• 01.29.2023

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 1/29/2023

    Greetings TLAM family!

    This is Principal Williams. Thank you for a successful Literacy Week. Congratulations to Ms. Morris’ 2nd period ELA class for winning 1st place in the bulletin board contest and Dr. Roy’s 2nd period ELA class for winning 2nd place. Just a few housekeeping reminders for this week. Twin Lakes Academy Middle School is a clear and/or mesh backpack. This has been a school wide safety policy since the 2018-2019 school year. We have provided over a thousand backpacks to students this school year, but we need your help to remind your child this is the only acceptable backpack. Students are not allowed on school campus before 9am and should be picked up no later than 4:45pm due to supervision. We are seeing an uptick in the number of cell phone and dress code violations. Please take a moment to review the DCPS Code of Conduct regarding cell phones and dress code policies and the aligned consequences for the code infractions with your child. Our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30pm in the Media Center. Our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting is where all stakeholders are invited to receive information regarding the current state of our school including student data, review our School Improvement Plan, and our Operating System. This meeting will be in conjunction with our monthly PTSA/SAC meeting.

    As we transition to the fourth week of the third nine weeks, students are to come to school daily with their charged district assigned laptop, planner, student ID, and a clear or mesh backpack. This is a great time for you to update any information on your child’s blue card or FOCUS. Please review the attached weekly activities calendar to plan accordingly for any upcoming dates. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please email AD Larry Edwards at edwardsl2@duvalschools.org or Dean Story at storyg@duvalschools.org. Our next PTSA/SAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30pm. The link for the virtual option will be provided at a later time. Here’s to a new school year where our students will be learning, growing, and thriving…We Are one!

    Attachments: Twin_Lakes_Week_of_January_30th_Activities_01.29.2023

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  • 01.22.2023

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 1/22/2023

    Greetings TLAM family!

    This is Principal Williams. The second quarter report cards went home and posted to FOCUS on last Tuesday. This week, we are celebrating Literacy Week with activities to support and encourage reading for all students, all grade levels. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to wear black and white on Monday as the kickoff for Literacy Week. For more information regarding the week long activities, please view the Literacy Week attachments. We will continue with PM2 make ups. Early Release is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th with a dismissal time of 2:30pm for students. Please mark your calendar to note that we will have our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting on Monday, February 13th at 5:30pm in the Media Center. Our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting is where all stakeholders are invited to receive information regarding the current state of our school including student data, review our School Improvement Plan, and our Operating System. This meeting will be in conjunction with our monthly PTSA/SAC meeting.

    As we transition to the third week of the third nine weeks, students are to come to school daily with their charged district assigned laptop, planner, student ID, and a clear or mesh backpack. This is a great time for you to update any information on your child’s blue card or FOCUS. Please review the attached weekly activities calendar to plan accordingly for any upcoming dates. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please email AD Larry Edwards at edwardsl2@duvalschools.org or Dean Story at storyg@duvalschools.org. Our next PTSA/SAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 17th at 5:30pm. The link for the virtual option will be provided at a later time. Here’s to a new school year where our students will be learning, growing, and thriving…We Are one!

    Attachments: Twin_Lakes_Literacy_Week_January_23-27 Twin_Lakes_Week_of_January_23rd_Activities_01.22.2023

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  • 1.16.2023

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 1/16/2023

    Greetings TLAM family!

    This is Principal Williams. I hope everyone enjoyed your extended weekend. School will resume at its regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, January 17th. Also, the second quarter report cards are scheduled to go home and post to FOCUS on Tuesday, January 17th. This week, PM2 make ups will be administered. Please mark your calendar to note that we will have our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting on Monday, February 13th at 5:30pm in the Media Center. Our annual Mid-Year Stakeholders meeting is where all stakeholders are invited to receive information regarding the current state of our school including student data, review our School Improvement Plan, and our Operating System. This meeting will be in conjunction with our monthly PTSA/SAC meeting. Our next Early Release is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th with a dismissal time of 2:30pm for students. For 8th graders only, Mandarin High School will host their final all programs school tour on Tuesday, January 17th from 8am to 9am.

    As we transition to the second week of the third nine weeks, students are to come to school daily with their charged district assigned laptop, planner, student ID, and a clear or mesh backpack. This is a great time for you to update any information on your child’s blue card or FOCUS. You are cordially invited to an interactive dialogue with School Board Member Lori Hershey about school safety and the school guardian program. Participants will hear the history of the school guardian program, but most importantly have the opportunity to share your perspective. This event will take place at Loretto Elementary School on Tuesday, January 17th at 6pm. The weekly activities calendar will be forwarded in a separate communication. My apologies for the inconvenience. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please email AD Larry Edwards at edwardsl2@duvalschools.org or Dean Story at storyg@duvalschools.org. Our next PTSA/SAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 17th at 5:30pm. The link for the virtual option will be provided at a later time. Here’s to a new school year where our students will be learning, growing, and thriving…We Are one!

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  • 1.09.2023

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 1/9/2023

    Great evening TLAM family!

    Our PTSA will have TLAM shirts for sale at our home basketball games on Tuesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 12th for $15.00. The size of the shirts run from Youth Large to Adult Extra Large. Please support our student athletes and PTSA. Have a wonderful evening!

    In Partnership,

    Principal Williams

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  • 1.08.2023

    Posted by Aurelia Williams on 1/8/2023

    Greetings and Happy New Year TLAM family!

    This is Principal Williams. Thank you for your unyielding support as a school community to ensure our school is a safe, engaging learning environment for all students. The first day of the third quarter is Monday, January 9th. The second quarter report cards are scheduled to go home on next Tuesday, January 17th. This week, students will take their PM2 which is the state Reading/math assessments measuring mastery towards the new benchmarks that will be measured by the FAST assessment in the spring. There will be no school next Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Also, the next scheduled Early Release is Wednesday, January 25th with a dismissal time of 2:30pm for students.

    As we transition to the first week of the third nine weeks, students are to come to school daily with their charged district assigned laptop, planner, student ID, and a clear or mesh backpack. This is a great time for you to update any information on your child’s blue card or FOCUS. Please review the attached weekly activities calendar to plan accordingly for any upcoming dates. The 2nd semester starts on Monday, January 9th which means students with semester courses classes will flip or change to the semester 2 course. Winter sports have started, so please come out and support our student athletes in soccer and basketball. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please email AD Larry Edwards at edwardsl2@duvalschools.org or Dean Story at storyg@duvalschools.org. Our PTSA/SAC meeting is Monday, January 9th at 5:30pm. The link for the virtual option is below. Here’s to a new school year where our students will be learning, growing, and thriving…We Are one!

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    Attachments: Twin_Lakes_Week_of_January_9th_Activities_1.08.2023

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