bus leaves Tolt @ 5:00 pm
Tues. bus leaves Tolt @ 4:30 pm
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Message from the Principal
We had an awesome
start to the school year! Our first day of school with our new WEB
(Where Everybody Belongs) program was a huge success. It was so great
to see 8th graders taking on leadership roles by helping our 6th
graders transition into Tolt. We are now looking forward to
planning other WEB activities for the year and will make sure to keep
families in the loop. Thank you for being so understanding of the later
start time for our returning students. And thank you to the Tolt PTSA
and REF (Riverview Education Foundation) for funding the WEB program.
As we head into the
new school year, we have updated our mission statement to reflect our
current goals and values. It is called our "Tolt Why", based
off of Simon Sinek's Start With Why concept. Our Tolt Why is "to
develop an inclusive community of critical and creative thinkers who
practice resiliency, show empathy, and take initiative for
learning." We are proud of this statement and plan on using it as
a compass point as we make decisions moving forward.
Our staff hopes to
see many parents and guardians at our Curriculum Night, tomorrow,
Thursday, September 13th. We value having strong school-to-home
connections, and this evening is a chance for us to share more about
our school and courses. We hope you can come to put a face to the name
of your student's teachers and gain a glimpse into their life at Tolt.
We have so much to
look forward to this year. I hope the year is filled with lots of new
learning, growth, positive experiences, joy, and a strong sense of
belonging for students. Please reach out if there is ever anything
we can do to help your student. Thank you for trusting us with your
student and allowing us the opportunity to walk alongside them during
these crucial middle school years.
September 13 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 are
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 Period
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
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
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
Since this is a time
set aside just for parents and guardians to meet teachers, we are
asking that students not attend this evening.
Please arrive early
as parking will be limited.
We are looking
forward to seeing parents and guardians at Curriculum Night!
Dam Evacuation Drill
Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill is scheduled for
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
As many of you know,
the Riverview School District participates in a simulation, along with
local agencies, in the event of a dam breach. At approximately
9:40 AM, all students at Tolt Middle School will participate in a
dam evacuation drill. Look for more information to come home with
your student this Thursday, September 13th.
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 drill.
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
If your student
needs an emergency medication at school, please contact the school nurse.
Sadly, it seems we
have a bit of a stomach bug traveling around. Tips to prevent acquiring
the stomach bug are: good handwashing with soap and water every time
you use the restroom, blow your nose, before and after eating, etc.;
don't share food. Please remember that if your student has a fever of
100, vomiting and/or diarrhea, they may not attend school until free of
these symptoms for 24 hours. If these symptoms occur while at school
they need to go home and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning
Please feel free to
contact me with any questions or concerns. Let's make this a safe and
Guidelines for Parent & Teacher
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
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
Here are the
guidelines for what is effective and appropriate in terms of e-mail
Would your child benefit from participating in small group
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 elective).
If you are interested in having your student participate
in one of these groups, please email the following information to your
- Name of
small group that you are interested in
Counselor Contact Information:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 current!
bus arrangements will only be allowed with a signed note from the
parent/guardian or through email.
calls for a bus pass are not accepted.
need to bring their notes to the attendance office before school
or at lunch on the day they need a bus pass. I
parents are using email, please email Tammy Helms in the
attendance office at firstname.lastname@example.org as
early in the day as possible.
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 Claire
Wallace at (425) 844-4605 for more information
Regular grade checks and
cards will be sent home with students.
will be published monthly and put on the district Constant Contact,
except for the months of December/January, which will be combined
together because of winter break.
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 address.
You can use Skyward Family
Access to view student information and grades online.
Don't remember your
login and/or password?
With so many ways to
communicate, it should be a great school year!
believe students need to be in school in order to receive the best
education possible. Parents should contact the Attendance
Secretary, Tammy Dorn (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.
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
Depending on your
family income and household size, you may qualify for free or reduced
- If you
used the District's Free/Reduced Lunch Program last year new
paperwork is required to be renewed each year.
- If you did
not resubmit an application during registration your student could
be dropped from the program at the end of September.
application works for the whole family so if you did fill out
paperwork at another child's school you should be covered for the
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.
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
- 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
should no longer be dropped off or picked up in
the front parking lot before or after school.
Drop Off Information
is served at 8:13
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 waiting outside.
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.
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
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at Tolt from the PTSA!
Our first General
Membership Meeting is Sept. 13th at 5:45 pm in the gym, before
Curriculum Night. So - come early and get a parking spot - we
would love for you to join us!
We will be voting on
the Budget and changes to the Standing Rules and also discuss volunteer
opportunities for members. The Student Store will also be open for a
Tolt PTSA has a
Facebook Page! Come follow up to receive announcements and updates in
your daily feed:
It's back to school time, which also means it's PTSA Membership time!
Have you joined yet for the new year? It's simple and easy at http://www.toltptsa.my-pta.org/.
PTSA is membership driven, and we need you! You do NOT need to
volunteer or come to meetings if you join (although we welcome that).
But your support helps drive the student store, social events, art
programs, and more. PLUS if you join between now and September 28th,
you will be entered into a drawing for a certificate to the Blue Heron
Golf Course & Restaurant and have access to benefits and discounts
at destinations like the Washington State Fair. Join us today!
Tolt PTSA invites
all students to enter the Reflections Art Competition for
2018-2019! Students may enter original works based on the
theme Heroes Around Me. Entries are due to the school office
by Wednesday, October 24th.
Students can enter in the following six art categories: Visual Arts,
Photography, Literature, Music, Dance, and Film. Students can enter in
multiple categories, but only one entry per category per student,
Each entry must have a completed entry form and comply with contest rules.
You can get a packet with detailed rules and forms at the school
by emailing Tara Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
All entries will be displayed and celebrated. Top scoring pieces will
advance to compete at the Riverview PTSA Council competition.
Volunteers needed! Interested in helping with the Reflections Art
Program? Contact Reflections Chair Tara Bergman at email@example.com.
Brought to you by your National, State, and Local PTSA - Celebrating 50
years of the Reflections Art Program!
We are excited to
bring you another fun year of the PTSA-sponsored Tolt Student Store -
We open on Monday, September 10th and will be open every day
- We have
snacks, drinks AND school supplies.
- Our prices
start at $.25.
- We will
run Fun Friday specials each week. Make sure your student
stops by the store to check them out!
Student Store is a different account than a student lunch account.
We accept cash, Tolt Tickets, and Student Store Punch cards to
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?
kids with cash to buy one at the store or purchase a Punch Card
online at our PTSA website and we'll deliver it to the Student
KEEP the Punch Cards at the store, for all-around safety.
If you would like to volunteer and work a shift in the
store (daily 11:15am-1:15pm), please contact Kristen Federico at Kristen_Federico@hotmail.com. It's run completely
by volunteers and we'd love to have your help!!
Curriculum Night @ 6:15 p.m. in the Tolt MPR
Early Release @ 1:27 p.m.
Early Release @ 1:27 p.m.
Dam Evacuation Drill
Early Release @ 1:27 p.m.
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 (Molly Lutz,
425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019.