Head’s Corner Archives

Head's Corner Archives

Attack on Capitol
January 11, 2021 At the close of the Constitutional Convention, a group of citizens queried Benjamin Franklin about what type of government the delegates had formed. His answer: “A republic,…
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Holiday Message 2020
December 24, 2020 Hello, Mountain Lions, and Happy Holidays. An insightful maxim teaches that is “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Long Trail School…
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Thanksgiving 2020
November 25, 2020 Dear LTS Family, This Thanksgiving, I am grateful that we as a community have elected to make hard sacrifices to elevate the common good.  At LTS, we…
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Pandemic Fatigue
November 3, 2020 Dear LTS Family, We are in the throes of pandemic mitigation fatigue.  Fatigue weakens our motivation, warps our risk perceptions, and overwhelms our decision-making processes.  We are…
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Step III
September 27, 2020 Dear LTS Families, Saturday afternoon brought the exhilarating sounds of our LTS student-athletes competing in boys varsity soccer against Twin Valley.  We can now offer interscholastic sports…
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ABBA and Technology
October 16, 2020 Dear ABBA Families,  Thank you for your continued commitment to the success of our ABBA distance learning program!  From the program’s inception, LTS recognized that ABBA would…
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Student & Parent Handbook
September 25, 2020 Dear LTS students and families, Everyone at LTS is here for your success.  We are eager to support you.  The Long Trail School Student & Parent Handbook…
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Schools Reopen
September 17, 2020 From the GNAT-TV studio in Manchester, this News Project segment is a current look at school reopenings across our region.  See Head of School Seth Linfield at 1:14-2;20, glimpses of…
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Resumption of All Student Learning
September 16, 2020 Dear LTS Families, I write to inform you that LTS will combine learning for all on-campus students beginning Tuesday, September 29. For practice and preparation, we will…
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Opening of Schools
September 10, 2020 Long Trail Head of School Seth Linfield joined other Vermont school leaders on GNAT-TV to discuss the opening of schools this fall. Watch video.
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Welcome Back
September 3, 2020 We are so excited to welcome our students next week, on campus and through ABBA distance learning.  After six months of planning, we are ready!   When cartographers…
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Health Pledge
August 27, 2020 Dear LTS Family, We need you – on and off campus!  Opening Day is approaching, and we are so excited to welcome our students and faculty.  This…
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Questions Answered
August 20, 2020 2020 continues to evolve with additional considerations for our school and the world at large. There are some specific questions that some of you have posed to…
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Health & Wellness
August 3, 2020 This message begins with a short but telling video, “Numb,” by a talented Toronto 9th grader, Liv McNeil.  This video captures her responses to her pandemic isolation. …
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Gov. Scott 7/31
August 1, 2020 On Friday, Governor Scott ORDERED that “all public and independent schools shall be opened for in person or remote classroom instruction on, but not prior to, Tuesday, September 8,…
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Bi-Weekly Message
July 23, 2020 We are pleased to inform you that all students may choose between attending classes in-person or through distance learning. We are calling this hybrid format Additional Best…
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Monitoring
July 19,. 2020 Long Trail School carefully monitors health developments.  Thank you for keeping us informed about everything going on in our communities.  I offer a special shoutout to Darren…
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Bi-Weekly Message
July 9, 2020 This Message Arises in Gratitude.This Fall will be like no other that any of us at any age have ever experienced.  We are immersed in a pandemic…
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Early Start 2020
June 25, 2020 Video message from HOS Seth Linfield
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Bi-Weekly Message
June 11, 2020 Dear LTS Family, We will use our E-News platform every other week to update you on our Fall 2020 opening plans. We care about the whole you. …
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Plans for Fall 2020
May 12, 2020 Dear LTS Family, Thank you for being our allies.  I hope that you and your family remain healthy and safe.  I am grateful that you continue to…
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Racial Justice
June 11, 2020 Thank you for your heartfelt replies to my MESSAGE last week. This time demands moral clarity.  We strive to daily live up to our MISSION, CORE VALUES, AND BELIEFS, inside…
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June 1 Message
June 1, 2020 This is a time of significant national pain.  Not every virus is novel.  The senseless deaths of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery manifest a longstanding…
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Holiday Message 2019
In this season, we thank you for accepting our collective privilege - and responsibility - to take care of this distinctive community and the inspired future which our students will shape.
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Current Topic
Dear LTS Family, Our opening day this year at Long Trail School inaugurates a season of opportunity.  Our dynamic faculty collaborates to offer an impressive range of courses, research programs,…
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College Admissions
‘Tis the season for early college admissions decisions and the senior class has received its first.  At our daily schoolwide morning meeting, Director of College Counseling & Career Coaching Scott…
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Thanksgiving
November 2018 Dear Long Trail School Family, The Library of Congress offers a striking Thanksgiving history with several contenders for “first Thanksgiving” from even before the traditional Plymouth Rock account!…
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To the Class of 2018
June 2018 Dear LTS Class of 2018, Congratulations to you and your families on this happy occasion! Your encompassing experiences here at LTS were realized through the complete dedication of…
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Thanksgiving
November 2017 Whatever the historical origins of Thanksgiving may be, this quintessential American holiday could well be an International Baccalaureate festival, for the gratitude for our blessings which undergirds Thanksgiving animates a…
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Learning
October 23, 2017 You can’t be a great teacher if you’re not a good student.  In the midst of our resplendent fall foliage, Katie Redding and Tess Kahn of our International…
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Mindfulness
September 28, 2017 The attention surrounding Apple’s recent introduction of the iPhone X can be profitably refracted through the light shed by Dr. Jean Twenge of San Diego State in…
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Vulnerability
September 7, 2017 The new CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, in his farewell letter to Expedia, where he had served for twelve years, allowed that “I have to tell you I am…
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College
‘Tis the season for early college admissions decisions and the senior class has received its first.  At our daily schoolwide morning meeting, Director of College Counseling & Career Coaching Scott…
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Holiday Message 2018
December 21, 2018 The natural beauty of our campus pales in comparison to the grandeur which our school community creates through cohesive action. In the span of 24 hours, our…
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Thanksgiving
Dear Long Trail School Family,The Library of Congress offers a striking Thanksgiving history with several contenders for “first Thanksgiving” from even before the traditional Plymouth Rock account! Intertwined within a…
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Commencement
Dear LTS Class of 2018, Congratulations to you and your families on this happy occasion! Your encompassing experiences here at LTS were realized through the complete dedication of your parents…
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Holiday Message 2017
Dear Long Trail School Family, At Long Trail School, we cherish our own traditions and cultures and appreciate those of diverse individuals and communities. These qualities epitomize Vermont’s first International Baccalaureate…
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Thanksgiving
Whatever the historical origins of Thanksgiving may be, this quintessential American holiday could well be an International Baccalaureate festival, for the gratitude for our blessings which undergirds Thanksgiving animates a recognition of…
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Learning
You can’t be a great teacher if you’re not a good student.  In the midst of our resplendent fall foliage, Katie Redding and Tess Kahn of our International Baccalaureate (“IB”) History…
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Mindfulness
The attention surrounding Apple’s recent introduction of the iPhone X can be profitably refracted through the light shed by Dr. Jean Twenge of San Diego State in her new book, iGen:…
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Vulnerability
The new CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, in his farewell letter to Expedia, where he had served for twelve years, allowed that “I have to tell you I am scared.”  With this…
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