August 27, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
Dear Tuscarora Families,
We hope your Titan student is wrapping up a good first week of the new year. It has been a week of developing routines, figuring out new technology, meeting new classmates and understanding what will be the recipe for success this year. I appreciate all of the well-wishes that you have sent to me and individual teachers about how pleased you are at the level of support our staff is providing your child. I truly have never seen a group of educators work harder at trying to "get it right." That is also not to say there haven't been and continue to be bumps in the road. The health and well-being of our students remains our first priority during the pandemic, and understanding the part that our students play in the health is important. FCPS continues to put out useful information about its ongoing response to COVID, and I would encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about these specific plans. I also appreciate hearing from parents when they have questions or concerns, and wanting to know how to correct situations that don't work. We are a community that rolls up its sleeves and works together. This "oneness" has been on full display this week.
I've been pleased thus far at the drop-off/pick-up routine of parents this year, despite a noticeable uptick in the number of families personally bringing their students to school. The message has clearly gotten out... if you come early before 7:15, you breeze in and out. If you come later, you wait. Student drivers have also been courteous and on time for the most part. Thank you for helping to start your child's day right.
The Titan Flex Block teacher tutoring got underway this week, with a number of activities designed to help students with their daily challenges, get to know their classes, and classmates. In the near future, we will be adding information about extra-curricular activities, and providing lessons on social-emotional development, especially during this pandemic. Attendance is taken in Flex Block, and we provide the morning announcements during this time.
Athletic contests begin next week. Our student athletes have been chomping at the bit to compete in earnest. I hope that you take the time to catch some of these early events, and join us a week from today for our first home football game. "Friday Night Lights" is truly one of the unique aspects of high school life, and you should come experience it for yourself.
With Titan Pride,
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Here is the updated Weekly Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
Monday, August 30th
Golf vs. Walkersville High
Tuesday, August 31st
10:15 AM -1:00PM
Learning for Life Class to C. Burr Artz Library and Lunch
Golf vs. Urbana High
Wednesday, September 1
Thursday, September 2nd
Friday, September 3th
Boys Varsity Soccer Tournament vs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS at Urbana HS
Varsity Football Game Home vs. Middletown HS
Saturday, September 4th
Cross Country at Brunswick High Invitational
Girls Soccer Tournament at Chesapeake HS
Boys Varsity Soccer Tournament vs. Watkins Mill HS at Urbana HS
Sunday, September 5th
Monday, September 6th
No School - Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7th
No School - Rosh Hashanah
*Dates and times are subject to change.
See FCPS Calendar
Student Attendance Notes
If your child will be unable to attend school due to illness, doctor's appointments, or for any other reason, please communicate with THS via email: THS.Attendance@fcps.org
Keeping You Informed - School News
Schoology Parent Group
Calling all THS Parents!! Join the Schoology group for Parents: Tuscarora High School Parents 2021-2022. In this group you will have access to important informaton related to THS and have the ability to ask questions!
How to Join: Click Groups (top menu in blue on Schoology) - Click My Groups (right side) - Click Join a Group (right side) - enter access code.The access code to join the group is GNZS-X4HQ-CRN3T.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Class Officer Elections
Students interested in being a class officer for the 2021-2022 school year should complete the officer intent form and have two teacher recommentions submitted by Friday, September 3rd. Please view this site for the links and more information.
Free and Reduced Meals and Services
If you still need Free and Reduced Meal Applications, please email RoShaun.Dorsey@fcps.org or call the Main Office at 240-236-6400 with the number of applications that you need. Be sure to specify English or Spanish.
Important Yearbook and Picture Day information for Titan Nation!
Welcome back to the 2022 school year! We have several announcements related to yearbooks and picture days.
Yearbook Sales are officially open!
Every year we offer an ‘Early Bird’ special. This is the lowest price-point at which a book can be purchased. The special runs from now through October 15th. Books can be ordered at: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
Our School Code is: 14640
Underclass Portraits are coming up soon!
Underclass pictures are scheduled for September 8th. Students will be scheduled by Mr. Hartman and his Yearbook staff. Picture passes will be distributed in Flex classes on Wednesday September 1st. There will be an additional underclass picture day held on October 14th.
From the Health Room
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Room will schedule appointments for parents to drop off medications and/or medical supplies for their student. No medicine/supplies will be accepted without a pre-scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment please call the health room at 240-236-6424. Students are not permitted to self carry prescription or over the counter medications without the registered nurse’s evaluation. All medications need to be dropped off by parents with accompanying authorization forms completed.
Titan Tutoring will be both in-person and virtual this year. More information will be coming next week. In person Tutoring begins September 8th!
Dress Code Reminder
Please remember that short shorts, short dresses, strapless tops, and low-cut muscle shirts/tank tops are not permitted. At no time should bellies or undergarments be visible. Hats and other head coverings are also not permitted. Since the temperature varies throughout the building, students are encouraged to bring a sweatshirt or wrap of some kind even on warm days. To review the FCPS Dress Code Policy, go to Policy 439, Dress Code for Students.
Face Coverings Required
Frederick County Public Schools will be requiring all students and staff to wear face coverings inside our schools for the start of the 2021-22 school year. There will be no requirement to wear face coverings outdoors; however, it is strongly recommended particularly for those who are unvaccinated. The requirement to wear face coverings on school buses continues to be in effect. More detailed information about this requirement is provided in The Superintendent's Update, found at this weblink: FCPS Face Covering Details.
Congratulations, Commendations & Kudos
The Congratulations, Commendations and Kudos section of The Titan Weekly will highlight notable individual student achievements, group and organization achievement, and the student of the week nominations. Stay tuned!
Counseling Office Update
Senior Student Conferences
FCC Dual Enrollment / Open Campus Students
Beginning on Monday, August 30th, ALL FCC Dual Enrollment and Open Campus students MUST sign in / out in the Main Office upon arrival to / leaving from school for the times their class is not in session.
As you know, Dual Enrollment and Open Campus FCC classes do not meet every day of the week. Part of the agreement you signed when your participation paperwork was completed, states “student are not required to be in the school building on days when their FCC class is not in session.”
However, it is vitally important for Tuscarora High School staff to know when you leave the building and when you arrive (if before the end of the school day / after the beginning of the school day) as we are responsible for you between the hours of 7:30 am – 2:15 pm.
Counselor Breakdown by Student Last Name
A-C Danielle Moore
D-Ja William Gill
Jb-M Carla Goto
N-Se Diane Cooper
Sf-Z, Learning for Life Joshua Harrison
English Learner Students Amy Pearre
Internships, Scholarships, Service & Job Opps
Fusion Carwash is hiring!
Apply at their location at 5371 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD 21703
Dicks Sporting Goods at the FSK mall is hiring!
You must be at least 16 years old. Apply at dickssportingggoods.com.jobs and mention Amy Gilbert as a reference.
Chilis on Pegasus Ct. is hiring Host or Togo Chiliheads!
Apply online at https://www.chilisjobs.com/
Aviation Education & Career Expo
Friday, October 29th, 2021
Leesburg Executive Airport -957 Sycolin Rd.- Leesburg, VA 20175
877.Pro.Jet1 or 703.889.8558 email@example.com
You are invited to attend the 15th Annual Aviation Education & Career Expo “VISION 20/21”, hosted by ProJet Aviation, in Leesburg, VA. Date: Friday, October 29th, 2021 (9am – 2pm). This event is geared toward high school and college level students. We want to introduce students to the vast array of career opportunities within the aviation industry. The day is packed with industry leaders, aircraft displays, guest speakers, amazing prizes, demonstrations, and scholarships! To date: We have awarded over $1.2 Million Dollars in aviation education and flight training scholarships! We will change their destiny!
Some of the vendors and careers that will be represented include:
NASA * Pilots * Flight Attendants * Medevac Flight Nurses * Avionics Companies * Coast Guard Search & Rescue * Maintenance Mechanics * Air Charter Operators * Homeland Security * NTSB* Air Traffic Controllers* FAA* Military * Aircraft Sales * Publications * Hospitality * Transportation Security * Agricultural Aviation * Flight Instruction * Aviation Fuel * Aerial Mapping * Corporate Flight Departments * In-Flight Catering * FBI *and so much more! The entire day is FREE of charge and includes lunch!
If interested, please contact Mrs. Goto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to Pay for College
Join the Maryland State Department of Education and Mario Armstrong as he guides you through the twists and turns of finding money for college, and meet Maryland students as they share their own financial aid success stories. This hour special contains interviews
with college financial aid advisors and experts that can answer viewer questions. Here is the link to access the program: https://youtu.be/LB-BW3Zwk_c?t=
Fall Sports Update
Fall Sports competitions are quickly approaching! The first game is Friday, 9/3, and Boys Soccer will travel to Urbana for a tournament, while Football opens that night HOME vs. Middletown. Make sure to come out and support TitanNation!
Season ticket, Student Pass and Online Ticket sale info will be coming out next week. Make sure to take advantage!
Current Athletics MASK Policy - FCPS recommends face coverings and social distancing outside whenever attending an event on an FCPS campus. Face coverings are REQUIRED for all coaches, officials and game management staff outside, when social distance cannot be maintained. INSIDE, face coverings are required to be worn properly when not actively engaged in physical activity – this includes fans and staff. This also means student athletes must wear them on the bench, in huddles, locker rooms, etc., but may remove them upon entering the contest.
Senior Class of 2021
THS Senior Page: Seniors 2022
Twitter Account: tuscarorahs22
Senior Class Advisors: Judith Jorgensen, Carrie Palmer, & Aaron Miles
Senior Quotes for the Yearbook can be submitted now. More Information
If you have any questions please go to the senior website.
News From the Titan Media Center
Click the link to activate all the image for the 21-22 Blaced Eyed Susan High School Nominees. The book images are all linked to book descriptions, author information, and how to check out the book via E/Audio book or a physical copy.
Use this link to learn more about the Black Eyed Susan Award.
Media Center Hours and Contact
Media Center Website: https://education.fcps.org/ths/mediacenter
Media Center Twitter: @mediacenterTHS
Daily recorded Tuscarora High School student announcements can be found on the homepage of the THS website.
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PTSA and Titan Booster Organization
The PTSA has launched a new website. If you are looking for board members or meeting dates, the PTSA website has that information. Not a member of the PTSA yet? Find out all about membership and joining the PTSA, as well purchasing a membership and making donations. Memberships and donations fund grants, scholarships, staff appreciation, and PTSA programs.
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Frederick County Health Department
Maryland Department of Health: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Frederick County Health Department Program Guide: https://md-frederickcountyhealth.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1310/FCHD-Brochure-May-2017?bidld
Community Health Services: 301-600-1733
Healthcare Connection and Preparedness: 301-600-8888
School Health Services: 301-600-3312
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): 301-600-2507
Frederick Health Hospital: 240-566-3300
Mental Health / SEL Resources
Virtual Walk-in Behavioral Health Services (crisis support).
Phone 211 or 301-663-0011
Location: 226 South Jefferson Street, Frederick, MD 21701
For Telephone Support: Call 211 or 301-662-2255,
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week www.fcmha.org
FCPS Coordinator of Mental Health Services- 301-600-5306
Substance Use Concerns: https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/131/Behavioral-Health-Services
Office Phone: 301-600-1755
Community Food Resources
Brunswick Food Bank: Drive through service at the American Legion, 18 South Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716
Drive through only. Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Contact 301-834-9718
Frederick Community Action Agency: George L. Shields Foodbank, 14 E. All Saints St., Frederick, MD 21710
Food Bank: Mon, Tu, Thu, Fri, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Soup Kitchen: Daily 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Carry-out only. Contact 301-600-1506
Frederick Rescue Mission: 419 South St. Frederick, MD 21701
Meals to Go:
Breakfast Mondays - Sundays 7:00 - 8:00 AM;
Lunch Mondays - Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30 PM and Sundays 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
Food Distribution Pantry Center Tu and Wed, 1:30 - 3:30 PM; Thu 2:00 - 6:00 PM Food Pantry Closed Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Contact 301-695-6633
Jefferson Food Bank: 3866 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD 21755 First and third Saturdays of each month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Contact 301-371-5721
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THS Past Newsletters
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Andrew McWilliams - Asst Principal
Robert Nulter - Asst Principal
Jodi Ratti - Asst Principal
Tanisha Smith - Asst Principal
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