Triad Secondary Weekly Update - Feb 22-28

Triad Secondary Weekly Update - February 22 - 28, 2021
Posted on 02/22/2021
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Dear TMSA Parents and Guardians,

Here are your weekly updates for the week of February 22, 2021:

(1) Special thanks to our TMSA board for their time and trying to make decisions considering the needs of our students and all other stakeholders in these difficult times. At this time, all of our teaching and non-teaching staff will return to the buildings starting March 1, 2021. We will then bring EC students and struggling students back to the school buildings starting March 15, 2021, while the rest of the students will remain remote. We will communicate the details of the plan with you over the coming days.

(2) The ACT exam will take place Tuesday, February 23. Students will need to be on campus at 8am in order to start the exam on time. Students may begin to enter the carline no later than 7:30am and they should plan to be on campus for testing for at least 4 hours. Testing will end at 12 noon. Students are encouraged to bring a calculator with them. If they do not have one, then they will be provided one. Students must know their email address and their mailing address in order to complete the pre-registration that will be held right before the exam. Remember that face coverings and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced. If you have any additional questions, please email Ms. Bell at ybell@tmsacharter.org or Mrs. Lassiter at alassiter@tmsacharter.org.

(3) PreACT - 10th Grade

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, TMSA will be administering the PreACT exam to 10th-grade students. In North Carolina, all 10th-graders take the PreACT. This assessment measures what students have learned in their courses and helps educators identify the information that students still need to learn to succeed in college or a career. The PreACT also simulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT test-quality questions.

Students who plan on participating in the exam will be required to come to campus and test in-person (face coverings and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced). Please complete this survey by COB Tuesday, March 9, 2021, indicating your student's plan for participating in this exam administration.

(4) There are many Parent Academy events being held this week:

  • Lunch & Lunge for Parents on Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:00p.m. Come together to explore different ways to boost circulation, heart, respiratory, and brain health for an overall healthier lifestyle. This 30 minute Lunch & Lunge Session will include a quick stretch and fun during a low impact exercise session.
    Zoom ID: 348 501 119 Passcode: 588569
  • Family Dance Jam on Saturday, February 27th at 11:00a.m. Enjoy some family fun during this Family Dance Jam, where old-school and new-school join forces with dance steps that everyone can do! Your family will learn simple dance steps that are great for exercise. Afterwards, you'll get to incorporate your new moves into fun line dances that everyone will enjoy!
    Zoom ID: 348 501 119 Passcode: 588569
  • The Parent Academy English as a Second Language (ESL) online class for parents/guardians is now being held twice a week! Session dates and times are: February 23th at 11:00a.m. and February 25th at 6:00p.m. Parents/guardians will learn English skills and gain information on how to support their student's academic success.
  • Our TMSA Parent Advisory Council meeting is being held on Thursday, February 25th at 11:00am and 6:30pm online via Zoom. We look forward to collaborating with you. Hope to see you there!

(5) The FTC robotics team #14200 Wasp 12-B went into round 2 of their virtual competitions last week. They are elated to share with everyone that they received the 1st place trophy for the Motivate Award. This award is given to teams that go above and beyond, who embrace the culture and ideals of of FIRST and showing teamwork through their outreach to others. They are also pleased to announce that this hard work will be moving them on to the virtual State competition!

(6) The varsity girl's basketball playoff schedule for states is scheduled! TMSA will play Triad Baptist at TMSA on Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30 pm. You can watch the live action by going to our TMSA athletics page on Facebook! If the girls win on Tuesday, they will move to the semifinal game on Friday. Good luck to our Lady Tigers!

(7) The below link is a direct link that takes parents, students and staff to our Google profile to post reviews if you so desire:

https://g.page/TMSACharter/review?gm

Thank you everyone and have a great week!

TMSA Secondary Team