Parents

Old Trail School welcomes and appreciates the involvement of parents and there are numerous opportunities to volunteer whether you have 20 hours or 20 minutes a week to spare. 

What is the Parents’ Association?
The Old Trail School Parents' Association is comprised of all parents. This group is committed to the School’s mission of supporting a dynamic community of academic excellence, service learning, and global sustainability. This is achieved by promoting understanding, communication, and cooperation among parents, teachers, staff and students to supplement the educational, financial and cultural resources of the School.
 
Parents’ Association Mission
The mission of the OTSPA is to bring people together to build a strong OTS community and align resources with the vision and direction of the School with an emphasis on enhancing the dynamic educational experiences of our children.
 
Why does the School have a Parents’ Association?
The parent community at Old Trail School is wonderful, vibrant and generous.  The help and support of the Parents’ Association is integral to the success of the School. The OTSPA organizes volunteers to support class projects, day-to-day school functions, and special events. In addition, the OTSPA coordinates annual fundraising events to augment programs and projects that enhance the OTS experience.
 
How Do I Become a Member?
Every parent who has a child attending OTS is a member of the OTSPA!  Dues are included in the School’s annual tuition.
 
How Can I Get Involved?
Your time and talent is our precious resource. There is something for everyone! You can volunteer for a wide array of activities based on your individual interests.  

You may also attend one of the many OTS Connects community-building events. The OTS Connects program provides parents with opportunities to become engaged through activities and forums with other community members.
 
Opportunities include:
 
Volunteerism:
  • Serving as a classroom coordinator or division parent leader 
  • Assisting in the library or dining room
  • Helping in the Buffalo Boutique
  • Assisting with school events - Fall Family Fun Night, Spring Fling, Grandparents’ Day, performances, Student Art Show, etc.
Services:  
  • Mentoring new families
  • Designing/setting up entrance and lobby décor
  • Coordinating faculty appreciation activities/gifts
 
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.