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  • WELCOME Mr. Burnett

    I am pleased to announce the hiring of Andy Burnett as the next principal of Templeton Middle School.  Mr. Burnett, his wife and two daughters fell in love with the Central Coast last year and relocated during the summer.  He comes to us from Brawley, California where he served as a junior high school principal for the last five years.  Mr. Burnett was selected following a highly competitive process that included the review of 21 applicants and interviews with five experienced administrators.

    Mr. Burnett’s references were exceptional.  His former Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director expressed deep disappointment regarding his decision to leave their employment in order to relocate to the Central Coast. Each of them stated that they would love to rehire him if he returned to the Imperial Valley.  They lauded his exceptional skills and outcomes as a principal describing him as a relationship builder and great communicator who works well with students, parents and the community.

    Mr. Burnett will begin his tenure on January 7, 2019.  He will be attending numerous events and visiting the campus ahead of this start date, however.  I hope you will join us in welcoming him to the Eagle Family and in thanking Assistant Principal Debby Garcia and Counselor Ken Heinen for their exceptional service during this extended transition period.


    Joe Koski, Ed.D, Superintendent 


    TMS News

    Renaissance Assembly

    Dear Families, 

    Students who are on the Honor Roll (GPA 3.25-3.74) or Principal's Honor Roll (GPA 3.75-4.) will receive a reward at our Renaissance Assembly on January 25th at 1:30 in the THS Gym.


    6th Grade Jog-a-thon Rescheduled due to the weather. The Jog-a-thon will now be on Thursday, January 24th from 1:35-3:00.

    6th graders get your donations in for Jog A Thon for a chance to win fun prizes.  (Hover board, electric scooter, gift cards and more) 

    *Prizes still needed for Jog-a-thon next Thursday. Please have your child turn in any donated prizes (gift cards, small gifts, etc.) to their Core Teacher or to the TMS Office.


    TMS Rocket Launch


     Science Camp


    Wednesday, January 16th - Turn in Jogathon Donation Forms to Core Teacher

    Friday, January 18th - 6th Grade Jogathon (1:30 - 3pm)

    Tuesday,  January 22nd - Science Camp Registration Forms Handed out to Students

    Friday, February 1 - Science Camp Registration Paperwork Due

    Friday, February 1 - Science Camp Payments DUE* ($275.00)*

    *Payments to Core Teacher or Mrs. Harrington in Library

    *Mr. Sainsbury will collect Mrs. Haggmark’s afternoon core

    *Mr. Goetsch will collect Mrs. Kaiser’s afternoon core

    *Check with Core Teacher for your Remaining Balance

    Monday, February 4 - Cabin Buddies Sign-up*

    *Students choose 3 friends who they would like in their cabin. Students who have paid in full for camp by February 1st will have first priority to have at least one of their preferred friends listed on their sheet in their cabin.  

    February 20th- Science Camp Departure Meeting, TMS band-room, 6:00-7:00, all parents, meeting with chaperones at the end of the meeting.

    March 12-15, 2019 - SCIENCE CAMP - Rancho El Chorro

    Parents! We need you!  We are still recruiting chaperones, as well as alternate chaperones, for the 6th grade Science Camp in March at Rancho El Chorro in San Luis Obispo.  Please click on the link for more information and to register as a chaperone. Please check in with your child's Core Teacher, Mr. Sainsbury, or Mr. Goetsch with questions

    6th Grade Science Camp Chaperone Sign-up

    Please take a minute to fill out this form if you are interested so we can get you on the list as perspective chaperones.


    Homework and Math Labs

    Dear Students and Families~

    We are here to help you!  Please attend teacher office hours, homework club and math lab.  Homework Club is offered Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. For the month of January, Homework Club will also be offered on Wednesdays.  Math Lab is offered on Thursdays, from 3:00-4:00. See links below for more information.

    2018/2019 TMS Teacher Office Hours - English

    2018/2019 TMS Teacher Office Hours - Espanol

    Homework Club, Math Lab Templeton Middle School - English

    Homework Club, Math Lab Templeton Middle School - Espanol


    Helpful Tips for Parents/Guardians of TMS Students

    • School Resumes for Students on Tuesday, January 8th (No School for students on Monday, January 7th~ Teacher Work Day)
    • Be sure to log into PowerSchool daily to check your student’s grades. Please stop by the office if you need a print out of how to access it/your log-in.
    • Official report cards are mailed home at the end of the semester (after finals).  
    • Helpful information can be found on the daily bulletin, which can be opened on the website under quick links or here. The bulletin has a lot of information.  
    • Our 2018-19 school year instructional calendar is available here and above in the links area.
    • TMS offers lunch and after school clubs.  These are announced daily over the loudspeaker and are also in the daily bulletin.
    • Club Schedule TMS 18-19
    • If you have an issue you need help solving, please stop by the office before school, during break or lunch to fill out an incident report. We care about you!
    • TMS Online Store
    • TMS Teacher Office Hours 2018/19

    GREAT program comes to TMS

    We have a wonderful opportunity involving our School Resource Officer, Deputy Munoz, and the GREAT program.  GREAT stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training. The goal of this program is to create a culture of respect within our school/community.  This program is aimed towards 6th grade students. The program is not just about gangs. It’s aim is to teach kids how to resist peer pressure, stay out of trouble, deal with bullying etc.  The program is prevention/skills based. The students will be involved in scenarios on how to make positive decisions.

    The program takes place in Elective Classes once a week for 13 sessions.

    Your child was given an information booklet to show you. 



    8th grade students and parents~ Please read this important document regarding promotion requirements. 

    8th Grade Promotion Requirements

    Requisitos de Promoción del Octavo Grado


    For Parents, Guardians & Students: Track grades, attendance and list of assignments.

    Powerschool - New Powerschool Link

    Parents & guardians the Parent Single Sign-on reference guide.

    PowerSchool Parent Portal User Guide

    PTO Looking for Members

    Are you a parent that wants to be more involved in student life at TMS? Do you want to make friends and share your talents? SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE A PERFECT FIT FOR PTO! The TMS PTO is looking for parents who are willing to help with 6th grade activities, 7th/8th dances and fundraisers! 

    Email Mary Giubbini at for more information.

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    About Us


    TUSD exists to engage and work collaboratively with students, families and the community to create systems which develop character, academics, global awareness as well as economic, artistic, civic, digital and health literacy allowing our youth numerous options in the pursuit of an ethical and successful life in the 21st Century. With relationships as our foundation, we provide timely and caring feedback which guides progress and ensures success.


    TUSD is an educational system where stakeholders are empowered, respected and adequately resourced to deliver broad-based and effective pathways from which student and employee outcomes are self-determined as a result of individual talents, interests and choices. The fundamental values of integrity, perseverance, excellence and local control are apparent in all interactions between staff members and during interactions with the public.

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    Dr. Joe Koski



    Governing Board