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Middle School

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  • School District U-46 has a new website section devoted to keeping families, staff, and community members updated on all the developments related to COVID-19. It's located at u-46.org/covid.

Upcoming Events

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    note Note From the main office: 
                 Visitors to our school are currently by appointment only. Please make an appointment by calling 630-213-5535 

Announcements

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    PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

    Join us for virtual parent teacher conferences on October 22 from 5-8 pm or October 23 from 9am-12:30 pm.

    Conference spaces are limited, so sign up early!
    Follow these steps to schedule a 10 minute conference with any of your child's teachers:
    1. Review their grades on Infinite Campus prior to scheduling
    2. Use their class schedule to find names of their teachers
    3. Use the link below to schedule your conference time.  You will recieve a confirmation email which will include a Zoom link which you can use at your scheduled time.

    Schedule your conference here:  https://www.myctime.com/tefftms/

    English Flyer- PTC

    Spanish Flyer- PTC

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    College and Career events Sponsored by ECC

    Elgin Community College will be sponsoring Free College and Career Events for students in grades 8 to12 and their families. This is a great opportunity to begin planning for YOUR  future academic interests.  The first event, Building an Academic Roadmap will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:00PM. The speakers and participants will be discussing: secondary course selection; preparations for standardized tests; decisions on early college credit options.  

    Join the Virtual Event at https://elgin-edu.zoom.us/j/97960574879

    Please register at Elgin Community College & Career Readiness Events

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    Start of the School Year

    Visit the district website's BACK TO SCHOOL IN U-46 for more information and help for Chromebooks and Canvas as well as district information. 

     

    A/B Schedule (starts 8/27):

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    Principal's Message (click link)
    Virtual School Tour
    (English)  (Espanol)

     

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    Tefft is on Social Media!

    Like and follow our pages to get daily information and activities in English and Spanish.

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    Facebook: @Tefftmiddleschooltrojans

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    Twitter: @TefftMiddle

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    HIGH SCHOOL MAGNET ACADEMIES

    The application process for the District’s five Magnet Academies will open Thursday, October 1, 2020. Students who are in 8th grade can submit applications from October 1 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020. The Magnet Academy application forms, and detailed instructions, will be available by Oct. 1 at https://www.u-46.org/magnetacademies.

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    U-46 Buses to Distribute Meals Around Community

    School District U-46 is adding nearly 40 community sites where families can pick up free breakfast and lunch meals for children 18 and under on weekdays during Distance Learning. The new sites are in addition to the 40 school sites where the free meals have been served since early this month, and in some cases, since last spring. 

    Families can pick whichever location works best for them each day - either one of the existing school sites, or one of the new community sites. 

    Either way, no paperwork is required to pick up the meals. The children do not have to be present and a friend, relative, or neighbor can pick up the family's meal if the parent or guardian is not able to pick it up. The meals are packaged to take home. 

    For an updated schedule, list of locations, please visit u-46.org/food-distribution

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    MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

    School District U-46 is providing free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and under packaged to take home. No paperwork is needed and students do not need to be present. Just visit Tefft! 

    Sept. and Oct. 2020 from 7am to 10:30 am Mondays through Fridays.

    For more infomation, call 847-888-5000 x5400

    Meal distribution flier in English     in Espanol

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    TEACHER OFFICE HOURS
    3:00 - 3:30 Every - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

    During this time, teachers are accessible to answer any questions that students have and to offer additional help.  Please reach out to teachers via email to set an appointment for you to connect.

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    SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

    The school supplies will be needed when we return to school for in-person learning.
    Access the school supply list here

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    ATTENDANCE

    It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to call the attendance office within 24 hrs of any absence and verify the reason for absence. Please call 630-213-5535 ext. 5540

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    Canvas Support & Instructions
    for Students & Parents

    How-to videos that explain how parents can monitor student accounts, and how students can access Canvas.
    https://www.u-46.org/Page/16695

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    Chromebook Support 

    Parents whose student needs a Chromebook repair, can use the following link to make an appointment. Parents can select the available time and date that best fits their schedule at: https://district.u-46.org/supportform.

    Only hardware issues will be processed in person. Examples include broken screens, keyboards, or ports; missing keys; no sound; or the Chromebook does not turn on. 

    If parents need to help their child reset their password,  please follow these instructions.

    Otherwise, send your password reset request to passwordresetonly@u-46.org, and dedicated Information Services personnel will address it promptly.

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    HOMEROOM/MIDDLE SCHOOL MEET-UP
     Every Wednesday 3:00 to 3:30

     On Wednesdays, starting September 2nd, all students will report to their 9th period HOMEROOM CLASS. Attendance will be taken. During this time, students will engage in additional learning and support to address their needs throughout our distant learning time.

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    DRESS FOR SUCCESS EXPECTATIONS

    Although students are not required to wear a uniform at TEFFT, we follow our dress for success expectations.  Students engage in virtual meetings where they participate collectively with others and should choose clothing that makes them feel comfortable and safe, as long as it complies with the following guidelines: 

    1.Does not depict any violence, hatred, drugs, alcohol, gang affiliation, profanity, phobic language, or cruelty of any kind

    2.Covers all appropriate areas at all times. These areas include: stomach, chest and sides (both male and female) and buttocks/pelvic/upper thigh areas.

    3.Items such as tank tops, sleeveless shirts, any type of shorts, coats, jackets, etc. are all allowed provided they adhere to #2 of this section. (Low backs are not a problem)

    4.Jewelry is allowed, unless it becomes a safety concern.

    5.Hats, hoods, and other types of head coverings are not allowed unless required for religious or medical purposes.

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    INFINITE CAMPUS

    Keep up  to date with your student’s attendance and grades by signing up for Infinite Campus. To activate your campus portal,  look under the "families" heading and click on Infinite Campus.

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