Important Phone Numbers
a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
bus leaves Tolt @ 4:45
Tues. bus leaves Tolt @ 4:15
is Stillwater Church
2nd stop is CHS
3rd stop is 2nd
TMS is collecting GM Boxtops
and Campbells Soup Labels.
Help our school earn extra $$$$
Turn them into your 6th period teacher.
A Message from
Dear Thunderbird families and students,
We've had a great start to the new school year! Our
staff was so excited to welcome our students to campus earlier this
week and has enjoyed getting to know them more each day.
Personally, I have been overwhelmed with the kindness, compassion, and
respect of our students. I feel so fortunate to work with such
incredible students, supportive families, and caring staff here at Tolt. This is truly a special place!
For the first time ever, our 8th graders checked out
laptops they will use throughout the year both during class for
instruction as well as to complete assignments. This is part of a
district-wide, one-to-one initiative to increase learning opportunities
by giving students access to technology both at school and at
home. We are looking forward to seeing the many ways our 8th graders
will benefit from these laptops and exploring how to extend these
opportunities to our 6th and 7th graders.
Our staff hopes to see many families at our Curriculum
Night next Thursday, September 14. We value having strong
home-school connections, and this evening is a chance for us to share
more about our school and courses. We are looking forward to
giving our families a glimpse into their students' school experiences.
Thank you so much for your support of our school and for
giving us the awesome responsibility of teaching, guiding, inspiring,
shaping, and encouraging your students. It is a privilege to be a
part of their lives!
Amie Karkainen, Principal
On Thursday, September 14 starting at 6:15 pm, we will be having
our Curriculum Night for parents and guardians. This is a time
for parents and guardians to meet their students' teachers, follow
their daily classroom schedule, and learn more about the courses they
Here is the schedule for the evening:
6:15 - 6:30 Welcome in Gym, Introduction of Staff Members
6:30 - 6:35
Released to 1st Period
6:35 - 6:43 1st
6:48 - 7:01 2nd Period
7:06 - 7:14 3rd Period
7:19 - 7:27 4th Period
7:32 - 7:40 5th Period
7:45 - 7:53 6th Period
Next week, your student should bring home a class schedule
(filled out by them) listing the order of their classes with their
teachers' names, classroom numbers, and a school map. If that
doesn't come home for some reason, you can print their schedule from
Skyward Family Access under the Schedule Tab.
Due to the limited time, teachers will not be able to
discuss individual students with you during Curriculum Night.
However, teachers will provide a sign-up sheet for both in-school and
telephone conferences to be scheduled at a later time.
Since this is a time set aside just for parents and
guardians to meet teachers, we are asking that students not attend this
Please arrive early as parking will be limited.
We are looking forward to seeing parents and guardians at
Picture Day is Tuesday,
- Order forms were distributed to students
- You can also fill out your order form online
before picture day at mylifetouch.com
ID code: LS117106Q0
- Bring receipt/order form on picture day.
However, students will still get their picture taken even if they
forget the form or receipt.
Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill is scheduled for
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Riverview School District participates in a
simulation, along with local agencies, in the event of a dam
breach. At approximately 9:30 AM, the six grade students at Tolt Middle School will participate in
an abbreviated dam evacuation drill. On Thursday, September
14, 2017, we will be sending home a memo with your students concerning
the abbreviated Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill.
Please remind your students to dress warmly and wear
sturdy shoes. We are hopeful the weather will be cooperative;
however, if the day brings a downpour of rain, we will reschedule the
Guidelines for Parent
Riverview is very fortunate to have two direct ways for
parents and teachers to communicate: phones and e-mail. Phones (and
voice mail) in every classroom create a safer environment as well as
offering an easier, more convenient way for parents to communicate with
teachers. E-mail has al-so enriched communication opportunities between
teachers and parents.
There are both benefits and drawbacks to these
improvements in technology. In some ways, the new technology has added
to everyone's workload and led to an expectation for a turn-around
response time that might not be possible.
Here are the guidelines for what is effective and
appropriate in terms of e-mail communication:
Would your child
benefit from participating in small group counseling?
Throughout the school year, the Tolt
Middle School counselors host a range of small group counseling
sessions. If you feel that your child would benefit from being part of
one of these groups, please send us your child's name, grade level and
group that you are interested in them being part of. The groups usually
range in size from 5-10 students and meet once a week for approximately
8 weeks. The groups are usually held during lunchtime or during
elective times (alternating each week between PE rotation and other
Small Group Themes:
- High Anxiety/Stress
- Changing Families
- Social Skills
If you are
interested in having your student participate in one of these groups,
please email the following information to your student's counselor:
- Student's Full Name
- Student's Grade Level
- Name of small group that you are interested in
last names beginning with A - K firstname.lastname@example.org
last names beginning with L - Z email@example.com
Request for Parent Volunteer
The Tolt Site Based Council (SBC) is in need of a
parent to sit on our building committee for a two year cycle. The
SBC helps make logistical and budgetary decisions about every day
issues at Tolt Middle School. We are
looking for someone to look at things from a parent perspective.
If you are interested, please email your letter of interest and a brief
resume to Mardi Rezoski: firstname.lastname@example.org in our main
office so that each candidate can be reviewed by the current
SBC. This person will be a valuable team member in helping with
decisions. The pay is low (zero!) but the help is priceless.
Proof of ID
For the well being and safety of
your student, you may be asked to show your ID when entering the
school. If your name appears in the student's records allowing you to
take the student from the building, we would be glad to send for that
student. Please allow enough time when coming to pick up a student to
make it to your appointment on time. Please note: If someone other than
a parent or guardian is sent to pick up a student, Tolt
staff will only release a student to that individual if you have given
us prior permission to do so and that person's name appears as an
emergency contact. Emergency contacts are noted in our student records
database, and the person picking up the student must present proof of
Please review your Emergency Contact list on Family
Access, and contact Mardi Rezoski, Registrar, email@example.com
or 844-4607, to update information.
If you are not certain that your student's
records/information is up-to-date, please look on Family
Access under Student Profile and Family.
Please contact Mardi Rezoski, Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
or 844-4607, to add, delete, or change any names, phone numbers,
mailing addresses, and/or emails addresses. T
Thank you for helping us keep your student's contact info
Immunizations & Nurse's Information
Welcome to a new school year!
Thank you to each of you who brought emergency medications
and immunization paperwork to registration. This year all K-12 students
are required to show proof of receiving 2 varicella vaccinations
or immunity to chickenpox and all incoming 6th grade students are
required to have a Tdap booster. Other
vaccines recommended for middle school age students are the
meningococcal and HPV vaccinations, however they are not
required. Notification of students with delinquent or incomplete
records will be mailed out in early October and by state law, all
students must be in full compliance (or have a signed exemption,
cosigned by their health care provider) by the end of that month.
If your student needs an emergency medication at school,
please contact the school nurse.
Let's make this a safe and healthy year.
School Nurse-Tolt Middle School
Alternate bus arrangements will only be allowed with a
signed note from the parent/guardian or through email. Phone calls
for a bus pass are not accepted. Students need to bring their
notes to the attendance office before school or at lunch on the day
they need a bus pass. If parents are using email, please email
Tammy Helms in the attendance office at email@example.com as early in the day as possible.
Low-Cost Health Insurance
Health insurance is available to TMS students. The
process is easy and many working families qualify, this is a great option
for parents with children participating in school sports. Income,
family size and some monthly expenses are viewed for eligibility.
To see if your child qualifies for this form of health insurance,
contact Heidi Stauffer (425) 844-4605 for more information
Students received agendas/planners this week. They are an
excellent tool to refer to when communicating with your child's
checks and quarter
report cards will be sent home with students.
Newsletters will be
published monthly and put on the district Constant Contact, except for
the months of December/January and April/May, which will be combined
together because of winter and spring breaks.
If your email address has changed over the summer, and you
would like to receive communication from the school through our
Constant Contact, please go to the Tolt website, click on "Join our email
list" in the upper right hand corner, to update your email
You can use Skyward Family Access to view student
information and grades online.
Don't remember your login and/or password?
Please contact Mardi Rezoski, Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
or 844-4607, for your credentials.
With so many ways to communicate, it should be a great
We believe students need to be in school in order to
receive the best education possible. Parents should contact the
Attendance Secretary, Tammy Helms (425) 844-4606 or email email@example.com
within 48 hours to excuse an absence or tardy or send a note with your
child to school. Without notification from the student's parent or
guardian, the absence will be considered unexcused.
Requesting homework will only be done for absences that
are greater than three (3) days and students will have one (1) day to
make up work for each excused day of absence.
Here is the Riverview School District Board Policies
regarding Excused and Unexcused Absences and Tardies
News from the Kitchen Staff
lunch are served each day at Tolt Middle
School. School meals meet new federal nutrition standards,
ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students
all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
We recommend that you pre-pay for meals purchased at
1. e-Funds for Schools on-line payment option with the
payment going immediately into your student's meal account:
- no fee for using
a checking account
- $1.00 fee for
using credit or debit card
2. Cash sent to school with your student
3. Check sent to school with your student
You may view
your student's meal account information through Family
Access. Under the General Information heading, select Food
Service to view account information, payments, and purchases. The
account balance at the end of the school year carries over into the
next school year.
You may sign up
for the low balance email notice through Family
Access. Under the General Information heading, select Email
Notifications. Check the box for Food Service to receive
notifications when the account balance is under $6.50.
Please join us
in encouraging students to make healthy food choices and to include
physical activity in their daily schedule.
Depending on your family income and household size, you may
qualify for free or reduced price meals.
The forms to apply are available at all schools, on the
district website on the Food
Service Department page and through Family
Access to apply on-line.
- If you used the District's Free/Reduced Lunch
Program last year new paperwork is required to be renewed each
- If you did not resubmit an application during
registration your student could be dropped from the program at the
end of September.
- One application works for the whole family so
if you did fill out paperwork at another child's school you should
be covered for the year.
- Applications can be found on the District
Website under the Food
Services web page.
If you have
questions about the breakfast and lunch meal program, please contact
Kaye Wetli, SNS, Supervisor of Food Services,
425-844-4560, or visit the Food
Services Department page on the District Website.
Parent Drop Off /Pickup Zone
Due to safety concerns, before and after school student
drop off and pick up will be in the parking lot at the back of the
school by the baseball fields. This area can be accessed by
the using the parking lot entrance closest to the gym and driving past
the staff parking lot to the back of the school. Students should no longer be
dropped off or picked up in the front parking lot before
or after school.
Morning Drop Off Information
Breakfast is served at 8:10 a.m. Please do not drop off
students earlier than this because we do not have sufficient
supervision at this time of the morning and the students will be
If dropping students off for Jazz Band prior to school starting
please drop kids off at the baseball field and not the staff parking
lot. We want to avoid cars pulling in and kids walking across the
lot at the same time.
As stated in our Student Handbook, TMS follows a structured
dress code to avoid dangerous, distracting, and disruptive
Please monitor what your child wears before they leave for
school as some of the latest trends are not always school
Students not in compliance will be asked to change, cover
up, or call home for a different set of clothes.
Please refer to the student handbook for detailed
information on the dress code.
Tolt Student Handbook
The latest trends we are dealing with are:
with holes in less than appropriate locations
- Skirts or shorts that
are less than fingertip length
- Tank tops/sleeveless
shirts that do not cover the entire shoulder
- Sagging pants
- Bare middriff clothing
To avoid disruption of the educational process please
limit phone calls and messages to urgent business. We prefer to
get messages to students via a note from the office. We ask
students to leave their phones in their backpacks during class.
If you text your child and want them to return a call, have your
child talk with the teacher to facilitate the best time for the return
call to happen so as to not disrupt the learning environment.
Fall Sports practices are off and running! Game and
meet schedules are posted on the Tolt Sports Page if you'd like to come out
and support your Tolt teams! If your
child wants to participate in one of our other sports throughout the
year (listed below), please make sure you check the Tolt Sport Page to review the steps to
sign up. Information will also be sent out through the Tolt newsletter. Questions? Please call
the main office at 425-844-4600.
Season Two: 10/23/17 through 12/14/17
Girls' Basketball for 7th and 8th graders
Boys' & Girls' Wrestling for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
Season Three: 1/16/18 through 3/18/18
Girls' Soccer for 7th and 8th graders
Boys' Basketball for 7th and 8th graders
Season Four: 4/2/18 through 5/24/18
Co-Ed Track and Field for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
General Membership Meeting SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30pm
We had a very successful Back to School Luncheon for our
Our first General Membership Meeting of the year is Sept.
14 at 6pm, just before Curriculum Night. Please come join us. This is
an excellent opportunity for you to join other parents who are working
to support our students. We have board positions available as well as
Tolt PTSA Makes a Difference
The PTSA is looking forward to another exciting year of
supporting Tolt staff, families, and
students. As you may know, the PTSA plays a vital role at Tolt. The Tolt PTSA
provides classroom donations and grants for equipment and programs,
manages the Tolt Student Store, leads
emergency and safety preparation planning, and coordinates afterschool
enrichment classes, the 8th Grade Dance, the Reflections Art Contest,
Family Game Night, teacher/staff appreciation, and much more!
Please join us in making this a successful year by joining
the Tolt PTSA.
Individual membership is $18 while a joint membership is
$28. Our goal is to achieve 100% participation so that we can further
the PTSA's efforts in ensuring that all students have what they need to
be successful. Joining does not mean that you have to volunteer but
rather supporting the PTSA and our goals for the school.
Sign up at http://toltptsa.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=8
We are excited to bring you another fun year of the PTSA-sponsored
Tolt Student Store - open for your students,
each day, during lunch!!
- Have your child stop by and see what's new
for snacks, drinks AND school supplies - even ear buds, tissues
- Our prices start at $.25!
- We hope our students will enjoy the upcoming
Fun Friday specials we run, and surprises we pop in with, every so
- The Student Store is a different account than a
student lunch account and we accept cash, Tolt
Tickets and Student Store Punch card purchases! Please remember we
cannot make change for $20 bills - smaller bills are much easier
for your kids to use at school.
- Want to purchase a $5/10 Punch Card for your
student, so they can use it at the store?
If you would
like to volunteer, to work a shift in the store (daily 11:15am-1:15pm),
please contact Natalee Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's run completely
by volunteers and we'd love to have your help!!
Calendar of Events
9/08 Full Day Friday
9/12 Picture Day
9/14 PTSA meeting @ 5:30
9/14 Curriculum Night @
6:15 p.m. in the Tolt MPR
9/15 Early Release @ 1:15 p.m.
9/22 Early Release @ 1:15 p.m.
9/27 Dam Evacuation Drill
9/29 Early Release @ 1:15 p.m.
For information on Tolt Sporting
Events, please visit our website!
School District complies with all federal and state statutes and
regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on
the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age,
veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or
identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service
animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups. This holds true for all district
employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding
compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school
district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan,
425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila,
425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019.