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LTS – E-News August 8, 2019 📢
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LONG TRAIL SCHOOL
1045 Kirby Hollow Rd
Dorset, VT 05251
(802) 867-5717
LTS – E-News
August 8, 2019
CALENDAR
Communications Manager Chelley Tifft x190
2019-20 Academic Calendar
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
WED., AUG. 14 6:00 pm
Athletics Orientation Meeting

WED., AUG. 21
New Student Orientation Day
Buses depart at 12:30 pm

THURS., AUG. 22
LTPA Parent Coffee Social 7:45 am
First day of school for all students
Buses depart at 5:00 pm
FRI., AUG. 23
Buses depart at 12:30 pm
All School Decades Dance 6:30-8:30 pm
LTPA Parent Social 6:30-8:30 pm

FRI., AUG. 30
Buses depart at 12:30 pm

MON., SEPT. 2
Labor Day – campus closed
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DEVELOPMENT
Director of Development Courtney Callo x161

TRICK AND ALDERIGHI PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT LONG TRAIL SCHOOL
Sunday, September 1  3:00 pm

On Sun., Sept. 1 at 3:00 pm, Long Trail School welcomes the award-winning husband and wife team Trick and Alderighi to its theater for a one-of-a-kind jazz piano concert.

Stephanie Trick, a leading exponent of stride piano, and Paolo Alderighi, one of ltaly’s foremost jazz pianists, met at a piano festival in Switzerland in 2008. Three years later, they started to collaborate on a four-hands piano project dedicated to classic jazz, preparing arrangements of songs from the swing era, as well as drawing from the ragtime and blues repertoire. The husband and wife duo are known internationally, appearing in famous jazz festivals including Edinburgh, Switzerland, San Diego, and Milan.

Tickets are $35 for the show only or $100 for a ticket and pre-show Meet and Greet with Stephanie and Paolo.  Don’t miss out! All proceeds benefit the financial aid program at Long Trail School. Contact Director of Development Courtney Callo for more information.

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GREAT AND GRAND DAY 2019
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Each year LTS invites grandparents and great friends for classes, lunch and a peek at our world. The day provides a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their courses, their teachers and this terrific school. Grandparents and students’ older friends (a favorite aunt, neighbor or community member) can see what a day at LTS is like and experience a little bit of our vibrant community of learning! 


Please let Communications Manager Chelley Tifft know if you would like an invitation sent to a grandparent or great family friend. 
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TRANSPORTATION
Director of Facilities Dana Tifft x100

BUS ROUTES
Bus routes were emailed earlier today. If your child is not on the list and you would like them to ride the bus, contact Communications Manager Chelley Tifft. For the safety of our students, Long Trail does not post bus routes online. 

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ACADEMICS
Dean of Academics Mary Ellen Mega x203

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION DAY
Wednesday, August 21

New Student Orientation Day is required for all incoming students. Buses will run in the morning and will depart at 12:30 pm.  Students will receive a paper copy of their schedule, choose their lockers/cubbies, review school policies and procedures, follow an amended class schedule and get to know the school.  Lunch will be provided by the Student Life office.

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SUMMER LEARNING
Remember to complete your summer learning.  It’s due on the first day of school!
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ATHLETICS
Athletic Director Nikki Dexter x104
ATHELTICS INTEREST SURVEY
If you haven’t done so yet, please complete the Athletics Interest survey.
Athletics Interest Survey
FALL ATHLETICS PRACTICES
  • Mon., July 29 through Wed., Aug. 14 Coach Kevin Murphy is offering voluntary training at LTS from 12:30 – 1:45 pm for any high school athlete regardless of what sport you participate in.    
  • Varsity preseason practices begin Thurs., Aug. 15.
  • Middle school practices begin on the first day of school Aug. 22.
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ATHLETICS ORIENTATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 at 6:00 pm 
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the LTS athletics program, meet coaches, and connect with teammates before the start of the school year.  Every sport, regardless of the season, will be represented. If you have a child who plans on playing any LTS sport throughout the year, then you must attend this meeting.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK
Please be prepared to hand in your required athletic forms to participate in LTS athletics at the Athletics Information Night.
STUDENT EXPERIENCES
Director of Student Life & Experiences MaryBeth O’Donnell x204
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 
Thursday, August 22

On the first of day school, all students should go to the theater after disembarking from the bus or being dropped off.  There will be a special schedule of presentations, Color Team games, lunch and an amended class rotation. Practices will be held from 3:15-4:45 and buses will depart at 5:00 pm.

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FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH
Long Trail strives to ensure that every student has access to a healthy lunch during the school day. Although we are not able to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), we follow their guidelines and seek donors to help us provide lunch for those in need.

If your family has already applied for tuition assistance through TADS, you only need to request lunch assistance via email or in writing to Dean of Students Beth Bove, who will evaluate your information based on the national guidelines.

If you have not applied for financial aid through TADS, then you must complete and return to Dean of Students Beth Bove the application from the VT Agency of Education to prove eligibility. 

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LONG TRAIL PARENTS ASSOCIATION
LTPA@longtrailschool.org
WHAT WE DO
The Long Trail Parent Association’s (LTPA) goal is to support the school’s mission. This may include recruiting volunteers for a event, hosting enrichment events for students or parents, or raising funds for purchases outside of the school’s budget. Remember, all parents are members of the LTPA. 

STAY CONNECTED!
  • Come to a meeting.  The LTPA meets the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise posted.  Meetings are listed on the LTS web calendar. Keep up to date with meeting notes here.
  • Join the LTS Parent Network group on Facebook.  Email LTPA Co-Presidents Cori Rail and Kim Wildman with your log-in email for Facebook and they will invite you to the LTS Parent Network group, which is a great way to be in touch with and get information from fellow parents. 
UPCOMING LTPA EVENTS
  • Thurs., Aug. 22 7:45-9:00 am (Library): Parent Coffee Social for all new and returning parents/guardians. Parents are invited to attend Morning Meeting after which you can go back to the library for more coffee and socializing.
  • Fri., Aug. 23 6:30-8:30 pm (PAC): Welcome Back Parent Social for parents/guardians to get to know each other. The LTPA will provide non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers.  There will also be a cash bar available. The parent social coincides with the all school Decades Dance from 6:30-8:30 pm being held in the Whalen Common Room. CLICK HERE if you have not RSVP’d yet.
  • Mon., Aug. 26 5:30 pm (location depends on number of attendees): Friends of Athletics are looking for more athletic-minded members!  Please join us and Athletic Director Nikki Dexter to discuss plans and needs for the upcoming season.
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