June 6 Middle & High School Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

  • June 8 – Last day for Seniors to work in Edgenuity

  • June 10 – Senior breakfast and check-out at PDC

  • June 14 – TOL High School Graduation at Tacoma Dome at 10 a.m.

  • June 20 – No School, Juneteenth Holiday

  • June 21 – Last day to work in Edgenuity for grades 6-11

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News & Updates

Finishing Strong at TOL

We are nearing the end of the school year and we’re excited for TOL students to finish strong! There are 15 school days and 22 calendar days (Edgenuity is always on) for your student to complete all their classes to 100%. Seniors have a bit shorter timeline each year and their final day to do work in Edgenuity is June 8.

The deadline for all Edgenuity work submissions is midnight Tuesday, June 21.

Tips for finishing strong:

  • Check your TPS emails daily and communicate with your teachers
  • Attend your weekly PACE meeting
  • Attend help sessions for your classes.
  • Teachers will work with you!
  • Make a plan to pass each of your classes

Resources for safety and well-being

If you and your family need help processing and addressing your feelings in light of Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, we’ve gathered a set of resources you might find useful.

If your child needs more support, TPS has exceptional mental health partners who provide services at schools.School counselors can assist with referrals to our partner agencies.

See something, say something

More than two years ago Tacoma Public Schools launched a joint campaign with law enforcement called, “See Something, Say Something.” Any time you see or hear of a threat made against one of our schools, the Tacoma Police Department asks that you report it to 9-1-1.

TPD committed to following up on threats made against our schools.

It’s important to note that a threat against our schools is a crime.

Items such as cap guns, toy guns, pocket knives and any sort of weapon—toy or real—are prohibited at school.

We encourage everyone in our community who sees or hears a threat at any of our schools to immediately call 911.

TPS High School Students–Sending and Receiving External Emails

Beginning May 31, high school students can send and receive external emails through their school email accounts. This adjustment will help ensure students can communicate with colleges, community partners, internships and other outside agencies.The district’s technology team works to balance student security and information access. Access to personal email accounts on district devices will continue to be restricted.

Summer Learning

TOL will be operating two Summer Learning Programs this year! 

Tacoma Online Glamp Gertie–Middle School

Glamp Gertie is a blend of online and in-person and online learning for students entering grades 3-8 at Tacoma Online in fall 2022-2023. This summertime academic learning opportunity will help students stay engaged and be active participants in their learning in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, STEM, and Humanities.

Register Online by June 10

  • Location: Location is being determined, stay tuned.
  • Dates: June 27–July 28
  • Time:
    • Online instruction Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. (No school July 4. School will be in session July 5, 6, 7)
    • In-person learning opportunities on Thursdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m., there will be online alternatives available for students who are unable to join in-person.
  • Meals will be provided on Thursdays. No transportation provided.
  • Questions? Contact: troos@tacoma.k12.wa.us

For High School students, we will be operating an Edgenuity-based credit retrieval program for students who have not earned credit in a class somewhere along their high school career. This is the fastest and best way to make up missing credits. The program will run Mondays-Thursdays from June 28 – July 27 with July 4th off for Independence Day.TOL Teachers will be available from 9AM –1PM on school days to help students.

Counselors will be contacting students who need credit retrieval, but you can also sign yourself up now by going to the High School Summer Learning page and clicking on Credit Retrieval. 

Tacoma FLEX coming to High School Students in 2022-2023

We are excited to announce another opportunity to support our students and families by introducing Tacoma Flex! This new opportunity provides access to online courses through Tacoma Online for students attending each of our high schools in person. Online courses will be offered at the beginning and/or end of the school day. Tacoma Flex will provide flexibility for students to:

  • Utilize late-start or early dismissal to take care of their physical and mental health, or to care for others.
  • Apply for employment opportunities not available or accessible with a full, in-person schedule to support themselves or others.
  • Enroll in courses that may otherwise not be available to them at their school or with their schedule.
 

The pandemic illustrated the need for innovative learning and alternative scheduling options for students. Tacoma Flex is designed to meet the individual needs of our students and continue to break the barrier of a one-size-fits-all pathway to graduation.

TPS students and families will have the option to participate or not and choose what is best for them or their student. Parental consent is required to participate.

If you are a TOL student currently, and you would like to return to in-person learning next year, whether completely, or to still take an online class or two through Tacoma Flex, please email tolenrollment@tacoma.k12.wa.usand let our team know. We’ll work to get you re-enrolled in a building.

Paul Eliot

Assistant Principal - Secondary

Tacoma Online is a K-12 school that provides students an anywhere/anytime online school experience. Students engage in academic learning led by teachers, and in grades 3-12 through a platform called Edgenuity. While students generally participate in learning activities independently, they are provided multiple forms of support.

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