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2021 - 2022 Back-to-School Guide

Back to School Guide

*The content inside this guide will be regularly updated with more information as it becomes available.
 TMSA parents and guardians will receive an email alert when this page is updated.* Revised: September 2, 2021

 

The Main Street Academy’s Mission

At The Main Street Academy, all students will receive a challenging and enriching education from a dedicated and student-focused staff in partnership with highly involved parents. Students will leave The Main Street Academy with high expectations of themselves as they prepare for further education and become contributing members of their diverse communities.

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2021 – 2022 School Year and COVID-19

The Main Street Academy is returning to face-to-face instruction on August 3, 2021 and will be following the 3-feet/6-feet mandate (3-feet social distancing inside the classroom and 6-feet social distancing outside the classroom). Currently, TMSA asks that all students, teachers, staff, and visitors wear masks on campus. TMSA will adhere to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. TMSA’s 2021 – 2022 COVID- 19 Plan is forthcoming.

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Important Dates

Sneak Peek (In-Person and Virtual) | Friday, July 30, 2021

The Sneak Peek is an opportunity for TMSA families to meet their students’ 2021 – 2022 assigned teachers(s) and see their assigned classroom(s). Carline tags required for morning and afternoon drop-off will be distributed during the Sneak Peek. Students are allowed to bring their school supplies to Sneak Peek to their designated homeroom teacher.

 

Two sessions are offered to accommodate TMSA families with multiple students, as well as offer adequate parking and social distancing.

 

 

Session I (all grade levels K -8) | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session II (all grade levels K – 8)) | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

 

To ensure adequate social distancing, a maximum of two persons per the same household are permitted to attend. Masking is required.

 

If you are unable to attend the Sneak Peek in person, feel free to view the VIRTUAL Sneak Peek, consisting of videos and presentations across various grade levels. 

 

First Day of School | Tuesday, August 3, 3021
Face-to-Face Instruction 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Open House | Tentatively Late August

 

Link to TMSA’s 2021 – 2022 School Year Calendar

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School Supplies

The official TMSA School Supply Lists, per grade level, are available to obtain via TMSA’s official school website.

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Book Bag Policy

All students may carry a book bag of choice. Middle school students (6th-8th) must place their book bags inside their designated lockers, unless it is clear. Only clear book bags are permitted in the middle school classrooms. Elementary school students (K-5th) will continue to leave their book bags in a designated area in their homeroom.

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Uniforms

 

The Main Street Academy is a uniform-mandated charter school. Uniforms must be purchased from TMSA’s official uniform vendors.  Read over TMSA’s Uniform Policy and learn more about what each grade level is expected to wear to represent our TMSA pride.

 

A Uniform Swap will be held at the Sneak Peek on July 30th. Please bring gently used uniforms to swap for other donated uniforms. Contact TMSA’s Parent Liaison, Jamil Pearson, for additional details.

 

TMSA is a uniform-mandated charter school and students are expected to be in full uniform beginning the first day of school – August 3, 2021. However, TMSA administrators understand some families have not received their uniform orders due to vendor backorders of various types. If your student is a risk of not being uniform ready on the first day of school (and shortly thereafter), please inform our school counselor, Ms. Letzler, as soon as possible to arrange uniform alternatives until your orders are backfilled. Ms. Letzler may be contacted by email at melissa.letzler@tmsa.org or by phone during regular school hours at 404-768-0081 ext.142. Complimentary, gently worn TMSA uniforms are also available for TMSA households to obtain from the school’s Parent Liaison, Mrs. Pearson. Mrs. Pearson may be contacted by email at jamil.pearson@tmsa.org or by phone during regular school hours at 404-768-0081 ext. 248.

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Carline and Directions

 

TMSA’s directions and carline procedures are located on the school’s official website. Click here to obtain the important details.

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2021 – 2022 Device User Agreement

TMSA students (grades K – 8) will have access to a Chromebook device as an instructional supplement. Parents/guardians may be required to sign and submit the 2021 – 2022 Device User Agreement.

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Student Payments & Fees

We like to make things simple for parents and guardians. You can pay for field trips, fees and more with MySchoolBucks. You will need your student ID number to register. This will be given in homeroom to your student during the first week of school.

 

A $10 fee is required for Middle School scholars to obtain their lockers for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Locker fees may be paid electronically via MySchoolBucks.

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School Breakfast and Lunch

Click here to obtain pricing and policies pertaining to TMSA’s breakfast and lunch programs for students. As TMSA is a Title I school, all households are required to complete and submit the online 2021 - 2022 School Lunch Application (TMSA isn't accepting paper applications) to apply for the Free & Reduced Meal Program.

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Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus provides access to information for all enrolled TMSA students. Information includes grades, attendance, assignments, and school announcements. Be sure to update your household’s current contact details (mobile number, email address, etc.) in Infinite Campus to ensure you receive school correspondence.

 

TMSA’s back-to-school student schedules will be available for families to access via Infinite Campus by close of business Monday, August 2, 2021.

 

Contact TMSA’s Data Manager, Lashonda Liptrot, if you experience Infinite Campus issues.

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TMSA's Policies and Code of Conduct

Click here to obtain TMSA's 2021 - 2022 Student-Parent Handbook and Fulton County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook. Both handbooks require household review and signature acknowledgment of receipt. 

 

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Before and After School Care

The Main Street Academy will offer Before and After School Care for students in grades K – 8 during the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click here to obtain the full program overview, as well as registration and payment details. 

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Security Check-in and Check-out Processes

TMSA's check-in policy is that parents, guardians, or listed authorized persons provide a current state-issued ID upon arriving to pick up a student.

 

The latest TMSA students may be checked out early from school prior to the afternoon dismissal is 2:15 p.m.

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First Day of School Optional Drop-Off for Kindergarteners and First Graders

 

We understand starting a new school or returning back to school is a special, yet anxious experience for TMSA’s incoming kindergarten and first-time students. To help with the adjustment, TMSA kindergarten and first-grade parents (only) are permitted to personally walk their students to their classrooms on the first day of school, August 3 at the conclusion of the morning carline process from 8:15 p.m. until 8:30 p.m (older siblings in grades 2 - 8 may accompany their parents/guardians and kindergarten or first-grade sibling during this timeframe). Mask wear is mandatory. Entry is limited to one parent or guardian accompanying their student to class for 2 – 3 minutes. Kindergarten and first-grade parents/guardians, please park in the following designated areas:

  • Kindergarten: Park your vehicles at the rear of the school near the playground.
  • First Grade: Park your vehicles in the parking lot located to the right side of the main building.
 
Parental/guardian classroom walk-in with  TMSA kindergarten and first-grade students on the first day of school is completely optional. Parents/guardians who opt not to walk their students to their respective classrooms may take advantage of the morning carline process

 

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School Website

Visit TMSA’s website, tmsa.org, to obtain up-to-date information and school news. Click here to subscribe to our weekly community newsletter to obtain school-wide news and happenings.

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School Social Media

Follow The Main Street Academy on social media via our official channels:

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Contacting TMSA

TMSA’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and summer hours).

 

Phone: 404-768-0081
Email:
info@tmsa.org

 

Click here to access TMSA’s Staff Directory (work in progress). Allow TMSA teachers 1 - 2 business days Monday – Friday (excluding weekends, holidays and Summer Break) to respond to email inquiries. Exceptions may apply.