Hello TSAS Families,
This Monday is the first day of our school’s scheduled window to take the School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS).
Families can take the family survey any time during the statewide window of January 17th to March 25th.
- Click on this link and create your password. If you already have an account but forgot your password, select ‘Forgot password?’
- Click “Response Rates” and you can see live responses coming in here.
School Name: Tongass School of Arts & Sciences Charter School
Family Survey: 259020family
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
School Breakfast and Lunch - it is again free this year, however, please fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form. We need 100% of our TSAS families to fill this out. Our Title grants depend on this information for these forms. Without it our funding for our school is greatly impacted. Thank you for taking the time to fill this out. The on line form can be found HERE: FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION
Parents, please check and update your contact information in PowerSchool. This is super important for us to share important information with you!!
School Nurse / Health Aide
410 Schoenbar Road
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
T.S.A.S. Main Campus - 907-225-5720
T.S.A.S. Main Campus - 9:10 am to 3:40 pm
If your student is going to be tardy, absent, or out of school for any reason, please feel free to contact us by phone or email us using the above information.
Before / After School Program
Thunderbird U is Tongass School of Arts and Sciences before and after school program. Thunderbird U at T.S.A.S. begins at 7:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Students interested in enrolling MUST have obtained permission from Thunderbird U Program Director Cade Browning and a signed permission slip from their parents prior to attending. Please contact Cade Browning at email@example.com for more information.
TSAS Start Strong /CDC Guidelines
Good Afternoon TSAS Families,
Wednesday night, the school board accepted TSAS APC’s request to follow the school district Start Strong Protocols or the CDC guidelines, whichever best meets our students, staff, and family’s needs. TSAS’s procedures may be different than some of the other schools in the district. I am providing a written outline to help us navigate these confusing times. Don’t hesitate to call the office to speak with Mr. Huff or Mrs. Rodriguez if you have any questions.
Masking at TSAS
TSAS will continue to wear masks at all risk levels. The APC will monitor and reassess as if the risk level drops significantly.
Test-to-stay is for unvaccinated students who have been identified as a close contact while at school. Up-to-date vaccinated students do not need to quarantine. However, we would like to have proof of vaccination.
Up-to-date vaccinated students will test at school for 5 school days. Double masking is recommended. Up-to-date vaccination means you have had both initial Covid shots and, if eligible, a booster.
Unvaccinated students will quarantine for 5 days and test on the 6th day for the next 5 school days.
This applies if there have been no symptoms during the 5 days.
If you are a Close Contact at school
Quarantine for at least 5 days, then test
Up-to-date Vaccinated Individuals.
Had COVID in the past 90 days
You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
IF YOU Tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status
End isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
You will need to contact the office and speak with Mrs. Rodriguez about return dates before the student may return to school.
Parents/guardians who wish to opt their children into the Test-to-Stay program must complete a Parent/Guardian Authorization for Student COVID Screening form and turn it into the children’s school(s) or complete the online form.
I want to thank all of our TSAS families for your continued support and understanding as we work together to keep all of our TSAS school families safe. We will continue to do everything we can to make learning possible for everyone. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the teachers for instructional support, and the office will continue to have instructional materials available for pick up for students as needed.
Scott Huff, TSAS Principal
School Phone # (907) 225-5720