This is exam week, so our school schedule will be abbreviated accordingly. Please make a note of the following: Wednesday, January 20 – Half day for secondary students ONLY: 12:05 dismissal for High School and 12:10 for Junior High at north carpool (Three-Mile entrance); dismissal time and location as usual for Elementary Thursday, January 21 – Half day for all students: dismissal times and locations the same as a Friday Friday, January 22 – No school for students
We've added Kindergarten Information Nights to our enrollment meetings: Be sure to share these dates with friends and family who have kindergarten-bound children; all take place at 6:00 pm: January 19, February 11, February 15 and March 5.
Tomorrow, January 14, is a Fill the Pantry Jeans Day. With a $2 per person donation, students and staff may wear school-appropriate jeans with a uniform top (no holes, tears or legging-style, please). Your help in restocking our student lunch pantry is voluntary but much appreciated!
We're looking forward to having our high school students join us all back at school, in person, on Monday, January 4!
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services epidemic order issued on December 7 includes a 12-day extension of the "pause" in junior high and high school sports through December 20. The MHSAA is charting out another plan for finishing fall and restarting winter sports and we will notify our families of the results as soon as practical.
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services in an epidemic order issued on December 7, extended the Gatherings and Face Mask Order an additional 12 days, effective December 9. This means that high school students will remain in remote learning until our Holiday Break, which begins December 21, and return to in-person learning with K-8 students after the break on January 4. We will notify parents of any changes that may occur.
We are pleased to announce an extension of our scheduled upcoming holiday break to include Monday and Tuesday, December 21 and 22. This will give our entire GTA family some well-deserved rest and relaxation and additional time at home with loved ones. Thank you for everything you do to help us keep our students safe, loved and learning. We wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
Surprise! Students and staff may wear Mustang spirit wear tops with uniform bottoms to school tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24.
Do you see anything familiar in this photo? Snow flurries are starting and we have lots of warm coats, gloves and mittens (along with books and water bottles) in the Lost & Found. If your child is missing anything, please have them take a look before leaving for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday!
Don't miss out on "Choice Theory and Parenting," our educational series utilizing Dr. William Glasser's concepts of personal responsibility. The nine Tuesday sessions are free of charge and will be presented on the Zoom Meetings platform beginning December 1 at 7:00 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/GTAParenting, using the passcode GTA Parent.
Grand Traverse Academy is open for in-person instruction for students in grades K-8. Interested in what we're all about? Visit https://www.mygta.us/page/faq or give us a call at (231) 995-0665.
In response to Governor Whitmer's news conference of this evening, November 15, GTA parents have been sent information about how the latest order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will temporarily affect instruction and activities at Grand Traverse Academy. Please check your email box for details.
Congratulations to our Mustang girls, who finished in the top 20 in the state, taking 19th at Saturday's state cross country finals at Michigan International Speedway!
This week's Connections newsletter has been published. Check it out for all the latest school news: https://5il.co/mtje
Don't forget to give yourself some extra time for afternoon carpool today due to traffic near the airport. Airport Access Road is closed all day and Three-Mile and Garfield will experience delays and may be shut down intermittently.
Be sure to give yourself some extra time for afternoon carpool today due to President Trump's visit to Traverse City. We have word that Airport Access Road is closed all day and roads near the airport, like Three-Mile and Garfield, will experience delays and may be shut down intermittently.
Tonight's girls' volleyball district tournament game against TC St. Francis will be broadcast LIVE on the NFHS Network! Be sure to tune in at 6:00 pm to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/grand-traverse-academy-traverse-city-mi.
Congratulations to our Regional Champions! Mustang girls took first place by 21 points, with a score of 50, at this morning's cross country regional competition in Buckley. Let's wish them our best at state finals next Saturday, November 7 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn!
Best wishes to our Mustang varsity cross country team at regionals on Saturday, October 31 and our Mustang varsity volleyball team at districts on Monday, November 2!
Good news! The GTA office phones are back up and running, and individual classroom phones will be in operation within an hour or so. Feel free to contact either office if you need to relay an immediate message to a teacher or other staff member. Otherwise, you may reach us via email. Thank you for your patience.