Dear Traverse Heights Elementary Families,
We welcome everyone back for another great school year. Our staff is excited to open their doors and welcome students as they return from summer vacation. There has been a great deal of activity in the building throughout the summer. A new school phone system, artwork in the hallway, classroom updates and painting have all contributed to this activity.
A CHANGE THIS YEAR: the building will open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Students may enter at this time and report to their classrooms. School starts promptly at 8:45 a.m. Prior to 8:30, there is not adult supervision outside of the building so to ensure the safety of all students, thank you for not leaving students unattended prior to that time. The main entry doors will lock at 4:30 daily, so Extended Day parents picking up children will need to do so at the cafeteria doors, similar to how we ended the previous school year.
Our school Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Principal Mrs. Six-King would like to meet with parents at 2:35 in the gym for twenty minutes following classroom visits. Class lists will be posted on the windows near the front entry door just prior to the start of Open House. Individual lists will also be posted outside of each classroom as well. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and to get back in school mode.
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd, which is a full day. We will have lunch the first day so parents should either send a cold lunch or let their child know they will be eating hot lunch. Free/reduced meal applications are available on the TCAPS website. If your child was on this program last year, they will continue to be eligible at the start of school but you will need to complete a new application right away.
We are all looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Mrs. Six-King, Mrs. Ruskowski and the entire Traverse Heights Elementary Staff