This past month has been emotional as we struggle through yet the word of another tragedy in a high school. I was in shock when I realized that it has been nearly 20 years since Columbine; the incident that changed our lives forever as educators, parents, and students. Safety has always been a top priority for school communities, yet the school shooting in Broward County, Florida, reminds us that we all must remain vigilant in our safety efforts.  

In our district, we regularly review safety procedures to tighten up our processes. We appreciate all of you who have and continue to reach out and share ways that we together can make our schools a safer place. We will continue to talk as a staff about ways that we connect with learners. We know that, even in the most secure settings, the relationships we build as a school community are key in keeping everyone safe.  

TPS has policies in place that support the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our learners. This may be a good time for you to review our policies on reporting unsafe behavior such as bullying. If your child or someone you know is being bullied, please use our website notification system by going to the tab “report bullying” on our district home page or on any one of the building home pages. You can find our board policy related to bullying here (just search for "anti-bullying" to find the policy). This anonymous form is sent to a contact person in each building and  each and every report is investigated within 24 hours. If you would like additional information, please contact the building administrators.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to create a safe learning environment.


Kelly M. Coffin, Ed. D.
Superintendent, Tecumseh Public Schools
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Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten and Young Five Round-Up will be on March 17th from 9 am-12 pm at Tecumseh South Early Learning Center (2780 Sutton Rd, Adrian, MI 49221). Registration Packets will be available to pick up at the Board Office (212 N Ottawa St, Tecumseh, MI 49286) starting February 5th. They are also available to download, or you can fill one out at Kindergarten Round-Up on the 17th.

To complete your registration you will need to bring the following items to Kindergarten Round-Up:

  • Completed Registration Packet
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency (purchase or rental agreement, utility bill)
  • Immunization Records

Copies will be made of the birth certificate, proof of residency, and immunization records, with the originals returned to the parent/guardian.

The Round-Up is for both our Young Five and Kindergarten programs and any child is eligible to register if they will be 5 years of age by December 1, 2018.
TPS Connect Mobile App

Tecumseh Public Schools' app for iPhones, iPods and iPads allows student, faculty and parents to take full advantage of the ever-growing mobile phenomenon by delivering content from the website directly to their iOS-based devices.

The app’s intuitive navigation is divided into:
          • Media
          • News
          • Athletics
          • Calendar Events
          • School Directory

Make sure to enable notifications so that you can receive all of the alerts we will be sending out using the app!