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 – Wed., Aug. 18
  • New Family Welcome – Thurs., Aug. 19
  • Varsity Pre-Season Athletics begin – Thurs., Aug. 19
  • First Day of School – Mon., Aug. 23

When is the first day of school?
The first day of school for all students is Monday, August 23.  There will not be a separate orientation for new students.  Orientation will take place on the first day of school for all.

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 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 Communications Coordinator Chelley Tifft.

How do I view my child’s schedule and grades?
LTS uses EDUCATE, an online program, for academic schedules and grades. Over the summer, parents will receive an email with a link, along with a user name and password, to log in to their child’s account allowing access to view his/her schedule, grades and lunch/School Store account balance.

  • 6.28.2021: Dean of Academics Mary Ellen Mega has emailed all families with course registration information.  If you haven’t heard from her, please email her at mmega@longtrailschool.org.

Is hot lunch available?
We are evaluating our hot lunch program for 2021-22.  We will start with pizza once a week.

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?
Each teacher has a Google Classroom with all of the necessary information needed for class. Families can keep up to date with homework assignments and class materials.

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 calendar can be found online:
All events and academic calendar – longtrailschool.org/calendar
Academic Calendar – longtrailschool.org/academiccalendar/


The website should be your first stop when looking for information. Most information which parents are looking for can be found online.

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 uses EDUCATE BY TADS for students schedules, grades and to keep track of lunch/School Store accounts. Parents receive an email from the Dean of Academics with the link and log-in information in August.

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

One Call Now
Long Trail uses One Call Now (OCN) to send emergency and athletic notifications. Student and parent emails and phone numbers on file at LTS are uploaded to OCN. Emails and phone numbers can be edited by creating an account. Once your mobile device is registered in OCN, text “Alert” to 22300 to opt-in for text messages.

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 TADS enrollment process. If you prefer that we not use your child’s likeness in an individual setting, be sure to check the “I DO NOT grant permission” box in TADS. In any event, please expect that your child will appear in group settings or activities without individual identification.