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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
COVID-19 vaccine information
Anyone age 50 or older can visit the Indiana Department of Health vaccination website or call 2-1-1 to schedule a vaccination at any site across Indiana.

If you are age 49 or younger but work in schools, you can utilize the national registrations at Meijer, Walmart, or Kroger. Please be sure to take your school ID with you to your vaccination appointment. These sites have vaccinations listed for primary and secondary school workers, not just teachers.

TSC joint resolution
The Tippecanoe School Corporation appreciates proactive engagement with the legislative process specific to educational policy and law. In addition, TSC strives to maintain open dialogue and positive relationships with elected state representatives. The 2021 Indiana General Assembly is considering new legislation to expand Indiana's Voucher Program (already the largest in the nation) and enact Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Both programs divert scarce public resources away from public schools.
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On February 10, 2021 the Tippecanoe Education Association (TEA) and the TSC Board of School Trustees jointly passed a resolution opposing the establishment of ESAs and the expansion of the voucher program. For more information on the proposed legislation click here. For specific legislative bills click here. For legislator contact information visit the TSC website.

Staff Recognition
Let's get ready to recognize our employees and celebrate their accomplishments. Unfortunately, we are unable to gather in person for our traditional Staff Recognition Night. Instead, we will bring you highlights in three segments here in TSC Matters.

April 5 - Special awards and 30/40 year service awards
April 20 - Building Teachers of the Year and announce the TSC Teachers of the Year
May 5 - Retirees

Golden Apple Awards ceremony
Greater Lafayette Commerce will host the Golden Apple Awards on Tuesday, March 9. The audience is limited to invitation only, but everyone can watch the livestream starting at 6 pm on the Greater Lafayette Commerce Facebook page.

Grant opportunities
The SIA Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The organization strives to improve the quality of life and help support funding in the area of arts and culture, education, and health and welfare.
The deadline to apply is March 30.

Schools that won a grant in 2020 are not eligible for another grant for two cycles after they win.

Public Schools Foundation is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The program is open to all certified teaching staff for projects to be implemented next school year. The deadline to apply is March 15. Click here to apply online.

Lafayette turns 200 in 2025
Tippecanoe County Courthouse 1925
The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is seeking people who would be interested in joining a committee to plan projects and events related to the bicentennial of the founding of Lafayette. If you are interested, please contact the committee chair, David M. Hovde.
IRS says educators can deduct expenses related to COVID-19
According to the Internal Revenue Service, eligible educators can deduct unreimbursed expenses for COVID-19 protective items to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. COVID-19 protective items include, but are not limited to: 
  • face masks
  • disinfectant for use against COVID-19
  • hand soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • disposable gloves
  • tape, paint or chalk to guide social distancing
  • physical barriers (for example, clear plexiglass)
  • air purifiers
  • other items recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be used for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19

March - Energy Management - Maximize time
Feel like you’re not maximizing your 24 hours? Read more.

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
As educators, we often worry about the impact of high stress, but worrying about it and knowing how to curtail it are two different things. One concrete action we can take to strengthen resiliency and help avoid Compassion Fatigue is to set reasonable expectations.
TSC State of Mind
Those expectations should be “focused on the present, are within our control, that serve as a guide to our daily living, that reflect how we want to live and act in the world, and are reasonable, practical, and achievable” (Compassion Resilience Toolkit, 2020). This year “progress” might look more like “maintaining," and that’s ok! For more information, visit here.

NuStart video - rediscover the joy of movement, part 2
Exercise is important, but it shouldn’t be a chore. Click here to watch a short video where you will learn how you can make this healthy habit something you enjoy.

TSC INtegrate Award
This award recognizes and celebrates TSC employees who embody the spirit of TSC INtegrate through personal example, influencing peers and/or students, and/or serving the community within the greater Lafayette area. Click here to nominate a peer at for this award to help highlight some things that are helping TSC get healthier and happier. Additionally, the winners’ (two) schools will be awarded $350. Learn more.

Spring break password reset
Your first line of defense when using technology is maintaining strong, secure passwords to protect your computer, your data, your students' data, and your online accounts.

Excluding students, anyone who has a TSC network/Google account will be required to reset their password following TSC's spring break on Monday, March 29.

If you're not going to be on-site at TSC on March 29 you can reset your password remotely by visiting https://tscvdi.tsc.k12.in.us/, selecting HTML access, then following the prompts login to reset your password.

New passwords must meet certain complexity requirements and must be unique from previously used passwords. Tips for creating strong passwords can be found herePlease do not make note of your password in a location that could be accessible by others or intentionally share your password with other users (including student and substitute teachers).

More information about the upcoming password reset can be found in this document.

with Kathy Nimmer

Turmoil batters our ability to stay strong, and yet, we have to find a way forward. Maria Rafalson, new German teacher at Harrison High School, wrote this when telling me how she has handled the last several turbulent months: "For me the best thing to do is holding on to my routines without changing anything." I'm thinking that such a commitment to routine is an integral part of resilience, keeping certain things automatic so there is more room to manage the
unexpected. Sounds like a strategy I am ready to try.

Kendra Snedeker
Employee Name: Kendra Snedeker
Years with TSC: 1
Position: Custodian, Mayflower Mill Elementary School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Kendra works hard, remains positive and does her best for the students and staff.
Kelly Kelley
Employee Name: Kelly Kelley
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Health assistant, East Tipp Middle School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Kelly is always willing to do whatever is needed for the office, staff and students.


March 12 - End of third nine weeks
March 22-26 - No school, Spring Break
May 28 - Last student day