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Bridge Day Information

Bridge Day will be Friday, March 1, 2019

Parents will meet with their student's BDB teacher in the TCHS Commons. The student parking lot will be open as well as the parking areas in front of the PAC. You may enter through the student parking entrance. You do not have to enter through the new main entrance to the school.

To register for an appointment on Bridge Day, please click on the CURRENT grade of your student below. If you do not know your student's grade level, you can ask your student or you can find the information in Infinite Campus. You will also need to know the student's BDB teacher. Again, if you do not know this information, ask your student or look in Infinite Campus. The BDB teacher will be listed as the 8th period teacher.  
Please make sure to keep up with your scheduled time. If you have any questions, please contact the BDB teacher. 
Forms will be open on Monday, February 11, 2019 for you to schedule your appointment.
The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument developed by many divisions within the GaDOE including the Assessment and Accountability Division and in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia State University.  The GSHS 2.0 identifies safety and health issues that have a negative impact on student achievement and school climate.   
TCHS students will be taking this online survey throughout the months of January and February.  Each student received a Passive Parental Permission Form today during Blue Devil Block Advisement.  Students do NOT need to return this form if participating in this survey. However, if a student will not be participating in the survey, the form needs to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the student's Blue Devil Block Advisor by the start of advisement on Friday, January 18, 2019.  English and Spanish copies of the survey are available for parents to review in the TCHS Counseling Office.  
Thank you!




School Climate

The National School Climate Center defines school climate

as “the quality and character of school life” that is based on the “patterns of students’, parents’, and school personnel’s experiences of school life.”[1] School climate can be influenced by the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, instructional practices, and organizational structures within a school. Research has found that schools with positive school climates tend to have better test scores and graduation rates; in contrast, schools with negative school climates as a result of unsafe or hostile environments tend to have lower academic performance.[2]

 A sustainable, positive school climate supports people feeling socially​, emotionally and physically safe.  In a positive school climate people are engaged and respected.  By contrast, disruptive and aggressive behavior such as threats, bullying, teasing and harassment creates a hostile school environment that interferes with academic performance.  A hostile school environment fosters increased absenteeism and truancy because students feel unsafe at school.  If a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place.  [1] National School Climate Center. (2014). School Climate. Retrieved from http://www.schoolclimate.org/climate/.

Below are the links to the Health Survey students are taking and the Parent Opt Out form.




Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) believes that a positive school climate is a significant factor in determining student achievement. School climate surveys were developed by the GaDOE to gather school climate perceptions from students, school staff members and parents. Data from the school climate surveys and other sources will be used in the calculation of School Climate Star Ratings for all Georgia public schools.
The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions related to Teaching and Learning, School Safety, Interpersonal Relationships, Institutional Environment and Parent Involvement. Your input is very important. Your responses are strictly anonymous and you will not be asked to identify yourself at any time during the survey. You may complete the survey using your personal computer or smartphone.

Si usted prefiere tomar la encuesta en Español, puede seleccionar el vínculo de Español al início de la pagina.

The link for the survey can be found in their IC inbox or personal email if that is listed in IC.

Thank you, in advance, for participating in the Georgia Parent Survey.
TCHS hosted an information session on Cyberbullying.  It was presented by Mr. Jonathan Judy, Chief Technology and Information Officer.  To view the presentation, simply click on the link below.
Below are files from each department with helpful links for you to use at home.
Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment