Parents & Students

Below you will find information, resources and links to the most commonly asked for information.

Attendance Procedures

Attendance Hotline: 231.933.7421 or Email Us

Regular school attendance is important and a major factor in the academic success of each student.  Active participation and interaction by students in the classroom is an essential part of the instructional process and is only experienced through regular attendance. The primary responsibility for ensuring regular school attendance rests with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student. Through the cooperative efforts of parent(s)/guardian(s), it is hoped each student will develop attendance habits and attitudes which will be helpful to his/her present and future endeavors.

All student absences and lateness (tardies) must be communicated with the school office. 

Please be sure to include the following information when communicating with the school office:

  • Student’s full name (with spelling)
  • Teacher's name
  • Applicable date and time
  • Your name and relationship to the student 
  • Reason for the student’s absence (If ill: report student's symptoms and diagnosis by doctor if applicable)
  • Length of time you expect the student to be absent or tardy
  • Number where you can be reached

Busing & Transportation

If your busing needs change at any time, please contact your school office or call the transportation department at 231.933.1933 for more information.

Daily School Schedule

Start of Day Schedule

  • Students Enter Building: 8:45 AM
  • School Begins: 9:05 AM


  • Afternoon Recess:  3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Dismissal Schedule

  • School Dismissal: 4:03 PM (Buses leave by 4:10 PM)
  • Half Day Dismissal: 12:27 PM (Buses leave by 12:34 PM)

Specials Schedule

  • Mondays: Spanish and Library (PreK, K, 4/5th, and 5th library day)
  • Tuesdays: P.E. and Music 
  • Wednesdays: Music and Library (1st, 1/2nd, 2nd, and 3rd library day)
  • Thursdays: Spanish and Art
  • Fridays: P.E. 
  • Computer Lab: Once a week every day of the week.

Extended Day Child Care

Old Mission offers both a before and after school child care program. Hours run  from 7:00 AM - 9:000 AM in the mornings and from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the evening. Visit the External LinkTCAPS Extended Day Child Care webpage for more information. 

Extended Day Child Care

TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at all TCAPS elementary schools for students in grades K – 5, with select schools offering extended hours for preschool-age students. The programs offer the opportunity for flexible scheduling, personal attention from an experienced staff and enrichment activities that develop social skills, teamwork and interpersonal relationships.

Before school hours begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until the start of the school day. The after school hours begin when the school day ends and continues until 6:00 p.m. each day. The program starts with the first scheduled day of school and ends with the last scheduled day of school. This service is available to parents on a pre-arranged and pre-paid basis. Visit the External LinkTCAPS Extended Day Child Care website for registration information and contact information.

Library Media Center

Old Mission Library Photo

Peninsula Community Library (PCL) is a township library located on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Northern Mighigan. The library is open to the public as a dual-use library within Old Mission Peninsula School. The PCL's mission is to serve all segments of a diverse rural community by providing access to information and support for personal enrichment in a friendly, welcoming environment.

PCL offers a collection of over 28,000 items including books, periodicals, audio books, dvds and music. Services include copier, fax, public internet work stations and wireless access. Our catalog and reference databases may be accessed through the Traverse Area District Library's Online Catalog. E-Books are also available through this link for those who live in the Traverse Area Distict Library's service area and hold valid library accounts. The Peninsula Community Library is a member of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL).

Library Hours

  • Monday and Thursday : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Closed on Saturdays in the summer)

Please note that when TCAPS is closed due to weather, Peninsula Community Library is also closed.

Library Contact

Charmaine Dressler

PTO Information

Old Mission Peninsula School PTO invites all parents to get involved in school activities and events and/or considering becoming a member of the PTO board. The PTO works throughout the year to bring quality enrichment opportunities to our students as well as raise funds for student programming. PTO meetings are held once a month and are open to the public. All Old Mission families are encouraged to attend. Please join us to learn more.

  • Visit our PTO webpage for meeting dates, times and board contact information.
  • Visit our External LinkPTO Facebook for event photos, updates and more.


There are multiple ways you can find out if school is closed due to inclement weather:

  • All local radio and televisions stations announce school closings on a regular basis
  • Call the bus hotline - 231.933.1955
  • Visit the External Linkdistrict website or the school website. A pop up will come on the screen if there is a closing alert (pop up blocker must be turned off)
  • Follow the district on External LinkFacebook and/or External LinkTwitter

Want more information? View PDF DocumentSnow Day FAQs

Translation Services

Translation of any documents, or during any meeting, will be provided for any parent who requests translating. The process to request translation is: 

Contact your school and make a request. The school will then make the request through the Human Resources Department, and a translator will be provided. A school may use the Tele-Interpreter Service if no translator is available, or if translation services are an immediate need.


Make a Difference by Getting Involved

Old Mission PTO Volunteers Photo

The many parent and community volunteers involved on a daily basis at Old Mission Peninsula School touch the lives and improve the education experience of our children and create a warm, loving environment.  

Parents can be involved with their children’s education and experiences in many ways, starting at home by showing an interest in and being involved in their children’s homework and assignments, and also at school by attending conferences and special events. Parents can also be involved by volunteering at school, both during the day and in the evenings. At Old Mission, there are always plenty of opportunities for parents to help in classrooms, participate in holiday parties, help at Scouts and sports, and attend field trips. Old Mission’s heavy parental involvement, both at home and in school, models to the students the importance of their education and leads them to value it, as well.  

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the main office or speak with your child's teacher. All volunteers will need to complete the district's online volunteer application and a background check before volunteering at the school. To complete the application and for more information on volunteering, please visit the External Linkdistrict's volunteer page. Thank you for your support!