TMS 2018–19 Scheduling Information

2018–19 Scheduling Process

Trinity Middle School's scheduling process is designed to forster discussion among teacher, student, and parent. Teacher recommendation, parent and student requests, and multiple measures of student performance data (PSSA, CDT, PVAAS, course grades) will be considered when scheduling students. Your child's success is our number one priority.

This year, scheduling for current and incoming Trinity Middle School students will be completed through the Skyward student information system. PLEASE BE SURE that your child has access to their Skyward username and password. Fifth grade students will be receiving these logins when they arrive to complete the online scheduling process.

7th Grade Scheduling Information

8th Grade Scheduling Information

Timeline

February/March 2018

Schedule sheets will be distributed to all TMS students and all 5th grade Trinity students. At the Elementary Schools, students will complete these sheets with their Guidance Counselors and teachers. At the Middle School, students will complete these on their own time, after watching a video regarding the scheduling process. For courses that have multiple offerings (such as honors courses or Math courses), your child's current teacher will need to initial next to the course selection to indicate agreement. Teachers may contact you as a parent regarding your child's course selections and any concerns that they may have. When the scheduling selection form is complete, it must be signed by a parent/guardian prior to returning the sheet to your child's homeroom teacher.

March 2018

MARCH 7: ALL current 6th/7th Grade Students' Scheduling Sheets due to student's homeroom teacher. These must be signed by all necessary teachers and a parent/guardian.

MARCH : ALL current 5th Grade Students' Scheduling Sheets due to student's homeroom teacher. These must be signed by all necessary teachers and a parent/guardian.

Teachers will complete teacher recommendations, which will turn into course requests for students. These requests are based on pre-requisites and multiple data points, including student grades, local assessments (quarterly assessments), PSSA scores, and CDT scores. Parents are encouraged to review these requests when working on scheduling sheets with your child. Please contact your child's teacher with questions regarding their recommendations.

MARCH 13–14: TMS Students will meet with the Guidance Counselors to schedule online using their scheduling sheets.

Elementary students will be scheduled by TMS Guidance Counselors using their scheduling sheets.

April/May 2018

APRIL:  Students complete current grade-level PSSA's.

MAY 1: Students in grade 5 will complete the TMS Math Placement Test. Please see TASD Policy 215 (Math Acceleration Policy) and the Math Course Sequence for more information. This is an "opt out" test, in that all students will be tested unless a parent/guardian writes an opt-out letter to exempt their child from the placement test. Should you want to opt out your child of the Math Placement Test, please write a letter to the attention of your child's current school Principal prior to May 1, 2018.

MAY 4: Students in grade 5 will receive the results of the TMS Math Placement Test and the recommended 6th Grade Math Course. Please see TASD Policy 215 (Math Acceleration Policy) and the Math Course Sequence for more information. 

MAY 15 & 16:  Algebra I & Algebra II students complete Algebra I Keystone Exams.

Friday, May 11: ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO MAKE TMS SCHEDULE REQUESTS FOR CURRENT TRINITY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS. No changes will be made after this date, other than those based on student performance data - this includes incoming 6th graders.

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