Ts Bit A Middle School Panorama
 March 18, 2020

Dear parents,

We know that concerns over COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, can make children and families anxious. We recognize that addressing your concerns requires more than just providing facts, it also involves that parents are better prepared to deal with the virus. We hope we can help.

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem too worried, children’s anxiety may rise. That is why we recommend that you:

  • Consider limiting the amount of media exposure you get of the Coronavirus.
  • Monitor social media for the same.
  • Be aware that information designed for adults can cause worry, particularly in young children.
  • Engage your children with books. Sites like Scholastic have published lists of books that you can read with your children, for example. Or you may want to consider an audiobook or two.
  • Engage your children with games and other interesting activities instead. Get out all those old-fashioned board games or share an electronic game.
  • Watch old family videos or, if you have a printer, put together a new family album of photos. Connecting with happier times is always good for our mental health.
  • Stay in touch with your community via phone or internet. Consider setting up a community of friends and family, and a designated time to check-in with each other.
  • Make yourself available. Children will need extra attention from you and may want to talk about their concerns and questions. It is important that they know they have someone who will listen.
  • Create a daily schedule for your children and ask for their input. Include a time for breakfast, lunch, reading, watching television, academic activities, physical activities, and free time.

While we don’t know how the virus may affect our area, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from person to person, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Some useful recommendations include:

  • Put distance between yourself and other people. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Know how it spreads and that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Take steps to protect yourself and clean your hands often.
  • Take steps to protect others. Stay home if you’re sick. Cover coughs and sneezes.

We hope that the common reactions to this distress will fade over time. But, if children continue to be very upset then parents may want to speak to someone who specializes in children’s emotional needs. Also, please remember to keep safe.

Lastly, remember to communicate with our school and monitor our website and/or social media sites.

Respectfully,

Tsé Bit A'í Middle School

One Vision, One Mission

***Important Information for TBA Parents

After School Activities

Title 1 Tutoring
Tutoring will occur for students that need assistance by teachers. Parents must sign their students up using our permission forms in the front office. Tutoring is from 3:30 to 5:20. Transportation is available for students when 21st Century is in session.
Saturday School
Saturday School will occur for students who need to make up any absences from 8:00 am-11:30am
Clubs
Native club: If you are interested, please contact Ms. Curley (Navajo Language Teacher)
Science Club: If you are interested please contact Mrs. John (8th Grade Science Teacher)
Yearbook is currently a class with our Computer Applications teacher. Yearbook class will work on the school's yearbook for the current school year. Please contact Financial Secretary, for purchasing a yearbook.

College and Career Readiness

Ts Bit A Middle School College and Career Readiness
GEAR-UP
At TBA we recognize that our job is more than just to prepare students to be successful in High School, we must prepare them to be successful for college and 21st century careers. One key partner in making this vision come to fruition is GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness to Undergraduate Programs). This federal grant provides students with access to leadership conferences, college and career visits, and guest speakers all centered on the objective of making ALL students at TBA recognize they are capable of whatever they set their minds to.

Front Office Information

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Messages
  • All messages for students must be received by 2:30pm. We will not deliver or take any messages after 2:30pm since our office is busiest at the end of the day.
Checkouts
  • ID is required (Per. District) in order to visit or check-out any students.
  • Cut off time for check out is at 2:45pm. Our office is busiest at the end of the day and all check-outs will be entered by 2:45pm
Attendance
  • All students that are tardy or coming to school late must see the Attendance Secretary or have a note from parent stating why they were Late.
  • All students that were absent must turn in their notes or doctor's notes to the front office.
  • Parents that need to update their contact information (address and phone number) can go to the front office.
  • All Check Outs after 2:45pm must require a doctor's appointment slip.
  • Questions regarding attendance can go to Ms. Chase.
Enrollment
  • If you are planning to attend TBA or transfer out, please contact Ms. Chase
  • Any request for student records please contact Ms. Chase
Financial Secretary
  • Any fees that need to be paid for students must go to the Ms. Tyler, financial Secretary.
Mrs. Patricia Chase
Mrs. Patricia Chase
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Mrs. Elaine Tyler
Mrs. Elaine Tyler
Financial Secretary
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