Parents

Oct
23

TA Students Join “Regeneration Corps”

Eight Thetford Academy students recently participated in the pilot launch of Regeneration Corps, a Vermont-based “learning movement supporting youth in gaining the hands-on skills necessary to transition from an extractive culture to one that is regenerative.” The two immersive sessions, hosted at Thetford’s Cedar Circle Farm, were an opportunity for students to get off campus […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
20

Technology Resources at TA

Effective, creative, and safe use of technology is essential to student learning and especially critical the hybrid learning environment. We are excited to share some changes in TA’s Technology Department designed to help students, parents, and teachers get the most out of the technology TA provides. The new tech team, IT technician Marisa Cotilletta (backend […]

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Oct
19

Lunch Program Update

Thetford Academy’s Café Lunch Program has had a great start to the year. We’ve been fortunate to receive federal funding to subsidize free lunch for all students, and have had enthusiastic responses from our students. Dawn Phelps, our Café Manager, has been working hard to provide interesting and varied meals that transport well in our […]

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Oct
16

Head of School Weekly Email: Survey Data, Quarter 1 Timeline, Student Opportunities

Dear TA Families & Students, A few notes of gratitude to start off my weekly email: Thank you to the 139 parents/guardians and 161 students who completed our mid-quarter survey a few weeks ago. I have prepared a summary of survey results to share – click here to view. Kudos to our on-campus students for continued compliance […]

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Oct
14

Travel Update: COVID-19, Grafton County

Two events in our local community this past week in regard to COVID cases have caught our attention and we’d like to clarify and provide some information.  First, we are aware of cases at neighboring schools in Hanover and Lebanon.  We are hopeful that cases will not result in outbreaks, but will remain isolated events.  […]

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Oct
05

School Picture Day – Oct. 8

Picture Day is this week, Thursday, October 8.  Photographers will be on campus between 9:30 am and 12:30pm.  All students can attend the photography session, whether they are on campus or working remotely. Students wanting to order photos, need to bring a completed photo order form and payment to Picture Day on Thursday, October 8. Students […]

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Oct
03

Head of School Weekly Email: Student and Parent Surveys, Reopening Handbook, Digital Learning Deadline

Dear TA Families and Students,Today marks the end of week 4 of the new school year. I want to pause at this important milestone and take a moment to give an enormous public THANKS to our incredible TA staff, who are working incredibly hard to make this school year possible!As we transition into October, I have some requests […]

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Oct
02

Student Flu Vaccine Clinic Oct. 15

The following letter was sent home to all families the week of September 28. Dear Parents & Guardians, Thetford Academy and Upper Valley Pediatrics will hold a student flu clinic on Thursday, October 15. Flu vaccines are free for all TA students through the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program at the Vermont Department of Health. Your student can receive a flu […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Parents . TA Today
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Sep
25

Head of School Weekly Email: Change in VT Guidance & Related Updates

Dear TA Families & Students, As many of you are aware, Governor Scott announced on Tuesday that Vermont schools would shift from Step II guidance to Step III starting tomorrow. This is a good sign that Vermont continues to trend in the right direction with the pandemic. (For those interested in the details, you can check out the […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
25

Digital Learning Resources for Families

The TA Technology Department has launched a new online resource for families learning to navigate the the remote classroom environment and new digital tools with their students. On this site, “Digital Learning at TA,” you’ll find: Information about best practices for using Google Classroom and Web2School to support student learning and stay informed “Get Help” […]

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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
11

Head of School Weekly Email

Dear TA Students & Families, Here are a few school-wide announcements and reminders as we wrap up week 1: BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL Homework club for those who need to be on campus before 8:30am or after 2pm launches on Monday. Please submit the sign-up form to participate for 1st quarter. Latham Library remains closed to visitors […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
02

Student Laptop Checkout – Sept. 3 & 4

Families who requested a TA laptop for one or more of their students (via the Aug. 14 fall sign-up form) may come to campus on Thursday or Friday of this week to check out a laptop. This week’s laptop checkout is for high school students (grades 9-12) and fully-remote middle school students only. Middle school […]

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School Events

October 29, 2020
  • PSATs for Class of 2022
    October 29, 2020

October 30, 2020
  • Quarter 1 Ends
    October 30, 2020

October 31, 2020
  • HS Cross Country State Meet
    October 31, 2020
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

November 1, 2020
  • MS Cross Country State Meet
    November 1, 2020
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

November 2, 2020
  • Quarter 2 Begins
    November 2, 2020

November 3, 2020
  • Senior Class meeting
    November 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

November 4, 2020
  • Fully Remote Day
    November 4, 2020

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Athletics This Week

October 29, 2020
  • HS XC practice

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

October 30, 2020
  • HS XC practice

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

October 31, 2020
  • HS XC 2:00 @ State Meet TA

November 1, 2020
  • MS XC State Meet @ TA

November 2, 2020
  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

November 3, 2020
  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

November 4, 2020
  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Boys Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • HS Girls Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

Lunch

October 26, 2020
  • Chicken Nuggets

October 27, 2020
  • BBQ Pork Rib and Slaw

October 28, 2020
  • No Lunch Served

October 29, 2020
  • Grilled Chicken

October 30, 2020
  • Cheese Pizza & Salad

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