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January 2023 Newsletter Released

Please enjoy the January 2023 edition of TCAPS’ district newsletter.

Important Messages Regarding TCAPS Transportation Services

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner released the following messages to families regarding TCAPS Transportation services.

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TCAPS Announces Students Selected for Michigan School Band and Orchestra All-State Ensembles

Five students from Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) have received the well-deserved honor of being selected to perform as part of the All-State Band or Orchestra Ensembles during the Michigan Music Conference, held at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 19-21, 2023.

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TCAPS Board of Education Reviews Security Assessment Report

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board of Education received an update at the January 9 Board of Education meeting from Secure Education Consultants (SEC). SEC was hired as a third party administrator to assess the district’s policies, procedures, and current physical operations. The comprehensive examination included observations of every building within the district, and interviews with staff and students.

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Upcoming Events

  • 1 February
  • 2 February
  • 8 February
    • Count Day
      Date: Feb 8
      Calendar: Board Calendar
    • Junior Kindergarten Virtual Information Session
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      A Junior Kindergarten presentation will be held virtually on February 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be recorded and a link will be posted to the TCAPS website afterwards.

      JK Google Meet 
  • 13 February
    • Kindergarten Information Session
      Date: Feb 13
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      Information Sessions will be held in person at the following locations:

      Eastern Elementary School, 1600 Eastern Avenue
      Long Lake Elementary School, 7600 N. Long Lake Road
      TCAPS Montessori, 1009 Oak Street (Kindergarten & Preschool)
      Traverse Heights Elementary School, 933 Rose Street
      Westwoods Elementary School, 1500 Fisher Road

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    • Board Meeting - Conf Room C
      Date: Feb 13
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: 412 Webster St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
      Calendar: Board Calendar
  • 14 February
    • Superintendent Office Hours - Google Meet (see event details)
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar
      Join with Google Meet: Or dial: (US) +1 707-785-6547 PIN: 692435167# More joining options: Learn more about Meet at:

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