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:












Please note the date change for November.


Five 6th-8th grade students received $10,000 in educational grants in June. Through Tincher's 10 year partnership with the California GEAR-Up Program, the K-8 School GEAR-Up team (composed of ...more

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

8th Grade Activities

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians:

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and there are several special activities planned for our eighth graders as they finish their middle school ...more

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

Tincher's Jeopardy Champion

Tincher's Jeopardy Champion

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:



Pre-School Registration

Pre-School Parents, please take a moment to read the Pre-School Flyer for important information about registering your child for our pre-school program.


Congratulations Tincher - We are now 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!

Tincher News


Attached is an order form for the Tincher zip up sweatshirt.  The sweatshirts are $25.00 each, cash or check (payable to Tincher PTA).


Good Afternoon 8th Grade Families,


Tomorrow, beginning at 9:00am, the High School Choice application will be available via ParentVue for families to be able to complete for consideration for the 11 high schools and 46 pathways, district-wide.

The links below will help you navigate the ParentVue login portal, as well as some instructional videos and an organizational worksheet to help guide you through the process.


Any family that does not complete the Application for High School Choice prior to 11:59pm on 12/21/16, will be considered late and will be processed after all on-time applicants have been completed.


If you have any questions, please see your Middle School or K8 Office, visit the High School Choice Office (located on the third floor of 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, 90810) between 8:00am and 4:20pm, daily, or call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.




Dear Parent(s) and Guardians(s):

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Simply put, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.




Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal


Dear Parents and/or Guardians of Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students:


Our next middle school dance for all 6th/7th/8th graders will be on Friday, December 9, 2016. The dance will be held in the Tincher cafeteria from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ticket price is $4.00, which includes a free slice of pizza and a bottle of water. Students may purchase an additional slice of pizza, soda or bottle of water for $1 each. Dance tickets will be sold the week of the dance on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during lunchStudents must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket. You may obtain a copy of the dance letter and permission slip by clicking on the attachment below.


REQUIREMENTS: Students must meet academic and conduct standards to attend the dance. Students who have demonstrated poor behavior may not be allowed to attend the dance. Any student with 2 or more N’s or 1 or more U’s will not be allowed to attend. Students must also have a 2.0 GPA on the first quarter report card.


Parent Volunteers Needed: Please sign up to help at the school dance. We need help with:


1) Food Service / Sales: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 hrs.)  

2) Clean Up: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (30 Min.)


Please contact Laura Schwarzkopf at lschwarzkopf@lbschools.net or by phone at (562) 493-2636 ext: 222 to sign-up. Thank you.




Friday, December 2

Dad’s Donut Day!  Please meet in the cafeteria anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. for coffee and a donut.  Quantities are limited to one doughnut per person.


Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Room 21


Friday, December 9          Middle School Dance, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                                        PTA Holiday Movie and Craft Night


Friday, December 16        Tincher Token Store



Friday, December 23

In celebration of the holidays, the last day of school will be Friday, December 23rd.


Minimum day for Grades 1-8 with dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

TK & Kindergarten Early Bird will remain the same (9:00a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)

TK & Kindergarten Late Bird will come from 10:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.


The after-school playground will close at 2:30 p.m.


All Students – Wear Your Holiday Best - Free Dress Day!

School policy for appropriate dress applies!


Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.


Lost and Found

Please stop by the lost and found rack at the ball shed to look for missing jackets and sweatshirts.  Check the office for lost eye glasses.  Any items left on/after December 23rd will be donated to the Goodwill.  


Uniform Donation

Donation of gently used school uniforms.  Please bring in the uniforms clean.


Monday, December 26 – Jan 6, 2017             Winter Break – No School


Monday, January 9, 2017

School will resume on Monday, January 9, 2017.



Mrs. Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal





Eugene Tincher Preparatory School

Long Beach Unified School District

1701 Petaluma Ave.  Long Beach, CA 90815

(562) 493-2636 FAX (562) 594-0818

Mrs. Rosemary M. Sissons, Principal












Estimados padres de familia o tutores:




Viernes, 2 de diciembre:

¡DÍA DE DONAS CON PAPÁ! La reunión será  en la cafeteria a partir de las 7:45 a.m. a las  8:45 a.m. para tomar juntos una taza de café y acompañarla con una rica rosquilla o dona. La cantidad está limitada a una por persona por favor.


Charlando con Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Aula 21


Viernes, 9 de diciembre:     Baile de nuestra secundaria de 3 p.m. a 4:30 p.m.

                                                Velada de película decembrina  y de artesanías con nuestro PTA


Viernes, 16 de diciembre:   Tienda de Fichas de Tincher



Viernes, 23 de diciembre:

Para celebrar nuestras vacaciones, el último día de clases  será el viernes, 23 de diciembre.


Día mínimo para los grados del 1o. Al 8o.  por lo que las salida será a  las 2:00 p.m.

El horario matutino  de los alumnos de TK & Kindergarten permanecerá sin cambio (9:00a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)

El horario vestpertino de los alumnos de TK & Kindergarten será de 10:10 a.m. a las 2:10 p.m.


El patio de recreo cerrará a las 2:30 p.m.


Todos los alumnos de Tincher – íPorten su mejor atuendo decembrino!

Le pedimos observen las reglas de vestimenta


Pep Rally de Secundaria 12:00 p.m.


Objetos perdidos

Si su hijo(a) ha perdido su sudadera, chamarra  o alguna otra prenda por favor pase por cobertizo de pelota  o pase a la dirección si perdió sus lentes o algún otro objeto pequeño. Todo aquel objeto que se quede sin dueño será parte de nuestra donación al Goodwill después del 23 de diciembre. 


Donación de uniformes

Agradecemos sus docnaciones de uniformes limpios y en buen estado.


Lunes, 26 de diciembre al viernes 6 de enero del 2017              Vacaciones de Invierno


Lunes, 9 de enero  del 2017

Lunes, 9 de enero del 2017, día de regreso a clases.



Directora, Rosemary M. Sissons



–    5th Grade Parent Information Night   –


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library

Information will include:

  • Tincher Middle School 2017-18
  • 5th to 6th Grade Matriculation Timeline

November 29, 2016                            Meet the Masters

December 2, 2016                              Dad’s Donut Morning – 7:45-8:55 Cafeteria

December 2, 2016                               Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m. Room 21

December 9, 2016                               Middle School Dance  (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

December 9, 2016                               Holiday Movie Night PTA 5:30-8:00 pm, Aud/Cafeteria

December 16, 2016                            Tincher Token Store

December 23, 2016                             Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.

December 23, 2016                             Minimum Day

December 26 – Jan 6, 2017                 Winter Break – No School

January 10, 2017                                 PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria

January 11, 2017                                 Character Ed. Breakfast – Citizenship, Cafeteria, 8:15 a.m.

January 16, 2017                                 Martin Luther King Holiday, No School

January 17, 2017                                 CEP Common Core Math Camp Part I, Room 21, 5:30-7:30

January 18, 2017                                 Winter Concert Chorus Grades 4-8 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

January 19, 2017                                 Winter Violin Concert Grades 3& 4 at 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

January 20, 2017                                 Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 Room  21

January 23, 2017                                 Geography Bee

January 24, 2017                                 Meet the Masters

January 24, 2017                                 CEP Common Core Math Camp Part I, Room 21, 5:30-7:30

January 25, 2017                                 Gr. 5th Beginning Winds & Advanced Violin, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

January 26, 2017                                 MS Orchestra Grades 6-8, 6:00 p.m. Auditorium

January 26, 2017                                 MS Bands Grades 6-8, 7:15 p.m. Auditorium

January 27, 2017                                 Fall Semester Ends

January 27, 2017                                 End of Q2 for Middle School

January 30, 2017                                 Spring Semester Begins

January 30, 2017                                 Elem Music Picture Day

January 30-Feb. 3, 2017                      Counselor’s Week

January 31, 2017                                 Middle School Music Picture Day

February 3, 2017                                 Character Ed. Breakfast – Fairness  8:15 a.m., Cafeteria

February 7, 2017                                 Fall Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home

February 10, 2017                               Fall Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party

February 13, 2017                               Lincoln’s Holiday – No School

February 14, 2017                               Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 3,  10:00 Grade 4,  2:00  Grade 5

February 15, 2017                               Tincher Tributes – 9:15 Grade 1,   2:00 Grade 2

February 20, 2017                               Washington’s Day – No School

February 22, 2017                               Tincher Tributes –1:27 p.m. Grade 6, Auditorium 

February 22, 2017                               Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s, PCH

February 23, 2017                               Tincher Tributes – 1:27 p.m.Grade 7, Auditorium

February 24, 2017                               Tincher Tributes – 1:27 p.m.Grade 8, Auditorium

March 1, 2017                                     MS Music Classes to Disneyland, All  Day

March 2, 2017                                     Elementary Class Photos-CDC/TK/K-5 (Uniforms)

March 2, 2017                                     Middle School Panoramic Photo (Uniforms)

March 3, 2017                                     Character Ed. Breakfast – Respect  8:15, Cafeteria

March 7-8, 2017                                 Elem Parent Conferences for Selected Students – Minimum Day

March 12, 2017                                   Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 14, 2017                                   Meet the Masters

March 15, 2017                                   Career Day, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

March 22, 2017                                   Promotion Pictures K/5th/8th (Free Dress)

March 31, 2017                                   Family Picnic Lunch on the Lawn

April 4, 2017                                      Third Quarter Ends

April 5, 2017                                      Music Fundraiser at Enrique’s, PCH

April 7, 2016                                       1st Annual Family Dance, 6-8 Cafeteria

April 6, 2017                                      Character Ed. Breakfast – Trustworthiness   8:15, Cafeteria

April 11, 2017                                    PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria

April 12, 2017                                    Picture Day Elem/MS Spring Photos (Free Dress)

April 13, 2017                                    Quarter 3 MS Report Cards Mailed Home

April 13, 2017                                    Earth Day

April 13, 2017                                    Quarter 3 Honor Roll Ice Cream Party

April 14-21, 2017                               Spring Break – No School

April 28, 2017                                    VIPS Breakfast, Teacher’s Lounge, 8:00am-9:00am

April 28, 2017                                    Rapping with Rosemary – 9:00 a.m., Room 21

May 2, 2017                                        Staff Appreciation Day

May 2, 2017                                        Meet the Masters

May 5, 2017                                        6th & 7th Dance, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 9, 2017                                        PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria

May 11, 2017                                      Mom’s Donut Morning – 8:00 a.m.

May 15-19, 2017                                 Classified Week

May 18, 2017                                      Middle School Band & Orchestra Grades 6-8 on the Green, 6:00 pm

May 19, 2017                                      Middle School Pep Rally 12:00 p.m.

May 22-26, 2017                                 Public Schools Week (May 25-Minimum Day)

May 23, 2017                                      Middle School Sports Evening, 6:00-7:00, Auditorium

May 25, 2017                                      Open House Night, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 29, 2017                                      Memorial Day Holiday – No School

May 30, 2017                                      Chorus Elementary & Middle School, Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

May 31, 2017                                     MS Sports Banquet, The Grand, 6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

May 31, 2017                                      Beginning Violin Grades 3, 4, & 5 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

June 1, 2017                                        Gr 5 Beg Winds & Ad Violi, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

June 2, 2017                                        Character Ed. Breakfast – Responsibility, 8:15 Cafeteria

June 7, 2017                                        Tincher Tribute Assemblies  9:15 Gr.1, 10:15  Kinder

June 9, 2017                                        Tincher Token Store

June 9, 2017                                        Tincher Tribute Assemblies  9:15 Gr. 2 / 10:00 Gr.3

June 9, 2017                                        8th Gr Dance, 3:00–5:00 pm, Los Altos United Methodist Church

June 12, 2017                                      Tincher Tribute Assemblies  9:15 Gr 4 , 11:15 a.m. Gr 5

June 12-15, 2017                                 Early Bird Schedule for Kindergarten, 9:00-12:20

June 13, 2017                                      5th Grade Promotion, 9:30 a.m.

June 13, 2017                                      Spring Semester Honor Roll Ice Cream Party

June 13, 2017                                      Tincher Tribute Assemblies  1:30 Gr 6, 2:30 Gr 7

June 13, 2017                                      8th Grade Evening of Excellence, Auditorium  - 6:00 p.m.

June 13, 2017                                      PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria

June 14, 2017                                      5th Gr Picnic, Stevely Park, 9:00-2:00

June 14, 2017                                      2nd Gr Picnic, El Dorado

June 14, 2017                                      Kindergarten Promotional, 10:00 a.m.

June 14, 2017                                      8th Grade to CSULB 10:00-1:00

June 15, 2017                                      Spring Semester Ends

June 15, 2017                                      8th Grade Promotional 9:30 a.m.

June 15, 2017                                      Tri III Achievement Reports to Home

June 15, 2017                                      Elementary Achievement Reports to Home

June 15, 2017                                      Last Day of School – Minimum Day Release

June 16, 2017                                      Last Day for Teachers

June 16, 2017                                      Spring Semester Middle School Report Cards Mailed Home

June 19, 2017                                      Final Report cards home for Middle School


Approved by:  Mrs. Rosemary Sissons, Principal


11/30/16                                                                                                                                                   mvl


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