Head of School Weekly Email (the Saturday edition): Q2 Report Cards, Feb. 2 Half-Day & Other Updates
January 29, 2022
Dear TA Families,
Here are some highlights to share with you as we wrap up the last week of January.
Report Cards: On Wednesday students received their report card mailing for second quarter. Please take time this weekend to review it together, if you have not had a chance to do so yet. The mailing included a cover letter, the report card, and SBAC score reports from last spring for certain grades. The Head of School cover letter is also posted on the TA website: thetfordacademy.org/2022/01/q2-report-card-mailing-letter-from-the-head-of-school.
Half-Day Coming Up: Wednesday, February 2 is part of our half-day series this year to provide concentrated time for teacher professional development in the afternoon and community day activities for students in the morning. The school day will be 8:10am-12:10pm. Buses will run their normal routes, but at adjusted times to accommodate the early departure from school. We will serve lunch.
Health News: We issued two health updates this week, one on Monday and another on Friday. The most recent health updates can be found posted on the bottom of the Health Office/Covid page: thetfordacademy.org/student-life/health-office. Case count data this week indicated a hopeful decline in Covid among our school community. We will continue the PCR surveillance testing this Tuesday. We are also testing students daily and sending tests home, all on an as-needed basis. Please reach out if we can support your family in any way.
Winter Team Updates: We are so glad to have the basketball programs all back in action. The varsity and JV girls’ teams returned to competition this week with a hard-fought loss to Windsor on Tuesday, a big win over Randolph on Thursday, and this morning an away game at Lyndon Institute. The boys’ teams have kept up a busy schedule with two games a week and host Randolph at home on Wednesday. The high school alpine team had a cold but good race day at Pico this past Thursday. More details in our latest athletics news post. Meanwhile, the TA robotics team is having a stellar season with another big meet last Saturday and are now looking ahead to the state competition on Feb. 19.
Looks like the big storm is steering east of us. Enjoy the flurries.
Carrie Brennan, Head of School
Feature photo: The varsity girls’ basketball squad on their home court this past week. The team hosted Randolph at the Vaughan Alumni Gym on Thursday and posted a big win. (Photo credit: TA parent Kelly Smith.)