Download Free and Reduce Meal Package under Meal Services !!!†
Parent Volunteers are a vital part of TMSA!†
The Volunteer tab on the school website (under Parents & Students) has been updated for the 2014-2015 school year.
As a reminder, to volunteer in the school, TMSA must have a current background check on file (federal and state criminal background check and screen against the sex offender list) for the volunteer, and all school volunteers are required to have watched a video to understand that school volunteers are required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Additional information regarding the background check and the video (including a link to the video and the training verification form) are available on the Volunteer tab of the website.
Background checks can be completed at the Hapeville Police Department located at 700 Doug Davis Drive, Hapeville, GA 30354. The cost is $20.00 and you should bring photo identification.
* New parents and parents who have not previously completed the FCS child abuse neglect training, after the background check is completed you will be required to complete our FCS child abuse and neglect training, which is located on our school website under the parent/student tab then click volunteer. Once video is complete there will be a certificate to print out. In order to complete the process, you should present the certificate of completion and the background check results to Ms. Sheila Smith at the Elementary Academy located at 1805 Harvard Avenue or Ms. Tanji Hopper at the Administrative Building located at 3907 Washington Street.
** If you have completed a background check last year and would like to know if it is still in good standing please contact Ms. Sheila Smith at the upper academy 404-768-0081.
Volunteer Opportunity List
We are excited to begin another exciting year of teaching and learning at TMSA. Over the summer break, the duties and responsibilities for some of the members of our Administrative Team have changed. Please make note of these changes when you have questions or concerns regarding the education provided for your child.
Mr. Jeff Homan will serve as the school Principal.
Ms. Shani Vickery will serve as the Junior Academy Director for Grades 6 - 8.
Ms. Cheryl Parker will serve as the Elementary Academy Director for Grades 3 - 5.
Dr. Marclette Ellison will serve as the Primary Academy Director for Grades K - 2.
Ms. Angela Coaxum-Young will serve as the Director of Student Services.
Ms. Shalonda Jenkins will serve as the Instructional Coach.
Ms. Susan Reed will serve as the Coordinator of Gifted and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
Our team looking forward to an exciting and productive year serving the students, parents, and community surrounding TMSA!
August 13, 2014†
Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):
†Your child attends The Main Street Academy, which receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement standards. At TMSA, we are very proud of our teachers and feel they are prepared for the current school year and are able to provide your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school, we must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your childís teachersí training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:
∑††††††† Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
∑††††††† Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
∑††††††† What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.
You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional.† If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessionalís qualifications.† Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.
If you have any questions about your childís assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact me at 404-768-0081 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Homan, Ed.S.