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TMS Enews 1/14/22

Posted on: January 14, 2022


School News and Information:




Please be advised that second quarter report cards and fee statements were sent home last week with students.   In addition, we also sent LiveSchool login information–be sure to login so you can see your child’s behavior documentation.   If you need assistance with LiveSchool, please email Mrs. Aerni at


1st and 2nd Quarter 3.5 and 4.0 Honor Roll certificates will be given out to students  next week. Please be sure to ask your students to see their certificate!


Lifetouch will be in the building on Monday, 1/24 to take club/group photos as well as the 8th grade panoramic photo. If your 8th grade student is not comfortable participating, they may remain in their 1st period class when students are called to the gym. The photo will take less than 10minutes from start to finish but students will be seated near each other in the bleachers. They may choose who they sit by but we cannot guarantee 3 ft of space between students.   


On January 24th, the 8th Grade Panoramic Picture will be taken.   If interested in purchasing your own copy, you can find order forms in TMS’ office or HERE.  The Picture Day ID:  JC011067T0


All 8th Graders are invited to attend a Butler Tech field trip in early February. There are permission slips going home now, and there is an option for opting out of this field trip. All students must wear a mask on the bus as well as the entire time they are at Butler Tech. If your student cannot attend, they can still be given information about what Butler Tech has to offer! See your student's school counselor for more information.


Per Dr. Theroux’s letter to our District,   Talawanda School District’s mask mandate was reinstated starting on Tuesday, January 18th through Friday, February 4th.   Like BCHD, we strongly recommend all individuals wear a mask and become fully vaccinated (including Boosters to those eligible).


If your child is sick, keep your child home and contact the school nurse or administrators for further instructions.  The mask requirement may change!  


Please note we will follow any ordinances, legal requirements, or BCHD orders so decisions may change throughout the year.  We will absolutely notify you of any changes as we learn them from health officials.


For additional information related to COVID19 and our procedures, go to our website . Click on COVID19 tab.  We will update our procedures and plan as changes and decisions are made.


Ongoing reminders:


  • TMS’ doors do not get unlocked until 7:40am.    


  • It is expected that students will bring their chromebook CHARGED to school


     -If your child is absent from school for any reason, please remember to          email teachers for missing assignments.


  • If your child is going to be absent, please notify the office by 9am by calling 513.273.3300 and following the prompts to the attendance line.





Talawanda Baseball Clinic –   January 16 & 17   -   TSD Baseball

January 17 - No school - MLK Day

January 18 - TMS Art Club Meeting - 3:15pm to 4:30pm in Room 509

January 19 - Little Aggies Meeting - 2:30pm to 3:15pm in Cafeteria

January 24 - Lifetouch 8th Grade Panoramic Picture 

Organization Yearbook pictures

February 2 - THS parent scheduling meeting for next year’s 9th graders - 6pm

                          -contact THS with any questions - THS guidance 513.273.3218

February 7, 8, 9, or 10 - 8th graders to Butler Tech (each 8th grader will be assigned a date)

February 18 - No school - Staff PD Day

February 21 - No school - Presidents Day



What’s for lunch at TMS??   Click HERE!



Want to watch a basketball game or a wrestling match?   

For tickets please see this flyer for information on how to purchase tickets for home TMS and THS events. Cash is not accepted at the gate.




Don’t miss out on a TMS Yearbook!!   


  • Yearbooks are now available for pre-order by going to the following website: and using the following Yearbook ID code:  10975622.  As always, I will have a few available if for some reason you forget to order one, but it will be on a limited basis so to guarantee that your student gets a yearbook, pre-ordering is the way to go. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me, Suzanne Burch at




JOIN THE TMS’ ART CLUB!   Forms are in the office or you can find the form  here  




A new session of The Parent Project is to begin on March 3rd!   Click the link to see more information.   You may email Amy Macechko, Talawanda’s Health and Wellness Coordinator at also.  Learn how to never argue with your child again, improve school performance, stop unwanted behaviors and get answers for children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.   



The  Great Miami Crew is organizing their spring season.  If your child has an interest in rowing please email or check out their website at      Looks like a lot of fun!!




PARENTS–PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TMS’ LOST AND FOUND HAS GROWN IMMENSELY!   WE HAVE COATS, PANTS, WATERBOTTLES, HOODIES, PE CLOTHES, FOOTBALL CLOTHING–AND DID I MENTION WE HAVE COATS????   Items not claimed by January 28th will be bagged and donated to a nearby charity.   Please feel free to come in during school hours (with a mask) and have a look.






According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets. As we’ve learned more about COVID-19 transmission we now know that one’s risk increases if 15 minutes or more is spent within six feet, unmasked and three feet, masked, of someone that has COVID-19. Brief interactions are less likely to, but still can, result in transmission.

If your child experiences symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, coughing, or shortness of Breath, loss of smell or taste, respiratory issues, headache, or other illness), please contact your medical provider and the Butler County General Health District (513) 863-1770 or after hours at (877) 774-4636.

Per the CDC, watch for symptoms. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

● Fever or chills

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19 at

*If your child’s symptoms progress and you are concerned about your health, seek medical attention immediately.

Per the CDC, When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

● Trouble breathing

● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

● New confusion

● Inability to wake or stay awake

● Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

If your child(ren) develop(s) symptoms or tests positive, your child(ren) must be cleared to return to school. Your child(ren) must be fever-free for 24 hours, have no symptoms, follow doctor and Butler County General Health District’s orders, and finish their quarantine if required.

Talawanda School District will keep all medical information confidential and will only disclose it on a need-to-know basis. Talawanda School District is required to notify the Butler County General Health District of individuals who have been in direct contact or tested positive.

We need to be notified if your child(ren) tests positive for COVID19.

Talawanda School District is taking measures to ensure the safety of our students and employees during this coronavirus outbreak, including:

Disinfecting workspaces, common areas, and frequently touched surfaces; using PPE

equipment; providing hand sanitizer; maintaining 6 feet distances; closing areas

from the public, professional development, mandated masks for both students and staff, cleaning of buses between routes and at the end of the day, daily temperature and wellness checks required, and individual building plans to reduce/stop the spread of COVID19.

For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, visit the CDC

website at

We know this letter is a concern to you and your family. We also know it is important to provide you with the information needed so that you and your family remain healthy. If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Safety and Health,

Dr. Edward Theroux

Talawanda Superintendent