Patriots & Families:
Welcome to our new and returning students at Tuckahoe Middle! I will miss greeting you daily on our walkways, but look forward to seeing you virtually for our online start to the school year.
At TMS, we strongly believe “Patriots Can Learn in Any Space.” That is our 2020-21 theme, symbolized in our rocket ship aiming for the stars.
Our teachers have been working hard to prepare engaging and exciting virtual lessons for our students and to adopt the best technology tools to connect with each of our students to guarantee uninterrupted learning. Although we are integrating a new, online style of teaching and learning, our TMS team is committed to providing an authentic, rigorous and robust educational experience for all of our students--across all subjects and grade levels.
We also recognize the importance of social and emotional development for middle-schoolers-- particularly in this challenging time of uncertainty and constant change. Focused more than ever on relationship-building, our staff and faculty will reach out to students in a variety of ways to replace the “face time” we typically have with our Patriots.
For example, students will begin every school day with an “Advisory” teacher, who will serve as a consistent guide and anchor for them and their families the entire school year. This teacher will provide a familiar face, extra support, answers for questions, and a safe harbor when students encounter academic or personal challenges.
Undoubtedly, our schools are navigating uncharted territory, but not without diligent forethought, collaboration and preparation on the part of our school system. As your child’s Principal, I will communicate frequently with you as Henrico County Public Schools or TMS makes decisions and announcements that impact you, the parents and families of our valued Patriots. Also watch for a variety of videos and tutorials we are releasing to help your family learn more about virtual learning and how to make it work for you and your child.
Feel free to reach out to me with your comments, questions or concerns.
Together, we will launch an exciting and energizing new school year,
Ann Greene, Principal