Safe and Civil School

Safe and Civil is a program which is used in many schools to promote respect, responsiblity and civility.  A major focus of this program will be to reduce incidences of bullying.  Look for more to come as our team begins to implement this new program at Tincher.

School SIte Council

The SSC meetings for the year are scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:30 PM in Room 21 on the following days:


9/27      10/25    11/15    12/13    1/24      2/21      3/21      4/25

Student Google Login

In order to login to your student gmail from home, please use the following:

student ID@student.lbschools.net. Once you are there, use your password to finalize the login.

Safe Place to Learn Act, Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice, and Title IX Frequently Asked Questions

Report A Bully

Bullying defined: 
"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending themselves." (D. Olweus)


Report a Bully

Tobacco Policies

Author's Day at Tincher

Author Steve Fawley, author of Something Amazing, and our new muralist, presented at our recent Author's Day.

High School Choice - 8th grade



Please see above link for important high school registration.  Call the High School Choice office at (562) 997-8306 with questions.

High School Parent Information Night

Parents of 8th Grade Students

Please join us on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 At 6:00 p.m. In the Tincher Auditorium for our High School Parent Information Night

Counselor White will be explaining the School of Choice Process and there will be a member of the District High School Choice Office available to answer your questions.

Yearbook Pre-Sale

Hello Tincher Parents:

The first pre-sale for our yearbooks starts now.  These prices are good until December 20, 2017.  $20 softcover   $25 hardcover  You may pay online at ybpay.lifetouch.com or send checks payable to Tincher Preparatory no later than 12/20/17  Please contact Yearbook Advisor at kstubblefield@lbschools.net with any questions.

Girls Leadership Academy

3rd District GirlsLead Academy
 Uniting Girls. Growing Leaders. Making a Difference
with Councilwoman Suzie Price
GirlsLead Connect - Making it Happen: Start Your Own Business 
If you attend middle or high school, and want to make a difference in your world by bringing about a positive change, come join us at our first GirlsLead Connect event on Saturday, October 7th
It all begins with our first event - Here's what you'll be a part of:
  • Discuss and generate ideas to start your own business!
  • Create a plan by learning from successful, local business women, while you...
  • Build your leadership muscle!
Who's Invited:  Middle & High School girls
Date:  Saturday, October 7th
Where: ALLB Philanthropic Center, 6220 E. Spring St, Long Beach
Event: 9 am -12 pm
To register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlslead-academy-connect-make-it-happen-start-your-own-business-tickets-37791609722
Please feel free to contact my office any time by phone at (562)570-6300 or by email at Lisa.West@longbeach.gov.

Tincher News


From Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser. Learn more.


Participants will view and discuss the award-winning film, "Screenagers," which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and the messy struggles over things like social media, cyber bullying, video games and academics.


See attached flier for details.


Basic Services -- LCAP Highlights 


Dear Friends,


Two weeks ago, we began sharing with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We began with a publication titled Academic Excellence.  Today we continue our series of highlights with Basic Services – A Foundation for Excellence.


If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.


In the coming weeks, we will share additional highlights of the LCAP.


Best regards,



Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools


Servicios Básicos -- Lo Destacado del LCAP


Estimados Amigos,


Hace dos semanas empezamos a compartir con ustedes algunos puntos destacados de nuestro Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Empezamos con una publicación titulada Excelencia Académica.  El día de hoy seguimos con nuestra serie de los aspectos destacados con Servicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia.


Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”


En las próximas semanas, compartiremos puntos adicionales del LCAP.


Mis mejores deseos,



Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar



State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.


Results of the 2017-2018 School of Choice Process for current eighth grade students will be sent home via US Mail this week. Results will also be visible in ParentVue beginning Friday, February 16, at 5:00pm.


Please remember, enrollment is not complete until you intend to a pathway that you have been accepted to. Failure to intend (via ParentVue) and certify by the deadline of 11:59pm Friday, February 23, 2018, can result in the loss of that acceptance.


After viewing your results, if you wish to file an appeal, a link to the form, as well as a paper copy will be available on our website. These forms can also be obtained from your Middle School or K8 Office.


We strongly recommend intending to a pathway while the appeals are being reviewed, as there is no guarantee of an appeal being granted.


For this year, the deadline to file an appeal is the close of business on March 16, 2018. Following that, the next opportunity to apply for a transfer will be April 1, 2019, through the High School Office.


If you have any questions, please call the High School Choice Helpline at (562) 997-8306.


Dear Parents/Guardians:                               Revised 2/15/18





Thurs, Feb 1           Fire Drill, 9:50 a.m.


Friday, Feb 2          Kindness Award, 9:00 a.m.


Friday, Feb 2          Spirit Assembly, 9:00 a.m.


Friday, Feb 2          Geography Bee, Gr. 4 & 5 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30, Auditorium


Friday, Feb 2          Geography Bee, Middle School at 1:40 a.m. – 2:40 a.m., Auditorium


Friday, Feb 2          Semester 1 Elementary Report Cards Sent Home in Backpacks


Friday, Feb 2           Fall Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home


Sat, Feb 3               Girls’ Track and Field, 7:30 a.m. at Lakewood H.S.


Sat, Feb 3               Kinderfest, 9:00-12:00 at Roosevelt Elementary School


Tues, Feb 6             Kindergarten Information and Tour, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Auditorium


Tues, Feb 6             5th Grade Information Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Library


Thurs, Feb 8           Kindergarten Information and Tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Library


Thurs, Feb 8           Boys’ Basketball vs. Cubberley at McBride HS, 4:30 p.m.


Friday, Feb 9          SATO Engineering Gr 4 & 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Friday, Feb 9          Middle School on Minimum Day Schedule (Incentive Day), 2:00 p.m.


Sat, Feb 10             Girls’ Track & Field, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Lakewood H.S.


Monday, Feb. 12     There will be no school on Monday, February 12th in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.  Students should return to school on Tuesday, February 13th at their regularly scheduled time.


Tue, Feb 13             Tincher Tributes Gr 4, 10:00 a.m., Auditorium


Tue, Feb 13             Tincher Tributes Gr 5, 2:00 a.m., Auditorium                                      


Thurs, Feb 15          Girls’ Track and Field All-City Championship, 4:30 p.m.


Thurs, Feb 15          Boys’ Basketball vs. Newcomb at Newcomb, 5:30 p.m.


Monday, Feb. 19     There will be no school on Monday, February 19th in observance of Washington Day.  Students should return to school on Tuesday, February 20th at their regularly scheduled time.


Wed, Feb 21           Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s & KPasta, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., PCH


Wed, Feb 14 21      Fall Semester Middle School Honor Roll Ice Cream Party


Wed, Feb 21           Tincher Tributes Gr 6, 2:29 p.m., Auditorium


Thur, Feb 22           Tincher Tributes Gr 7, 12:51 p.m., Auditorium


Thur, Feb 22           Boys’ Basketball vs. Gompers at Stanford, 5:30 p.m.


Friday, Feb 23         Tincher Tributes Gr 8, 1:40 p.m., Auditorium


Saturday, Feb 24     Kinderfest, 9:00 a.m., Oropeza Elementary School


Wed, Feb 28           Picture Day-Elem. (CDC/TK/Gr. K-5, Middle School Panoramas) Uniform



Mrs. Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal






Estimados Padres de Familia,


En los dos próximos lunes, tanto el 12 como el 19 de febrero del 2018,  se celebran ambos; el cumpleaños de Lincoln y el  Día de Washington respectivamente. Por lo tanto, dichos días son feriados en el Distrito Escolar de Long Beach.


Las clases se reanudarán a su horario regular, el martes 13 y martes 20 de febrero del 2018.



Rosemary M. Sissons, Directora


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise.  The Long Beach Unified School District is asking all middle school students and parents to take the college promise pledge online at www.lbschools.net/Departments/Success_Initiative/cp_ms_pledge.cfm.    The window for taking the pledge will be from Monday,  February 12 through  Friday, March 2nd



On Friday, September 15, 2017, Tincher Preparatory K-8 School had an exciting  spirit assembly.  The PTA organized a huge flash mob of parents and school staff dancing their hearts out to get students excited for the big FITFEST event. The adults worked hard and moved to the sounds of Uptown Funk.   Last year, Tincher Preparatory School raised $20,000 during the all-morning FITFEST event where kids could get healthy by moving and trying out different sports. This year’s goal is to raise even more money for school programs. This year’s event includes soccer, water polo drills, capoeira, and many more.  October 18th is the day to be alive for the big FITFEST event!

  • Written by  Julissa, 8th grade Journalism Student


Summer Shopping - Outerwear

Please see the attached 'outerwear guidelines' as you plan your Back To School uniform purchases for the fall.  Outerwear Reminder

Whooping it up at the Book Fair


Mrs. Sissons and P.T.A. Volunteers Yvette Bomersback, Christine Ezroj and Diana Marshall “campin’ out” at the Book Fair.


Tincher Preparatory School Team Wins Annual RoboBowl

Tincher Team Wins Annual RoboBowl


Teams from Tincher Preparatory School won first and second place in the recent RoboBowl at McBride High School, where students from local middle schools learned about science, technology, engineering and math while showing off their robotics projects.


A team from Hughes Middle School won third place, and a team from Hamilton Middle School took fourth. At the RoboBowl, each school’s robotics club participates in the competition, which gives students a chance to test their robot designs before attending official VEX Robotics events in the fall. Since the  RoboBowl’s inception the event has been a partnership with Leadership Long Beach with the aim of advancing STEM education throughout the school district.


Students on the winning Tincher teams were Olivia Hibson, Lucy Boucher, Anahi Bedoy, Kayla Maguire, Emma Halal and Ashley Phaingdy. The robotics coordinator at Tincher is teacher Deborah Drab.


Lindsey Academy won the Engineering Notebook Award, while Keller Middle School earned the event’s Spirit Award.



Soccer Stars

Tincher’s Girls Soccer Team before the Division II All City Championship game.


Wax Museum

Mrs. Undlin and student Kiara Akbar at the Living Wax Museum. 

Exceptional 6th Grader

Mrs. Sissons and 6th Grade Student Brandon celebrating his award from the Council for Exception Children at Ecco’s Pizza.

Tincher Makes the Honor Roll

Business Group Lauds 16 LBUSD Schools


Tincher was one of sixteen schools in the Long Beach Unified School District that was listed on the newest Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll for academic excellence and reducing achievement gaps among student populations. Read more at Tincher Honor Roll

SSC Elections 2017-2018

We will be holding SSC elections for three parents to serve a 2-year term on the Council starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Interested parents should submit a short biography outlining their interest and qualifications no later than May 11th to Tim Schugt, Facilitator, at tschugt@lbschools.net  Elections will be held at Open House on May 25th.

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) Spanish

How to View School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) Spanish

It's a 4PEAT!!!! The Tincher Girls Basketball team became Division II All City Champs for the 4th year in a row. Gooooo Tigers!

It's a 4PEAT!!!! The Tincher Girls Basketball team became Division II All City 
Champs for the 4th year in a row. Gooooo Tigers!

Tincher Beautification Project

Congratulations to Maria Guerrero 2016-17 Tincher VIPS of the Year!

Congratulations to Maria Guerrero 2016-17 Tincher VIPS of the Year!

Santa and his PTA elves Jennifer Gravois, Bridget Sramek, Scott Gravois, Jessica Drew making Tincher's youngest students' holiday dreams come true!

Santa and his PTA elves Jennifer Gravois, Bridget Sramek, Scott Gravois, 
Jessica Drew making Tincher's youngest students' holiday dreams come true!

Ms. Brady's 6th grade ELA students working collaboratively on our new Chromebooks

Mrs. Brady's 6th grade ELA students working collaboratively on our new 

B.A.R.K. Dog, Guinness, dressed for Halloween. Our young students love reading out loud to Guinness.

B.A.R.K. Dog, Guinness, dressed for Halloween.  Our young students love reading out loud to Guinness.

Most Inspiring Student

Mrs. Sissons and Tincher's Most Inspiring Student, Jalen Hicks, celebrating his accomplishments at the Long Beach Hilton.


Classified Employee of the Year - Ninski Menchavez


Crossing Guard Connie Donati is passing her stop sign to a new guard. She will retire at the end of this school year after keeping Tincher students safe for 22 years!

Thank you Crossing Guard Donati

Thank you Masonic Lodge for the donation of $100.00 and books for our school library.

Thank You Masonic Lodge

VIPS make Tincher a better place - Congratulations May-Wah Chu

VIP of the Year May-Wah Chu

Preparing for CCSS

New grade-level brochures about Common Core are available online .  These "Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures" are provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education.  Please follow the link:



Congratulations Tincher - We are now a Kindness Certified School


Tincher: Kindness Certified

Read about Tincher's designation as a Kindness Certified school.

ThinkCentral Student Accounts for Math

Please see the attached link for instructions on creating an individual student account for ThinkCentral which supports math instruction: Thinkcentral Student Instructions

Tincher takes D.C. by storm as national winner!

Tincher Lauded as National School to Watch

Reposted from LBUSD School News 1/22/15

For the third time, Tincher Preparatory School has earned the “School to Watch” honor recognizing academic excellence in the middle grades. The honor is given ...more

Attendance Guidelines

Please see the attached documents regarding attendance requirements/guidelines.

Attendance Parent Notification Final-Updated 7-15.pdf    English

Spanish-Attendance Parent Notification-Updated 7-15 .pdf

Robotics Team Takes 3rd and 5th Place in Robobowl!

Foundational Reading Skills

Please see Functional Reading Skills English or Foundational Reading Skills Spanish for important resources to use at home.  These resources are primarily for grades K-2.

Safe and Civil

There are several new and exciting changes happening at Tincher.  We were invited to participate in the district’s Safe And Civil School program.  This 3-year program focuses on developing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and orderly campus.  As part of the changes we are implementing, the new Tincher Token program is being rolled out.  The new tokens feature our Guidelines For Success.

The Guidelines For Success (shown right) are included as part of our daily announcements following the Pledge of Allegiance.   These guidelines are an important part of the school culture. 

The improvements also include the “Start on Time” program for Middle School which was introduced last week.  Start on Time is designed to increase instructional time and minimize interruptions. A ‘sweep’ team will issue late slips to MS students who are not in class by the end of the 4-minute passing period.   Automatic phone calls will be made for each period they are tardy.  On-line attendance is being piloted by Tincher for Middle School, so please assist us by sending notes for any absence.  Be sure to include student’s name, the date and reason for the absence.

In addition to revising the school-wide referral program, we have introduced ‘blue slips’ for elementary students.  Blue slips will be issued for playground issues/concerns. Thank you for your support.

Safe and Civil - Breezeway/Hallway Procedures Video Breezeway

JiJi Math at Home

Please see the documents below regarding JiJi Math.  If you are having difficulty logging in through the portal, please see the JiJi Home Code letter below:

Ji Ji Home Code    Ji Ji Homework Letter   Ji Ji Tablet Home (ipads and tablets)   The next link will take you directly to ST Math (click on JiJi)


Report Absence

School District News

Permission Slip and Waiver Form - Athletic Tryouts

All Middle School students who would like to participate in a sport must have their parents fill out the attached form before attending tryouts.  Click on the link below to print and complete the permission slip and waiver form – athletic tryouts.pdf before attending tryouts.


Permission Slip and Waiver Form - Athletic Tryouts

Guidelines for Success


Watch D.O.G.S for Dads

Tincher dads, if you are interested in volunteering as a Watch DOG Dad please contact Mrs. Sissons at (562) 493-2636. Interested dads would need to apply as a VIPS and are asked to commit to at least an hour a week. The power of positive male role models on campus benefits all students.


Like us on Facebook: Tincher PTA



Online District Math Resources


Medication Forms

As you plan for the coming school year, please remember a physician approved medication form must be on file for all student medications.  The required forms are available below:

Medication Form - English

Medication Form - Spanish

Medication - Permission to Carry