Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard!

New Family FAQ's

Important Dates
More information will be sent later in the summer about the events below.

  • Athletics Orientation – Tues., Aug. 16
  • Varsity Pre-Season Athletics begin – Thurs., Aug. 19
  • Grades 6-8 New Student Orientation Day – Thurs., Aug. 25 (8:00 am -12:30 pm)
  • First Day of School for all students – Fri., Aug. 26 (8:00 am -12:30 pm)

When is the first day of school?
The first day of school for all students is Friday, August 26 from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.  Buses will run.

What are the regular school hours?
School begins at 8:00 am. Classes end at 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 12:30 pm on Friday.

How does my child register for classes?
The Course Catalog is available under Quick Links (right). Grades 8-12 should look over the Course Catalog and then complete the appropriate Couse Registration Form.

Students in grades 6 & 7 are automatically registered for their core classes.  They only need to choose a language (French, German, Spanish).

How do I sign-up for busing?
If you are interested in your child riding the LTS bus to and from school. If your tuition agreement reflects a transportation fee, you are signed up for the bus.  If you would like to sign up now, please contact Katie Redding Bus routes are emailed to families in August and are available upon request from Director of Communications Chelley Tifft.

How do I view my child’s schedule and grades?
LTS is in the process of implementing Veracross, an online program, for academic schedules and grades.  Parents will use the same login they used to apply to access student information.  New students will receive login information over the summer.  Schedules as typically ready by August 1.

Is hot lunch available?
Yes.  Hot lunch is available 5 days a week.  Students must sign up weekly if they will be purchasing lunch.

What if I have a question about my child’s progress?
Academic concerns should be addressed with your child’s teacher, advisor or Dean of Academics Mary Ellen Mega.

How do I find out what my child is missing when absent from school?
Class information will be accessible through Veracross.

Does my child need a computer at school?
While having a computer at home is helpful for completing assignments, it is not necessary for your child to have one at school. LTS has Chromebooks available for use at school or to be signed out and taken home overnight as needed.

Where can I find a calendar?
The LTS events calendar can be found on our website (longtrailschool.org/calendar) and in your Veracross portal.
Academic Calendar – longtrailschool.org/academiccalendar/


Veracross Parent Portal
Your Veracross Portal is full of information.  Calendars, news, student schedules (when available), links, and forms can all be found in your Parent Portal.

Weekly Newsletter
E–News is emailed to all families each Thursday and contains important notices and events for upcoming weeks.

Social Media
You can follow Long Trail on these social media platforms:

Student Information
Long Trail will be using Veracross for student schedules, grades, and classwork.

Student Accounts
All students receive a Long Trail School email which allows them to access LTS Chromebooks, Google accounts and their Veracross Student Portal.  Please be sure to review the Electronic Citizenship section of the Student and Parent Handbook.

Student Images in Long Trail Media
Long Trail School frequently uses photographs and videos of students in various publications as well as on social media pages. Parent permission is granted as part of the enrollment process.