Welcome to TCMS

The Back to Basics Charter School Foundation, Inc. has an opening on its Board of Directors.Please contact Lew Kirk, Ph.D. at lnebkirk@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a board member.

Principal Tahvia Shaw


Dear TCMS Families and Friends,

I would like to extend a big thank you to those of you who completed the TCMS quality survey. Your feedback is extremely important to us.

Based on your ratings and feedback, TCMS is able to make real changes that will enhance our school culture, learning environment and standard operating procedures. Some of your suggestions were already starting to be implemented; some other changes will be made this school year and are also planned for next year.

Some notable changes have been made to our security and access control and to our lunch program, beginning this school year. In April, we will begin to offer Papa John Pizza on our pizza day and we are talking with Chick-Fil-a to try to offer their food one day a week as well.

Another significant change being implemented immediately has to do with the e-mails with links to Sign Up Geniuses sent during the daytime when many of you are at work. We received many comments stating that by the time you got home from work, the Sign Up Genius slots have been filled. We are currently exploring ways in which to send Sign Up Genius links via e-mail after 7:00pm in the evening so that ALL TCMS families have an equal opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

These are just a few of our immediate changes and there will be more to come. It is our goal to provide our students and parents with a high quality education. Positive communication and feedback is important for real change to happen.

Warmest regards,

Tahvia Shaw


Sixth Grade House

Posted by Odalis Peña


Happy New Year! Welcome back to school. I trust that everyone had a restful winter break and is excited to return to school to see their teachers and friends.

Students should be sure to attend extra help sessions, ask questions in class, and complete all assignments in order to end the quarter with a grade that will . . .



Seventh Grade House

Posted by Brian Bethune

Welcome back students and parents.  I trust everyone had a wonder and restful winter break.  I am so proud of our students for the work they have done so far.  Now it is time to step up to the next level. 

 Our teachers are going to continue to challenge every student so that their academic potential is met.  Parents, this is where you will be so instrumental.  We need you to stay “in the loop” regarding your student’s progress.  We do not want to see students get caught up in the 3rd quarter slump.  Please stay in constant contact with us through Edsby, email, conferences, and phone calls.  Encourage your students to study daily, ask questions, complete all of their work, and attend tutoring when needed . . .


Eighth Grade House

Posted by Rebecca Kimmitz


Welcome Back and Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful winter break and were able to relax with family and friends. 

Parents, as the second quarter comes to a close, please monitor your child’s progress via Edsby and their planner.  It is important to be sure that they are completing their homework nightly and preparing for upcoming tests and quizzes. There should rarely be a time when a student has no homework, and students should be preparing for their upcoming semester exams.  Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.  These semester grades will be part of their high school transcript . . .