SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, THURSDAY OCT. 8th. Due to a fire in the mobile unit at Tharptown Elementary School, elementary students will not come to school tomorrow, October 8th. This day will be a remote learning day for students and students should work on any assignments or homework while at home.
Announcements & Important Information
2nd Nine Weeks Remote Learning Enrollment
For the 2nd Nine Weeks, all parents/students will have the option of choosing
traditional, on-campus instruction or a Remote Learning Plan where students will
complete paper/pencil, as well as virtual, assignments from home.
Parents/students who choose the Remote Learning Plan must register no later than
October 2. Once registered for the Remote Learning Plan, there is a 9-week commitment.
After the October 2nd deadline, students will not be allowed to make changes to their
enrollment (in-person or remote). It will be locked in for the entire 9 week period (October 16-December 18).
Parents may register their student for the Remote Learning Plan through clicking on the
link below and completing the online registration form:
This form is for students currently on the traditional plan and wish to change to remote only!
**Current remote students were provided an enrollment change form via Remind. Please do not complete this one.
Arrival And Departure Information
Buses will begin arriving at school at 7:35. Buses will pick up students on the farthest routes first. The limit of riders on the bus has been drastically reduced. Once the student limit is reached, the bus driver will bring those students to school and will go back and get the students where he/she left off to complete the pickup route.
The first bus is scheduled to leave at 2:35.
For example: example: If the student comes in on the first shift of 19-40, then he/she will leave on the last shift of bus 19-40 at the end of the day. This will allow the bus drivers to begin with the shortest route going home so that they can return to school quicker.
The State of Alabama requires all students in Grades 2-6 to wear a mask on the bus and at school.
If your child cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, you must provide a doctor’s excuse.
Car riders will begin unloading at 8:00 a.m.
Car riders will begin dismissal at 3:00.
Please remember: Parents will not be able to park on campus, exit vehicles, or enter the buildings with students. We will assist each student to his/her classroom.
2020-2021 School Calendar
The first day of school for students will be August 20, 2020.
2020-2021 School Calendar- Click Here
Supply Lists for 2020-2021
Supply Lists - Click Here
If students have a large amount of school supplies to bring in, please allow them to bring only what they can carry at one time. They do not have to bring them all the first day. They may bring the supplies in over the course of the next few days.
Family Guides for Student Success
Please review these resources provided to us by the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
These documents are designed to provide parents an overview of the content to be covered at the grade level in math and grade band in science.
SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE
The Alabama State Department of Education has partnered with some of the country’s leading education organizations to “minimize the summer learning slide.”
Parents, please take advantage of these free resources this summer.
K-6 Critical Standards
The Alabama State Department of Education has taken the educational standards and reduced them to “Critical” Standards that students should know. Critical standards are skills and knowledge that students must demonstrate proficiency in to assure academic success. Some critical standards build on each other from grade level to grade level, such as in mathematics. We encourage parents/students to review the critical standards in English language arts and mathematics and use the information sent out from their child's teacher(s), online resources, apps, and other supplemental materials to assist their child in learning the necessary skills and knowledge while learning at home.
More Free Resources
The mission of Tharptown Elementary School is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for academic excellence where students are challenged and motivated to think critically and to develop habits of responsible citizenship in order to reach their highest potential for success. Our vision is for all students to feel 100% successful at Tharptown Elementary School to empower them to become successful and productive in a global society. The philosophy of Tharptown Elementary School is Teamwork Equals Success. The stakeholders of Tharptown believe teamwork equals success as the stakeholders share a set of common goals for the students of Tharptown Elementary:
- to provide quality instruction of a comprehensive curriculum which meets the College and Career Ready Standards
- to ensure that assessment should include varying types of evaluation, both formal and informal
- to offer educational activities that challenge students to think critically and take responsibility for their actions
- to ensure that students of all ability levels are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work, and life
- to provide a stimulating learning environment with a technological orientation across the whole curriculum
- to provide a safe environment conducive to learning that is essential in encouraging growth and development as safety drills are performed on a regular basis throughout the school year
- to provide clear communication to all stakeholders that includes sharing the responsibility to help students reach their fullest potential -to provide all stakeholders opportunities to provide input in decision-making and school programs
- to involve all stakeholders in providing students the opportunity to succeed in a global society
- to foster relationships and provide support for all families as our learning community becomes more diverse
An additional remote learning 1/2 day has been added to the school calendar.Traditional students will dismiss at 11:30 on Thursday, Oct. 15.Remote learning students that are remaining on the remote plan will drop off completed work for Weeks 8-9 (Oct. 5-Oct. 15) in the front office from 1:00-2:30.No late work will be accepted.This is not a testing day- Students will not be dropped off.Remote learning students that are returning to school, will just bring their remaining work (Weeks 8-9) with them to school on Friday, Oct. 16.
Picture Day Thursday, September 10th
Remote Learners may come to campus for pictures. Please head straight to the library (3rd grade building) and please do not enter any other school buildings. Everyone must follow all social distancing guidelines and we encourage everyone to wear masks.
Last names A-L 11:10pm - 12:15pm
Last names M-Z 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Remote Leaner Breakfast & Lunch Pick-Up
Remote Learning students may pick-up breakfast and lunch daily behind the cafeteria from 10:00-10:30.