Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. On behalf of the entire staff, I am very
excited to welcome you back to school, both in-person and virtually. The last time we
were all together was on March 13. That seems like such a long time ago! It goes
without saying that the staff and I have missed the students and the normalcy of
school life prior to the order to close schools in March.
As you already know, we have been working since this past summer to plan for a safe
opening of school and to implement State and County protocol to mitigate the risks
associated with Covid-19. TBMS is implementing systematic changes to ensure the
safety a health of students and staff. All of the safety protocols are very important,
and I would like to highlight just a few of the changes that will be noticeable to our
students and much different from the school’s normal operating procedures before the
pandemic.
  • Western Placer Unified School District offered a model in which parents can
    select the option of in-person learning or full time distance learning through
    the InterConnect program.
  • Students in attendance will be cohorted within each classroom according to
    the teacher designated seating chart.
  • Students will sit three feet apart in the classroom.
  • All students/staff will be required to wear face coverings/masks on the bus and
    in school.
  • Students will be regularly hand washing and sanitizing throughout the school
    day.
  • Students will have outlined traffic patterns that adhere to social distancing
    guidelines.
  • Sports, events, and assemblies have been canceled until further notice, but there is a possibility that there could be virtual events.
 
Twelve Bridges Middle School is absolutely a special place to learn. We will
continue to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment. Whether we are
learning in person or remotely from home, our goal is to encourage student
engagement to continue to foster a love for learning.
 
Please know that partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face the
many obstacles due to Covid-19. We appreciate your support as you work with
students at home to practice safety protocols and we encourage you stay connected
and informed by following the district website for important updates and information.

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2020-2021 School Year   
 
In recognition of our AVID program, Twelve Bridges Middle School is very proud of  being recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2019 .  We were one of only four schools in Placer County receiving recognition for being a California Distinguished School in 2019.  Western Placer Unified School District was also recognized as a California Distinguished School District in 2019.
 
We will be expanding our STEAM curriculum in 2020 by offering courses through Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  PLTW offers pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science designed  to engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems.  We have also added "Photobiooptics", which will focus on all six CTE pathways offered at Lincoln High School. We also offer a variety of other STEAM based electives, such as Robotics, 3-D printing, 3-D Animation, Coding, Digital Art and Digital Music. 
 
In addition to our STEAM offerings, TBMS will focus on student learning, positive outcomes and positive relationships. The staff at TBMS is continually working on ways to foster healthy relationships with our students, as well as with each other.  It seems like we are always working on the next fun activity!  We have grade level picnics, dances, spirit days, dress up days, field trips, as well as fun lunch time activities. 

By implementing academic support during student lunch periods, teacher led assistance in our library after school, and an upcoming emphasis on targeted academic intervention, we are consistently providing opportunities for students to learn and be successful both in and out of the classroom.  At TBMS we believe that every student is capable of learning and are devoted to providing as many opportunities for each student’s academic and personal success as we possibly can.
 
 Respectfully,
 
Randy Woods
Principal
Twelve Bridges Middle School