Principal's Message

Jeff Tharpe
Principal - TWES

A Message from Mr. T. (JULY 22, 2021)

Hello TWES Parents and Students,

     We are so excited that you will be coming back to us this 21-22 school year with our 1st Day on Wed. August 4th. We made it through a challenging 20-21 school year and I’m so proud of all the growth and achievement that our teachers, staff, parents, students and the JC community accomplished this past year !  We will continue to provide the best instruction and education possible while striving to maintain the safest and most responsible learning environment for our students and staff.

Join me in Welcoming the following staff members to our TWES family

Lynn Murdock, Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Carter 4th Grade

Amanda Greene, 1st Grade

Melissa Washburn, 1st Grade

Meddie Fuller, Paraprofessional


     Student and Staff health and safety is very important to us at TWES. With that in mind and in order to provide safer and more secure access to our building, MASKS are RECOMMENDED but NOT REQUIRED.

Kindergarten: Friday July 30th:
  4:00pm – 6:00pm (In-Person @ TWES)
1st Grade: Monday, Aug. 2: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (In-Person @ TWES)

2nd – 5th Grade: “VIRTUAL” ONLY.
Teacher/Grade Level welcome videos will be accessible by August 2nd @ 5:00pm.
TWES will have a website where you can locate your child’s teacher’s Virtual Open House Video
Please check our TWES Website for our Back to School page as Important info will be updated as available.


  • 1st Day of SchoolAs we did last year, staff will be on duty to safely assist students out of their cars and transition them to their classrooms. We will require parents to remain in their cars during the student arrival and dismissal/pickup process each day, including the 1st Day of school on Aug. 4th
  • Students may arrive as early as 7:15am. Students will be supervised under the most reasonable measures of social distancing and any other communicated safety guidelines.
  • We will require parents to remain in their cars during the student arrival and dismissal/pickup process. TWES is again using a dismissal program/app, called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). This will replace having to send written notes, emails or calls to change your child's mode of transportation. More info coming soon !
  • CUB CARE is scheduled to be open on the 1st day of school. Online registration will be available very soon. Payment of Cub Care fees will ONLY be available via check / cash / money order…online payment of fees is no longer available.

We encourage you to connect with us:  

Facebook: twestigers | Instagram: @twestigers | Web:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any thoughts that you may have regarding the well-being of our school.

Mr. Jeffrey M. Tharpe
“Mr. T


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