Toll Gate Middle School's 2019 Back to School Info

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Toll Gate Middle School!


Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2019.

Letter from the Principal

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year! We hope that you find our back-to-school webpage helpful and easy to navigate. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the main office at 614-834-6400. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2019 – 2020 school year! See you on August 15!

Kara Jackson


Back-to-School Night August 14

TGMS Back to School Night will follow a new and exciting format! Families are invited to participate in one of two formal sessions as Mrs. Jackson, principal and various staff members, lead a discussion of what you can expect from us in the coming year and what we will expect from our students! Each session will include an informational component and time for your student to go to their classroom and drop off supplies. In order to make our Back To School Night as convenient as possible, parents may attend either session. During the break from 4:45 – 6:00pm, families are invited to visit our tents to meet their teachers, have a photo taken in the photo booth, visit the food trucks, talk with YMCA Latchkey leaders and so much more!   We are hopeful that this will help to alleviate some of the stress of parents having to rush to get to various buildings in a short timeframe and feed your family as well!   During the break classrooms and hallways will not be open to tour or drop off supplies.


Session 1        4 – 4:45            What to Expect at TGMS? Presented by TGMS Staff


Dinner Break   4:45 – 6:00       Visit the Homeroom tents, Food Trucks,

Photo Booth and more!

Session 2        6:00 – 6:45       What to Expect at TGMS? Presented by TGMS Staff

Remember you may choose to attend either session.   Families returning to TGMS may choose to simply visit the Homeroom tents to meet the teachers and enjoy the activities.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday evening, August 14 and to welcome you all back to school for our first day, Thursday, August 15th!

TGMS Pop-Up Popsicle Stands!

August 12,  2:45 – 3:15 pm

Pop-up Popsicle Stand!

August 12

2:45 – 3:15 pm

“Taking it on Location” to meet our TGMS families. Stop by to say hello as we welcome our students back and enjoy a sweet treat on us!

We’ll see you at the following locations:

Huntington Hills Pool

Spring Creek – fountain at the Milnor Rd. entrance

Pickerington Senior Center

Meadowmoore – in the park

Chromebook Pick-up for 5th Grade Students

CHROMEBOOK pick-up for 5th grade students

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 5

7:30 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Diley Middle School

750 Preston Trails Dr. Pickerington

Upcoming Events

8-14-19     Back to School Night

8-15-19    First Day of School

8-22-19     School Pictures

9-02-19     No School – Labor Day

9-11-19     2hr Late Start Professional Development

A Message from the School Counselor

Welcome to Toll Gate Middle School! My name is Kelli Saksa and I will be your child’s School Counselor. If there is anything I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to getting to know you and your child!

Kelli Saksa


From our PTO: Welcome

Welcome to the TGMS PTO – we invite all of our families to become members for the nominal fee of $5 per family.

Our membership fee, along with our annual school-wide fundraiser, the TGMS Walk-a-thon, will go towards the support of the many programs and activities we participate in throughout the year to enrich your student’s middle school years.

Our PTO meets once a month in the Main Office conference room at 7 pm.

Important Back To School Information

Supply lists and homeroom placements

Individual teacher supply lists will be included with homeroom placement letters to be mailed July 29, 2019.

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 8:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 10:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.