COVID Updates and Parent Information Forums
July 30, 2020
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 parent questions and speak from the perspectives and roles they have played in the planning process.
Teachers Derek Burkins and Melissa Perry spoke as both classroom teachers and members of the intensive academic and curricular planning committee that has been meeting over the summer months.
Siobhan Lopez, Dean of Students, represented student life, counseling, and also TA’s safety committee. Athletic director Blendon Salls addressed questions about athletics and also represented the safety committee. The meeting was led by head of school Carrie Brennan and moderated by advancement director Patty McIlvaine.
Over 80 parents and a handful of students joined at least one of the meetings. The discussion was wide-ranging and covered TA’s current plans for re-starting school this fall, and addressed health and safety, academics and student support, social-emotional health of students, and logistics like transportation and participation in technical education and other off-campus opportunities.
Thetford Academy will continue our outreach to parents and families as we further develop the plan for fall reopening and as new information becomes available.