September 17, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
This was a busy week as we move toward the midterm deadline next week. Just a reminder that we will dismiss students two hours early on Thursday of next week so that teacher may prepare interim progress reports. On Friday, students will be dismissed 3.5 hours early so that students have the ability to attend the Great Frederick Fair. On this day, only Block 1 and Block 2 classes will meet, with lunch being served very early beginning at 9:00am. Most teachers are planning to do review or enrichment since all four classes will NOT meet.
Unfortunately I need to report that Tuscarora's student restrooms experienced needless vandalism this past week as part of an ongoing TikTok "challenge" on social media. Soap and hand sanitizer dispenser were removed necessitating the closing of bathrooms until the situation could be remedied. These acts are senseless, and only serve to inconvenience students who wish to use the bathroom, in addition to wasting money. I would encourage any student who have information that they believe might help us prevent these acts to speak with an administrator. The bathrooms are part of our beautiful school building, one that most Titans take great pride with maintaining and enhancing.
Today was National Constitution Day, marking the 234th anniversary of the signing of the most influential document in American History. On September 17th, the document was signed and sent to the states for ratification. The Constitution is an amazing flexible document that still serves as the blueprint for limited governments around the globe. We celebrated this event today with a special announcement and activities in many social studies classes. I reminded students that democracy thrives when we choose to be informed and participate in our role as citizens, including voting today for class officers.
With Titan Pride,
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Here is the updated Weekly Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
5:00 & 6:15 PM
Volleyball at Manchester Valley High
Varsity Football (Home) vs. North Hagerstown High
12:30 - 7:00 PM
5:30 & 7:00 PM
Varsity Volleyball Tournament at Oakdale High
Cross Country Bull Run Invitational at Hereford High
Band at Damascus High
Girls Soccer at Walter Johnson High
Monday, September 20th
4:00 & 5:15 PM
Unified Tennis at Middletown High
Field Hockey at Liberty High
Golf vs. TJ High at Worthington Manor CC
Tuesday, September 21st
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 & 6:45 PM
Learning for Life to Frederick Fairgrounds
Girls Soccer (Home) vs. Frederick High
Volleyball (Home) vs. Frederick High
Wednesday, September 22nd
JV Football at Frederick High
Field Hockey at Linganore High
Board of Education Meeting, Central Office
Thursday, September 23rd
2-Hour Early Dismissal
Golf vs. Brunswick High at Locust Hill GC
Volleyball at Urbana High
Boys Soccer at Urbana High
Girls Soccer (Home) vs. Urbana High
Fair Day - 3.5 Hour Early Dismissal
Varsity Football (Home) vs. Frederick 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
College-Bound Sophomores and Juniors - PSAT Registration is Open!
PSAT Registration is now open and space is limited!
The PSAT helps sophomores and juniors gauge their readiness for SAT or ACT exams.
It also serves as a gateway to information about colleges and universities.
All students who potentially will attend a 2- or 4- year college should consider taking this examination, which will be given in person at Tuscarora.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 13
If interested in the PSAT, you must do two things:
(or bring a check payable to Tuscarora High School to the main office from 8AM-3:30PM).
** If you have not yet signed up for School Cash online, step-by-step directions can be found on the Schoology group for Class of 2024 and 2023 **
General registration closes on Friday, October 1,
or when all spaces are filled, whichever occurs first.
Online practice PSATs are available on the Khan Academy website: https://tinyurl.com/yxcr3q6f
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.)
Computer Science Honor Society
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Having Trouble with Schoology?
View this document to help with any issues you are having.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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
FBLA Member of the Month
Counseling Office Update
SAVE THE DATE- PSAT
Student Services Conference Room
St. Mary's College of MD
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 email@example.com!
Starvin Marvin is hiring front counter positions! Students can apply at the Frederick location at 6942 Crestwood Blvd.
Fourth Dimension Fun Center on Arcadia Dr. is hiring! Please apply online through indeed.com or see Mrs. Jorgensen in the media center for contact information!
Aviation Education & Career Expo
Friday, October 29th, 2021
Leesburg Executive Airport -957 Sycolin Rd.- Leesburg, VA 20175
877.Pro.Jet1 or 703.889.8558 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
Cross Country Chipotle Fundraiser
Senior Class of 2021
THS Senior Page: Seniors 2022
Twitter Account: tuscarorahs22
Senior Class Advisors: Judith Jorgensen, Carrie Palmer, & Aaron Miles
Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser Kick-Off
Seniors will be shown a presentation during FLEX. Fundraising packets will be availabe in their FLEX classrooms, the media center, and the front office. Seniors will have a chance to earn cash prizes, free cap & gown, or free prom tickets.
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
Sora is your gateway to the best selection of ebooks and audiobooks available to schools, spanning millions of titles from thousands of publishers. With a catalog for all interests and abilities, Sora truly offers something for all readers.
FCPS link to Sora: https://soraapp.com/library/fcpsmd
Sora directions for FCPS.
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
School Cash Online
Menus & Meals
THS Past Newsletters
Chistopher Berry - Principal
Andrew McWilliams - Asst Principal
Robert Nulter - Asst Principal
Jodi Ratti - Asst Principal
Tanisha Smith - Asst Principal
5312 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
240-236-6400 - Phone
240-236-6401 - Facsimile