COVID-19 Pandemic Support
A message from our Head of School & Board of Directors:
Though it may have become overused in the past months, ‘unprecedented’ is simply the best way to describe the challenges that our school, alongside small businesses across the country, has faced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Never in our school’s 50-year history have we had to implement such drastic changes in such a short period of time in order to protect both the health of our community and the solvency of our institution. This year, more than ever, we must call on the support of our families, past and present, to help us over this hurdle. In addition to the standard materials needed for our programs to function, we also very much need help with our PPE supplies. The cost to implement new disinfection protocols well exceeds what is normal for a typical school year. To provide a safe classroom environment, we have also reduced class sizes and increased staff to student ratios. We’ve also hired a full-time housekeeper to clean our classroom spaces throughout the day. This in turn has increased our staffing costs immensely. These were costly but necessary safety decisions that have detrimentally impacted our budget. Tuition alone will not cover the cost to run the school this year.
We need your help! Our school wish list on our website has been updated by classroom and a general PPE category has been added. Your support would be very much appreciated. As a reminder, TMS is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your consideration.