TAG Resources

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Resources on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Dallas ISD has launched a new webpage with resources for students and families who are impacted by recent developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Dallas ISD school board voted unanimously to declare Dallas ISD a welcoming and protective district vowing to do everything it can to provide a welcoming and protective environment in all schools for all students. Please feel free to visit the website, www.dallasisd.org/DACA, for access to these resources and feel free to share the link with anyone you may know who could benefit from it.


State and District Summaries and Documents


School Year Documents for the 2018-19 School Year

Townview TAG A/B Schedule 2018 – 19 (Will be uploaded as soon as it is available)

Townview TAG Activity Bus Schedule 2018-19 (Will be uploaded as soon as it is available)

Townview TAG Bell Schedule 2018-19 (Will be uploaded as soon as it is available)

TAG Faculty Contact Information 2017-18 (Will be uploaded as soon as it is available)


Extracurricular Clubs and Activities

Click Here: TAG Extracurricular Meeting Schedule 2018-19 FINAL

The beauty of attending school at TAG is that you have access to any number of extracurricular activities, both at TAG and at the Townview campus, which houses TAG. TAG students are encouraged to get involved with interesting, extracurricular clubs and to start a club if one doesn’t exist!

The following document lists all of the different extracurricular activities available at TAG for the 2017-18 school year. All clubs/competitions have set meeting times and locations, as well as first meeting date! Make sure to take a look at this schedule and make plans to join some amazing clubs and activities!

Extracurricular Activities Calendar

We encourage all TAG students to get involved with extracurricular activities at Townview and at TAG! We have a ton of clubs and competitions for students to join. Please look over the Extracurricular meeting schedule for this school year which is attached HERE. All clubs/competitions have set meeting times and locations, as well as first meeting date! Make sure to take a look at this schedule and make plans to join some amazing clubs and activities!

Sports

Process: Students who wish to play sports, may play for their home high school. Please inquire at the Front Desk for the details the process for students to be able to partake in athletics at their home school.

For more information, see the flyer provided by Dallas ISD below that details how to get involved with athletics at your home school.

Click Here: Athletics Flyer for Magnet Schools

TAG students have game. In fact, TAG is undefeated in every athletic event since the school was founded 35 years ago. Actually, while true, that’s a bit of TAG humor.

Dallas ISD magnet schools do not have athletic teams. However, that does not keep TAG students from playing sports. Dallas ISD and UIL rules permit magnet school students to play athletics for their local home high school. May TAG student take advantage of this to play football, soccer, track, cross-country, swimming, volleyball, tennis, and other sports.


New Parent Information

New Student Orientation Powerpoints (Weds, May 9, 2018)

Welcome and Logistics Presentation

Meet the Teachers Presentation

Scheduling_Presentation

New Parent Handbook 2017-18


Laptops

Laptop Update as of 8.24.2018

We’ve received questions about the timeline and priority with which we will be able to check out laptops to students this year. We are still finalizing the procedure and timeline and should have in ready by Friday, August 31. At that time, we will communicate what the procedure is to check out laptops to all parents and students. Stay tuned for further communication on this topic!

Laptop Update as of 8.22.2018
We have received many questions about how and to whom student laptops will be distributed. We are currently in the process of identifying how many laptops we have to distribute to students and are finalizing the priority of who we will be able to check laptops out to. We currently do not have enough laptops to be able to check laptops out to every student who requests it. However, we are working to secure more laptops over the course of the year. In the meantime, once we finalize the priority order, we will communicate it out to all students and parents via social media, PTSA newsletter, and to students directly in class. In the meantime, students who do not have access to a laptop will not be at any disadvantage in classes, as teachers are aware that not all students have access to a laptop. Thank you!

Lockers

TAG has finished checking out lockers to all students who wanted one. If a student has not yet gotten a locker and wishes purchase a locker for the year, they should visit Ms. Alfaro in the TAG office. The locker fee for the year is $10.


Student Parking Pass Procedure

Students who will be driving to school are now able to purchase parking passes. The cost of a parking pass for the year is $5 and students can pick up a parking application in the TAG office beginning on Tuesday, September 4. Students will bring the completed application, their driver’s license, proof of insurance, and $5 to the TAG office before school or during D-lunch to Ms. Alfaro and will receive their pass. Students have two weeks to complete this process and parking enforcement will begin on Friday, September 21. If you have any questions, please call the TAG office at 972-925-5970.


New Library Website

New Townview Library Website

Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming. We have a new Townview Library website for the start of the year so every teacher and student can access the book search, online research databases, and library schedule remotely on any device, at any time when school beings. Includes: library hours, catalog access, database access, contact info, library time scheduling, and hopefully more as the year progresses.

For now, until we sync with DISD schoolwires domains, find and share Townview Library online at
https://sites.google.com/view/townview-library/home
or use the shortened tinyurl.com/townviewlibrary

Looking forward to the year, and be sure to come by and say hello,

Melissa Cunningham
Librarian
Townview Magnet Center
972-925-6080


Transportation: Bus Info

Bus Updates as of 08.24.18

Townview and Dallas ISD are aware of the ongoing bus issues. We are working in conjunction with Dallas ISD to ensure that these issues are rectified as quickly as possible. The root of this problem lies with the fact that Dallas ISD does not have enough bus drivers at this time. They are moving with haste as quickly as possible to expedite hires and ensure we have enough buses for the demand. Some buses are having to run multiple routes, which has resulted in late pick-ups to and from school. We are also aware of the need to add more buses to certain routes. In the meantime, please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to improve the bus situation and will keep you updated. Students who are late to school due to bus issues will not be penalized in any way. Thank you for your patience with us in this process.

If you are a parent who consistently drives your student to school and you don’t mind offering to carpool/drive other TAG students in your same vicinity, please let me know so we can see if there are others in the area in need of rides.You can email me directly at bmackey@dallasisd.org.

2018-19: Townview Bus Request Form: click here

2018-2019 Bus Schedule: Townview Buses

Dallas ISD Magnet Program Transportation FAQs for 2017-2018


 


Storytellers without Borders Application (for 9th – 12th grade students only!)

“Is there a story you want to tell? The Dallas Public Library, in partnership with The Dallas Morning News and with funding from the Knight Foundation, is seeking creative and inquisitive high school students to participate in a student journalism program, Storytellers Without Borders.

If selected to participate, you will be introduced to basic journalism and research skills necessary to write and share stories about the Dallas community that you think are important. This is an opportunity to work closely with mentors, such as professional journalists, librarians and city leaders, to develop and write stories, and take photos. The final news stories will be published on swbdallas.org.

Storytellers Without Borders starts September 26, 2018 and ends the week of November 14, 2018. This eight week program meets weekly at Dallas Public Library’s Central Library, 1515 Young St., on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm. Students attend once a week for eight weeks. Application is open to anyone in grades 9-12 who lives in the city of Dallas. The deadline to apply is September 17, 2018. Please note that limited spots are available in this program. Filling out this application in full is the best way to earn a spot in this program.

If you have any questions, please contact Project Coordinator, Lauren Smart, at swbdallas@gmail.com.

The application can be found HERE.