Fall 2020

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Updates and Announcements

Head of School Weekly Email: Video Message about the Semester 2 Plan

Dear TA Families & Students, My weekly email today focuses on looking ahead to the next half of the school year. Below are 3 resources designed to provide the TA community with information about our 2nd semester plan and to support families with their decision-making process. 1. Video message to explain TA’s 2nd semester plan […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Semester Transitions & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear TA Families & Students, Today’s weekly email repeats a lot of the same information and themes as last week. We all want to focus on a strong finish to the fall semester and ensure everyone understands the special schedules in place over the next two weeks. Week of Jan. 19-22: Next week is the […]

Head of School Weekly Email: 1st Semester Final Stretch, January Dates, 2nd Semester Planning

Dear TA Families, I hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year. I imagine we are all relieved to say goodbye to 2020. At the same time that we look for the light and optimism that come with welcoming 2021, this week has been a stark reminder that the pandemic and deep […]

Head of School Weekly Email: New VT Guidance, Winter Athletics Update, and Other School News

Dear TA Families & Students, We welcomed the good news on Tuesday from Governor Scott and his team that the rate of cases in Vermont has stabilized, thanks in large part due to Vermonters’ willingness to abide by the state’s restrictions. We are processing the new guidance related to winter athletics that Gov. Scott issued […]

Head of School Weekly Email: December Surveys & Holiday Wishes

Dear TA Families, Today’s brilliant white expanse of snow and clear blue sky made for a beautiful final day of 2020 here on campus. The past four months have been quite a journey – but we made it, thanks to everyone’s collective effort! Kudos to students and teachers for continuing to spend time outdoors, even […]

Important School Update: Positive Case of COVID-19

Dear TA Families, Earlier today, Thetford Academy learned about a student with positive test results for COVID-19. Based on the particulars of the situation, we have determined that students and staff on campus were not exposed and that we do not need to close pods or the school.  We want you to know that we […]

Head of School Weekly Email: January Calendar Changes & Winter Athletics Update

Dear TA Families, Please note the following important program updates for the remaining weeks of Fall Semester: 1. January Calendar Changes We are extending the fall semester (and specifically the 2nd quarter) by one week. Please visit the TA Today page on the school website to review the online school calendar for all updates. Key changes include: […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Parent Focus Groups & 11th Grade College Night

Dear TA Families, I am writing to share information on a couple of opportunities coming up this month. 1. Parent Focus Groups In addition to sending out another round of stakeholder surveys later this month to students, parents and TA staff to get feedback on the Fall 2020 program and input for future planning, I will […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Sharing Gratitude & School Updates

Dear TA Families & Students, We have an important milestone to take note of today. We made it to Thanksgiving with no cases of COVID and no school closure days. We have had a healthy and productive three months together, with our campus open to students four days of the week. I know that we are […]

High School Parent Night, Nov. 19

Thetford Academy will hold a virtual parent night for parents and guardians of students in grades 9 through 12 on Thursday, November 19, from 7-8:30pm. Come meet the teachers who serve as pod leaders for your student’s grade level, and spend time learning about the daily routines of the pod. Select from a menu of […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Key Dates, COVID Update & a Short Reflection

Dear TA Families & Students, Here is the Friday round-up. Three topics to highlight for you as we wrap up this week: 1. Virtual Parent Nights & Other Key Dates High School Parent Night – Nov. 19, 7:00-8:30pm Special Half Day Remote Schedule – Friday, Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 29 […]

Q1 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

November 6, 2020 Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, This letter and the enclosed report card for 1st quarter are important reminders that we have arrived at the half-way mark of this unusual fall semester.  Behind each letter grade are nine weeks of experiences, assignments, honed skills and new knowledge. Please take time with your student to […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Parent Nights, Half Days & Other Q2 Updates

Dear TA Families & Students, We are convening virtual parent nights this quarter to replace the back-to-school event we traditionally host on campus in the fall. Look out for more event details and directions to come closer to the events. For now, please save the dates! TA High School Parent Night – Nov. 19, 7:00-8:30pm TA […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Contingency Plans for Campus Closure Days

Dear TA Students & Families, With the season’s first snowfall this morning, along with the news in recent weeks of COVID cases in schools as close to us as Lyme and Lebanon, we need to be prepared for occasions later this fall and winter when we might need to cancel the on-campus school day experience […]

Head of School Weekly Email: Travel Guidance & Holiday/Winter Planning

Dear TA Families & Students, Today marks the end of our 7th week of the school year. All things considered, the fall semester at TA has gone relatively smoothly thus far. We continue to welcome the 75% of our student body who are choosing to study on campus each day, and we are grateful to have […]

Technology Resources at TA

Effective, creative, and safe use of technology is essential to student learning and especially critical in the current hybrid learning environment. We are excited to share some changes in our media and technology staffing designed to help students, parents, and teachers get the most out of digital learning and technology resources at TA. The new […]