless they will be attending our “Fantastic Friday” program
• New Food Policy: ONLY store-bought or packaged goods should be provided for “Hot Lunch” desserts, birthday celebrations, etc..

I hope to see you on 8/27 at our Welcome Back Social. New families are invited to come from 3:00-4:00 to participate in a family orientation that will allow time for questions about the upcoming year. In the event you cannot attend, this presentation will be posted under “Announcements” on our website. Returning families are welcome to stop by your child’s classroom anytime between 4:00 and 5:00pm. I know that this year will be one of promise for the children of The College School…a year to embrace the elements of teamwork, confidence, and success for ALL—I can’t wait to begin this new journey! Enjoy these last weeks of summer!!

All the Best,
Mrs. Dougherty

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