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
01

Bus Schedule Update – Fall 2020

With our revised school day schedule and required COVID-19 distancing measures, Thetford Academy has been working with our bus company to plan a new transportation schedule for Fall 2020. As with any new bus schedule, it may take a little while to work out exact arrival and drop off times, so we ask TA families […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . Parents . TA Today
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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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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
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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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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Jun
12

Graduation 2020 – An Overview of Events

On June 12, and June 13, Thetford Academy will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 with both virtual and in-person commencement events. TA has modified its end-of-year ceremonies to prioritize the health and safety of our students and families, while striving to stay true to the spirit of the school’s traditions and to joyously celebrate […]

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Jun
04

Special Schedule: Week of June 8-12

Originally posted on May 20; reposted on June 4: The final week of our school year will have some unique elements, as we add more structure to the remote learning schedule to better accommodate for final class meetings, exams, and project presentations. Like a typical TA final exam week in years past, we have devoted […]

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Jun
02

Message for the TA Community: Condemning Racism & Intolerance, Standing for Justice

During this challenging spring, as our nation deals with a global pandemic, we are also now reeling from recent acts of intolerance and racism, most notably the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a uniformed police officer. Protestors crying out against racial injustice are rallying in small and large cities […]

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May
22

Head of School Community Email – May 22

Dear Parents & Students, Here are the latest news and announcements from Thetford Academy as we shift into the final weeks of the school year. 1. Special Schedule for the Week of June 8-12 Please note that we have a special schedule for the last week of school with A block, B block, C block, […]

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May
20

Head of School Update for Sending Towns

The following message was sent to community listservs in Thetford, Strafford, Lyme, Sharon, Tunbridge, and Topsham/Corinth … Dear Neighbors, As we move into the final stretch of this most unusual school year, I wanted to share a few Thetford Academy updates with the community throughout our sending towns. Those of you living near Thetford Hill have probably noticed the Academy bell […]

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May
13

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 8

Happy Wednesday, Panthers! I’ve been thinking this week about silver linings. Quarantimes are hard, and it’s easy to get lost in the uncertainty and fear of it all, but there are good things to notice, too. Some good things over here? More time to bake. Lots of hikes lately. And I chose the word “hygge” […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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May
05

Head of School Community Email – May 4

Dear TA Families & Students, May arrived in fine form this past weekend with blooms and sunshine. Spring is really here, and we are in the 6-week countdown to the end of the year. Hard to believe! In the TA spirit of togetherness, we are striving to foster school community, spotlight student accomplishments, and stay […]

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May
04

Update on End-of-Year Celebrations and Milestones

With many of Thetford Academy’s traditional end-of-year milestone events on hold as a result of Covid-19, we are working hard to ensure that our students don’t miss out and that every student feels valued, supported, and celebrated. Graduation for the Class of 2020: Though we may not be able mark graduation day in the same […]

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