Parents & Students

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

Lifetouch Picture Day

PDF DocumentSchool picture day is Monday, September 25, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. . Visit External to place an order using our school picture day ID: EVTMWW3HX.  A retake date will be posted at a later date. 

Technology Resources for Learning at Home

Brightspace/D2L: Directions to access Brightspace/D2L can be found here.

Family Tech Support: You can find tech support resources here.  

Google Meet: You can find directions here to join a Google Meet.


TCAPS 2023-24 K-12 Courses

TCAPS offers both in-person and 100% virtual learning options for students in grades K-12. Below you'll find resources to assist with your class selections:

TCAPS K-12 Course Catalog

Attendance Hotline: 231.933.7800

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


Find Out if You Qualify for Free/Discounted Meals

TCAPS is proud to offer healthy meals to our students every school day. Children need healthy meals to fuel their learning and your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced meal benefits

Whether or not your child plans to participate in the free and/or reduced meals program, the information is vital for the district. It is used not only to determine meal prices for qualifying families, but it is also used as part of the application process for a number of grants and other opportunities TCAPS participates in. We are pleased to be able to offer qualifying families with free or discounted meal rates, so if you think your family might qualify, please External Linkapply today

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.

Classroom Resources

Additional Math Resources

  • External LinkMath: Adapted Math (limited free support, advanced membership cost associated) offers an adaptive math curriculum that adjusts based on students’ needs. Advanced membership includes reports and more customized support. Available for math and reading.
  • External LinkMath: IXL (cost associated/free sample problems for each standard) is a differentiated math/language arts program that celebrates effort and persistence. Questions are dynamic and thought-provoking, so guessing your way to success is never an option. Instead, they encourage students to learn from their mistakes and move through new challenges at their own pace.
  • External LinkMath: Khan Academy (free) offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
  • External LinkMath: MobyMax (free/advanced options available with associated cost) is for all students. Moby's adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need.
  • External LinkMath: Matific (free access for teachers/classes | family access $3/month) features hundreds of playful interactions called ”episodes”. Children enjoy playing our episodes for hours, learning math in a process of guided self-discovery. Matific is adaptive support for each child.


Services & Information

TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at 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 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 5:30 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.

Online Registration & Payment Information

The online extended day registration process is completed through the External LinkPowerSchool (Parent) Public Portal. Before starting the registration process, you will need to have your child's unique PIN number which can be obtained from your child's school office. 

PowerSchool Public Portal Information

E-Funds Information

For additional registration information contact the Early Childhood office at 231.933.1759 or

How to Report Bullying

Traverse City Area Public Schools takes bullying very seriously and will investigate all reported incidents. Reports can be made by contacting your school office or by filling out the Google FormsTCAPS Bullying Preventions & Intervention Incident Reporting Form.  

All reported incidents reported will follow the PDF Documentbullying/cyberbullying investigative process.


Long Lake Library Photo

Online Catalogs & Resources

External LinkTCAPS Elementary Library Media Website

Library Media Paraprofessional

Pat Miller


Volunteers are always welcome in the library. Please contact Pat Miller for more information. Thank you

Additional Resources

The online extended day registration process is completed through the External LinkPowerSchool (Parent) Public Portal. Before starting the registration process, you will need to have your child's unique PIN number which can be obtained from your child's school office. 

PowerSchool Public Portal Information

E-Funds Information

For additional registration information contact the Early Childhood office at 231.933.1759 or

PowerSchool Public Portal can be accessed by both students and parents to view class schedules,  keep track of grades and attendance, set up email notifications, and receive comments from teachers. 

Long Lake Elementary 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 PTO 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.

Start of School Time

  • Students May Arrive: 8:50 AM
  • School Begins: 9:05 AM

Kindergarten & 5th Grade Schedule

  • Recess: 11:30 PM - 11:50 PM
  • Lunch: 11:50 PM - 12:10 PM

Grades 1st & 4th Schedule

  • Recess: 11:55 PM - 12:15 PM
  • Lunch: 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Grades 2nd & 3rd Schedule

  • Recess: 12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Lunch: 12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Afternoon Recess

  • Grades Kindergarten, 1st, 5th: 2:05 PM - 2:35 PM
  • Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th: 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

End of School Time

  • Preschool Dismissal 3:50 PM
  • Kindergarten -5th Grade Dismissal 4:01 PM

School Dismissal Time

  • Full Day Dismissal: 4:01 PM
  • Half Day Dismissal: 12:12 PM
  • Early Release Dismissal: 2:01 PM

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

Long Lake hosts a TC Tots Playgroup, for children from newborn to 4 years old, on the 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year. Playgroups are held in the Long Lake Elementary School Music Room from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and are open to the public. Visitors please check in at the main office upon arrival. For more information, contact Rosanne Sevenski or call the school office at 231.933.7800.

Interpreter/Translation Services

Interpreting during any meeting or translation of any documents will be provided for any parent who requests interpreting or translating. The process to request these services is:

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


Throughout the school year, Long Lake Elementary School looks for parent volunteers to help in various positions. If you are interested in volunteering, view Google DocLong Lake Volunteer Opportunties to for information on volunteering opportunities and how to get started.

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!