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

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


Dear Parents and Students,


The week of October 23rd through the 27th, Tincher Preparatory School is celebrating “Red Ribbon Week 2017.” Red Ribbon week started in 1985 to honor Special Agent Enrique Camarena of the Drug Enforcement Administration, who was killed in the line of duty. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to make students aware of the dangers and problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs and misuse of prescription drugs. The Red Ribbon has become a symbol of our country’s resolve to eliminate the demand for illegal drugs. The Tincher staff and PTA will present a unified and visible commitment at our school toward the creation of a Drug-Free America.


This year’s theme is: “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free”

Monday, October 23, 2017:  “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.”

Students will sign and stamp their hand print on the Tincher’s Drug Free Banner, provided by PTA, during lunch recess outside PTA room. Students are encouraged to wear a red shirt to school to show their support for a healthy lifestyle.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Red Ribbons on fence

Show your drug free by tying a Red Ribbon on the fence (by the bike racks), during lunch recess. Ribbons will be provided by the PTA.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017: Too Smart-ie to start-ie, drugs are for “Dum Dums”

PTA will hand out Dum Dum lollypops and Smarties in classes.


Thursday, October 26, 2017:  Being Drug Free Comes in Cans, I Can, You Can, We Can

Students are encouraged to bring a can of Yams from home and drop it off in the red buckets in the main office hallway. All canned yams will be donated to The Long Beach Basket Brigade.


Friday, October 27, 2017: Go “Natural.” Real stories that inspire!

Student screening of Natural High video, helping youth thrive through powerful stories told by influential role models. Middle school students may view video during lunch in the Auditorium. Elementary students will be encouraged to watch Natural High video in class, provided by PTA.


Hello eighth grade families,


Our first Summit for current eighth grade students and High School Choice is this Saturday. Please see the flyer below and click on the link to access the reservation system for classroom presentations.


Tickets and registration for Summit #2 will become available after the first Summit concludes.


All tickets are free but need to be reserved to ensure a seat in the classroom. Some of the sessions are already full, reserve yours soon!


If you have questions or if we can be of assistance, please call our team at the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.


Fit Fest T-shirts and Navy Blue Caps (one size) are $25.00 each.


Order forms are at the PTA table.


For free and reduced-price meals you need to apply every school year.  If you have not applied for 2017-18 school year, go online at https://longbeach.rocketscanapps.com (smartphone accessible)before Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  Students, whose application is not on file, will be in a paid status effective Thursday, October 12th.





Oct. 3           Reflections Art Workshop, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the PTA Room 25,


Oct. 10         Grade 4 GATE Testing at 11:00 a.m. in Room 21


Oct. 11         Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s and KPasta, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Oct. 11         Football Game vs. Cubberley at Tincher, 5:15 p.m.


Oct. 11         Volleyball Game vs. Cubberley at Stanford, 5:15 p.m.


Oct. 13         Spirit Assembly 9:00 a.m., Grassy Area


Oct. 13         Kindness Award, Grassy Area


Oct. 13         2nd Annual Tincher Fit Fest, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Oct. 16         Football Game vs. Newcomb at Newcomb, 5:15 p.m.


Oct. 16         Volleyball Game vs. Newcomb at Newcomb, 5:15 p.m.


Oct. 18         Gr. 2 GATE Testing, 9:15 a.m.


Oct. 18         Football Game vs. Gompers at Bancroft, 5:00 p.m.


Oct. 18         Volleyball Game vs. Gompers at Bancroft, 5:00 p.m.


Oct. 19         Great California Shake-Out/Earthquake Drill, 10:19 a.m.


Oct. 20         Reflections Submission Due


Oct. 21         High School Choice Summit at LBCC PCC, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Oct. 23-28    Red Ribbon Week, Drug Prevention Campaign


Oct. 24         Author’s Day with Steve Fawley, Grades K-5


Oct. 25         Football Semi-Finals, TBA


Oct. 27         Trunk or Treat and Dance, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Oct. 28         Football Finals at Wilson, 9:00 a.m.


Oct. 31         Healthy Recipe Contest due.




Classroom Interruptions:


Because we know you value your child’s instructional time in the classroom, we ask your cooperation to avoid classroom interruptions. 


Therefore, please help your child be responsible for bringing their homework, projects, books, lunch, money, etc. to school every day.  And please take time, before school each evening or morning, to give your child information on special transportation or child care arrangements and other general messages for the day.


In the event your child forgets a critical item, you may bring it to the office and leave it on a designated table (labeled with your child’s name, grade, and room number).  Because the office staff cannot interrupt the classroom for forgotten items, please talk to your child now about checking the “Forgotten Items” table in the office in the event they forget something during the school year.


In addition, please do not ask the office staff to deliver any non-emergency messages to your child, as this constitutes loss of valuable learning for your child and his/her classmates.


Traffic Safety:


Thank you for helping your child get to school on time and ready to learn.  The valet drop off in the morning is working well.  Thank you Mr. Barakat (Father of Zachary) for volunteering your time.  We highly encourage you to keep backpacks and instruments in the front seat with your child.  Going into the trunk slows down the pace and backs up the line.    Also, please remember to follow all traffic safety rules such crossing at the cross walk and no double parking.  Help us be good neighbors by avoiding 3-point turns in driveways and not beeping/honking for your children after school.




To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Long Beach Unified School District Nutrition Services Branch will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017.


National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Long Beach Unified School District. The Nutrition Services Branch will be holding its annual "Healthy Recipe Contest" to celebrate National School Lunch Week.  Attached is an optional "Recipe Template" that can be used by students to submit their entries. Additional information can also be found on the homepage of our district website.


All entries are due October 31, 2017. Submit completed entries to teachers.  Please note the contest is open to students only.


The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.



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)


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