Letter from the Principal
July 16, 2021
Dear Trist Middle School Parent/Guardian:
I hope this summer is allowing you and your family time to rest and rejuvenate! In a few weeks, our faculty and staff will welcome our students back to school for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking forward to hopefully returning to normal school procedures as the pandemic eases. It is important that you continue to monitor the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools and N. P. Trist Middle School WEBSITES for information on any COVID procedures we may still have to follow this school year (including masks).
Students will once again NOT be required to pay the $15 Instructional Fee! Also, again this year, due to the Community Eligibility Provision of the National Lunch Program, breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for our elementary and middle school students for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mark your calendar for the N. P. Trist Middle School BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT to be held on WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2021. This event will allow our students to pick up their class schedules and meet their teachers. Students will NOT bring school supplies to the event nor will they rent lockers that night. Students will NOT use LOCKERS this year to avoid unnecessary congestion in our hallways during the pandemic. Student will bring school supplies to HOMEROOM during the week of August 9 and will be given more information about supplies from their HOMEROOM teachers. P. E. uniforms will be worn this school year and can be purchased at Back-To-School Night for $28 per set. All checks must be written to N. P. Trist Middle School (student name written on Memo line). Please bring the blue STUDENT EMERGENCY CARD completely filled out (front and back) to the cafeteria when you arrive at Trist. Due to limited space in the building and limited parking space, only 1 (ONE) parent may attend this event with the TMS student! Also, due to space restraints, no siblings are allowed at Back-To-School Night. Please follow this schedule on August 4:
- 6th Graders = 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
- 7th Graders = 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- 8th Graders = 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
All parents and TMS students MUST report to the cafeteria upon arrival for Back-To-School Night on August 4 to turn in the completed blue Student Emergency Card (enclosed) and then be issued the Student Class Schedule. After receiving the class schedule, parents and students may then briefly visit classroom teachers.
IMPORTANT FOR BUS RIDERS: If your child is a BUS RIDER, please make sure he or she rides the bus to school on the first day of school! Remind your bus rider to take note of their BUS NUMBER to reduce confusion at dismissal on the first day of school! It is important that our bus riders are aware of their street address and nearby cross streets. Please review this vital information with your child in advance. Also, all bus riders will be required to wear a mask to school and on the way home until further notice. Bus Rider information will be available at Back-To-School Night on August 4.
Once again, enjoy the remainder of the summer! Remember, August 6 is the first day of school!
Denise D. Pritchard, Principal
N. P. TRIST MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT INFORMATION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021
6th Graders = 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
7th Graders = 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
8th Graders = 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
PURPOSE: This event will allow our students to pick up their class schedules and greet their teachers. If you are unable to attend this event, do not worry! We have a process in place to ensure that students receive their schedules as they arrive at TMS for the first day of school on Friday, August 6! Due to limited space in the building and limited parking space, only 1 (ONE) parent may attend this event with the TMS student! Also, due to COVID guidelines and space restraints, no siblings are allowed at Back-To-School Night.
SCHEDULES: When you arrive at TMS, please immediately report to the school cafeteria. Once there, you will turn in your completed blue EMERGENCY CARD and then be given the class schedule and a school map. The EMERGENCY CARDS were mailed out to all parents/students by TMS this summer. We will have extra blue EMERGENCY CARDS in the cafeteria if needed. After receiving the class schedule, students and parents may visit classrooms to greet teachers. Please remember that this is not a night for parent-teacher conferences. Please do not attempt to speak to your child’s teacher confidential or personal information in classrooms with other students and parents.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEES: Instructional Fees will NOT be assessed this year. You will not have to pay an Instruction Fee for the 2021-2022 school year!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Students will NOT bring school supplies to the event! Instead, they will bring school supplies to HOMEROOM during the week of August 9. They will be given more information about this in Homeroom when school starts.
LOCKERS: In order to eliminate unnecessary congestion in our hallways during the pandemic, students will NOT use lockers again this year at TMS.
P. E. UNIFORMS: P. E. uniforms will be worn this school year and can be purchased at Back-To-School Night for $28 per set. All checks must be written to N. P. Trist Middle School (student name written on the MEMO line).
MASKS: Face coverings are currently strongly recommended and strongly encouraged for anyone who is unvaccinated! Please pay attention to district websites and Facebook pages should any changes to the event occur due to COVID data! (7/29/2021)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021
IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2021-2022!