From the Head of School

Welcome to the Head of School page. My name is Carrie Brennan and you can read more about me here. Each Friday I send out a weekly news update to TA parents and students, as well as TA employees and trustees. This page is a way to share my weekly updates and other head of school correspondence with the wider TA family and community. Topics range from school reminders to program highlights. This year, there is a lot about COVID-19 and how TA is navigating teaching and learning through the pandemic. Thanks for reading – and please be in touch with questions or feedback.

Head of School Carrie Brennan
  • June 25, 2021 Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Families, This mailing marks the official end of the 2020-2021 school year. Enclosed with my letter, you will find the final report card for your student(s) and the school calendar for 2021-22. What an historic journey this year has been. We tackled......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We want to be sure everyone understands next week’s schedule. We’ve been sharing it over the past few weeks, so hopefully there are no surprises. Please review it as a family and let us know if you have any questions. The big reminder for Monday:......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, It’s that time of the year! A whirlwind of events, special schedules, and celebrations …  Celebrating the Class of 2021: Join in the fun with the 2nd annual car parade honoring TA seniors! The car parade is happening Sunday, June 6 with a 5:30 pm......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, The lilacs are out, TA’s trees are in full bloom, students are outside more, fans are cheering on our spring athletes, the birds are busy, and lawn mowers are humming along. These are just a few of the welcome sights, sounds and smells of the season on......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, The TA website got a fresh new look this spring. It looks great – and continues to be a good source of information to keep us all connected. A few highlights to direct you to: TA’s school calendar for 2021-22 is finalized. Visit the calendar page for the......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Mark your calendars for the busy final weeks of school. We will continue to share details and updates about events as they develop. Please remember that community participation and audience sizes will be limited this year for all activities.  TA Honors Celebration, May 12: Next Wednesday......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Spring is always a whirlwind time of year in a school, as we all aim to stay focused on teaching and learning in the present term, while simultaneously prepping for year-end events and the fall semester. It’s like surfing two waves at once! For students......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Three topics to share with you this evening as we close out the week … I doubt anyone needs reminding, but just to be on the safe side … TA’s spring break is next week. School will not be in session April 19-23 and the offices will be......

  • Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, Enclosed with this letter is your student’s 3rd quarter report card, marking the half-way point of spring semester.  Third quarter was split into two parts: the three weeks in February when students started meeting in classes synchronously but still online, and the five weeks in......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, I am writing today with an update about our plan for the remainder of the school year. We will maintain the program that we have had in place starting March 1, with the combination of in-person classes, online learning, pod time, and remote classes on Wednesdays.......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We are planning a summer program at Thetford Academy for June-July 2021, designed to support and engage students in response to the extended period of COVID impact on the school experience. The program will include opportunities for students who need to make up academic credits......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Last July Thetford Academy issued an important statement condemning racism in all forms and made a list of ten commitments to guide our work to become an actively antiracist institution. I want to share a brief update on some of the efforts that have taken......

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July 2021

Monday July 19 – Friday July 30

TA Summer Challenge - Session B

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