Link here for the TMS PTSA May 2018 Newsletter
Link to the memo on the VA DOE website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/109-18.shtml
|DATE:||April 27, 2018|
|FROM:||Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction|
Letter to Parents of Rising Sixth-Grade Students Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
The 2007 General Assembly passed legislation that requires the Virginia Department of Health to provide parents/guardians of rising sixth-grade girls with information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that girls 11-12 years old receive the vaccine. In 2011, the CDC provided additional recommendation that boys 11-12 years old also receive the HPV Vaccine.
For additional information on HPV, please visit the following website link http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will no longer provide print copies of the HPV letter for distribution to parents/guardians. School divisions must print copies of the HPV letter or provide the letter on their website, in the student handbook or during orientation.
For additional information, please contact Tracy White, School Health Specialist, by email at link Tracy.White@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. ; or by telephone (804) 786-8671.
>>>>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): Expunging the Grade/Credit of a High School Course Taken in Middle School <<<<
Can I expunge the grade/credit from a course taken in 7th grade during/after my 8th grade year?
- No. All requests to expunge a grade/credit from a student transcript must be received by August 1st of the same year in which the student completes the course.
If I expunge an Algebra or Geometry grade/credit, will I have to retake the course prior to moving into the next sequenced math course?
- Yes. Per the Program of Studies, if a student has a grade/credit expunged from the transcript in a high school credit-bearing Algebra or Geometry course, the course must be repeated for credit in order to meet graduation requirements. Similarly, once a grade /credit is expunged, that course is no longer able to be used to fulfill the next courses’ prerequisite.
I’m in 7th grade and I didn’t do as well as I would like to have done in Part A of a World Language I course (e.g. Spanish I Part A). Do I need to expunge this course’s grade/credit if I don’t plan to take Part B? Which World Language course should I request for 8th grade?
- Any student who has taken Part A of a World Language course in 7th grade (e.g. Spanish I Part A) and chooses not to move on to Part B of the same World Language course in 8th grade (e.g. Spanish I Part B) would not need to submit a request to expunge a grade/credit from a student transcript for Part A. Part A would still be seen in ParentVue in the Course History tab, but the student would receive neither a World Language credit nor grade on his/her transcript if he/she does not complete Part B. If this same student would still like to take a World Language in 8th grade, he/she will need to take the full-year World Language I course (e.g. Spanish I, Latin I, German I, French I) in 8th grade.
Can I expunge the grade/credit from Part B of a World Language I course (e.g. Spanish I Part B) taken in 8th grade without expunging the grade/credit from Part A (e.g. Spanish I Part A) taken in 7th grade?
- No. Because the grades earned in Part A and Part B are averaged to create a single grade, students expunging the grade/credit from Part B of a World Language I course (e.g. Spanish I Part B) will automatically expunge the grade/credit of Part A of the World Language I course (e.g. Spanish I Part A) from the student’s transcript. The student would receive neither a World Language grade/credit on his/her transcript. If the grade/credit from both Part A and Part B are kept, the transcript would reflect a single course grade (e.g. Spanish I) and the credit earned. The grades for each part would still be able to be seen in ParentVue in the Course History tab.
Can I rescind or revoke a request to expunge the grade/credit from a high school credit-bearing course after I have submitted it?
- All expungements are final as of the date the form is submitted. Grades/credits expunged from a student’s transcript as a result of an expungement request cannot be added back at any time.
I am a rising 9th grade student taking an accelerated, high school credit bearing course over the summer (e.g. Geometry). Would I be able to expunge this grade/credit if I needed to?
- Grades/credits from courses taken over the summer for acceleration cannot be expunged.
How can I change my schedule for 2016-2017 if I need to retake a course that I am expunging or if I am no longer going to meet the pre-requisite for the next course in the sequence that I previously requested (e.g. Spanish II)?
- Your new school counselor at your zoned high school will receive your expungement information upon their return in early August. They will facilitate all necessary schedule changes as a result of any expungement.
**REMINDER: All requests to expunge a grade/credit from a student transcript must be submitted to the student’s zoned high school by August 1st of the year in which the student took the course.
Links to registration information and forms:
- Middle School Parent Night 6th Grade_Feb2017_Final – Information Presentation
- Middle School Parent Night 7th and 8th Grade_Feb2017_FINAL – Information Presentation
- NEW (17-18) 6th grade registration form
- NEW (17-18) 7th grade registration form
- NEW (17-18) 8th grade registration form
Check out the following informative presentations, course of studies booklet and sign up forms concerning your child’s schedule next school year: