Modified Instructional Services Schedule 

Moving Forward with Technology

Technology has changed since most of us were in school. And now circumstances are pushing us to change even more. These changes are not a complete surprise. Education has been trending digital and TBS has been engaged in exploring this for the years ahead.

This is why we have tools like Google Classroom in place for 6-12th grades and why we have been considering other online curriculum resources.

Much of this has been in trial phase for us as a school. Now, due to these new circumstances, we are implementing these tools faster than we anticipated.

We understand the challenges some of you may be facing at home. Even in the most prepared homes this can be taxing. Please be patient with your students as we are co-learners in this process. Please utilize the resources we are providing as best you can. Do not hesitate to reach out to your teachers with questions or for help.

Use the Google hangouts for live interaction and do not be shy about emailing us.

We are certain that this time will serve to help us grow in our ability to continue offering your students the best education possible.

Mike Sandefur, IT Director

COVID-19 Task Team

On Campus Representatives:
  • Ron Nelson – TBS BOD
  • Beth Wing –Faculty & Staff and Athletics
  • Nora Gass – Business Operations
  • Dwayne Beavers – Facilities, Maintenance, and Safety
  • LeAnn Kitselman – Guidance Counselor and Community Liaison
  • Amy Reinmuth – Communications
  • Alyssa Baker – Educational Services
Ad Hoc Members:
  • Carri Jo Timmer – Parent & Medical Services Professional
  • Megan Wendtland – Parent & PVN President

Outside Resources

Looking for something else to keep your kids busy?

  • Watch a Broadway Play online - While it used to be a rare treat when a Broadway show was filmed live on stage, it’s becoming more and more common today—great news for Broadway fans. Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are.  (not all are recommended by TBS)
  • Do STEM projects with Science Buddies - This fun site has lots of STEM projects that kids can do with common household items, including one using a toilet paper roll, cotton ball, rubber band, and a pencil!
  • Free Subscriptions!  - An entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.   Just don't forget to unsubscribe!
  • Scholastic Learning at Home - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
  • Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History.
  • 101+ Ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy During Coronavirus Closures - Since even the most creative among us eventually run dry on ideas, this website has pulled together a crowd-sourced list of things you can do with your kids (or things you can tell them to do while you hide in your home office ).
  • 15 edtech apps educators love - SmartBrief asked educators to tell us about their favorite edtech apps and resources. Here are their top picks, from science and math to reading and social studies and everything in between.
  • Ideas for Fun, Meaningful & Generally Pixel-Free At-Home Learning - this printable is FULL of fun ideas mostly geared toward elementary students, but your whole family might enjoy them too!