August 5, 2019
Dear Parents, Guardians, Scholars, and Friends of Todd Beamer High School,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you are filled with the anticipation of the new school year, a new opportunity to continue to build upon the positive efforts we are making together to improve our school culture and to ensure students are learning in an environment of high expectations.
We have new staff members to welcome and that is always exciting! First, please join me in greeting our new assistant principals: Cienai Wright-Wilkins and Cheryl Sullivan. Additionally, Eric Marshall will be returning following an extended leave. Mr. Marshall’s start date is still pending. Former principal and long-time community member, Jerry Warren, will be an administrator-on-special assignment this year. He will be assisting me part time as we continue to reach our families, to increase participation, ensure student voice and collaboration with our scholars, and to support interventions that will help all scholars become academically and socially successful.
We are less than a month away from opening our learning doors to your children, your most precious and valuable accomplishments, to be sure! I’d like to personally thank you for trusting them onto our care. Our teachers have been taking their well-deserved break; many have been engaged in new learning around instructional and engagement strategies over the summer! I am looking forward to the positive energies they bring when we open our doors Tuesday, September 3.
Also, please come join us at the school entrance as we welcome all scholars to school on this first day! Come and be present out front with my staff beginning at 7:00 AM as the buses roll in! Come and high-five and greet our students as they disembark and enter our building!! I’ll be there…and I’d love to meet you! Afterward, at 7:30, please join me in the library for a “Meet and Greet” and coffee and doughnuts! There is no agenda, just a chance for you to receive our calendar which includes some dates for TBHS Parent Listening Forums that I will be holding throughout the year.
With growth comes change. Please read this newsletter carefully. There is important information on cell phone use (students must keep them out of sight when in the classroom). All students are REQUIRED to bring a 2.5 inch-to-3 inch binder to class every single day. If this is a financial hardship, please notify our financial office and efforts will be made to ensure your child has access to a binder AND free or reduced lunch. Also, if you are new to the Todd Beamer High School family, please note the drop-off and pick up areas: they are located south of the main building, near the gym. Please help ease the congestion that occurs where in the front entrance. You will be asked to move if you impede our school buses, since they are on a tight schedule servicing scholars from many other schools.
Finally, THANK YOU for the support and understanding you continue to provide my staff and me as we make substantive and incremental changes to improve student achievement at Todd Beamer High School. Together we have much to be grateful and still much to do to ensure another year of robust learning and fun in an environment of high expectations.
We are ALL IN for ALL SCHOLARS. Go Titans!!
Anali Torrado Weatherhead
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 21------------TITAN TIP-OFF: Schedule Pick Up Day for all grades.
September 3---------First Day of School
September 5---------Picture Day
September 19-------Todd Beamer Open House 6:00-8:00 pm