Welcome to Thurston Middle School

6300 Thurston Road, Springfield, OR  97478

TMS Red LogoPh: 541-744-6368    Fax 541-744-6372

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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:    Annual Notification 2018-19

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Fall Pictures

On September 13th, all TMS students will have their pictures taken.  This picture will be used for student body cards as well as in our annual yearbook.  A picture make up date will be announced later for students who were absent.

If you didn’t pick up a picture packet at registration or from the front office, not to worry!  When the student Proof Packets come back to our school, you will be able to go online to mylifetouch.com and enter your student’s Portrait ID and Access Code.  You will then have a variety of options to choose for your student’s fall picture!

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Welcome New Staff to TMS!

TMS welcomes new staff this year!  We are excited for our 18-19 School Year!

  • Ashley Banks- 8th Grade Math/Science
  • Mindy Henricks- Administrative Secretary
  • Kendra Litalien- 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
  • Steven Twomey- 8th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
  • Francesca Wilson- 7th Grade Math/Science
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Registration Info for 2018-19 School Year

Looking ahead!  Our Registration Day for next school year will be on August 27th, 2018, from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Enrollment packets for returning students and our incoming 6th graders will be mailed home in mid-August.  Watch for your packet for your student!  Important information and forms needed to enroll your student will be included.

Check out our “How To Register Your Student” page or call our office with any questions at 541-744-6368.

TMS Supplies List 18-19

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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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Within-District Transfers Accepted Through Jan. 31

Within-district transfer requests will be accepted from January 3 through January 31.

Requests to transfer into a Springfield school from outside the district will be accepted during the Open Enrollment period in the month of March.

Please click this link for more information and forms:


Q. Do I need to reapply for the transfer?

A. New this year: Students on a within-district transfer do NOT need to reapply for a transfer each year if they are staying at the same school. Students WILL need to reapply when changing from elementary to middle or from middle to high school or if they have moved from the address of the original approved transfer.

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School Attendance

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

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:


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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:


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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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Outdoor School Photos are Posted!!!

Great pics of our June 2017 6th Grade Outdoor School Program are posted.  Please go to our 6th Grade Outdoor School page and check out the link for the pictures of both 1st and 2nd Session, as well as fun staff pics!   A great time was had by all!

Thanks to Mr. Kinzer for taking all of these great photos!

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School Transfer Information

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

Transfer Information

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