Rising Thunderbird Academy (3rd - 5th)

Ernestine Singer - ext. 2197
Department Head
Briana Bia - ext. 2198
Jeanette McCabe - ext. 2195
Brenda Norris - ext. 2199
Loretta Seweingyawma - ext. 2201
Counselor Technician

Message from the Department Head

Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

On behalf of all the RTA staff members, I would like to welcome everyone to the TCBS Rising T-Bird Academy!! It is a privilege to serve as the Department Head of the Rising T-Bird Academy.

Our school has an outstanding reputation, and I am proud to be part of such a wonderful program. Tuba City Boarding School’s Rising T-Bird Academy is filled with enthusiastic students willing to learn, supportive parents/guardians interested in their children's education, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing the students with a quality education.

I would like to encourage each parent/guardian to stay active in your child's education. I certainly realize that many of you lead busy lives, and it is often difficult to volunteer at school. However, taking just a few minutes in the evening to read to your child, talk with your child about school, or simply see that your child is organized for the next school day, can have great benefits.

Enjoy the 2023-2024 School Year and all the excitement it will bring! Please feel free to contact any of us at the Rising T-Bird Academy if you would like more information about our department.

Ernestine Singer
Rising T-Bird Academy
Department Head

Rising Tbird Calendar

MAY 2024


Regular day Dismissal Time (M - Th)
3rd 3:15p
4th-5th 3:20p
Gold Day Wednesday
3rd 12:00p
4th-5th 1:00p
The first bell rings at 7:45am. The last bell rings at 7:50. Instruction Begins.

Lunch Schedule

Grade Regular Schedule Gold Day
3rd 11:15a-11:30a 11:15a-11:30a
4th 11:30a-11:45a 11:30a-11:45a
5th 11:45a-12:45p 11:45a-12:45


  • Every Wednesday is Gold day, early dismissal
  • Check backpacks frequently. Homework folders are sent home daily. Check for homework, school news and teacher notes.
  • Please review attendance policy:19-20 Attendance Policy

Counselor's Corner

Rising Tbird Websites

Resource websites are continually updated.
Includes free web resources for all ages.