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T-Bird Weekly Message

Week of January 11, 2020


Dear T-Bird Families,


Welcome back to our first full week of our newly revised hybrid schedule! You will find a copy of our schedule and calendar attached to this email. Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep your students healthy and safe while they are in-person for their learning. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can support you! If you need to get ahold of us for support or for any questions that you may have please call us at 720-886-1505 or you can email us at



Important information for the week:


Quarter 2 Grades

Quarter 2 Grades will completed and ready for you to view this Thursday, January 14. We wanted to give students and teachers grace and time for work to be completed, turned in, and graded.


Free Lunch and Breakfast

Breakfast and lunch will remain free to all students for the remainder of the school year! Great news for all!


Free Reading Support – Reading Plus

For the rest of this school year, all Thunder Ridge Middle School students will have free access to a reading support program called Reading Plus.

Reading Plus helps students develop the skills they need to be proficient readers and

lifelong learners. Through regular Reading Plus practice, reading will become easier,

comprehension will increase, and your student will make meaningful connections between

reading and learning.


Use of this resource is voluntary, and online Reading Plus activities will occur separate from classroom instruction. All work will occur outside of school on a computer or tablet with Internet access. While your student’s teachers will be informed of their progress, there will be no connection to their gradebook.  


Please check out this three-minute video to learn more about Reading Plus:


Why Reading Plus Works: An Overview for Students and Parents


If you would like for your student to get free access to Reading Plus, please contact Dr. Brad Weinhold, assistant principal, at




YEARBOOK AND BABY AD SALES END IN LESS THAN ONE MONTH!  Our TRMS yearbook is a full-color, 100-page book (and world supplement) that captures moments in time and features all that is great about student life at Thunder Ridge.  8th grade parents also have the option of commemorating their child’s completion of middle school by designing a baby ad!  Yearbooks cost $35.00 each, baby ads cost $15.00 each, and all orders close on Friday, February 5th, 2021.  Yearbooks did sell out last year, so order yours today!  Click here for the yearbook order form:


Last Call to Order School Photos

Did you miss out on ordering your child’s school photo this year?  There is still time!  Here is the information

The access code is the students ID number.


If you have questions regarding school pictures or ordering, please contact them via email at:



Thank you!


Dr. Blakley Wallace, Principal

Thunder Ridge Middle School