September 10, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
It was a short week for students, but a good week for learning just the same. If you view today's Morning Announcements (link under the Media Center section), our focus was a commemoration of the events 20 years ago of September 11, 2001. Those of us of a certain age will never forget where we were, and also how our world changed as a result of the tragedies that day. It is always important for us to pause, remember, and allow for reflection time with our students, for whom the events of 9/11 are history. Many students remarked about how they were pleased to see the commemoration today. We hope you take the opportunity to volunteer tomorrow on Patriot Day, the National Day of 9/11 Commemoration and Day of Service.
You will notice that we are bringing back the "THS Student of the Week" feature to The Titan Weekly. Each week, we chose two students who exemplify scholarship and character among the many nominations that come from teachers. If you child does not win, they may well have been nominated. The winners have their picture posted on Main Street, have the honor announced on the morning announcements, and are recognized among their peers. It's always worth a look, to notice the variety of students who are nominated each week. In addition, in the "Kudos" section below, we bring you news of student and staff achievement and items of note among Tuscarora students.
Here's a reminder that Tuscarora High School is sponsoring an on-site vaccine clinic for our students here next Tuesday. It is not too late to sign up. You do NOT need to be present for your child to be vaccinated, but you need to provide consent. Details are below.
In case you did not know, there are grade level school groups within Schoology, in addition to your child's classes, and the THS Parent Group. If you haven't taken the time to log onto Schoology yet, I can assure you it's about far more than just grade reports. You can see your students assignments, get information just for parents, check out school counseling and media center resources, find out about activities. In addition, if there is a notice posted to your child's class about a potential COVID case in a class, we post the parent letter here. Being a parent/guardian of a virtual student is not easy job right now. Schoology takes a lot of the guesswork out of that job.
Thank you, as always for being our partners on this journey. We know how hard families are working to ensure that their students have the materials they need, are learning to use technology resources, and are keeping up with all of the requests schools are making. It is always a source of Titan Pride to me that, together, we develop a shared focus on what is best for our students and our school community.
With Titan Pride,
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Here is the updated Weekly Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
Friday, September 10th
Varsity Football at South Hagerstown High
Saturday, September 11th
Patriot Day: Anniversary of September 11, 2001
Girls Varsity Soccer at Severna Park High Tournament
Monday, September 13th
Textbook Review Week, C. Burr Artz Library
Girls Basketball Interest Meeting, Aux Gym
Tuesday, September 14th
4:00 & 5:15 PM
5:30 & 7:00 PM
5:30 & 6:45 PM
Frederick County Golf Championship, Clustered Spires
Learning for Life Students to Sam's Club
Field Hockey Home vs. Winters Mill High
Girls Soccer at Middletown High
Volleyball Home vs. Middletown High
Boys Soccer Home vs. Middletown High
Wednesday, September 15th
Yom Kippur (Begins at Sunset)
JV Football Home Home vs. North Hagerstown High
Golf vs. Middletown High at Musket Ridge
Thursday, September 16th
Schools Closed - Yom Kippur (Ends at Sunset)
5:00 & 6:15 PM
Volleyball at Manchester Valley High
Varsity Football vs. North Hagerstown High
*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
Titan Tutoring is BACK!
Mondays & Wednesday have virtual options from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays have in person tutoring opportunities. As of now, there will be no bus transportation available. See the schedule here, with links the to google meet. (The codes are listed below.)
The Frederick County Health Department will sponsor a free Vaccine Clinic for all unvaccinated Tuscarora High School students on Tuesday, September 14, from 8:00am - 12:00pm. Vaccines will be offered on site at Tuscarora, with a second dose scheduled on October 5 for those who receive the first on 9/14.
Parents/Guardians may consent for their student to receive this shot by (1) registering online at the link below and, (2) completing the attached consent form which must be presented on the day of the vaccination. Parents do NOT have to be present when the vaccine is administered. This vaccine clinic is NOT open to walk-ins, families or community members.
This a free and safe way to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Being vaccinated will allow student to return to school faster in most instances when they are a close contact to a positive COVID individual, rather than quarantining for many school days. Protect yourself and others, Titans!
Consent Form in English
Consent Form in Spanish
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 information 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.
Having Trouble with Schoology?
View this document to help with any issues you are having.
Computer Science Honor Society/ New Coding & Computer Science Club
Please view this video for more information on both the honor society and new club.
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.
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
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.
Need academic support while at home quarantining or waiting for test results? THS is offering Quarantine Tutoring! If you would like to schedule a 1 hour google meet with one of our THS Staff members, please fill out the form: tiny.cc/thsqtutoring Reach out to Sarah Welker, email@example.com, if you have any questions.
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
Tuscarora Titan Students of the Week
Honorable Mention to all Nominees
Nominating Faculty Member
Titan Outstanding Scholar
Titan Outstanding Character
Congratulations to Teah Doan, a cello player at THS. She has been named a recipient of this year's Merit Shields Music Scholarship from FCC. The Scholarship is awarded by the George L. Shields Foundation to a student who displays a high level of merit in musical performance. Recipients of the scholarship must undergo an application, and audition process as well as securing teacher recommendations. The scholarship helps to cover the cost of high level private instructors for continued growth in music.
Counseling Office Update
SAVE THE DATE- PSAT
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
Dairy Queen in the FSK mall is hiring! Starting wage at $12.00 an hour. Reach out to Mrs. Jorgensen in the media center for contact information or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Starvin Marvin is hiring front counter positions! Students can apply at the Frederick location at 6942 Crestwood Blvd.
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 are Underway!
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
Class Officer Elections
Senior Quotes for the Yearbook can be submitted now. More Information
Ready for life after high school? Whatever your plans - 2 year college, 4 year college, military, work, trade school - make sure you sign up for your Senior Conference with your school counselor. See the Class of 2022 Schoology Group for each counselor's link to their conference days / times.
If you have any questions please go to the senior website.
News From the Titan Media Center
Student Success Card
Students with Frederick County Public Schools can access a variety of library resources and materials offered by Frederick County Public Libraries.
View this site for more information.
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.
Visit Our Online Resources
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
Chistopher Berry - Principal
Andrew McWilliams - Asst Principal
Robert Nulter - Asst Principal
Jodi Ratti - Asst Principal
Tanisha Smith - Asst Principal
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