Our elementary construction project has started. Fence is up and we are using door 13 as our main entrance.
Attention Seniors! There will be a Lilly Endowment Scholarship Informational meeting at the Tipton Co. Foundation tonight 8/1/22 at 5 pm
TCE students completed Jump Start programming for the week. Great learning taking place! Thank you to our teachers!
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
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.
Attached is the list of needed vaccinations for students.
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.
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
Just a reminder to HS students attending the Hinds Career Center, start date is Monday, August 1.
TCE third and fourth grade teachers had a PD with Readable English today.
Mr. Luke Sellers has begun working with the high school band. Band Camp 2022!
Congratulations to 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.
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
Tri-Central Elementary has Jump Start from July 25-29th from 8:30-11:30 each day. If you did not sign up your child and would still like them to attend please email Mr.Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should enter at door 17.
Tri-Central Elementary student supply list is attached for the upcoming school year. Students may bring their supplies to "Meet the Teacher Night" on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 PM.
The school board has approved Mrs. Carpenter as a 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Cloum as a kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Calhoun as a paraprofessional for art.
Free Backpacks, School Supplies, and Family Fun!
TC's new Choir teacher, Mr. Wagaman, has announced the launching of an exciting new Facebook page entitled "Tri-Central Choirs". Check this page out and give it a "like" to follow and support our new director and his program. Parents and students, be looking for an email from Mr. Wagaman this weekend introducing himself and the new choir department.
Tri-Central has made some important updates to our app. In order to receive these updates, please remove the app from your devices and go to the Apple Store or to Google Play to install our app again. This will ensure that you are receiving all the latest updated information.