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 […]

By Carrie Brennan | TA Today
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
17

College Board Testing Updates

The College Board, the company that administers the SAT and PSAT tests, has issued an update on testing for the spring, summer, and fall. Please see the link below for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Dugan-Sullivan in the Counseling Office.https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
16

Head of School Community Email – April 16

Dear TA Families & Students, The daffodils are in bloom on the TA quad, providing a bit of cheer on an otherwise eerily quiet campus. We miss you all! I am writing this week with announcements and reminders related to the next phase of our spring semester:  Next week is spring break and classes will […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . TA Today
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Apr
09

Q3 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Report cards for 3rd quarter were mailed to students’ homes on Thursday, April 9, with the following cover letter included. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Families, Enclosed with this letter, you will find the 3rd quarter report card for your TA student(s).  Our goal with 3rd quarter grades was to focus primarily on the learning and academic […]

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Apr
07

Free Meals for Thetford Youth, Ages 1-18, Update on April 6

Thetford is now included in the Orange East Supervisory Union’s universal free breakfast and lunch program. All children, ages 1-18, who are residents of Thetford are eligible. Email to Thetford Families from Bridget Veracka, TES Administrative Assistant re: universal meals program and bus delivery Grab N’ Go Safety Information Thetford Bus Routes for Meal Delivery Agency […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Parents . TA Today
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Apr
05

Head of School Community Email: Important TA Updates, April-June

Dear TA Families & Students, When Governor Phil Scott issued his original school dismissal order last month, he suggested it would last until April 3. In that early scenario, TA students and staff would be returning to campus tomorrow morning to resume our familiar routines. I know many of us wish that were true and […]

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Mar
27

Alert Notification: School Dismissal Extended Through June

The following message was sent to TA families through our emergency notification system via voicemail, email, and text on Friday, March 27 at 1:15 p.m. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, Late yesterday Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered schools in our state to extend the dismissal period through June. I imagine that we all need […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics
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Mar
26

Head of School Community Email – March 26

The following message was sent home via email to all parents and students on Thursday morning, March 26 … Dear TA Families & Students, We are now a full week into Remote TA. We hope that you are all finding your way in this new stay-at-home reality – and that your family has been able […]

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