Principal’s Message

Good Morning TFS Families,

I want to remind everyone that we have an early dismissal at 1:40 pm every Wednesday, which allows our staff to focus on professional development and school improvement. If your child is a bus rider, the buses will still be leaving from 186th Street shortly after this dismissal time. If your child has a sport or activity that doesn't start until 3:30 pm, we will provide supervision in the cafeteria from 1:40 to 3:30 pm. Additionally, our neighbor to the north, First United Methodist Church of Lansing will be offering outdoor activities and snacks for purchase as part of "Walk Over Wednesdays."

I also want to take a moment to thank every student and family for an extremely successful start to the school year. We know it has been a challenge for schools across the state to welcome all of their students back into the building for the first time in over 17 months. While we knew there would be a few hiccups, I am extremely proud of the relatively smooth start we were able to accomplish.  Special thanks to our Senior Ambassadors who were so helpful in helping students navigate the building. Please continue to make sure your child wears their facemask properly (mouth and nose covered) as this is a very important layer of mitigation that will help us remain open and students to avoid potential quarantines.

Thanks for all you do in support of your scholar, school, and our community.


Jake Gourley, Principal

Contact Information

Main Office: (708) 585-2000

Main Office Staff

Mr. Jake Gourley - Principal
(708) 585-2007

Mrs. LaQuesha Martin-Dean - Assistant Principal of Instruction
(708) 585-2008

Nicole Moore - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2007

Celeste Wiggins - Administrative Asst.
(708) 585-2005