Welcome to Thurston Middle School

                                                                 6300 Thurston Road, Springfield, OR  97478
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2019-2020 Community Calendar

Please check out our events calendar on our Upcoming Events page.

 

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Inclement Weather Alert or Closure Information for Springfield School District – click here for complete information:    Weather or Closure Info

If we are experiencing inclement weather (snow/ice) click link below for quick info from Flash Alert to see if school is open today –  the District will determine this and post by 6:30 a.m.

School Closure Information

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION:         19-20 Annual Notification

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Supply List for 19-20 School Year

Looking ahead!!!

Attached is our School Supply List for next year:

TMS Supplies List 19-20

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Water for South Sudan – Well Update!

Last year our 6th Grade Students participated in a wonderful fundraiser to help install a well in South Sudan.  This week we received a letter that our TMS Well has been installed! Our well is number 360 of the wells drilled, beginning back in 2005.

We are so proud to be a part of this history – all due to the wonderful work of our students in sponsoring and raising the necessary funds to make this happen.  Great job!!!

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Thurston After School Academy

Thurston Middle and Willamalane are proud to offer an after school program that is open to all TMS students!

Grades 6-8. More than just an after-school program, Thurston After School Academy offers intentional academic support that encourages academic growth by encouraging every kid to explore their potential. With custom-tailored support, we are able to challenge kids who seek to broaden their academic horizons, while engaging youth that need a daily check-in. One-on-one mentoring allows kids to have a guide on the side who helps them to set goals, organize work and even receive tutoring sessions. We will also provide student-led recreational learning opportunities that allow children to explore art and STEM topics of their choosing.

Program Dates: November 5, 2018 through May 30th, 2019.                            Time is 3:05 pm to 4:40 pm.

To learn more about this and register your student – please click the following link:

TMS After-School Academy

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Oregon Health Plan Coverage

The Oregon Health Plan is now open to more children and teens, regardless of immigration status.  OHP is free health coverage for Oregonians who meet income and other criteria. It covers many health care services such as check-ups, tooth fillings, glasses and prescriptions. It also covers labs, x-rays and hospital care. It even pays for rides to and from the doctor’s office. Apply to see if you qualify. Help is free.

Call the Access Team at Community Health Centers of Lane County at 541-682-3585 for more information. They are trained and certified by OHP to answer your questions and help your family apply for free. OHP is now for me!

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School Attendance

School attendance matters!  There are only a few reasons that are acceptable for “Excused Absence”:

Illness
Death in the Family
Medical Appointment (please bring a note from Doctor)

Reasons that are considered “unexcused” include haircuts, birthdays or other family celebrations, shopping or errands, and yes, also vacations.

To learn more about attendance, check out our District link for an overview:

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

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U OF O SAIL PROGRAM

SUMMER ACADEMY TO INSPIRE LEARNING

What’s SAIL all about?
SAIL is an innovative pipeline program that helps local eighth
through twelfth graders prepare for college.
SAIL offers free one-week summer camps, where students
learn about various subjects from distinguished University
of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive
activities. Each summer, returning students choose a new
academic subject. SAIL camps include sessions on the
college admissions process, scholarship availability, and
the financial aid process.
During the school year, SAIL offers mentoring—administered
by UO college students—to eligible students in local high
schools who are navigating the college admissions process.

To learn more about this program – please click this link:

https://sail.uoregon.edu/

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Peachjar is here!

Our District is partnering with an electronic flyer information system called Peachjar.  We at TMS will be using this to help share information instead of the old traditional newsletter.  The flyers are specifically designed to work well with the modern smart phone or computer when opening email.  Parents who have provided emails to us that are in Synergy have just started receiving these flyers.

You can see our most recent flyers (shared by us and also the District approved flyers) by clicking on the menu link that says PEACHJAR Eflyers.  After you get to this page – click on the big orange button.  This will show you all flyers that have gone out to Parents so far.

To learn more about this, you can visit our District website at the below link:

SPS Peachjar

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School Transfer Information

2020-2021 TRANSFER WINDOWS

High Priority Transfers: Begin accepting WITHIN DISTRICT and RETURNING NON-RESIDENT student High Priority transfer requests the first school day in January through January 31.

Phase 2 Transfers: Begin accepting Phase 2 transfer requests March 1 to April 1 (both Within and Non-resident students)

Space Availability Transfers:

Within District Students: Begin accepting after May 1

Into-District Students: Returning Students – Begin accepting after May 1

New Students – Begin accepting after July 1

NOTE: Space availability transfers will not be processed until after Fall registration is complete.

Requests must be submitted to the District Office either by regular mail, email, fax or hand delivery. Buildings cannot accept transfer request forms.

Please click on this link to learn about School Transfer Information for next year:

Transfer Information

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Thurston High School Food Pantry

Thurston High School is proud to partner with food for Lane
County to provide food, school supplies, warm clothes, and
toiletries free of charge to Thurston families. Thurston Middle School
held a food drive before Winter Break and donated 1800 pounds of food
to Thurston High Schools food pantry to help more students and families
in the Thurston community. If you know of any one in need please call
Thurston’s main office and let us know. (541) 744-5000
Thurston High School’s Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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