Nurse's Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th graders,

 

North Carolina has passed a new immunization law beginning July 1, 2015 that requires all students entering the 7th grade in 2015 to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine who have not already received it (possibly before entering the 6th grade).

Please contact your child’s healthcare provider or your local health department to talk about which vaccines your child may need and to schedule an appointment to receive these vaccines.

Please ask your healthcare provider or the health department for a copy of your child’s immunization record. This copy will need to be given to the school nurse on the first day of school. There will be a 30 calendar day grace period after the first day of school to get these vaccines for your child. If proof of the vaccines is not provided before school starts on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, your child will be suspended from school until proof of the vaccine is provided to the school.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me!

Thank you for your attention to this matter!


Tracey Umberger, BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Turrentine Middle School

Important News

  • Free Sports Physicals
    Free sports physicals will be available at Kernodle Clinic (beside ARMC) on April 27 at 5:30pm. Students must have a medical history form filled out and signed by a parent in order to be seen by the physician. Forms are available in the office, from coaches, in the gym, or click here.  

    Comments (-1)
  • TMS Parent Night
    Please come to TMS Parent Night on April 28 from 6:00 - 7:30.  There will be breakout sessions on the following topics:  Assessment Information, EOG Prep/Test-taking Strategies, Study Skills/Organizational Strategies, and Close Reading Strategies.  This will be a great night of learning and sharing.  

    Comments (-1)
  • Builders Club Book Drive
    The Builders Club is sponsoring a book drive to benefit our feeder elementary schools.  Please bring in new or gently used books from April 7 - May 1. Collection boxes will be in the hallways for your donations.  

    Comments (-1)
  • Pennies For Picnic Tables
    Donate to our Pennies For Picnic Tables campaign. We are trying to raise enough money to construct a picnic area for students!  There will be weekly competitions between homerooms! Any amount will be accepted - not just pennies! This will be a wonderful addition to Turrentine!

    Comments (-1)
  • Fun Friday!
    Fun Friday will be held on Friday, May 15 from 3:30 - 5:30 in the gym.  

    Comments (-1)
  • Proctors Needed!
    Proctors are needed for EOG testing.  Test dates are May 27 - June 1.  If you are available to help, please contact your child's teacher.  Any help is appreciated!  Proctor training will be held on May 18 and May 20 at 8:15am and 3:15pm in the cafeteria. 

    Comments (-1)
  • Military Connected Student Information
    Parents and guardians, if you have a student in your household who has an immediate family member connected with the U. S. military, please take a few minutes to complete a short form (ENGLISH | SPANISH.) This includes family members serving on active duty, in the National Guard and Reserves, Retired Military, Disabled Veterans or Civil Service Employees. The information on the short survey form is being collected on behalf of the North Carolina General Assembly to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met. We would appreciate your participation.

    Comments (-1)
  • TMS Spirit Wear - New!!

    Purchase TMS spirit wear!  Check out the new order form!  Click here to download new order form.
    Comments (-1)

  • Comments (-1)
  • TMS Twitter Feed
     
    Comments (-1)

Announcements

Turrentine Middle School Trojan
 
1710 Edgewood Avenue
Burlington, NC  27215-4938
 
Telephone:  336-570-6150
Fax:  336-570-6210
 
 
Principal:  Brian Williams 
Assistant Principals: 
yearbook