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Welcome Back Letter SY23-24

Dear Families,


Welcome back to a new and exciting school year at Thurgood Marshall MS! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and are ready for a year filled with learning, growth, and memorable experiences.


As we embark on this journey together, we want to ensure that all students are well-prepared for success.  Below, you will find the list of school supplies: 


  • Clear backpack
  • Student planner (Mead, etc)
  • Three-inch 3-ring binder
  • Loose-leaf lined notebook paper, 8 packs of 5 tab dividers (colored tabs preferred)
  • 2 pocket folders
  • #2 Pencils (needed everyday for math)
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Pens (red or green)
  • Colored pencils
  • 3 Highlighters
  • Pencil pouch (to attach in 3 Ring Binder)
  • Ruler marked in BOTH Metric/Standard
  • Protractor and Compass
  • Flash Drive


  • Sticky notes
  • Index cards
  • Small Pencil Sharpener with Shaving Catcher
  • White-out tape
  • Hole Reinforcements
  • Hole Puncher

Math Requirements

  • 4 Function Calculator (6th, 7th and Accelerated 1)
  • Scientific Calculator (8th and Accelerated 2 )
  • Scissors
  • 1/4" loose leaf graphing paper ( Accelerated 1 and 2, Algebra I)

Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone about our uniform policy.  The wearing of uniforms promotes unity and equality within our school community and is in accordance with the PGCPS mandatory uniform policy. This policy applies to both boys and girls.   The following guidelines should be followed:


6th grade - Gray

7th grade - Red

8th grade - Black

  • Long or short-sleeved polo-style shirt with two or three clear, black, or appropriate colored buttons at the neck.
  • Tops must be tucked in securely.
  • TMMS club/organization shirts are acceptable on designated days.
  • All sweaters, cardigans, sweatshirts, and fleece are acceptable but must be worn over the uniform shirt, and must be color specific to the grade level.  


  • Belts
  • Students are encouraged to wear a belt that goes through the loops and is buckled securely at the waist.


  • Tennis shoes may be worn


  • Tan or  khaki in color
  • Uniform pants should be secure around waist and are encouraged to be secured with a belt.
  • Shorts should be of appropriate length. (Use finger-tip rule)
  • Shorts and pants must have a finished bottom (no cut-offs).


  • Tan or khaki in color
  • Must be fingertip length or more when hand is placed at your side and standing at attention.

To create a positive and nurturing learning environment, we have established school-wide expectations that every student is expected to follow.  These expectations include:

  1. Respect: Treat others with kindness, empathy, and understanding
  2. Responsibility: Take ownership of your actions and academic progress.
  3. Safety: Keep yourself and others safe by following school expectations
  4. Integrity: Be honest and act with integrity in all situations

By working together to uphold these expectations, we can create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive academically and emotionally.

We look forward to partnering with you throughout the year.  Together, we can provide the best possible education for our students.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your continued support, and let’s make this a remarkable school year!



Trina Hayes, Acting Principal

Thurgood Marshall MS