school delays & cancellations

    Our goal is to hold school on every scheduled day of the academic year, and to begin on time. However, Mother Nature doesn't always agree with our plans! In the event of inclement weather, it sometimes becomes necessary to either delay the start of the school day, or cancel the school day all together.
    To simplify things for our families, TPS follows the decisions of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (except for delays on Wednesdays - see note below).
    If MCCSC cancels school, TPS will always cancel school, as well. Please see the note below regarding our Virtual Learning Program.
    On Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday, if MCCSC announces a 2-hour delay, then TPS will also have a 2-hour delay. On Wednesday, if MCCSC announces a 2-hour delay, then TPS will also have a 2-hour delay, and will extend the school day until 3:30p. Families who have previously scheduled appointments for their children between 1:30p and 3:30p on these Wednesdays will be permitted to pick up their children early without attendance penalty. All other families are asked to be prepared for their children to remain at school through the extended time of 3:30p. On Wednesdays and days when only TPS is in session, TPS will both call and email (and text for those who have signed up for this service) all families by 6:30a to share the decision.
    We will post delays and cancellations in the "announcements" section of our homepage and on our Facebook page, whenever possible. However, you can always check the upper right hand corner of the MCCSC homepage any time, to check for their announcement (however, see above for Wednesday delay information, which may be different than MCCSC). Look for their easy-to-read "stop light" system: green means all systems go, yellow means school delay, and red means school cancellation.
    Weather Make-Up Days / Virtual Learning
    TPS utilizes a Charter Authorizer-approved Virtual Learning Program whenever there is a school cancellation. Virtual Learning consists of learning activities for students to do at home, in order to make up missed school work due to weather related incidents. TPS provides materials (electronic and print for those in need) for students to be able to stay caught up on curriculum. No Virtual Learning work is assigned on days when a 2-hour delay is called, only on fully canceled days. Because of this Virtual Learning Program, TPS does not schedule any weather make-up days into the annual calendar.
    Virtual Learning
    While we are doing distance learning in the time of shelter-in-place, teachers will sending digital materials directly to the families of their students. Families will receive emails from grade level classroom teachers, and also math group teachers (which may sometimes be the same person, sometimes different). Please refer to these emails for access to all digital learning materials. We will update this information if we move to a system of Virtual Learning links on this website. Families who require paper copies of packets will be contacted for information on regular pick up opportunities.