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Greetings TSB Families,

It is hard to believe we are already in full swing for the 2nd semester. It seems like only yesterday we were starting the school year. It is a very busy time at TSB and our students are working hard in their classes. As I walk the halls, I am impressed everyday by the work your children are doing and by the dedication
 
of the faculty and staff here at the school that helps facilitate tremendous growth.
  
We have several projects that have been occurring across the campus and I wanted to provide you with a few updates on our progress. The auditorium renovations are very close to completion and should be wrapped up by the end of the month. We have some HVAC improvements being made in the connector and music hallways which should also be wrapped up by the end of the month. We just had kick-off meetings for the new roofs project for buildings 11 (residential recreation/classroom space) and 14 (current resource center). We also had the initial meeting for our plumbing replacement project for the A wing. Both projects are now entering the design phase and I will keep you up to speed as those progress. 
Finally, we have completed the work on the last of the cottage renovations. This is currently our spare residential cottage. All students are currently housed in cottages that have received fresh paint, new carpet and baseboards along with new furniture in the common areas. Through the hard work of our operations team which includes maintenance and custodial along with our safety and security staff, we are working to ensure our students have the best environment possible to learn and live within. 
Collaboration between school and home is critical for our students’ academic success. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with your student’s teachers. I urge you to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Our staff is just a phone call or email away. It can be difficult to connect because many of our students travel from across the state.  We will continue to work on ways to keep all our stakeholders in the loop and connect with the families we serve.  
Speaking of communication, please make sure your contact information is up-to-date with the front office. We want to ensure we can quickly contact you in the event it is needed.  We heavily rely on our robocall system to keep you informed of announcements, inclement weather information and other things that could have an impact on school operations.  
Thank you for trusting us to educate and care for your students. TSB is a great place to learn and a wonderful place to work. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out. 
     Best wishes,

David Martin

Dr. David Martin, Ed.D.

Superintendent, TSB