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New Family information

division contacts:

Lower School Office: 817.321.0120
Tammy Schoenfeld, Lower School Administrative Assistant

 

Middle School Office: 817.321.0130
Gloria Vasquez, Middle School Administrative Assistant

 

Upper School Office: 817.321.0140
Sunnae Hiler, Upper School Administrative Assistant

Summer Mailing: Information for Everyone (K-12th)

Parent Portal – No later than June 15th you will receive an e-mail explaining our Parent Portal. Your login and password will be included in this e-mail along with information on how to use this portal.  Throughout the academic year you will use the portal to update medical and contact information, view our digital TVS community directory, access the calendar, and receive progress reports and report cards (depending on your child’s grade level).



E-Mail – After June 15th you will begin receiving all e-mail notices sent to currently enrolled families for the 2017-18 school year (emails will be sent to all addresses you provide in the Parent Portal).  E-mail is our primary means of contact with parents.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you keep your e-mail address current and inbox cleaned out.   You will also need to set your permissions to allow TVS to send to your inbox.  Log in to the Parent Portal or call Central Administration, 817-321-0100, to update new e-mail addresses.



Health/Medical FormsPlease complete and return the forms referenced in Nurse Coats’ letter to TVS by July 15, 2017.  Note that the physical exam needs to have been performed between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.

 

Security & Parental Parking Sticker – Throughout the summer, TVS Security will be scanning driver’s licenses for the 2017-18 school year. Each adult in your family and caregivers who will be driving to campus for any reason needs to complete this brief process in order to receive a security sticker to place on his/her car. This sticker allows the driver to enter campus without stopping at the security gate. You are encouraged to have your license scanned and pick up a TVS sticker prior to the first day of school. Scanners are available at both security gates and in the Central Administration office.

 

Summer Reading
Lower School Lists

Middle School Lists

Upper School List


Supplies
Grades K-4  Supplies are included in tuition and provided to students at the beginning of school.  

Grades 5-8
5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Grades 9-12 Students will need basic, general supplies.  If anything special is needed in upper school, you will be informed when students receive their schedule in late August.

 

Uniform Information (grades K-12) – Detailed information about uniforms can be found on the TVS website. Your Link Family will be a good resource if you have questions about what students typically wear, how many pieces are needed, etc. Uniforms can be tried on and purchased at the Fort Worth Mills Uniform store at 5460 E. Loop 820 S., Fort Worth, TX 76119 - (817) 563-7100. To order TVS uniforms online, go to www.millswear.com, then find TVS by school code (enter 7500). Mills will have a 10% off sale from June 10-24.
There will also be a gently-used uniform resale on campus from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thuersday, August 3, in the Stephen Seleny Theater foyer.

 

Bus Transportation Information – Available routes, prices and registration forms can be found on the website under Student Life.  Routes for 2017-18 are currently under review; if you are potentially interested in using this service please let us know immediately at smithjs@trinityvalleyschool.orgAll TVS families will receive an email over the summer with the final route information and registration, but knowing of your interest now will help us to plan.


Xplore Summer at TVS – Expand your child’s world! Designed for ages 3 and up, Xplore Summer Programs are open to everyone and will run May 30 through August 11, 2017. Over 90 different enrichment camps, 14 sports camps, and three months of dance classes are available this summer. Visit www.trinityvalleyschool.org/summer for more information.


Link Family   In grades 1-12, you will be contacted soon by your Link Family.  These families will help you and your child become familiar with the routines and details of life at TVS, and ensure that there will be friendly, familiar faces on the first day of school.  There is a link gathering on Thursday, June 8, at 5:00 in the main courtyard (invitation to follow by email).

 

ORIENTATION AND BACK TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULE – See Below
You will get a more detailed invitation in August.

Saturday, August 19

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.              -Back-To-School Picnic and Fair for all TVS families, new and returning.

Sunday, August 21
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.               -New 1st-12th Grade parent orientation dinner, Lower School Great Hall
                                                (parents new to TVS only)

 

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.                -Kindergarten parent/teacher meeting (parents only; child care provided for kindergarteners on campus)

Individually Scheduled               -Middle School Listening Conferences (opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s advisor to share helpful information).  You will receive an email through Sign Up Genius from Gloria Vasquez.                                                                                                               

Tuesday, August 23
Times TBD                                -New 1st-12th Grade student orientation/lunches with teachers and tours by division.                                                            

Times TBD                                -Spanish or Chinese Introduction Class for new 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

 

Lower School - Back to School Information (K-4th)

Parent Meetings by Grade

Kindergarten Parent Meeting: Friday, August 18  -  9:00-11:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (children & parents)
Saturday, August 19th - 10:30-11:00 a.m.

          

1st through 4th Grade “Meet the Teacher” meetings will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall on the following evenings:
1st Grade - TBD
2nd Grade - TBD
3rd Grade - TBD
4th Grade - TBD 

Class Lists – You will be able to see family contact information and search grade lists in our parent portal.  Classroom teacher assignments for grades K-4 will be emailed approximately one week before school begins. 

Trojan Extended Day (TED) – Grades K-4
This is a before and after school care program available to Lower School students.  The program is run daily by Cynthia Davis, TED Coordinator, and Ana Medrano, TED Assistant.  TED is also offered during several school holidays.  More information about 2017-18 times and fees will be available this summer via the TVS website.  Look for “LS Trojan Extended Care” in the Student Life section of the website.  Program representatives will be present at the Back-to-School Picnic and Fair, Saturday, August 19.  Please contact Nicole Forbes, Director of Extracurricular Programs at forbesn@trinityvalleyschool.org or 817-321-0104 with questions about the TED program. 

Middle School - Back to School Information (5th-8th)

“Meet The Teacher” Night
Middle School (5th-8th) “Meet the Teacher” will be TBD, 6:00 p.m.

Middle School Curriculum and Student Schedules
Grade 5   Students entering grade 5 do not have any math or language choices to make.  However, if you would like to meet with Mr. Snyder to discuss your child’s schedule or go over any questions or concerns you might have about the upcoming year, please contact Gloria Vasquez, Middle School Administrative Assistant (817-321-0100).

Grades 6-7  Students entering grades 6-7 should have arranged for math placement testing by now.  Gloria Vasquez, Middle School Administrative Assistant, will contact you regarding foreign language selection.  Once the placement tests have been reviewed, Gloria Vasquez will call to arrange an appointment for parents with Mr. Snyder.  During this meeting, Mr. Snyder will review the placement tests, discuss your child’s schedule for the fall, and answer any questions or concerns you might have about the upcoming school year.

Trojan Supervised Study (TSS) – TSS is an after-school program for grades 5-8.  Students are given a quiet study time in which they may seek available teacher help or work on homework for their classes.  This program runs from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.  Families have the option to register for the entire year of TSS or opt to utilize the service as needed on a drop-in basis.  See full information on the TVS website.

Spanish or Chinese Introduction Class

Participation in one of these classes corresponding to your child’s language choice is encouraged for students new to grades 6, 7, and 8 who have little or no Spanish or Chinese background.

Athletics (Grades 7-8)
Please fill out the Sign-Up Form for fall, winter, and spring sports.  Sport options are attached to the athletics section of this mailing.  Also enclosed is a welcome letter from the TVS athletic trainers detailing medical paperwork requirements along with a Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form.  ALL 7th-12th grade students must have the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form turned in and their Athletic Medical History Form completed on the TVS RenWeb portal by July 29.  Middle school practices for fall sports will begin on the first day of school, except middle school football which begins Monday, August 15.

Upper School - Back to School Information (9th-12th)

“Meet The Teacher” Night
Upper School (9th-12th) “Meet the Teacher” will be Wednesday, September 6, ­­­­6:30 p.m.

Upper School Curriculum and Student Schedules
If you were not able to attend the course selection meeting on May 8th with the Upper School administrators, Mrs. Julie Nemser, Assistant Head of Upper School, will contact you soon.

Athletics (Grades 9-12)
Please fill out the Sign-Up Form for fall, winter, and spring sports.  Sport options are attached to the athletics section of this mailing.  Also enclosed is a welcome letter from the TVS athletic trainers detailing medical paperwork requirements along with a Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form.  ALL 7th-12th grade students must have the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form turned in and their Athletic Medical History Form completed on the TVS RenWeb portal by July 29.  Unless you are notified otherwise, upper school practices for fall sports will begin on Monday, August 1.

Community Service - For students entering grades 9-12, volunteer service is one of the graduation requirements and must be fulfilled before senior privileges are fully granted.  Students new to the school in grades 9 & 10 are required to accumulate 60 hours and 45 hours respectively; students new in grade 11 are required to complete 30 hours by graduation; and in grade 12, 15 hours by graduation. Please find the TVS Community Service Documentation Form and the TVS Community Service Contract. The contract is due by the first day of school.  Please record any volunteer hours on the Documentation Form and return it to Upper School Office within the first two weeks of school in August.  Copies of the Documentation Form may be made for students who are completing multiple hours this summer.  Questions may be directed to the US Office, 817-321-0140.

Transcript Request for Entering 10th-12 Grades -  Please submit this Transcript Request Form to your child’s current school as soon as the academic year is over.  Request that a final hard copy transcript be mailed to TVS so that it can become part of the official transcript that will be used when your child applies to colleges.  The college counseling office MUST have an official version of the transcript.

Student Parking Regulations and Form - Parking assignments for students who plan to drive to school are issued in person on a date that will be announced closer to the start of school.  Students should fill out these forms and bring them to school on the day assignments are given.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL THE FORM IN ADVANCE!

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