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Sep
17

The Mountain Day Challenge

Friday, September 18 would have been Thetford Academy’s 42nd annual Mountain Day and we are disappointed that we won’t be able to climb with our students this year. Traditionally on Mountain Day, each grade tackles one mountain per year, with the goal of having hiked each of the six peaks by the time they graduate […]

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Sep
17

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

This summer, the Thetford Academy community was devastated to lose two alumni to suicide. The loss of these young lives has impacted our community deeply, underscoring the important role we can all play in supporting those in crisis. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to make sure that everyone in our […]

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Sep
08

Day 1 Welcome!

The start of a new school year is an energized and joyful time for students and teachers alike. That was especially true this year after six months away from campus. Although TA’s opening day looked and felt a little different this time around, we are grateful to be back. Head of School Carrie Brennan (and […]

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Sep
02

Head of School Community Email: Back to School News & Laptop Checkout

Dear Thetford Academy Students & Families, The start of the school year is just around the corner! Teachers and all staff have been busy working together since last Monday getting ready to welcome students back.  This email outlines important information to help all of us as we launch this unique new year on September 8. As you review the […]

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Aug
29

TA Together Again – First Week of Faculty In-Service

On Monday, Thetford Academy’s full faculty returned to campus for the 2020-2021 school year. With a delayed school start date and the COVID-19 pandemic upending everything “usual” about teaching and learning, TA’s in-service this year will run two weeks instead of its normal few days. This much-needed additional time is helping TA educators prepare for […]

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Aug
26

TA Shares Reopening Protocols – VIDEO

Thetford Academy’s Safety Committee has been working throughout the summer to plan a safe reopening for our entire school community this fall. In addition to an at-home learning option, TA will welcome students back to campus for in-person learning on a revised schedule. Our top safety priorities this fall will include: Daily health screenings Required […]

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Aug
15

Fall Reopening Handbook for Thetford Academy

This resource is available for viewing and downloading – LINK to document. The handbook is a dynamic document and will be updated to reflect further developments in the academic program, changes in Vermont guidance, and/or fluctuations in public health regionally. Please note the date on cover page that indicates latest date of revision. Handbook introduction […]

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Aug
14

Head of School Community Email: Fall 2020 Plan Updates & Option Selection for Students

The following message was sent via email to TA parents and guardians on August 14. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, I am writing today to share updates on our academic program this fall and to distribute the official form to indicate each student’s option. 1. Start & End Times of the On-Campus Experience The Thetford […]

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Aug
14

Fall 2020 Athletics Update

Thetford Academy’s fall athletics season will be going forward in accordance with the State of Vermont Agency of Education’s Fall Sports Guidance. Tryouts and practices will begin Tuesday, September 8, coinciding with the first day of school. In order to sign up to participate in soccer or cross country this fall, families must read and […]

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Jul
31

Head of School Community Email: New Start Date, Survey Request, Info Session Recording

This post was originally sent by email to TA families by Head of School Carrie Brennan on July 31, 2020. Dear Thetford Academy Families, Here is the latest news as we prepare for the fall semester: 1. New Start Date – September 8 Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order this week, expected to be […]

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Jul
30

COVID Updates and Parent Information Forums

Thetford Academy hosted three parent information sessions this week to help parents and families learn more about TA’s plan for the upcoming term and have the opportunity to ask questions. The meeting built upon the information shared with families by email on July 22. Six faculty and staff members attended each session to help answer […]

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Jul
22

Head of School Community Email: Important Summer Updates

The following information was emailed to families of new and returning students on July 22. Dear Thetford Academy Families & Students,  I hope you are well and finding time to enjoy some of your favorite summertime activities, despite the travel and activity restrictions we are all dealing with.  Planning for the fall semester continues intensively […]

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Jul
14

2020 Graduation in the Books!

On June 12 and 13, 2020, Thetford Academy celebrated this year’s class of graduating seniors. On Friday, TA premiered a prerecorded version of its Class Day awards and performances, followed by the formal graduation ceremony. Both were aired on on YouTube and Facebook. To celebrate in person, the Class of 2020 graduates led a car […]

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Jul
08

TA Deepens Its Commitment to Anti-Racism

The following was sent to the Valley News as a letter to the editor on July 8 and distributed to the TA community via email … Two recent graduates of Thetford Academy wrote an op-ed for the Valley News last week (“Vermonters, racism is here in our own backyard” by Raphael Orleck-Jetter and Emma Glazer) about the need for our […]

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Jun
30

TA Celebrates Mr. Mellinger & Mr. Chapin with Employee of the Year Award

Thetford Academy honored two retiring faculty with the Peters Family Employee of the Year Award in June. Greg Mellinger and Ray Chapin are co-awardees of the 2020 Peters Family Employee of the Year Award. Both long-serving faculty members at Thetford Academy, Mr. Mellinger and Mr. Chapin are well-known and beloved among TA students and alumni […]

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Jun
26

Q4 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Final report cards for the school year were mailed to students’ homes the week of June 22, with the following cover letter included. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Families, Sunsets are stretching until 8:30 these days and the fireflies are out after dark. Summer has officially begun!  I imagine all of us are welcoming changes […]

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School Events

September 18, 2020
  • 9th Grade Retreat
    September 18, 2020

September 23, 2020
  • Fully Remote Day
    September 23, 2020

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Athletics This Week

September 18, 2020
  • HS XC practice

  • Boys HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Boys HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Girls HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Girls HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 5-6:30PM

September 21, 2020
  • HS XC practice

September 22, 2020
  • HS XC practice

September 24, 2020
  • HS XC practice

Lunch

September 14, 2020
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

September 15, 2020
  • Bagel Cream cheese and Sausage

September 16, 2020
  • No Lunch Served

September 17, 2020
  • Cheeseburger

September 18, 2020
  • Italian Grinder

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