All of our staff are back and ready for another great school year!#TogetherWECan! #GoTrojans!
almost 2 years ago, Adam Long
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Elementary construction progress. Temporary wall went up today and classroom demo is almost done.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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The Indiana State Police recently released the following information pertaining to school bus safety: INDIANA STATE POLICE PENDLETON DISTRICT 9022 S. State Road 67 Pendleton, IN 46064 www.in.gov/isp CONTACT: Sergeant Scott Keegan Public Information Officer 765-778-2121 Twitter: @ISPPendleton School Bus Safety: Parents are an important part of a total safety program for children who travel by school bus. Children need to learn to be safe pedestrians as they walk to and from the bus as well as to be safe riders when they’re on the bus. Here’s how you can help: Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they won’t drop things along the way. Attach a piece of high visibility fluorescent or reflective material to their clothing or backpack. Make sure they leave home on time so that they can walk to the bus stop and arrive before the bus is due, running can be dangerous. Go to the bus stop with a young child and have older children walk in groups. There’s safety in numbers because groups are easier for drivers to see. If your child must walk in the street, walk single file, face traffic, and stay as close to the edge of the road as possible. Don’t let your child play running games or push or shove at the bus stop. Make sure your child stands at least 6 feet (3 giant steps) from the road while waiting for the bus. If children must cross the street to the bus, remind them to wait for the driver to signal that it’s safe to cross. Tell your child if they drop something near the bus they should never pick it up, instead, they should tell the bus driver and follow the driver’s directions. Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus, other drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by buses on the right. Teach your children to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting. Remind your children to be good bus riders, they should: Talk quietly. Be courteous to the bus driver and follow the driver’s directions. Keep the aisles clear. Stay seated for the entire bus ride.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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Dear Parents of TCE: The following message was sent out via a phone call on 8/3/22. Good Evening, this is Mr. Miller, Principal at TCE. Welcome back for the 2022-23 school year. There are several important changes for the upcoming school year and this detailed information has been sent to all parents via email. Specifically, be aware of our new construction project which has changed our main entry from door 17 to door 13. Meet the Teacher Night/Open House is scheduled for Friday night from 4-6:00 PM. Students are encouraged to bring all of their school supplies on this night. TCE students may stop at the concession stand as they are leaving for a popsicle. Parents may also visit the bookstore to pay for textbook fees, and be sure to stop by the cafeteria to see several community organizations that may benefit your child. If you have not registered your student for the coming school year, please visit the Skyward portal and complete the registration process. School will begin on August 8, 2022 at 8 AM. The school will primarily communicate with parents via email. Please make sure your email and phones numbers are up to date in your Skyward account. We also have a new school app and website that will be updated regularly. We are excited for the start of the school year. If there are any additional questions please contact the elementary office. Mr. Miller Principal Tri-Central Elementary
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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The Tri-Central Cafeteria staff would like welcome all our students and faculty back! We are pleased to announce that all students will be able to continue receiving FREE breakfast at least through first semester. If participation is strong, we will be able to continue all school year so please encourage your students to join us for FREE breakfast every single school day! Also, now that we are returning to paid meals, please note the prices for meals have changed. Elementary full pay student lunch $2.35 Middle/High full pay student lunch $2.60 Reduced student lunch at all grade levels $.40 Adult lunch $4.70 Milk when purchased apart from a tray meal $.60 Students should maintain a positive balance in their meal accounts. A $10 charging limit is in place. Questions or concerns, please call Tami Wyant in the high school cafeteria.
almost 2 years ago, Tami Wyant
School bus safety reminders for the start of the school year.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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Our elementary construction project has started. Fence is up and we are using door 13 as our main entrance.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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Attention Seniors! There will be a Lilly Endowment Scholarship Informational meeting at the Tipton Co. Foundation tonight 8/1/22 at 5 pm
almost 2 years ago, Adam Long
TCE students completed Jump Start programming for the week. Great learning taking place! Thank you to our teachers!
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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P-EBT Benefits The Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) Division of Family Resources issued summer 2022 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits on Monday, July 18. Eligible students were pulled from IDOE’s Data Exchange under the criteria of all free or reduced lunch eligible students enrolled on May 1 who had not been reported as moving out of state before the end of the school year. There may be some confusion among households because their student received free meals, they feel they should also receive the P-EBT benefits. Only students identified as free or reduced qualifying in the Data Exchange will be eligible for P-EBT benefits. Households that have current cards should see benefits added to the card as of Monday, July 18. FSSA’s online system has been overwhelmed by the number of requests for new or replacement cards and is experiencing delays in response times. Response times at this time are around two weeks from the date of initial submission. FSSA has requested that once a household has completed the request online, they do not complete a duplicate request. Go to the site referenced below if you have questions, need replacement cards or need to do a change of address. https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= Tami Wyant Food Service Director Tri-Central Community School
almost 2 years ago, Tami Wyant
TCE Parents: A welcome letter was emailed out to all parents earlier today. Please make sure you read the letter and please note the new procedures for AM drop off of students. Open house/Meet the Teacher Night is Friday, August 5th from 4:00-6:00 PM.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
Pick up and drop off map for TCE parents
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Attached is the list of needed vaccinations for students.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
vaccination requirements
We will be having our parent meeting for all parents that have students that live outside our school district that may use our out-of-district transportation. This is for students living in Howard County or Tipton County and would be picked up at: 1. Crossroads Church 2. Kokomo South Branch Library 3. Tipton Library 4. Tipton Boys and Girls Club. This Meeting will be on Friday, August 5, 2022 in the HS Cafeteria at 6:00 pm.
almost 2 years ago, Dave Driggs
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Parents/Guardians, Thanks to those who have already completed registration for the new school year. For others who need a refresher on “How To Register” your student(s), I’m including a 60 second video link. Check it out! You need your Skyward Login & password to begin. Reply to this email, if you don’t have those. Deadline to register all students kdg – 12 is August 8, 2022. Link to log in screen: https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedutricentralin/seplog01.w Link to 1 minute video: https://www.skyward.com/parents-and-students/family-access-toolkit/parents/video/online-enrollment Hope this is helpful and let me know if you need any additional assistance. Have a great school year, JoAnn Cunningham TC Corp TBR Treasurer/Bookstore Mgr. 765 963-2560 ext 1171
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
Just a reminder to HS students attending the Hinds Career Center, start date is Monday, August 1.
almost 2 years ago, Adam Long
TCE third and fourth grade teachers had a PD with Readable English today.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
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Mr. Luke Sellers has begun working with the high school band. Band Camp 2022!
almost 2 years ago, Adam Long
Mr. Sellers Band Camp 2022
Congratulations to Mr. Rhew!
almost 2 years ago, Adam Long
Congratulations Mr. Rhew!
Tri-Central Elementary Parents: A few reminders for the start of the school year. Registration opens today at 10:00 AM. All students need to be registered by the time school begins. Our picture company, Inter-State Studio may have sent out an email to our parents about picture day. Our picture day is September 19 and NOT August 4. The August 4 date is for staff only. Pre-k-12 will have an open house/meet the teacher night on Friday, August 5th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies on this date. Please look for additonal communication from the school in the coming days.
almost 2 years ago, Matthew Miller
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE RETURN TO TRADITIONAL MEAL SERVICE Dear Parents and Guardians, ​The school meals program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, school corporations across the country have been operating with the use of a federal waiver that allowed them to feed every child for free through the end of this school year.  The use of this waiver will not be available after this school year and corporations will return to the traditional eligibility requirements for free, reduced and paid meals. This means that for School Year 2022-2023, our school corporation will process free and reduced-price meal benefit applications.  The Food Services Department does have the ability to Directly Certify students who receive SNAP, TANF, some Medicaid, are certified as homeless, migrant, or are wards of the state (foster children). Households who are found to be directly certified will be notified in writing of the free or reduced-price meal status prior to the start of school and will not need to complete an application. Please watch your mail for notification as these letters have been sent. Meal benefit applications will not be available until July 1*. Households are encouraged to apply before the start of the school year to avoid unpaid meal charges. Students who are not approved for free or reduced-price meal benefits before the start of the school year will be classified as paid status and meal charges may begin to accumulate starting the first day of school. Meal charges accrued before the approval of a meal benefit application will be the responsibility of the household. You do NOT need to complete an application if: You receive notification that your child(ren) are directly certified. You know your household does not qualify for meal benefits. (Please have money in your child’s account on the first day of school. *Applications received prior to July 1 will not be effective for the 2022-2023 school year. While we be required to return to charging students for school lunch, we are excited to been given the opportunity to offer all TC students, regardless of income, free breakfast for at least first semester. You need do nothing further for your student(s) to receive free breakfast. Thank you, Tami Wyant Tri-Central Community School Food Service Director
almost 2 years ago, Tami Wyant