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Important news and Links

Prevention and Early Intervention Referral - Your student or family may need extra support from the school for a variety of academic and personal problems. These may include: grades, conflict with others, depression, anxiety, grief, recent life changes, alcohol and/or drug use, food, housing, and other essentials, such as child care, utility assistance, and health services. 

TMS Counseling Form - When your student needs extra support from Mr. Heinen or Mrs. Leopard with a variety of issues. 

Bullying Prevention Report - When you need to report bullying to the school.

PowerSchool Login - When you want to check grades.

PTO Membership Form - Please support our PTO!

TMS Online Store - When you want to purchase PE clothes or ASB cards.

PTO Corner

Our PTO would love to do a TMS Color Run on March 29, 2024. They are looking for a couple of parents who would love to head up this fundraising. If you are interested, please contact Kristin Odenwald at kristin@occbuild.com. 

THS Football

Templeton High School Football will be holding a parent meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the PAC at THS. This is a very important meeting for all parents, including the 8th Grade parents who have students with an interest in playing football at THS. Plan on attending.

8th Grade THS Parent Meeting

8th Grade parents mark your calendar! Incoming Freshman Parent Night is March 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm at THS. This is an important meeting, so plan on attending with your student!

Dates to Remember:

February 19, 2024 - President's Day. No school

February 21, 2024 - County Honor Band

March 6, 2024 - THS Incoming 9th Grade Meeting. 6:00 PM

March 16, 2024 - Black and White Ball. 5:00PM

Prevention and Early Intervention Referral - Your student or family may need extra support from the school for a variety of academic and personal problems. These may include: grades, conflict with others, depression, anxiety, grief, recent life changes, alcohol and/or drug use, food, housing, and other essentials, such as child care, utility assistance, and health services. 

TMS Counseling Form - When your student needs extra support from Mr. Heinen or Mrs. Leopard with a variety of issues. 

Bullying Prevention Report - When you need to report bullying to the school.

PowerSchool Login - When you want to check grades.

PTO Membership Form - Please support our PTO!

TMS Online Store - When you want to purchase PE clothes or ASB cards.

 

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Dr. Miller's Weekly Message

Middle School Years

I’m a lucky dad, my daughter works next door at TES and when she has a break she comes over to my office.  Today, she was talking with some of our office aides and the topic of friends came up. My daughter will be the first to tell you that middle school was hard socially. Friendship splits, drama and even bullying made life hard in middle school. 

I have written a few times about friendship and grief, but I’ve never really mixed the topics. However, when a relationship ends, there may be grief. Grief is a hard emotion and it affects each one of us differently depending on our developmental level, cultural beliefs, personal characteristics, family situation, and previous experiences.  It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way for middle schoolers to react to the end of a friendship and that no two individuals are expected to react in exactly the same way. According to experts, “Grief reactions among children and adolescents can be highly variable and are influenced by several factors, including students’ developmental level and/or the presence of mental health challenges or disabilities.”

When friendships or friend groups change, it can be very hard on middle schoolers. During this time in their development, it's natural for middle schoolers to want to fit in with their peers, and hard when they feel like they don't. Friends and social interactions are important to fit in with others. Often this can seem like an overwhelming problem, not having lots of friends or feeling like they are part of the "in crowd". It may seem like the end of the world to middle schoolers and their adults dealing with it at home. 

When dealing with these friends' changes and the grief that may accompany it, acknowledge their feelings. Then discuss with them the positives. This may mean reminding them of friends they still have, how to make new friends (like joining a club at school), or other positive things going on in their lives.  This is also a good time to remind them that there are other dangerous ways to deal with sadness and grief, like vaping and drugs. 

If your student is dealing with grief, or any other areas they may need assistance with emotional support, please reach out. Call the school or fill out the Prevention and Early Intervention Referral or the TMS Counseling Form. 

President's Day Holiday

This Monday, February 19 is President's Day Holiday.  No school!

SLO Rideshare Survey

SLO Regional Rideshare is asking parents & guardians to share their thoughts about children walking and biking to school.  The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete and will help inform decisions regarding infrastructure improvements and programs surrounding bike and pedestrian safety around schools. The survey responses will be kept confidential, and no names will be associated with any results. The school with the highest response rate will win a fun filled Bike event; to be determined based on school age. You can also access the survey directly via this link.

Spring Sports

 

We have a number of tryouts coming up. Students will need a permission slip. Permissions are available from Mrs. Craig in I-3.

7th and 8th Grade Boys Volleyball (in TMS Gym):

Thursday 2/22:  3:15pm to 5:00pm

Friday 2/23:  3:15pm to 5:00pm

Absences

The California Dashboard is used to hold schools and districts accountable for all students. One area the CDE inspects is our attendance data. TMS had a 16.5% Chronic Absenteeism rate last year. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% of the school year for any reason. That is a bit different than habitual truant numbers which count those days absent from school without a valid reason (as found in Ed Code). 

If you ever received a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) letter, it can be for either chronic absenteeism or habitual truancy. It’s important to make sure our kids are in school. If you just look at our data from last year, 16.5% of our student body would have been 80 students who missed 18 days of school. If we make the assumption that all those students only missed the minimum of 18 days, that is 1,440 days of school missed last year. If we divide that by 180 school days, that is 8 years of school!

If you have questions about absences or the SARB process, please reach out. 

THS Football

Templeton High School Football will be holding a parent meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the PAC at THS. This is a very important meeting for all parents, including the 8th Grade parents who have students with an interest in playing football at THS. Plan on attending.

8th Grade THS Parent Meeting

8th Grade parents mark your calendar! Incoming Freshman Parent Night is March 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm at THS. This is an important meeting, so plan on attending with your student!

 

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      Site Admin

       Principal

         Gene Miller

         gmiller@templetonusd.org

 

      Assistant Principal

        Debby Garcia

        dgarcia@templetonusd.org

Office Staff

Site Secretary

Marcy Camacho

mcamacho@templetonusd.org

805-434-5814

Attendance Clerk

Katie Fiorenza

kfiorenza@templetonusd.org

805-434-5829

School Nurse

Lori Skinner BSN, RN

email: lskinner@templetonusd.org

phone: 805-434-3752

Site Counselors

School Counselor

Ken Heinen

Kheinen@templetonusd.org

805-434-5872

School Counselor

Lisa Leopard

lleopard@templetonusd.org

805-434-3656

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