Parents & Students
Below you will find information, resources and links to the most commonly asked for information.
Attendance Hotline: 231.933.6555
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
Busing & Transportation
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.
Documents & Resources
- Dreambox Login
- Spanish Moodle for Families
- TCAPS 24/7 Anytime K-5 Online Learning
- TCAPS Elementary Tech Learning Resources
- Annual Education Report
- Elementary Student Handbook
- School Safety Drills
- District School Year Calendar
Services & Information
Extended Day Child Care
TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at all 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 flexible scheduling, 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 6:00 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 TCAPS Extended Day Child Care website for registration information and contact information.
Library Media Center
Traverse Heights 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 Traverse Heights families are encouraged to attend. Please join us to learn more.
- Visit our PTO webpage for meeting dates, times and board contact information.
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 district 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 Facebook and/or Twitter
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Star Enrichment Days
Students will have nine Star Enrichment 1/2 days during the 2016-2017 school year. On these days, teachers will receive IB training in the afternoon. Students will not be sent home during this time and will participate in additional programming and learning outside of the classroom.
Star Enrichment Days
- September 30, 2016
- October 28, 2016
- November 18, 2016
- December 16, 2016
- January 13, 2017
- February 24, 2017
- March 17, 2017
- April 28, 2017
- May 26, 2017
Translation of any documents, or during any meeting, will be provided for any parent who requests translating. The process to request translation is:
Contact your school and make a request. The school will then make the request through the Human Resources Department, and a translator will be provided. A school may use the Tele-Interpreter Service if no translator is available, or if translation services are an immediate need.
Throughout the school year, Traverse Heights Elementary School looks for parent volunteers to help in various positions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the main office or speak with your child's teacher. 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 district's volunteer page. Thank you for your support!