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Welcome to the Tenafly Middle School
Welcome Back Packet 2017-2018

We hope you are having a great summer! 
Come back to this website as we approach September for updates and more information.  Team assignments and schedules will be available through the parent portal by the end of August.

First Day of School Schedule - Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Click HERE for the schedule.  The first day of school will be a half day:
  • 6th grade:  8:30am - 11:30am
  • 7th & 8th Grades: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Lunch is not scheduled on the first day of school for any grade. 

Supply Lists and Welcome Letters
Bell Schedules - Click HERE

Grade 6 Team Letters

Team assignments and schedules will be available through the parent portal before the Grade 6 Meet and Greet on August 29.  See below for more information on the Meet and Greet.
  • Field Trip Forms - Please read carefully.  A doctor's signature may be required if applicable.  Please have your child return this form to their HOMEROOM teacher by Friday, September 8.  Do not bring to the nurse or the main office. 
  • P.E. Guidelines Form - Please have your child return this to their P.E. teacher on the first full day of school.  Do not bring to the main office. 
  • Bicycle Permission form - to be returned to the homeroom teacher or main office ONLY IF your child will be riding a bicycle to school.
Communication Overview for Parents - click HERE for information on how we communicate with you. 

TMS Handbook - click HERE for the new handbook.  This was formerly referred to as "The Student Handbook."  It has been reformatted and updated for both students and parents/guardians.

Parents' FAQs - click HERE

Family Life Letter and Syllabus - click HERE

2017-2018 Free and Reduced Lunch Program (Comidas Escolares Gratis o a Precio Reducido)
Click HERE for Program information and application
Clic AQUÍ para aplicación en español
Information for Incoming 6th Graders and New Students

6th Grade Meet &Greet

When? Tuesday, August 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where? Middle School Gymnasium 

The 6th grade Meet and Greet is an opportunity for students to meet their  classmates. Groups will tour the building and participate in team building activites. They will be guided by our 8th Grade peer helpers called RAPPers (Reaching All Peer to Peer).

Students should arrive at the Middle School (10 Sunset Lane) and use the entrance near to the Gym, closest to the track by 10:00 AM.  Pick-up is at 12:00 pm. Please note, there are no crossing guards on duty that day.  

Students allowed to go home on their own should bring written permission or an email can be sent by the parent/guardian to the Principal's secretary at lsaxenian@tenafly.k12.nj.us.  

Students need to bring a copy of their schedules which will be available on the portal earlier that week.

Here are the handouts for the March 1 Parent Meeting for incoming 6th graders.
Parent FAQs
Music Department FAQs
Communication Overview for Parents
How to Contact Us and Important Information
Student Technology Overview

New to District Student & Parent Orientation
Tuesday, August 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where? Middle School Cafeteria
This tour is designed for all Middle School students and parents (grades 6, 7 and 8) who are new to town.  If you have just moved to Tenafly and are joining the Middle School from another district, this is the tour for you!  Come to meet your counselors, the Vice Principal, Mrs. George and the Principal, Mr. Fabbo. You will be guided by our 8th Grade peer helpers called RAPPers (Reaching All Peer to Peer).  Lots of Fun!
Questions?  Contact Mrs. Violick at rviolick@tenafly.k12.nj.us 

Grade 6 REACH OUT Trip!
Click HERE for information, permission forms and field trip forms needed for the 2017 Grade 6 REACH OUT - the overnight trip to Club Getaway Outdoor Education Center, in Kent, CT.

Please complete and return together with a check in the amount of $175.00 payable to Tenafly Middle School. In order for us to best plan for the needs of your child, please return forms and payment to your child’s 5th grade teacher, as early as possible before the end of this school year.

After June 7th please return forms and payment in a single envelope to:

Tenafly Middle School, attention REACH OUT
10 Sunset Lane, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Trip dates: Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th. 

For additional information or questions, please contact the trip coordinators, Mr. Ciliento and Mrs. Lanni, by email: mciliento@tenafly.k12.nj.us and slanni@tenafly.k12.nj.us

Program of Studies

Click HERE to see the Program of Studies for 2017-2018
Remind 101
Remind101 is a free text messaging app.  A Tenafly Middle School account is set up for students to get reminders of events and other school activities. 
  • Students need to have their parents’ permission to use the services of Remind101. When a student signs up, parents will be notified by email through the Remind website.
  • Parents are also welcomed to join the middle school’s account. Click HERE for Information and instructions for joining.  . 

H.S.A. Mobile Directory

Here is the link for MobileArq, the parent directory organized by the H.S.A. https://mobilearq.com/schooldirectory
Click HERE for MobileArq instructions.

Please click HERE for an important notice from the H.S.A regarding the Mobile Directory 
"Looking Ahead to 8th Grade"
Please click HERE for the presentation from parent 7th to 8th grade transition meeting on Wednesday June 7th. 

Click HERE for the Summer 2016-2017

Click HERE for the Spring 2016-2017 Newsletter

Click HERE for the Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter
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