The Baker Blast November 7, 2020

100% Virtual Learning for All Students

Baker Family, as many of you are aware, we will be shifting to 100% virtual learning for all students Kindergarten to 12th grade Monday, November 9th. Our shift to the virtual learning format is related to challenges with staffing. Dr. Machesky shared that there may be instances where the district needs to turn the “dial back” with our Return to learn Plan and this is one of them. We do not know how long this will last. We appreciate your flexibility and patience with the process.

Bell Schedule

While we are in the virtual format, we will continue to follow our current Hybrid Bell Schedule. Students will continue to access their classes through their Schoology/Zoom links. Please see the schedule listed below.

Upcoming Dates

Please note that there will be no live instruction on Wednesday, Nov. 11th. This has been designated as an Asynchronous Instruction: Wellness Wednesday. Students will access their lessons on Schoology using a flexible schedule.

Health Screener

While we are in the virtual learning format, you DO NOT have to complete the daily health screener in Powerschool. We will continue to use it when we move back into in-seat learning.

7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts were postponed to Monday, November 16th. Details were shared in a separate communication from the coaches. If you are interested in trying out or have questions, please contact Coach Quinn at cquinn@troy.k12.mi.us.

Book Fair Information

Be sure to visit and shop through our Baker Middle School Book Fair Homepage

The Baker Media Center is hosting an online Virtual Online Scholastic Book Fair, beginning Monday and running from Nov. 9 through Nov. 22. The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students now to keep them reading at home. All purchases must be made through our Baker Middle School Book Fair Homepage listed above to benefit our Baker Media Center and earn rewards.

  • Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more
  • Orders ship direct to home
  • Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping
  • Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online

*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard Shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion

Yearbook Order Information


From the first time they crack it open, to decades later, when read their friends' messages for the hundredth time, there's nothing in the world quite like a yearbook. Order by November 30, 2020 to get the lowest price of the year, of $30.00. Prices go up December 1st.


Even during these unusual times, the Baker Middle School yearbook team is working hard to create a yearbook that is one-of-a-kind and reflects the unique moments that students are experiencing this year.

Our book will focus on this unique learning experience. We will be emailing students for interviews and photos so be on the lookout for requests.

Thank you in advance for all of your support.

Michelle Traver

Yearbook Advisor

Attendance Hotline

Please call 248.823.4601 to report absences

Attendance is an important factor in your students academic success. Regular and punctual attendance is an expectation for our learning environment, regardless of the format! All student absences must be called in to our attendance hotline before school starts, the morning of your student’s absence (248.823.4601). The attendance hotline is available 24 hours per day.

Student iPad Insurance

Last call! There is still time to purchase iPad insurance. iPad insurance is available for $10.00 per student until Monday, November 30th. Payments can be made online on SchoolPay or by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Troy School District. 

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