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End of Year Material and Technology collection

TCU schools have started the 2019-2020 school year check out process, starting Wednesday, May 27th - Friday, May 29th. 
All textbooks, teacher & classroom materials, band music and instruments, library books, and technology items such as Chromebooks, iPad, chargers, and hotspots will need to be turned in. Download or print information here.  
*Social distancing methods will be used, and any concerned parents/students can contact TCU to make other arrangements.


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Tri-City United Modified Covid-19 Free Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

TCU will be offering free Breakfast and Lunch Kid Meal Packs and ask those interested to please fill out this new survey regarding Summer Food Service:
          English Survey: https://forms.gle/byaEa4AqQXvBg4D79

         Spanish Survey: https://forms.gle/XKuqHfNm6j7henu47


Meals will be available for curbside pick-up only at:
    -   TCU Montgomery and TCU Le Center Sites: June 1- August 14
    -   TCU Lonsdale School is approved for curbside pickup only for the month of June 2020

Download or print meal pick up information available here: English or Spanish

As a reminder: Please meet our staff at the orange cones and remember to use 6 feet of social distancing when picking up meals. Thank you.

 

Tri-City United Schools Receives National Recognition

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) National Distinguished Schools Recognition for the 2nd Year in a Row!

  -  TCU Le Center, TCU Lonsdale, and TCU Montgomery selected as PLTW National Distinguished Schools for our Elementary Launch programming.  We are 3 of only 404 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

  -  TCU Le Center and TCU Montgomery were also selected as PLTW Distinguished schools for our middle-level Gateway program.  We are 2 of just 176 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.
 
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Tri-City United Schools understand there are many questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring the situation closely and watching for any update in guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), local health agencies, or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Follow this link to a page created to house district updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).       
(Last updated 4/1/2020)

 

Parent Resources and Information for Distance Learning   -   Welcome Parents and Families!

Beginning Monday, March 30th, Pk-12 students will engage in their learning in a new way. The distance learning model required to slow the spread of COVID-19 relies on this format to minimize the disruption to student learning. To learn more about the Tri-City United plan To Empower Learners and find ways to support your student to be successful as they learn to learn from home visit our Parent Resources and Information page.

 
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Help with Technology    -    List of Local Service Providers

TCU has created websites to help with technology or service questions; in addition to contacting your child’s teacher(s), please contact our district technology staff for support or for families needing to get WiFi in their home, see a list of local providers
>> Our school parking lots have free WiFi access, just bring your device and connect. <<
 

Public Announcement

TCU Montgomery Indoor Pool suspended until Phase III of the ‘Stay Safe MN’ Plan

The Tri-City United School District is saddened to report that the TCU Montgomery Indoor Pool will be closed for the month of June due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the recommendation of Governor Tim Walz and the MN Department of Health, it has been determined to be unsafe to the community to open the pool at this time. We will continue to monitor the pool opening under Governor Tim Walz’s ‘Stay Safe MN’ Plan to determine the possibility of opening in July.

Connect with TCU Counselors and Social Workers

The TCU School Counselors/Social Workers have created a site to stay connected and provide students and families with a variety of resources during this period of distance learning.  They will be checking emails regularly from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, or if you want to speak over the phone or with a Google Meet video call, please reach out via email or complete a Counselor/Social Work Request Form available on their site to schedule a phone/video appointment. Access the Tri-City United Counseling/Social Work site link here.
 
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Le Sueur County Broadband Initiative

Le Sueur County residents and businesses! State broadband maps tell us that finding good Internet service is a challenge for many residents. The county board has enabled a broadband task force to recommend strategies for addressing this situation. Access the Broadband Survey.
 

Adult Diploma Program

(Independent Study)

Fact Sheet

The Adult Diploma Program is a program of Independent Study where a student can do up to 75% of their work outside of the traditional classroom, whether it be in the community, library or at home. A minimum of 25% of the State required hours per credit must be with one of our certified educational instructors. A student may put in more time with the instructor but not less.

Credit Requirements (Minimum):

1/4 credit = 13 hours with an instructor + 32 hours independent study (45 hours total)

1/2 credit = 25 hours with an instructor + 60 hours independent study (85 hours total)

3/4 credit = 38 hours with an instructor + 90 hours independent study (130 hours total)

1.0 credit = 50 hours with an instructor + 120 hours independent study (170 hours total)

There are no “excused” absences. Every student will need to make up their hours they miss due to vacations, illness, transportation problems, etc. If you must miss an appointment with an instructor, you must call and explain your absence and indicate when you plan to make up those hours. Attendance will be taken when you meet with instructors. After three (3) weeks with no attendance, students will be dropped from the program and loose all credit hours earned. CREDIT WILL NOT BE GRANTED IF YOU DON’T MEET THE ATTENDANCE POLICY!!!

Program Requirements:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age.

  • You must have a referral from your school (those still enrolled in high school) or a transcript from your high school (those who are not enrolled in any high school.)

  • If you are between the ages of 16 - 21 years of age, you must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for the program:

    1. Your are at least one year behind in obtaining credits for graduation.

    2. You are pregnant or a parent.

    3. You have been excluded or expelled from a traditional school system.

    4. You have experienced mental health problems.

    5. You have been assessed as chemically dependent.

    6. You are a victim of physical or sexual abuse.

    7. You have experienced homelessness in the past six months.

    8. You speak English as a Second Language or have limited English proficiency.

    9. Your high school principal is referring you for another reason.

If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian’s signature on the referral form.

When credit is earned, the school granting the diploma will be notified of credit completion.

 If you are interested in this program, have a strong ability to work independently, and feel that you meet one of the criteria listed above, please call (507)665-4626, Mary Jo Kukacha, ABE Coordinator for more information about the program.

Remember: You must be at least 16 years old to participate in this program. If you are still enrolled in high school, you will need a referral form from your school. If you are not enrolled in school, or over 21, you will need a copy of your school transcript.

 

 

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