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Eastern Elementary School

1600 Eastern Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.933.5600
Fax: 231.933.5605


Biz Ruskowski
Jill Jenkins
Admin. Assistant
Melisa Waskiewicz
Admin. Assistant

Our staff does its best to respond to all emails as quickly as possible. If you have sent a staff member an email and do not receive a response in a timely manner, please call the office at 231.933.5600 for assistance.

School Hours

Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:56 PM
Half Day Dismissal: 12:07 PM
Early Release Dismissal: 1:56 PM

Breakfast Served: 8:40 AM
Doors Open to Students: 8:50 AM
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GTCHD Announces Reduced Quarantine Time for COVID-19 Close Contacts

On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) announced a reduction to the required quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for individuals who have been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case and are asymptomatic.

April 2021 District Newsletter Released

Read the External LinkApril 2021 edition of the district’s newsletter, Our Community, to learn more about upcoming staff appreciation efforts, student recognitions, and information regarding school and district events.

TCAPS Statement Regarding Student Conduct on Social Media

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is aware of a very serious and inappropriate incident related to high school student behavior on social media. A snapchat termed “slave trade” similar to those being shared in other states have been duplicated in the region. TCAPS students appropriately reported the snapchat to school officials who immediately began an investigation into the matter. The school district continues to thoroughly follow its investigative and disciplinary procedures and responsibilities, including any requirements under Board policy and Title IX.

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