Toll Gate Middle School's 2022 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 2022.

Mr. Michael Kauffeld - Principal, Toll Gate Middle School

Michael Kauffeld graduated from Capital University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He received his Master  of Educational Leadership Degree from Ashland University in 2004. Michael coached football at Capital University from 1990 until 1995. He taught and was  the Athletic Director at Hamilton Township High School from 1995-2002. Michael has been with the Teays Valley Local School District since 2002.  At Teays Valley he served as a high school teacher, middle school assistant principal and principal at Teays Valley West Middle School (an Ohio School to Watch). In 2021, Michael joined the Pickerington Local School District as the principal at Toll Gate Middle School. His wife, Jennifer, is a principal with South Western City School District and they have five children.



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


TGMS Open House

Friday, August 12, 2022

Toll Gate Middle School

Open House

Friday, August 12, 2022

(Details to be determined)

Welcome Toll Gate Middle School Families. We have been busy getting ready for you! Join us for our Open House, Friday, August 12

This is a chance to meet your teachers and office staff, become familiar with the school.  Please enter through the doors at the front of the building near the Aux. Gym (look for the sign by the gym doors) and exit either at the pods or through the Main Office doors.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Back to School Supply Lists:

5th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List 2022 – 2023  

1 roll transparent tape (with dispenser)

8 or more pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)

1 Red pen

1 pack colored pencils, (sharpened)

1 highlighter

1 fine tip Sharpie

2 large glue sticks

1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue

1 pack loose-leaf notebook paper

1 box of crayons

1 Wired Earbuds (2 if possible, will be left at school, no wifi/bluetooth)

1 4-pack dry erase markers

1 pair of pointed scissors

1 2” sturdy 3-ring binder

1 1″ white 3-ring binder

1 pack 8-tab notebook dividers

1-2 plastic folders with prongs

1 pack of 8-tab notebook dividers

2 composition notebooks

1 pencil pouch (no boxes)

1 large container of Clorox wipes

Boys only: 1 box of gallon Ziploc bags

Girls only:  1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags

*** replenish supplies as needed **


6th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List 2022 – 2023

Pencils, sharpened

Colored pencils, sharpened

2-3 Highlighters

2 Black Sharpies

1 pk loose-leaf paper

1 bottle of Elmer’s liquid glue

Glue sticks

1 pk Post-its 3 x 3

1 Earbuds (WIRED ONLY, no wireless)

Pencil bag – no boxes

3 Dry erase markers

1 pr. Scissors size appropriate

3 Composition notebooks

1 pk Index cards 3 X 5

1 box tissues

3 2-pocket folders

**Please replenish these supplies throughout the year**
Boys only:  gallon size baggies

  Girls only:  qt. size baggies

Optional:  Touching Spirit Bear — novel for sixth grade **There will be additional supplies requested by teams**

MD/ID 5th/6th Supply Lists

Supply List (MD/ID) 5th/6th


This supply list will REPLACE the grade level supply list.

You do NOT need to purchase anything off of the standard 5th and 6th grade level list.

  • 3+ Boxes of tissues
  • Ziploc bags – (sandwich/gallon size)
  • 2 large Hand Sanitizers
  • 3 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 Pack of Black dry erase markers – Fine tip
  • 1 Pack of Black dry erase markers – Chisel tip
  • 12 Elmer’s glue sticks
  • 2- White 1” Three ring binder (with clear cover)
  • Multi color construction paper
  • Zipper Pencil pouch w/ 3 hole ring
  • 1 Pack of #2 pencils
  • 2 (pink) rectangle erasers
  • 1 Pack of crayons
  • 2 pop up post it notes
  • Headphones (labeled with students name)
  • Reusable Water Bottle (no glass water bottles, labeled with students name)
  • 3 Packs of notecards (Ontko/ Shanyfelt only)
  • Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Ontko/ Shanyfelt only: Use through Jr. High)
  • Individual Snacks (not to be shared)
    • can be sent daily or in bulk
    • individually wrapped is preferred
    • NO SNACKS WITH PEANUTS due to allergies!

We ALWAYS run out of tissues and cleaning supplies. If you are able to send more of these items, we would be extremely grateful

Toll Gate Middle School Back to School Video Messages

TGMS Welcome Videos

As we prepare for your students, we are creating a series of videos to help you get to know our school.  Those videos are coming soon.

Important Back To School Information

Procedures for drop-off/pick-up, walkers and bike riders

The following procedures will be in place for our Parent drop-off and pick-up, walkers and bike riders – please view the video below:

Walker/Rider video

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.