Principal Message

Principal Steve Seberson

September 2022

Greetings to our Dr. Claudia Thomas Middle School Families, 

Next steps for school:

  • School begins at 9 a.m. and ends each day at 3:30 p.m.
  • All student health files must be in the school health office prior to the first day of school. This includes immunization records, health plans, and medications. If this is on your “to-do” list, don’t delay, students cannot attend school without completed files. If you need assistance or have questions call 253-583-5444, or email our nurse, Mrs. Miller, at [email protected].
    • The only exception is if you are a new Thomas military family who is registering and have moved to Washington from out of state.
  • All students will be provided an AVID binder for their classes. No need to purchase one. A pencil pouch, binder organizers/dividers, 2 pencils, 2 pens, and lined paper to start school with are also provided by the school. Students will organize their binders on the first day of school.
  • Families should purchase the following:
    • Purchase a backpack for your student. We do have a limited supply of backpacks, so call the school if you need support with this and we can have one ready for your student.
    • You should consider purchasing an eraser, highlighter, extra paper to have at home, extra pencils, and any other items that your student likes to use to help them be successful at school.
  • All students will receive a school laptop to use for classroom and academic assignments. Families will sign a laptop use agreement. The agreement will include an option to purchase laptop insurance at a nominal cost.
  • Check the district website for transportation schedules and bus stops.
  • Fall sports: football, cross-country, boys’ soccer, fastpitch softball. 6th- grade students can participate in all sports with the exception of football.
  • Students can access their schedule on Skyward at any time.
  • We will update you regarding school district COVID protocols.

Notes to be familiar with:

  • Please review the district middle school dress code to become familiar with it prior to buying school clothes for your children. Attached is a link where you will find a copy of the middle school dress code. The district middle school dress code will be enforced.
  • Cell phone use at school is limited to before school, at lunchtime, and at the end of the day when the school day is over. Students will at all other times during the school day keep their cell phones turned off and in their backpacks. The cell phone policy will be published in the student handbook.
  • For any questions please call our front office at 253-583-5440.

At Thomas, we are lifelong collaborative learners who demonstrate character and leadership. It is important for our children to hear good words and see people demonstrating positive character. Good examples and positive mentoring are life-changing for both students and adults.

  • Sports physicals and paperwork will need to be completed, turned into the ASB office, and processed prior to sports participation. Email Mrs. Villegas Le Roy at [email protected] or call Mrs. Villegas Le Roy’s office at 253-583-5451.
  • We look forward to seeing TITAN parents join our PTSA this fall.

Our character word for September is “Commitment.” Partner with us to discuss with your child the meaning of commitment and how putting this word into practice can impact reaching personal and academic goal outcomes.

We are thankful for those who are serving in the military at JBLM and around the world. We wish for all Thomas families to continue being healthy and safe.

Principal Steve Seberson