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TCAPS Announces Positive COVID-19 Cases

On January 15, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of a positive school-associated case of COVID-19 related to Willow Hill Elementary School and two positive school-associated cases of COVID-19 related to West Senior High School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.

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TCAPS Announces Positive COVID-19 Cases

On January 14, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of positive school-associated cases of COVID-19 related to Central High School and Eastern Elementary School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.

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TCAPS Announces Positive COVID-19 Cases

On January 13, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of two positive school-associated cases of COVID-19, one related to Cherry Knoll Elementary School and one related to West Senior High School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.

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TCAPS Announces Positive COVID-19 Cases

On January 12, 2021, Traverse City Area Public Schools received confirmation of two positive school-associated cases of COVID-19 related to West Senior High School. Any families or staff members who need to quarantine or take additional action have been notified.

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December 2020 District Newsletter Released

Read the External LinkDecember 2020 edition of TCAPS’ district newsletter, Our Community, for all the latest information on school celebrations, community partnerships, and more.

November 2020 District Newsletter Released

Read the External LinkNovember 2020 edition of the district’s newsletter, Our Community, to learn about the many helpers in our schools and community who are always ready to support our students and families.

October 2020 District Newsletter Released

The External LinkOctober 2020 edition of TCAPS’ district newsletter, Our Community, highlights the continuing connections (in person and virtually) taking place between our staff, students, families, and community. Read it today to learn more.

  • 20 Jan
    • Board HR/Policy Committee Meeting - Google Meet (see event details for more information)
      Date: Jan 20
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      TCAPS Virtual Meeting Notice for January 2021

      Effective January 1, 2021


      BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

      Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organizational Meeting *

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Retreat *

      BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS

      Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Curriculum Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Board Communication Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Board Office Hours

      Meetings that will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and live streamed at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      REASON: COVID-19 Community Gathering Restrictions

      These meetings will be conducted remotely as identified below and will not be held at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building.

      Please see the following message regarding the Board of Education and Board Committee meetings scheduled for January 2021, which will be conducted remotely:

      Under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order MCL 333.2253, Board and Committee meetings scheduled for the month of January will be held remotely. TCAPS Board members can be emailed directly at schoolboard@tcaps.net or individually at the email addresses listed below:

      Matt Anderson - andersonma@tcaps.net  

      Josey Ballenger - ballengejo@tcaps.net       

      Flournoy Humphreys - humphreyfl@tcaps.net                           

      Sue Kelly - kellysu2@tcaps.net                    

      Erica Moon Mohr - mohrer@tcaps.net 

      Scott Newman-Bale -  newmansc@tcaps.net

      Andrew Raymond - raymondan@tcaps.net

      The Board of Education Meetings, Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting and Board Curriculum Committee Meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and will be streamed live at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      For individuals who wish to give public comment at these meetings, please complete the Public Comment Request form prior to the start of the meeting you wish to speak.  After completing the online Public Comment Request form, you will be provided with a phone number and PIN to access the Google Meet.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Board Recording Secretary, Stacey Hozak, at 231-933-1725 or the Committee Recording Secretary as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website. This form can also be found on the Board’s page of the district website at www.tcaps.net/board/.  You will need to call in and wait in a "virtual waiting room" where microphones will be muted by a moderator.  When it is your turn to speak, you will be identified by the last two (2) digits of your phone number and you will need to push *6 to unmute your microphone.

      For individuals who wish to attend and/or give public comment at the Committee Meetings that are not broadcasted or streamed lived, please use the following phone number and PIN to call in the meeting:

      Board Communication Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 484-369-0420 PIN: 461 657 210#

      Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting         Phone Number: +1 621-605-8565 PIN: 619 094 778#

      Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 440-549-4110 PIN: 355 282 925#

      Board Office Hours                                                        Phone Number: +1 319-332-7370 PIN: 636 133 804#

      During the public comment portion of the agenda the moderator will identify the caller by the last two (2) digits of their telephone number and ask if they would like to make a comment.   Please identify yourself by full name and address when you are called on. An individual may make public comment for up to three (3) minutes.  The Board will not respond to public comment.  We ask that concerns or comments directed toward individuals be made privately or in writing to the Superintendent, designee, or Board of Education President.

      Any person with a disability or who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact Stacey Hozak, Board Recording Secretary at (231) 933-1725 (or hozakst@tcaps.net) or the Committee Recording Secretary, as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website, in advance of the meeting to request assistance.

      The agendas and full board packet of informational items will be made available to the public on the Board’s page of the district website prior to the Board and Committee Meetings.   

  • 21 Jan
    • RESCHEDULED TO January 7: Board Curriculum Committee Meetings - Conf Room C
      Date: Jan 21
      Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: 412 Webster St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
      Calendar: Board Calendar
    • Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting - Google Meet (see event details for more information)
      Date: Jan 21
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      TCAPS Virtual Meeting Notice for January 2021

      Effective January 1, 2021


      BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

      Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organizational Meeting *

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Retreat *

      BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS

      Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Curriculum Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Board Communication Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Board Office Hours

      Meetings that will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and live streamed at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      REASON: COVID-19 Community Gathering Restrictions

      These meetings will be conducted remotely as identified below and will not be held at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building.

      Please see the following message regarding the Board of Education and Board Committee meetings scheduled for January 2021, which will be conducted remotely:

      Under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order MCL 333.2253, Board and Committee meetings scheduled for the month of January will be held remotely. TCAPS Board members can be emailed directly at schoolboard@tcaps.net or individually at the email addresses listed below:

      Matt Anderson - andersonma@tcaps.net  

      Josey Ballenger - ballengejo@tcaps.net       

      Flournoy Humphreys - humphreyfl@tcaps.net                           

      Sue Kelly - kellysu2@tcaps.net                    

      Erica Moon Mohr - mohrer@tcaps.net 

      Scott Newman-Bale -  newmansc@tcaps.net

      Andrew Raymond - raymondan@tcaps.net

      The Board of Education Meetings, Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting and Board Curriculum Committee Meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and will be streamed live at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      For individuals who wish to give public comment at these meetings, please complete the Public Comment Request form prior to the start of the meeting you wish to speak.  After completing the online Public Comment Request form, you will be provided with a phone number and PIN to access the Google Meet.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Board Recording Secretary, Stacey Hozak, at 231-933-1725 or the Committee Recording Secretary as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website. This form can also be found on the Board’s page of the district website at www.tcaps.net/board/.  You will need to call in and wait in a "virtual waiting room" where microphones will be muted by a moderator.  When it is your turn to speak, you will be identified by the last two (2) digits of your phone number and you will need to push *6 to unmute your microphone.

      For individuals who wish to attend and/or give public comment at the Committee Meetings that are not broadcasted or streamed lived, please use the following phone number and PIN to call in the meeting:

      Board Communication Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 484-369-0420 PIN: 461 657 210#

      Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting         Phone Number: +1 621-605-8565 PIN: 619 094 778#

      Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 440-549-4110 PIN: 355 282 925#

      Board Office Hours                                                        Phone Number: +1 319-332-7370 PIN: 636 133 804#

      During the public comment portion of the agenda the moderator will identify the caller by the last two (2) digits of their telephone number and ask if they would like to make a comment.   Please identify yourself by full name and address when you are called on. An individual may make public comment for up to three (3) minutes.  The Board will not respond to public comment.  We ask that concerns or comments directed toward individuals be made privately or in writing to the Superintendent, designee, or Board of Education President.

      Any person with a disability or who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact Stacey Hozak, Board Recording Secretary at (231) 933-1725 (or hozakst@tcaps.net) or the Committee Recording Secretary, as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website, in advance of the meeting to request assistance.

      The agendas and full board packet of informational items will be made available to the public on the Board’s page of the district website prior to the Board and Committee Meetings.   

  • 25 Jan
    • Board Retreat - Google Meet (see event details for more information)
      Date: Jan 25
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      TCAPS Virtual Meeting Notice for January 2021

      Effective January 1, 2021


      BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

      Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organizational Meeting *

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Retreat *

      BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS

      Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Curriculum Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Board Communication Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Board Office Hours

      Meetings that will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and live streamed at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      REASON: COVID-19 Community Gathering Restrictions

      These meetings will be conducted remotely as identified below and will not be held at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building.

      Please see the following message regarding the Board of Education and Board Committee meetings scheduled for January 2021, which will be conducted remotely:

      Under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order MCL 333.2253, Board and Committee meetings scheduled for the month of January will be held remotely. TCAPS Board members can be emailed directly at schoolboard@tcaps.net or individually at the email addresses listed below:

      Matt Anderson - andersonma@tcaps.net  

      Josey Ballenger - ballengejo@tcaps.net       

      Flournoy Humphreys - humphreyfl@tcaps.net                           

      Sue Kelly - kellysu2@tcaps.net                    

      Erica Moon Mohr - mohrer@tcaps.net 

      Scott Newman-Bale -  newmansc@tcaps.net

      Andrew Raymond - raymondan@tcaps.net

      The Board of Education Meetings, Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting and Board Curriculum Committee Meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and will be streamed live at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      For individuals who wish to give public comment at these meetings, please complete the Public Comment Request form prior to the start of the meeting you wish to speak.  After completing the online Public Comment Request form, you will be provided with a phone number and PIN to access the Google Meet.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Board Recording Secretary, Stacey Hozak, at 231-933-1725 or the Committee Recording Secretary as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website. This form can also be found on the Board’s page of the district website at www.tcaps.net/board/.  You will need to call in and wait in a "virtual waiting room" where microphones will be muted by a moderator.  When it is your turn to speak, you will be identified by the last two (2) digits of your phone number and you will need to push *6 to unmute your microphone.

      For individuals who wish to attend and/or give public comment at the Committee Meetings that are not broadcasted or streamed lived, please use the following phone number and PIN to call in the meeting:

      Board Communication Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 484-369-0420 PIN: 461 657 210#

      Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting         Phone Number: +1 621-605-8565 PIN: 619 094 778#

      Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 440-549-4110 PIN: 355 282 925#

      Board Office Hours                                                        Phone Number: +1 319-332-7370 PIN: 636 133 804#

      During the public comment portion of the agenda the moderator will identify the caller by the last two (2) digits of their telephone number and ask if they would like to make a comment.   Please identify yourself by full name and address when you are called on. An individual may make public comment for up to three (3) minutes.  The Board will not respond to public comment.  We ask that concerns or comments directed toward individuals be made privately or in writing to the Superintendent, designee, or Board of Education President.

      Any person with a disability or who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact Stacey Hozak, Board Recording Secretary at (231) 933-1725 (or hozakst@tcaps.net) or the Committee Recording Secretary, as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website, in advance of the meeting to request assistance.

      The agendas and full board packet of informational items will be made available to the public on the Board’s page of the district website prior to the Board and Committee Meetings.   

  • 28 Jan
    • Board Office Hours - Google Meet (see event details for more information)
      Date: Jan 28
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Board Calendar

      TCAPS Virtual Meeting Notice for January 2021

      Effective January 1, 2021


      BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

      Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organizational Meeting *

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Retreat *

      BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS

      Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 am - Board Curriculum Committee Meeting *

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Board Communication Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Board Office Hours

      Meetings that will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and live streamed at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      REASON: COVID-19 Community Gathering Restrictions

      These meetings will be conducted remotely as identified below and will not be held at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building.

      Please see the following message regarding the Board of Education and Board Committee meetings scheduled for January 2021, which will be conducted remotely:

      Under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order MCL 333.2253, Board and Committee meetings scheduled for the month of January will be held remotely. TCAPS Board members can be emailed directly at schoolboard@tcaps.net or individually at the email addresses listed below:

      Matt Anderson - andersonma@tcaps.net  

      Josey Ballenger - ballengejo@tcaps.net       

      Flournoy Humphreys - humphreyfl@tcaps.net                           

      Sue Kelly - kellysu2@tcaps.net                    

      Erica Moon Mohr - mohrer@tcaps.net 

      Scott Newman-Bale -  newmansc@tcaps.net

      Andrew Raymond - raymondan@tcaps.net

      The Board of Education Meetings, Board Finance and Operations Committee Meeting and Board Curriculum Committee Meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 190 and will be streamed live at:  https://livestream.com/tcapslive/board

      For individuals who wish to give public comment at these meetings, please complete the Public Comment Request form prior to the start of the meeting you wish to speak.  After completing the online Public Comment Request form, you will be provided with a phone number and PIN to access the Google Meet.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Board Recording Secretary, Stacey Hozak, at 231-933-1725 or the Committee Recording Secretary as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website. This form can also be found on the Board’s page of the district website at www.tcaps.net/board/.  You will need to call in and wait in a "virtual waiting room" where microphones will be muted by a moderator.  When it is your turn to speak, you will be identified by the last two (2) digits of your phone number and you will need to push *6 to unmute your microphone.

      For individuals who wish to attend and/or give public comment at the Committee Meetings that are not broadcasted or streamed lived, please use the following phone number and PIN to call in the meeting:

      Board Communication Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 484-369-0420 PIN: 461 657 210#

      Board Human Resource/Policy Committee Meeting         Phone Number: +1 621-605-8565 PIN: 619 094 778#

      Board Agenda Review Committee Meeting                     Phone Number: +1 440-549-4110 PIN: 355 282 925#

      Board Office Hours                                                        Phone Number: +1 319-332-7370 PIN: 636 133 804#

      During the public comment portion of the agenda the moderator will identify the caller by the last two (2) digits of their telephone number and ask if they would like to make a comment.   Please identify yourself by full name and address when you are called on. An individual may make public comment for up to three (3) minutes.  The Board will not respond to public comment.  We ask that concerns or comments directed toward individuals be made privately or in writing to the Superintendent, designee, or Board of Education President.

      Any person with a disability or who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact Stacey Hozak, Board Recording Secretary at (231) 933-1725 (or hozakst@tcaps.net) or the Committee Recording Secretary, as identified on the Committee agenda posted on the district website, in advance of the meeting to request assistance.

      The agendas and full board packet of informational items will be made available to the public on the Board’s page of the district website prior to the Board and Committee Meetings.   

  • 4 Feb
  • 8 Feb
    • Board Meeting - Conf Room C
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: 412 Webster St, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
      Calendar: Board Calendar
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Episode 12: Live from the Opera House, It's Storytime! Balloons Over Broadway

A parade is a public procession, usually celebrating a special day or event. Each fall in New York City, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wows thousands of onlookers who wait for hours, lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the giant balloons as they make their way down the city streets.  In many ways, it is like a theater performance, just outside, moving through the streets. Parades are full of music and performances, puppetry, singing, dancing, and floats. And, behind it all is a creative mind that helps to build and plan the entire event, an artistic director like today’s guest reader, or in the case of today’s book, a puppeteer with the vision to create giant balloon creatures that today make up the foundation of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade event! Before young Tony, the hero of today’s book, grows up to become an accomplished puppeteer, he was busy solving problems, like chores, using his imagination and some science. For today’s activity, we are going to take a page out of the book and try our hand at making some do-it-yourself pulley’s, just like Tony. Then we will challenge you to see what household problem you can solve using pulleys. City Opera House Newton’s Road Traverse Area District Library Belle Tire Guest Reader: Phil Murphy Guest Activity Leader: Keith Forton, Central High School Host: Ben Whiting Book: Balloons Over Broadway

Posted by Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) on Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  
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If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any web pages or documents on the TCAPS district and/or school webpages, please email info@tcaps.net or call 231.933.1794 and we will be happy to assist you.

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