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Monday, August 7, 2023

TMS Families,

Ready or not…it’s almost back to school time! While it feels like summer break always goes by too fast for students and staff, we are so excited to welcome our Crusaders back to school for the 2023-2024 school year. Please read the information contained in this communication carefully as it contains the answers to many commonly asked back-to-school questions. Your first opportunity to get a look at the school and walk the hallways will be this coming Wednesday, August 9th, from 11am-7pm. Students who attend should be prepared to have their picture taken (picture order form) in the small gym for student ID badges and the 2023-2024 yearbook. For those who aren’t able to attend on August 9th, there will be a make-up picture day on Thursday, August 24th during the school day. 

Open Building Event:

On Wednesday, August 9th the Triad Middle School hallways will be open for students to checkout their classroom locations and put school supplies in their lockers from 11:00am-7:00pm. Please print a copy of your child’s schedule to bring with you to the open building event on Wednesday or plan on accessing it on your phone. The schedules should be available for students and parents to view in Skyward now for those who are enrolled. The office assigned locker numbers and locker combinations can be found on the students’ schedules. Feel free to test out your locker combination and place any necessary school supplies in your lockers. This would also be a great time for parents/guardians to drop off any medications, physicals, dental exam or eye exam forms in the nurse’s office. Our school nurse, Mrs. Becker, will be available to take any medications or forms during the open building on Monday from 11am-7pm. 

Physicals / Important Health Services Forms & Links:

Please check out the Triad CUSD#2 Health Services page on the Triad website for important reminders on physicals, dental and vision forms, and other helpful forms and links. While all 6th graders need to show proof of a physical exam on a state approved physical exam form, all TMS students who plan on participating in a Fall Sport will need a current physical (less than 395 days old) in order to participate. Please see Nurse Becker with any questions.

School Supplies & P.E. T-Shirts:

The 2023-2024 school supply lists for TMS can be found here (23-24 TMS Supply Lists). All TMS students will have P.E. on their 2023-2024 schedule, regardless of other electives. Students will be required to purchase Triad P.E. shirts with their names on the back for the 23-24 school year. They will also be required to wear tennis shoes at all times. Triad P.E. shirts are available at many area vendors. All physical education students will be required to wear a standard uniform consisting of the following: a Triad P.E. T-shirt, (with last name on back), black shorts or athletic pants, athletic shoes and socks. Only Triad Physical Education T-shirts with the student’s last name imprinted on the back will be accepted.  Approved P.E. shirts are sold at the following locations (and Kelly Tracy and Sew Time have online ordering links attached):

School Breakfast & Lunch:

Students whose families are eligible for free or reduced price breakfast or lunch will be able to access meals once again this school year at no cost or a discounted rate. Triad families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals must do so through the Skyward Family Access portal. Once in the portal, click on the “Food Service Application” tile. 

2023-2024 Cafeteria Prices:

Student Breakfast = $1.70

Student Lunch = $3.15

2023-2024 Bell Schedule:

School doors open 7:00am

Homeroom begins 7:30am

Student Dismissal 1:55pm

Student Drop off & Pick-up:

When dropping your child off in the morning, please use the circle drive in front of the school. We ask that he or she exit the vehicle and walk along the sidewalk to the front entrance of the school. The school buses will be dropping students off on the east side of the building near the large gym.

When picking your child up in the afternoon, please park in the parking lot on the east side of the building near the large gym. The school buses will be picking up students in the front circle drive.

Important Dates 

Aug. 9th - 11am-7pm - Open Building at TMS (Fall pictures will be taken in the small gym!)

Aug. 16th - First Day of Student Attendance - School Day is 7:30-1:55 - Doors Open at 7:00.

Aug. 23rd - 6-8pm - Fall Open House - Parents will follow their students’ schedules.

Aug. 24th - Fall Picture  Make-Up Day at TMS 

Sept. 4th - Labor Day - No School

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes,

Matt Noyes, Ed.D.

TMS Principal