Hello TCS families. We are excited about the beginning of a new school year. Praise the Lord we were able to return to school.   We are grateful for a good first week back. Thank you for choosing TCS. We are trusting the Lord for a great year. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you.

Welcome new staff members:

Please welcome the following new staff members to TCS:  Elizabeth Brokaw (MS/HS Band and Choir), Amber Chambers (Elementary Art), Kierstin Kirkendall (New K5 Classroom), Lauren Roede (H.S. Math), and Josh Rone (Campus Pastor/Bible Teacher). We praise the Lord for providing the staff members we need each year.

Prayers for TCS staff member:

Please be praying for TCS teacher Melinda Smith. She recently suffered a severe ankle injury that is requiring two surgeries. One has been completed and one is scheduled for next Thursday September 10th.  She will be out for several weeks. Please be praying for the surgery to go well and for the injury to heal completely.

Student Medical Records/Information:

Please make sure that you have turned in all of the required medical and other paperwork from the summer packet. Please contact the elementary office if you still need any paperwork and we can email it to you. Please remember that if your child needs to take any medication (prescription, over the counter, cough drops, etc.), they must have the medication paperwork signed and turned into the office. Medication should be brought to school by parents, rather than students. Prescription medication forms must be signed by a physician.

Please note: inhalers are prescriptions that also need proper physician orders and documentation. This is policy even if your older student self carries at school or for sports.  Please call Shelley Zwiebel, our school nurse, in the elementary office with any questions or concerns.

2020-21 Immunization Requirements for 7th and 12th grade students:

Incoming seventh graders for the 2020-21 school year are required to have a Tdap vaccination and the Meningococcal vaccine. The Meningococcal vaccine is also required for students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2020. This is a state requirement. Students without proof of vaccination can be subject to exclusion from school. Immunizations must be obtained by the 15th day of school.

2020-21 Immunization Requirements for K5 Students:

Please make sure that all K5 students have had their appropriate immunizations for the school year. Immunizations must be obtained by the 15th day of school.

Positive Referral Donations needed:

Each week in 6th-12th grade, we recognize a student for his or her positive contributions to the TCS atmosphere.  Teachers can “write up” students for their positive actions and service to TCS, and each week they are entered into a drawing. Would you be willing to donate $10 Gift Cards for these positive referral winners? Last year we were able to reward 30+ students for their positive attitudes and contributions to their peers and teachers. If you would like to help, please notify Mr. McPheron at mcpheronbj@tcspioneers.org or drop off your donation of gift cards, cash to the HS office (labeled “Positive Referral”).  (Examples of gift cards: Taco Bell, gas stations, Menchies, movie theatre, fast food, etc.)

National Honor Society:

Congratulations to Anthony Mayer (President) and Aubree Linhart (Vice-President) for being named officers of the TCS National Honor Society for the 2020-21 school year. Additional officers will be named once this year’s inductions take place on October 29th. The NHS is looking forward to a great year!  

Witness Wear:  

Our first Witness Wear day is September 9th.  Since we were not in school in the spring, we were not able to have our Witness Wear t-shirt creating contest.  The contest to create the 2020-21 shirts is taking place right now.  Until the shirts are created, sold, and delivered, students may wear old Witness Wear items, Temple items, or blue and white items, along with a pair of jeans on Witness Wear days until our new Witness Wear arrives. Once our new Witness Wear arrives, students must wear the 2020-21 items. Old Witness Wear items and blue and white items will no longer be permitted. Order forms will be available soon.

Lost & Found:

We have quite a few items in our Lost & Found collection.  We also have numerous gently used uniform items here, as well.  Please call the elementary office to schedule a time to come in and browse.  All items not claimed by 9/18/20 will be donated to the Neighborhood Relief Thrift Store.


Please remember to call the office by 8:30 am if your child will be absent.  We are required to follow up on unexcused absences.  We are also required to ask for symptoms if your child is ill.  We ask that you email the office with the reason for your child's absence. Written notes are also acceptable. If your child has an appointment during the day, please notify the teacher and the office in advance.  

Pick-Up Changes:

Please call the office by 2:30 pm if your child's dismissal plans have changed.  We will communicate those changes to our staff.

Dismissal Time Parking Lot Procedures: 

Here are a few reminders for you.

  • All elementary and MS/HS cars should enter the east entrance by the Lima Manor when you are entering campus.
  • All MS/HS cars should exit campus using Burden Drive.
  • All elementary cars should exit campus using the 2nd entrance away from the Lima Manor. 
  • No cars should exit the east entrance near the Lima Manor.

Thank you for your cooperation at dismissal time.

Text Alerts:

If you are not receiving text alerts, please notify the elementary office so that we can get your appropriate contact information.


We will communicate delays and cancellations using our text alert system. Also, we will post on WLIO/Hometown Stations.

Next Week’s Sports Events:

September 8     Varsity/JV Volleyball at Vanlue @ 5:30 P.M.

September 8     Varsity Boys’ Soccer at Continental @ 5:00 P.M.

September 8     JH Soccer at Continental @ 6:45 P.M.

September 10   Varsity Boys’ Soccer at Home vs. Fairlawn @ 5:00 P.M.

September 10   Varsity/JV Volleyball at Home vs. Elgin @ 5:30 P.M.

September 10   JH Soccer at Ottoville @ 6:30 P.M.

September 12  Varsity/JV Volleyball at Continental @ 11:00 A.M.

Important Dates:

Sept. 7           No School – Labor Day

Sept. 9           Witness Wear Day

Sept. 11         Add/Drop deadline for high school and middle school classes

Sept. 23         Witness Wear Day

Sept. 23       “See You at the Pole”

Sept. 24         Faculty Development  1:00 Dismissal

Sept. 25         First Quarter Mid-term

Sept. 29         Mid-term reports sent home

Lunch Menu for the Week of September 8th

Monday        No School -   Labor Day

Tuesday        Pizza   $1.00/Slice

Wednesday  BBQ Riblet Sandwich, Cookie, Fruit

Thursday      Chicken Quesadilla, Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Friday            Pizza  $1.00/Slice