New Family FAQ's
When is the first day of school?
We are unsure of a start date for the 2021-22 Academic Year. Our hope is to begin the week prior to Labor Day but it will depend upon the Governor’s orders.
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.
Is hot lunch available?
COVID CHANGE: Hot lunch is temporarily suspended. All students are required to bring their own bagged lunch to school. School Store will not be open and microwaves will not be available.
TYPICALLY: Yes, hot lunch is available. A menu is sent weekly in E-News and posted on our website. The School Store has a selection of snacks and lunch items to purchase during lunch and break.
Students may pay cash for lunch and at School Store or parents may add money to his/her account so they may charge purchases.
What does my child do after school?
COVID CHANGE: All students not involved in an after school activity are expected to depart within one half hour of dismissal: 3:30 Mon-Thurs./1:00 Fri. Students who are not able to be picked up at that time may stay in a supervised study hall until their parent arrives. Parents need to let Interim Dean of Student Experience Luke Krueger know if their child will be staying late.
TYPICALLY: Most students are involved in extracurricular activities like sports or drama. 6th and 7th grade students not involved in an extracurricular activity must attend our supervised Homework Club if they stay after school. 8-12 grade students have free time for homework or to socialize.
How do I sign-up for busing?
If you are interested in your child riding the LTS bus to and from school, let Katie Redding know during the application process. The additional cost of the bus will be added to your contract. 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. In August, parents 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.
How does the school communicate information?
E-News, our emailed newsletter is essential to keeping informed of LTS happenings. One Call
Now is used to send emergency notiﬁcations, athletic updates and other notices as needed
and generally contain special announcements and important schedule changes. Please be sure we have your correct email and phone number on ﬁle. LTS is also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
What if I have a question about my child’s progress?
Academic concerns should be addressed with your child’s teacher. Parent-Student Conferences take place for 6th and 7th grade students in September and October, and for all students in January.
Who do I contact for absences?
Notify Sarah Bassett (email@example.com) for all absences, late arrivals or early dismissals.
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. If your child needs a computer to bring home, please complete this form.
Where can I ﬁnd a calendar?
The LTS academic and events calendar can be found online at longtrailschool.org/calendar.
The website should be your ﬁrst stop when looking for information. Most information which parents are looking for can be found online.
E–News is emailed to all families each Thursday and contains important notices and events for upcoming weeks.
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 for each in August.
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.