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Principal's Emails - Fall 2020

This space will contain emails that Dr. Parker is sending to Parents during the COVID-19 Closure.  They are in reverse order with the most recent at the top.  Please remember that not all links will remain operational.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following information and reminders for this upcoming week:

  • Final exams this week- please note the exam schedule here 
  • Second Semester- Students first semester final grades will be available in Infinite Campus at the end of this week and second semester classes begins on Tuesday, January 19th. Details on classes and the exact schedule for second semester will be shared by the end of this week. 
  • Technology information- Students who will be returning to Tucker High School for Face-to-Face Learning during the Week of January 19, 2021 and January 25, 2021, will need to remember that you MUST BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK ALREADY CHARGED or YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE ALREADY CHARGED to SCHOOL EVERYDAY for the remainder of Second Semester. Translated versions of this message can be found here 
  • Lunch Forms- If you have opted for your student to return to school but have not completed a lunch form, please use the following links to complete a translated applications or online applications:  Online application- https://www.schoolcafe.com/       Translated applications on the bottom of this page: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-nutrition/fr-meal-applications/
  • Spring Sports Information: 
    • Baseball-  Varsity and J.V Baseball tryouts are January 19h and 20th. Pleased be dressed and prepared to start at 2:30  (after school if we are attending in person). Please have your sports physical examination forms completed prior to the beginning of tryouts. 
    • Soccer- Socially distanced drive through registration, Monday Jan 11th at Tucker High School 4 - 6 PM. Email coach cameron_heyen@dekalbschoolsga.org with questions 
    • Gymnastics- detailed information/announcement is forthcoming email tiffany_keys@dekalbschoolsga.org with questions. 
    • Tennis- If interested in the Tucker High tennis team please send an email to tuckerhightennis@gmail.com by January 11th. 
    • Track- detailed information/announcement is forthcoming. Email questions to erika_allen@dekalbschoolsga.org (girls coach) and lonniejones051@gmail.com (boys coach)

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Good Evening Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates for this week and next:

  • Final Exams are Monday (1/11) and Tuesday (1/12) of next week. Please see the exam schedule here 
  • Final Exam Review Sessions- students can voluntarily attend these sessions on Thursday (1/7) and Friday (1/8) of this week to work with their teachers to prepare for exams next week. These sessions will be at the times based on their regular Thursday and Friday class period schedule. Teachers can be emailed directly regarding questions with this opportunity. 

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

Happy New Year Tucker HS Families, 

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday break as we prepare to start school again. As a reminder, school begins tomorrow (Monday, January 4th) and all virtual instruction this week will be asynchronous (meaning no live class periods, all class/teacher assignments will be posted). Please also remember these are the last days of the first semester.

Additional information and details will be shared from the school in the coming days regarding ending this semester and details for beginning the second semester (which begins on January 19th). Your child’s teachers will be sharing more specifics about review information and study guides this week as well leading up to the scheduled final exams. 

Take care and stay safe

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents, 

I wanted to share this follow up information on our last school day before the holiday break. As you are aware, we are now actively planning for the close of the semester as well as a return to school in January. Please reference the information below and attached:

  • DCSD Return to School Parent Letter - Please see the links for the attached English here and Spanish (Versión en Español) of the DCSD letters regarding the planned returned to school in January. 
  • THS Parent Intent to Return Form:- This is only for any parent(s) that did not complete and submit the original DCSD Intent to Return form on behalf of  your student last month. This information is needed for our planning and scheduling of class cohorts next semester. Please complete the questions on the link or QR code below.

If you already completed and submitted a DCSD Intent form please see the instructions on page two of the previously attached letter.  

Tucker HS Parent Return to School Intent Form

More detailed and specific information on our Tucker HS processes will be shared upon our return from the holiday break and throughout the early weeks of January. 

Have a wonderful, safe, and restful holiday break and please let me know of any additional questions. 

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Good Afternoon, 

The school district is hosting another Parent Town Hall Meeting today at 6:00 pm to discuss updates leading into next semester. Please see the attached flyer here or this link: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/featured-news/family-town-hall/

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following announcements and reminders for this week:

  • Senior Deficiency Reports  If a senior is failing a class, a senior deficiency report will be emailed home this week to senior parents. Parents- please make sure you reach out to teachers to see what needs to be worked on over the winter break if your child is in danger of failing and not graduating. 
  • Pick Your Schedule/Classes for 21-22 School Year Now 
    • 11th Grade-  The link to register for 21-22 classes is open. Please go through the link and submit the classes that you would like to take by winter break. 
    • 10th Grade- The link to register for 21-22 classes is open. Please go through the link and submit the classes that you would like to take by winter break. 
    • 9th Grade- The link to register for 21-22 classes is open. Counselors will be meeting with you during the week of December 14th. 9th grade students will be building their schedule for the 21-22 school year on December 17th and 18th in their social studies class with their counselor. Please make sure to be in class on time.  

Parents and Students: Tucker High School’s Counseling Department would like to invite you to our Annual 9th Grade Parent and Student Session. The session will be Wednesday, December 16th. Scheduled times will be emailed to you and your student, as well as placed on the website. In this session we will discuss the following

  1. Student’s next year class selection 
  2. The importance of Creating a Gafutures Account 
  3. And other Graduation requirements

Please complete the following information prior to Wednesday, December 16th.  The checklist will be emailed. View Advisement Video, Discuss and Write Down Class selection (See Course Sequence Form, use as a guide), and Create A GaFuture Account(See Video

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

Tucker HS Parents,
Please note the following information as we plan for this upcoming week and the end of the semester:

•    Grades/Progress Reports- please continue to monitor your child’s grades on Infinite  Campus. Progress Reports/grades for 13.5 weeks are now available on in the parent portal of Infinite Campus.  Please contact Ms. Humphrey for any assistance needed with access to Infinite Campus.

•    Semester I Final Exams- will be given online/virtually on January 8th-12th, please see the current schedule here 

•    Region II Parent Town Hall – please see thisattached flyer for information and updates from our regional school district leaders on Weds., 12/9 at 5:00pm. (La versión en español del folleto está aquí.)  

•    Schedule Changes-  If your child needs a schedule change for 2nd semester, please click on the link below. This link will close on Monday (tomorrow) at 4:00PM.  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iiMrMYPAwUGhi3NrAmlveUZKG9cFV4BKr3vylc7j1g5UQ1hPSlhYS1NOME8yMFgwRDZONllMR0E3TSQlQCN0PWcu 
 
•    Senior Deficiency Reports - If a senior is failing a class, a senior deficiency report will be emailed home the week of December 14th to senior parents. Parents- please make sure you reach out to teachers to see what needs to be worked on over the winter break if your child is in danger of failing and not graduating.
 
•   Pick Your Schedule/Classes for 2021-22 School Year Now 

  • 11th Grade-  The link to register for 21-22 classes will be available on the website on Monday, December 7th. Please go through the link and submit the classes that you would like to take by winter break. 
  • 10th Grade- Build your Schedule for the 21-22 school year on Wednesday with your counselor. Counselors will be meeting virtually with SOPHOMORE students based on last names on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, via the student’s Dekalb County School email account, so please check your email account for the link in TEAMS.  The link to register for 21-22 classes will be available on the website on Monday, December 7th if you would like to preview. Students will work simultaneously with their school counselor step-by-step, to help select courses for the 2021-22 school year. Please ensure you are logged in early to join on your computer and READY to begin on time. 

School Counselor Schedule, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 
Last Names: A-C, Dr. Walker (9:00-10:00AM)
Last Names: D-I, Mrs. Bodiford (10:00-11:00AM)
Last Names: J-K, Mrs. Williams (9:00-10:00AM)
Last Names: L-M, Mrs. Williams (10:00-11:00AM)
Last Names: N-P, Mr. Jackson {Porter} (9:00-10:00AM)
Last Names: Q-R, Mr. Jackson {Porter} (10:00-11:00AM)
Last Names: S-V, Ms. Currie (10:00-11:00AM)
Last Names: W-Z, Ms. Currie (11:00AM-12:00PM)

  • 9th Grade- Counselors will be meeting with you during the week of December 14th. Parents- look for an email from your child’s counselor for a meeting on December 16th to talk about any academic questions or questions regarding their schedule for next year. 9th grade students will be building their schedule for the 21-22 school year on December 17th and 18th in their social studies class with their counselor. Please make sure to be in class on time.  

•    Math Tutoring  Do you need help in math? Join Coach Heyen daily via this link.
              Monday/Wed/ Friday 2:00 -4:00 PM
              Tuesday/ Thursday 2:30-4:30 PM
           https://meet.google.com/lookup/fix54f42dv?authuser=0&hs=179

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break last week. Here are a few updates and reminders for the rest of this week:

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

Tucker HS Parents, 

I hope this message finds you and your families preparing for a safe and restful Thanksgiving. Here are two brief announcements as we head into the break this week. 

Thank you and please let me know how we can assist and support further 

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020

Good Afternoon Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following information below for this week:

  • Parent Infinite Campus Access-- As we enter the end of this semester, please ensure you have your parent access to Infinite Campus to monitor your child's grades and attendance. For assistance with this please attend one of Ms. Humphrey's sessions on November 16th, November 30th, December 7th, or December 14th.  Each session begins at 5:00 pm. Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4aa9af2ca2fb6-infinite1
  • Need Math Help- The math department is working with students daily on ZAPPING ZEROS to replace missing Classwork or Homework assignments from the first 9 weeks of this semester during PM sessions of ELT. If your child needs math help, please follow this link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/fix54f42dv?authuser=0&hs=179
    • Monday/Wed/ Friday 2:00 -4:00 PM
    • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 -4:30 PM
Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates for this week: 

  • Counseling Newsletter- https://www.smore.com/kdrsw (please see details about "Apply to College Week" and sessions starting tomorrow) 
  • Boys Soccer Interest Flyer- here 

Thank you and please continue to monitor your student's progress in Infinite Campus and let us know of any questions or concerns

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 (afternoon)

Tucker HS Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/3, we are on an early release schedule. Here is the link with tomorrow's class schedule THS Early Release Schedule for 11/3 

Additionally, below is the link to purchase tickets for tonight's football game:

Copy the link into a browser to purchase tickets.  There is a $1 service fee per ticket.
Tucker vs Lovejoy home link - https://gofan.co/app/events/134161
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Good Morning Parents & Guardians,

Please see the following updates for this week:

  • Please continue to use the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus to monitor your student's grades and attendance 
  • Parent's of 8th graders (Rising 9th graders)- Last week we had our virtual rising 9th grade parent night. The link is still up on both the middle school and the high school websites if you would like to view it or ask any questions. Counselors will be visiting 8th grade classrooms this week on Thursday and Friday to answer any questions. The registration link to register for classes will go live on Monday, November 2nd, for rising 9th grade parents. Please complete this task so your student has a correct schedule for next year. 
  • DCSD Parent Town Hall Meeting- Thursday, 11/5 https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/featured-news/virtual-town-hall-for-parents/
  • Make-up Football Game vs. Lovejoy HS tonight (at Adams Stadium)- To keep everyone safe, the District requests all stakeholders adhere to the following safety guidelines when attending an athletic or extracurricular event: 1. All patrons must always wear a mask. 2. All patrons must sit at least six feet apart. 3. Immediate family members may sit together. 4. Students are expected to follow social distancing guidelines at all times and are not allowed to sit, stand, or congregate in groups. All tickets must be purchased online prior to game time 
  • Boys Basketball Information- here 
  • Baseball Interest Information- here 
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the updates and reminders for this week:

  • 9-Week Grades-- parents can view all current grades and progress for their student(s) for this grading period on Infinite Campus. Please see this link for access and information: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/infinite-campus/. We continue to remind students that grades count this semester and all final grades will be transcribed as earned at the end of the semester (in December) and count towards their GPA. 
  • PSAT, Thursday, October 29th-- Eleventh and ninth grade students that have previously registered  for the PSAT will take the test on Thursday, October 29th. Eleventh graders should arrive using the Gym Lobby entrance off Chamblee-Tucker road no later that 8:30am and ninth graders should arrive no later than 12:30pm at the same entrance. Students must wear a mask and temperatures will be taken before they can enter the building. Students should also bring their own calculators. 
  • Chromebooks- please see information and updates here 
  • Rising 9th Grade Parent Night- Monday, October 26th at 6:00 PM (Virtual). A Link will be put up on TMS website homepage and THS homepage to view this meeting
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application- please note previous information sent and apply this week 
  • Boys Basketball Information- see flyer here 

Please let us know any questions or concerns with any of this information 

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents,

Please see information and updates for this week below:

  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications- Please see this information to complete the free/reduced lunch application for students here https://www.schoolcafe.com/. This is an important opportunity for students and needed information for our school. Here are the forms and other  information (Spanish version of this application is available here)
  • Parent Conferences- please use this link to sign up for conferences this Weds https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/63276d803a6ccecc06-parent
  • National Honors Society Induction- please see details here 
  • Dual Enrollment and Financial Aid Night- is this Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00PM (virtual). The meeting link will be on the THS homepage 
  • Tucker HS Chipotle Spirit Night- On Tuesday, October 20, 2020  4347 at the location on  Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 from 5pm – 9pm.  Use code 39BV3A6 before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.
  • Swim Team Interest Meeting Anyone wanting to learn more about the Tucker Swim Team please email coach Ross Phillips.  We will be having an interest meeting soon and it will be announced on Remind.   Coach’s email is ross_b_phillips@dekalbschoolsga.org and the remind link is https://www.remind.com/join/thsswim1 
  • Girls Basketball Interest- see information here 

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Good Afternoon Parents,

Please see the information below for updates and reminders:

Free/Reduced Lunch Forms Please see the information attached and link below to complete the free/reduced lunch application for students https://www.schoolcafe.com/ This is an important opportunity for students and needed information for our school. Here is the Flyer and the form and a Spanish version
Title I Annual Meeting tonight-- Please use the following link to attend the meeting tonight at 6:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84530611046?pwd=dDJQaWY0SjNBMUljZ0xaeTY5OWpxQT09

National Honors Society Induction- please see details here
Tucker Chipotle Spirit Night - October 20, 2020
          Address: 4347 Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker, GA 30084. Event Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5pm – 9pm

          Use code 39BV3A6 before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup also use this unique code  

Swim Team Interest Meeting Anyone wanting to learn more about the Tucker Swim Team please email coach Ross Phillips.  We will be having an interest meeting soon and it will be announced on Remind.   Coach’s email is ross_b_phillips@dekalbschoolsga.org and the remind link is https://www.remind.com/join/thsswim1

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

Good Afternoon,
Please note the following reminders for this week: 

  • There is no school tomorrow, Monday (10/12). All classes will resume on Tuesday (10/13) on the regular Tuesday Virtual Learning schedule
  • There is a workshop on this Tuesday (10/13) at 8:00pm for all student-athletes interested in recruitment and obtaining a college athletic scholarship. Please register here for the workshop link

All DCSD parents/guardians should have received an email on Friday evening from the school district regarding your decision/intention for each child to continue virtual learning or choose face-to-face instruction. Please refer to that email with the intent to return the form and note the submission/decision is due by October 23rd


Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020

Greetings Tucker HS Parents,

Please see below for the updates and reminders for this week:

  • Parent Conferences- we will have parent/teacher conferences beginning this week on Wednesday 10/7.  Teachers will be reaching out to continue to schedule these meetings however due to the present need and high demand, we will also have conferences on next Wednesday, 10/14 by request. Information will be sent out this week for scheduling on 10/14. 
  • Chromebooks- Chromebook distribution will continue this week on Wednesday, October 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for students that do not already have a Chromebook that has been assigned to them will need to contact Mr. Stanley via telephone at (404) 953-5084 or e-mail at marcus_c_stanley@dekalbschoolsga.org. When telephoning and e-mailing Mr. Stanley please include the Student First and Last Name, Student Identification Number and two (2) Contact Numbers. Please call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Counselor Newsletter-   https://www.smore.com/18sqf

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

Good Afternoon Tucker HS Parents, 

As we begin another week, please see below for updates:

  • All student 4.5 week progress reports are now available online in the parent portal. Please see here for more details https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support/ then under Infinite Campus Information. Also, additional information is coming from the parent center on accessing and navigating the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus and we will also be sending information out this week for scheduling parent-teacher conferences on 10/7. 
  • Chromebook distribution will continue this week on September 28, 2020 through September 30, 2020, students that do not already have a Chromebook that has been assigned to them will need to contact Mr. Stanley via telephone at (404) 953-5084 or e-mail at marcus_c_stanley@dekalbschoolsga.org. When telephoning and e-mailing Mr. Stanley please include the Student First and Last Name, Student Identification Number and two (2) Contact Numbers. Please call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The 2020 PSAT Registration is now open!  The test is available for all 10th graders at no cost and for 9th and 11th graders for $20. ALL students must register to take the test. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 30th.  Please click here to register and pay https://filecabinet3.eschoolview.com/0AB60151-B7B5-42FD-BDCF-2C600BBCA09B/2d528148-7c35-417d-bcb0-ca449845aa0f.pdf  Please don't hesitate to email Mrs. Gunter (doryiane_gunter@dekalbschoolsga.org) with any questions or concerns.

Thanks and please let us know how we can further support you and your student.


Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the updates and announcements for this week below: 

  • The Virtual Junior Class Parent Meeting is this Thursday, September 24th at 6:00PM. Please use the school website for the link to this meeting for all 11th grade students and parents.
  • 4.5 Week Grades- Last Wednesday marked the 4.5 week grading period for all students, please check their grades online in Infinite Campus to monitor progress and attendance. Please also email teachers directly for a parent conference if needed. We have been reminding students that all final grades this semester will be transcribed as entered so maximum effort is required. Please share any questions or concerns.
  • 2020 PSAT Registration is now open!  The test is available for all 10th graders at no cost and for 9th and 11th graders for $20. ALL students must register to take the test. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 30th.  Please click here to register and pay: https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/tucker_high_school_o/    Please don't hesitate to email Mrs. Gunter (doryiane_gunter@dekalbschoolsga.org) with any PSAT questions or concerns.
  • Chromebooks- Starting September 21, 2020 through September 25, 2020 and September 28, 2020 through September 30, 2020, students that do not already have a Chromebook that has been assigned to them will need to contact Mr. Stanley via telephone at (404) 953-5084.  You may also e-mail Mr. Stanley at marcus_c_stanley@dekalbschoolsga.org When telephoning and e-mailing Mr. Stanley please include the Student First and Last Name, Student Identification Number, and two (2) Contact Numbers. Please call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The IB Senior Parent Meeting is Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00PM using the Zoom Link

Have a great week


Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020

Tucker HS Parents,

As we prepare for another week of school and virtual teaching and learning, please note the following key school announcements for this week:

  • Title I Annual Stakeholder Meeting: Tuesday 9/15 at 5:00pm

This is an important opportunity to provide input and to review the initiatives and Title I budget for this school year. This is a virtual meeting

PDF:  STAKEHOLDER MEETING 2020 fall.pdf 

LINK:  STAKEHOLDER MEETING LINK

  • Virtual Curriculum Night:  Tuesday 9/15 at 6:00pm

This is an important opportunity as well to hear from your child’s teachers regarding their classes and what you can expect with them moving forward. This is also a virtual meeting. All additional information on this event will be available via the school website.

LINK: http://tuckerhs.dekalb.k12.ga.us

  • Voting for PAC (Principal Advisory Council): Begins online Tuesday 9/15

There are two parent representative seats available that can be voted on, the nominated candidates are below and additional instructions and electronic ballots will be emailed this week and this website can be further referenced on the process and function on the PAC: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/principal-advisory-councils/


 

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