Sherman Quick Links
Sherman At-A-Glance: Quick Links to all your Sherman questions
- Beyond The Bell
- Early Release/Late Arrival Procedures
- Family App
- Laptop Computers for Students
- Musical Theatre Production
- My School Bucks - online payment system for school fees
- Office Hours - Summer 2022
- Outdoor Learning
- Picture Day - Leo's Photography
- Principal Newsletter
- Project Based Learning (PBL)
- Social Media
- Student School Supplies 2022-2023
- Summer Reading in the Library dates for 2022
- Tiger Times
- Uniform Policy
- Veterans Day Virtual Assembly Presentation 2021
- Whole Child
If your student is going to be absent, please call the office at (253)571-5488 to notify the school. You can also email your absence information to the office staff at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:email@example.com.
If you are planning on an extended absence (more than 3 days) for your student, please fill out the form below and submit to the office.
Beyond The Bell
For more information about the TPS Beyond the Bell Program, click on the button below:
Early Release/Late Arrival Procedures
Sherman Elementary is Striving To Help Make The World a More Equitable Place
There has never been a more relevant time to help our school community succeed in their efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sherman Elementary believes that an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion creates an environment that respects and values individual difference along varying dimensions.
10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race
Jahmad Canley from Potential Unleashed: Session 1
Jahmad Canley from Potential Unleashed: Session 2
Check back soon for Session 3 Power Point Presentation
Check back soon for Session 4 Power Point Presentation
LINKS FROM JAHMAD CANLEY:
Excerpts from Rebekah Gineapp (click on text to open full article)
Click this link to log into the Family App:
Quick Tutorial for TPS Family App:
Families are required to complete a daily COVID-19 health screening form on in-person learning days
When students return to school in person, parents must complete a short COVID-19 health screening form every day the student is in a school building. This is a new state requirement of all school districts across the state.
The easiest way to complete that form is online. Completing the Family App registration process below allows you to access the daily online COVID-19 health screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device.
- Register by entering the email your child’s school has on file for you. (Tip: Only use the Chrome web browser on any device; or update to the latest iOS version (14+) on your Apple device.)
- Once that’s complete, you’ll receive an invitation in your email to complete the process.
If you don’t receive the invitation email, check your email spam link or junk mail folders for an email from “Microsoft Invitation.” You can also contact your child’s school to verify or update the email address you use with Tacoma Public Schools.
How to complete the daily health screening
On your child’s first day in a school building, you can access the COVID-19 screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device at https://family.tpsapps.org/or www.tacomaschools.org.
(Paper forms in English and other languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Russian and Ukranian, will also be available at schools.)
What questions are on the daily COVID-19 health screening form?
- Does your student have any of these COVID-19 symptoms that you cannot attribute to another condition? (List of symptoms is included on form.)
- Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told your student to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?
- Has your student been in close contact during the past two weeks (14 days) with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or has COVID-like symptoms? Why does the state require this daily COVID-19 health screening form?
- Is your student currently under isolation for having tested positive for COVID-19?
Why does the state require this daily COVID-19 health screening form?
All students entering a Tacoma Public Schools building must complete this health attestation survey each day the student is onsite. The health screening form, as required by Department of Health and Labor and Industries guidelines, will be used by building administrators and their designees to track who is in the building and respond to and monitor those who report COVID symptoms or exposure.
Please click on the below link to view the Sherman Elementary Parent/Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Laptop Computers for Students
Laptop Computers for Students
- Summer Hints for a healthy student laptop
- Acceptance and Liability Agreement for Student Laptop
- Tips for using laptop (Office 365, Teams, etc.)
- Virtual Meeting Expectations
- Laptop Handbook
Summer Hints for a healthy student laptop
Hints for a healthy student laptop:
1. If possible, please purchase a laptop sleeve/case to protect your laptop.
2. Store your laptop in a safe place where it won't get wet, broken, overheated, or chewed on.
3. Please do not peel, cover or remove any computer labels.
4. Restart your laptop intermittently to help push out updates.
5. Don't forget your username and password over the summer. Label your laptop with your username and password with painter's tape or a sticky note.
6. Use and sign in to your assigned laptop only, not a sibling's or friend's laptop.
7. Use cleaning products that are safe for laptops/screens.
8. Please call the HELP desk if you have any tech questions or concerns over the summer. Days available: Monday-Thursday. Call: 253-571-4357.
Prepare for the start of school in September:
1. Fully charge your device.
2. Restart your laptop, sign in, and allow your laptop to update.
3. If possible, purchase a mouse and mouse pad to use with your laptop at school. Makes navigating a bit easier.
Acceptance and Liability Agreement for Student Laptop
Tips for using laptop (Office 365, Teams, etc.)
Virtual Meeting Expectations
Sherman's Makerspace is certainly one of the busiest rooms in the school. Housed within its walls are six pages of alphabetical inventory, cataloged by type of item and location. One can find things from different types of paint, brushes and palettes to erosion kits, catapults and tools of every kind. Thanks to our PTSA funded Makerspace teacher, Mrs. Ross, students can let their creative juices flow in numerous hands-on projects throughout the year.
Visit Our Makerspace!
Musical Theatre Production
The Sherman PTSA, in collaboration with our very own Mrs. Nye, is proud to support the performing arts in one theater production each year. Students grades 3-5 are encouraged to become a part of this fun program. Countless hours of practice and an immeasurable amount of heart go into this incredibly popular activity. The final production is so amazing, that it has historically resulted in a 'sold-out' status ... so when available, buy those tickets!
Past performances include:
- 2013: Seusical Jr.
- 2014: Beauty & The Beast
- 2015: Peter Pan
- 2016: The Lion King
- 2017: Shrek Jr.
- 2018: Seusical Jr.
- 2019: Mary Poppins
- 2020: Frozen Jr (cancelled due to COVID-19)
- 2021: Cancelled due to COVID-19
- 2022: Cancelled due to COVID-19
Our Musical Performances
Hopefully our Musical Theatre productions will restart in the 2021-2022 school year. Check back to this page to view rehearsal practice schedule and cast specific information!
My School Bucks - online payment system for school fees
Click on the button below to get instructions on how to pay a fee/invoice in MySchool Bucks:
Office Hours - Summer 2022
Picture Day - Leo's Photography
Spring Picture Day is Tuesday, April 12th. Both individual pictures and classroom pictures are available for purchase.
School Code: Spr220378
Picture Order Form
Picture Order Form
Weekly newsletter from our Principal, Christian Jordan.
School Year 2021-2022
- June 2022
- May 2022
- April 2022
- March 2022
- February 2022
- January 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- October 2021
- September 2021
- August 2021
Project Based Learning (PBL)
As your elected PTSA board members, we are committed to serving our Sherman community. Please feel free to contact us!
PTSA Website: http://shermanptsa.org
PTSA Fundraising Event
Find Sherman Elementary on Facebook under the name Sherman Elementary School. We post all flyers and school related information on the page.
Find Sherman Elementary on Twitter under the name shermanSTEAM (@ShermanSTEAM).
Student School Supplies 2022-2023
Dear Sherman STEAM Families,
Knowing that school supplies can often cost $100 or more, Sherman Elementary has instituted a program that simplifies and economizes this age old tradition. We are asking that families pay a flat donation of $25.00 per child. The only extra money we'll ask for will be to cover field trip expenses. Your child will still need to bring their own backpack and a labeled water bottle.
Supplies will depend on individual classroom teacher needs. They may include:
- Pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers
- Notebook paper, journals, spiral notebooks
- Glue, rulers, protractors
- Folders, binders, thumb drives
The $25.00 fee can now be paid online through www.myschoolbucks.com. You can also pay by check, credit card or exact cash in the office starting in late-August 2022.
If families are able to donate a little extra, that will help out other families who might not be able to afford the fee.
Summer Reading in the Library dates for 2022
The Tiger Times: a student written and produced newspaper for our Sherman STEAM Community.
Sherman Uniform Dress Standards reflect pride and unity, and demonstrate that school is a place to study and learn. Our Sherman Uniform Dress Standards support student safety and promote a focused, orderly school climate.
Sherman students are required to wear uniform clothing every day (except for special ASB events – e.g. crazy hair day, etc.).
EVERY Friday is designated as a free-dress day!
All clothing must be neat in appearance, in good repair, no holes, and worn appropriately. The fit and/or style of the clothing should not be tight, revealing, or oversized.
A. T-shirts/Polo style and Button-up.
B. Colors: plain, ANY solid color is acceptable
C. Sherman Spirit-Wear and/or Club Shirts (e.g. - ASB, Glee Club, Young Ambassadors, etc.)
D. No logos are acceptable on shirts- except Sherman Elementary School logo tops purchased from school.
A. Any of the following are acceptable: JEANS, LEGGINGS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, SKORTS, JUMPERS, AND CAPRIS
B. Must be fitted, plain in style, and hemmed neatly. No adornments (patches, holes, stripes, or any other decorations).
C. The length of short skirts, skorts, and shorts must pass the fingertip length test (with arms down at the sides, the bottom of the garment must be at/or below the finger tips).
A. Plain, solid in color
B. No logos, except Sherman Wear
A. Shoes should be appropriate for all school activities – no flip-flops, no heels, no shoes without a back strap or slipper-like footwear allowed.
Sherman Spirit Wear can be ordered at most school events through the PTSA. Please contact the PTSA via their Facebook Page (Sherman Elementary PTSA, Tacoma, WA) or website (shermanptsa.com) if you have any questions.
NOTE: The administration and staff reserve the right to determine the suitability of questionable styles or accessories. Students will be required to correct uniform violations before attending classes.
Please refer to School Board Policy No. 3224 if you have more questions regarding Student Uniforms and Student Dress Codes.
Veterans Day Virtual Assembly Presentation 2021
Please take a moment to watch the Sherman Elementary salute to our Veterans! Thank you to all our Veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom.
For more information on TPS Whole Child program, click on the below button:
Tacoma Whole Child - Tacoma Public Schools (tacomaschools.org)