21-22 Welcome Letter from the Principal
Dear Tri-County Families and Staff,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. I hope everyone is ready to start school and learn valuable skills. I am pleased to be your PK-12 Principal and Curriculum Director for my fourth year in administration. I have been preparing for a safe, secure, and wonderful learning environment at TC this year. Our elementary playground and equipment will be installed in the early Fall--pretty exciting for our school. Our elementary gym has a bright new look showcasing TC pride. Several areas received a fresh coat of paint and trim. We have four snack cabinets in various locations in the building for students to grab and get snacks from during the day or as they leave from school. The cabinets were provided free of charge through our food pantry program. Our on-site food pantry will continue this year. Cross country is back at TC as well.
This year we welcome several new staff members to the Tri-County team:
Ashley Peak, 1st Grade
Baylee VanErsvelde, 2nd Grade
Michaela Lundy, 3rd Grade/Asst. Girls’ Basketball and Asst. Varsity Volleyball
Megan Nemechek, 4th Grade/Asst. Softball Coach
Nicole Craig, Ag. Ed./FFA/JH Volleyball
Staff with new duties include:
Jill Hall, Food Director, Preschool Paraeducator, and JH Track
Amanda Sowers, 4th Grade Paraeducator
Angi Staley, Secondary Paraeducator
Kylie McDonald, Preschool Paraeducator and 5th Grade Paraeducator
Josh Icenbice, Head Custodian and Transportation Director
Welcome Aboard and Congrats on the new positions.
PK4 will begin Monday, August 30th with preschoolers coming to school Monday-Thursday from 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PK4 home visits will occur during the week of August 23rd-August 27th. Mrs. Dara Fisher will be contacting families for home visits.
Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 18th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. During Open House, the School Board will be providing a free meal and teachers will be in their classroom to greet students and parents. Secondary students may stop in the cafeteria and pick out their school supplies from Mrs. Williams.
Once again, the USDA has announced all PK-12 students will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily this year. A second entree will be charged and additional milk.
Classes begin Monday, August 23rd at 8:20 a.m. If you have a question about bus pick up or drop off times, please contact your bus driver or June in the office.
Fall Fit Family Fun Night will be on September 3rd, 2021--look for more information to come from the TC Youth Sports Group.
At Tri-County, we want the very best for our students, and we are proud of all the great things we do and strive to improve. I am honored to serve as your principal. The schoolwide interventions K-12 will be intensive and we are focusing on mathematics in the elementary. K-12th will be looking closely at writing interventions with a focus on classroom strategies to improve learning. Enrichment activities will be restructured as well.
I am excited about the upcoming year and to continue to grow our Trojan pride. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely yours in education,
Jennifer Berg PK-12 Principal/Curriculum
(641)634-2632 Ext. #141