MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS & STUDENTS
School Menus & Student Nutrition
Health & Guidance Office
Arrival and Dismissal
Breakfast begins at 7:30 am and ends at 7:50 am.
No beverages or foods (except water in a clear container or lunch in sealed container) may leave the dining room after breakfast.
*Students are not permitted to enter classrooms without teacher presence until 7:50 am.
The dismissal bell rings at 3:06pm, Personal Electronic Device (PED) Cabinets for each grade will be supervised at exit doors for return of student property between 3:06 and 3:20pm. After-school extra-curricular activities are expected to run from 3:30 until no later than 4:30, unless special arrangements have been made.
All students must exit the building by 3:15 pm unless engaged in an adult supervised activity.
After School Clubs
Tapestry Charter School offers a variety of clubs and organizations that give students the opportunity to explore activities and develop new interests.
Below are the clubs and organizations that are currently active.
- Anime Club
- Chess Club
- Coding Club
- Donate Life Club (UNYTS)
- Environmental Club
- International Travel Club
- GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
- International Travel
- Jazz Ensemble
- National Honor Society
- National Junior Honor Society
- RPG Club
- School Store
- Student Government
- Women in Art Club
- Yearbook Committee
- Youth CAN
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a feature of the PowerSchool Student Information System that provides parents/guardians immediate access to grades, assignments and attendance records in an effort to facilitate and improve communication between home and school. Teachers will have academic grades updated on a weekly basis so that parents have accurate information about their child’s academic standing when accessing the Parent Portal.
Tapestry provides access to your child’s food service account, including transactions and balance, his/her attendance record and a school bulletin through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use your confidential user name and password to log in to PowerSchool
Please note that each child’s account requires a unique username and password. For security purposes, please do not divulge your log-in information to anyone, including your child. If you have questions about PowerSchool access or have misplaced your log-in information, please contact the school office.
Principal’s Advisory Group
The Principal’s Advisory Group (PAG) serves as a consultative body to assist the principal and administration in making decisions that reflect the interests of parents, faculty, and students. Subcommittees of the PAG have been established to address topics that are considered important by TCS parents/guardians. Community voice is encouraged in such areas as the setting and maintaining of school policies, the hiring of staff, the raising of funds, and the setting of priorities for use of funds. The PAG includes at least two representatives from each of the following groups: parents, students, and faculty, as well as administrative presence.
This year Middle School PAG meetings will be held in the middle school library on the following dates and times:
- Tues. Sept 25 @ 8:15-9:00AM
- Tues. Oct 30 @ 3:45-4:30PM
- Tues. Nov 27 @ 8:15-9:00AM
- Tues. Dec 18 @ 8:15-9:00AM
- Tues. Jan 22 @ 3:45-4:30PM
- Tues. Feb 26 @ 8:15-9:00AM
- Tues. Mar 26 @ 3:45-4:30PM
- Tues. April 16 @ 8:15-9:00AM
- Tues. May 21 @ 8:15-9:00AM
Student Led Conferences
Two times during the school year, Tapestry invites students and their families to attend formal conferences during which report cards are given to families. Student-Led Conferences replace the traditional parent/teacher conference and are attended by the student, parent/guardian, crew leader, and other adults the student would like present. The crew leader facilitates the meeting, but the student is responsible for presenting what he/she has learned so far this year.
This year, Middle School Student Led Conferences will be held on
- November 19 and 20
- April 17 and 18
Family Handbook and Code of Conduct
Our family handbook provides essential information about how parents, students, teachers and administrators can work together to support our students and meet both academic and behavioral expectations. It also includes important dates, our Code of Conduct and graduation requirements, as well as other policies, procedure and information.
Tapestry’s Code of Conduct, Behavior Expectations, Interventions and Consequences are in compliance with New York State Discipline Laws and Regulations including Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Law, and Dignity For All Students Act (DASA). Tapestry is committed to teaching, modeling and enforcing high standards of conduct in order to ensure that Tapestry is a safe, healthy learning environment for all students and staff.
To foster child and adolescent health and educational success, the school nurse at Tapestry Charter School will:
- Provide direct care to students: care for injuries and acute illness for all students and long term management of students with special health care needs;
- Provide leadership for the provision of health services;
- Provide screening and referral for health conditions.
- Promote a healthy physical and emotional school environment: monitoring immunizations, ensuring appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses, mandated state reporting, participate in plan for prevention and management of bullying, disasters, and terrorism events.
- Promote health: provide health information to individual and groups of students through health education classes, assist in developing a health education curriculum.
- Serve in a leadership role for health policies and programs.
- Act as a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals, and the community.
For your family’s convenience, the following Health Office forms are available for download. Forms are also available in the Health Office, upon request.
Middle School Guidance Office
Middle School Counselor, Ms. Jessica Bedell works closely with administration, teachers, support staff, students and families to provide social/emotional support to ensure the academic success of students at the Middle School Level. This is an integral part of all children’s development as they eventually transition to High School.
Ms. Bedell follows the New York State and National Standards for counseling programs at the Middle School Level. Her role is as follows:
- Push In Lessons to reach all students through a Character Education Development Program focusing on social issues that Middle School Students are currently experiencing in today’s society.
- Educating parents on social media and drug prevention
- Individual and small group counseling sessions based on cognitive behavioral practices
- Middle School Mentoring Program
- Teaching empathy skills
- Aides in the academic transition from middle school to high school
- Provides outside resources to families in need
- Focuses on restorative practices with students and families
If you are in need of outside counseling services, Tapestry works with Gateway-Longview to provide this service. Please contact them at: http//www.gateway-longview.org
Please contact Jessica Bedell at 716-332-0755 if you are in need of other resources. You can also find many resources in the WNY area at : http:www.211wny.org