2015-2016 Registration FAQs
The 2015-2016 School year marks a year of new students, new classes for the students, new athletic seasons, and a new way to register your child for the school year. We have received numerous questions concerning the process and here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
1. What should I do if I have not received my registration information emails? You will need to call 667-5400. Someone will be available to get you started.
2. When will my students get their class schedule (TMS and THS students) THS students schedules will be emailed to student the 2nd week in August and TMS students will receive their schedules at the open house on August 11th and 12th.
3. When and where do I pay my students fees associated with the school year?
4. When does my THS and TMS student get their student ID picture taken?
Photographs taken on these dates will be the phographs that will appear in the TMS and THS yearbooks. You may download a picture order form by clicking here:
5, Will there be open buildings for my student to visit the building they will attend?
6. Where are school supply lists located? Click here (Supply Lists) to download or print the list associated with your students grade and school.
7. When is the first day of school? The first day of pupil attendance is Monday, August 17, 2015. It is a full day of attendance.
2015-2016 School Calendar
The Triad District is now offering parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called PayForIt.net. The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via www.payforit.net . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria. Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service. Using the PayForIt.net service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]
District Superintendent Message
#Did you know (#DYK) that everyday there is a great story to be told that involves Triad District 2 students. Even during the cold winter months, our students don’t slow down. On Thursday, February 19th, parents packed the THS gymnasium to watch their children perform during a district-wide Fine Arts Festival. The district’s band, music and art instructors were pleased with the turn-out and the exceptional performances from their students. Not only were our fine arts programs busy this winter, but also our extra-curricular teams and clubs were competing against some of the toughest competition in the state as the winter season came to a close. If you follow @TriadNews on Twitter, it is easy to stay up-to-date on the activities and accomplishments of our students.
Open our infographic to find out what you might not know about Triad District 2. Page one of this infographic illustrates interesting facts about the district and emphasizes the wide range of instructional and extra-curricular programs offered at Triad. Page two gives detailed information regarding the Budget Deficit Reduction Plan which was approved by the Board of Education at the February meeting. Without additional revenue, this plan will go into effect for the 2015-16 school year. It is our goal to strengthen our communication and learning partnerships with parents, students, and staff members. Help us reach our goal by staying informed and involved, which are key factors to the district’s continued success.
Winter Message On Monday, January 26th, the Triad Board of Education held its regular scheduled monthly meeting. Even though there was a short list of action items for the Board to consider Monday evening, the meeting was well attended by parents, administrators, employees and students – all with a vested interest in the success of the Triad District. Those in attendance were most interested to hear the Budget Deficit Reduction Advisory Committee’s recommendation to the Board of Education to cut approximately $1 million dollars from Triad’s budget in 2015-2016. The committee’s work is the first step in a multi-step process if the district doesn’t receive additional revenue. [Read More...]
Triad Honors Retirees
On May 19th Triad School District bid a fond farewell to 27 staff members scheduled to retire during 2015 by hosting a retirement dinner at Michael’s Restaurant in Highland. Retiring staff were honored with congratulatory speeches and tokens of appreciation in addition to a buffet style meal enjoyed by all. Many of the retiring staff have been familiar faces around Triad for two decades or longer with one staff member closing his career at Triad with 31 years of service. Retirees span all categories of staff including 8 teachers, 7 custodians, 6 secretaries and 6 aides. The District extends its thanks for many years of service and well wishes to all those retiring during 2015. [Click here to see more...]
The old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words", refers to the idea that a picture can tell a story. We have hundreds of stories to share about our classrooms, students, building activities and events. To help share our stories, we have constructed a photo slide show that will be continually updated. Come back often and take the time to view our story and proudly share with others. We have amazing schools, staff and students and hope these moments capture some additional stories you may not have heard about. [ Slide Show ]
Vision 20/20 shapes a vision for public education in Illinois to guide educators, legislators, labor, businesses, parents, and community members as we work together toward the common goal of fulfilling the promise for excellence in education for all Illinois children.
Stay Connected with us...
In our continued effort to improve communications between school and parents, Triad Community Schools has contracted with SchoolMessenger, a leading provider of notification services for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts and other communications for education. The SchoolMessenger system enables school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal or school cancelation. The service may also be used from time-to-time to inform parents with general announcements and reminders of upcoming school events such as parent meetings, building events and student activities. The service also incorporates other communication systems such email, SMS text messaging, and social media links. It is our hope that this service will continue to extend the Triad district’s existing community outreach efforts and emergency procedures.
The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: "subscribe", "optin", "yes" You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message: You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include.
In addition to performing the opt-in process above you’ll want to insure that the district has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to your school please contact them and provide them with that information.
District "Virtual Backpack"
Triad CUSD#2 continues to work toward a paperless direction for many of its home-school communications. We have recently launched this “Virtual Backpack” webpage to assist parents obtaining information to community resources, services and information in our area. The categories on this page will assist you in locating district approved informational flyers, notices and registration forms released by area non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners.
Parents and Guardians are able to access information on activities in the surrounding communities from Family Movie Events in the Park to Athletic camps and activities by clicking on the Parent Resources link in the navigation column. Girl Scout and Boy Scout information can also be found on this link as well as YMCA information. Vistors are also given the opportunity to subscribe to this page, which will notify the subscribers of new information posted to the page! Everything posted to the Parent Resource page has been approved by the Triad Central Office.
Illinois Learning Standards
More and more information is now being published concerning the movement of Illinois schools across the state, including our district, in the implementation of the New Illinois Learning Standards. The newly adopted Illinois learning standards for ELA, Math and Science outline the skills and content our students must master at each grade level to continue on the path to college and career readiness. These standards include the Common Core Standards for ELA and math and the Next Generation Science Standards along with the existing Illinois learning standards for other content areas (social science, PE, etc.). Illinois is among 44 other states who have adopted the common core state standards for ELA and Math. [ Read More ]
Standards Based Report Card
The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards. [ Read More.. ]
Illinois School Report Card Released