WARRIOR WEEKLY -- May 4-8, 2020
Greetings TMA Families,
We want to hear from you: Complete Survey
You are all managing to the best of your ability. We hope our communication and plan are supporting your efforts, but know there are ways we can get better. Please take a moment to let us know how you are doing and how we can do better by taking our TMA COVID-19 Response Survey .    

Calendar Changes
As a reminder, our school year will end on May 29. We will make a final decision about the start of SY 20-21 once we have more guidance from the Department of Health about the needed social distancing measure we must make to keep all families healthy if we return to the building this summer of next school year.

Remote Learning: Promotion and Credit Recovery
Please review our school plan which will put all students in a position to improve their grades for the year. You can read the plan here.

Updated After-School Program Hours
We continue to have programs during distance learning. You can receive help with Homework, participate in a Club, and more. Please click on this link for the new afterschool schedule.

TMA In The News
Our students and staff have been featured in several publications, including The Washington Post and NPR. " Read all about it" in our newsroom on TMA's website.

School Activities
We are waiving the Portfolio requirement for seniors this spring and postponing the Portfolios for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students until the Fall.

Graduation, prom, and the celebration of our seniors and families have been top of mind since we knew we needed to learn remotely on March 13. Ms. Stewart and the senior team have spoken with many of the senior families and are revising plans to be shared next week at the latest.

Interested in a Virtual Book Talk with an Author?
Space is limited so Fill out this Interest Form asap!
Homework Assignments and Announcements
Click on your grade level to see assignments and announcements from your Dean and teachers for May 4 through May 8:

Meal Update - NEW!

Meal distribution at Thurgood Marshall Academy  will end for the summer   after May 15, 2020 . Until that date we continue to offer grab-and-go meals for any youth (including but not only TMA students) Monday through Friday, between 10 am and 2 pm at the main building. Contact Nora Moore at  nmoore@tmapchs.org  if you have questions.
1st Virtual Author Visit Coming Soon!

At the end of May, our Librarian Ms. Barker will host the first author visit for our TMA students, families, faculty, and staff. Nigerian-born author, Bassey Ikpi,  will be joining us LIVE on Zoom to read and discuss her best selling book, "I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying". This book is a deeply personal collection of essays exploring her experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life. 

Click here to watch a video of this captivating storyteller as she performs a spoken word piece about events in her memoir. 

This experience will be a great time to interact with an amazing author and share another memorable experience together during distance learning. There are only 50 spaces available for students and 20 for faculty/staff. Sign up here TODAY to reserve your spot . Each person who reserves a spot for this special event will also receive a free copy paperback of the book to read.

Contact Ms. Barker at lbarker@tmapchs.org for more information.
Staying Healthy
We encourage your family to follow DC's Coronavirus site for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of Covid-19 and TMA's website for updates from us .
Reminder: Phase 1 of Enrollment Due May 15
Families: Please complete our enrollment survey online by clicking this link: SY 2020-21 Student Enrollment Survey . The deadline to complete is May 15th.

Please visit our enrollment page for the complete guidelines including required documents and contact information.
Reminder: Complete the Census 2020
DC residents have three ways to return the census: online , by phone , or by mail. Census results help determine how money is allocated for grants that support teachers, special education , and helps communities respond to natural disasters and secure funding for hospitals and fire departments.
Reminder: Register to Vote and Request a Mail-in Ballot
Did you know that in 2018 only 8% of Ward 8 and 12% of Ward 7 eligible voters voted ? Students in our AP government class learned those statistics on Day 1 of class and are committed to helping our community get out and vote in this year's June primary election. (Follow our class on Twitter @tmatakesaction or IG @tmatakesaction).

There are now three ways you can receive your mail-in ballot:
  1. By Mail
  2. By the Vote4DC phone app, for Android or iOS
  3. Online through our Web Portal