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The Baker Blast April 11, 2021

Upcoming Dates

Instructional Choice for 2021-22 School Year Deadline

REMINDER: YOU MUST MAKE A SELECTION OF IN-SEAT OR VIRTUAL IN POWERSCHOOL BY 11PM APRIL 11TH.

The option to make your choice is open now in PowerSchool and will remain open until Sunday, April 11th at 11pm. A selection must be made for every student; if a selection is not made, the default of in-person instruction will be entered for them.

  • To make your selection, sign into your PowerSchool Parent Portal using a browser (not the app.) Go to "forms" on the left side of the screen.
  • Then go to the 2021-22 section and select 2021-22 Instructional Preference
  • This must be completed for each of your students (you can see their names at the top of your screen to switch in between.)

Half-Day Thursday, April 22nd

On Thursday 4/22 we will have our first fully in-seat half day across the district where we are bussing all levels.

Due to conflicts with bussing, we will not run our regular high school schedule on 4/22. The high school will run an abbreviated half day schedule with 65 min classes and dismissal at 10:55 in order for students to take the bus home. Please see the schedules below.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration - Monday June 14

  • Monday, June 14 (1/2 Day): 8th Grade Drive-Thru Parade (4:30 – 6:00 pm)
  • Virtual Promotion Video Premier at 7:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, June 15 (1/2 Day) will be the rescheduled rain date if needed.

A/B Calendars April - June

Standardized Testing Opt-In

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Spring State Assessments in-person testing plan, please complete the opt-in form in Power School. Please see the instructions below.

Baker Middle School Return to Learn Family Guidebook

3rd Marking Period Grades

3rd Marking Period report cards are now available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The report card can be viewed from the Report Card Icon on the left menu of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please click on the link above to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Any technical issues with accessing PowerSchool should be directed to pssupport@troy.k12.mi.us

High School Scheduling Information (This Year's 8th Graders)

Spring Track Season

The Troy School District will run a shortened outdoor middle school track season this spring with the four Troy middle schools and Avondale Middle School. Practices start April 21st and they will begin daily around 3:00 p.m. There will be four dual track meets in May, and a City Track Meet on June 1st.

Both in-seat and online students may participate. Whether learning in seat or online, students will need to come up to school for practice from home. Please note that students will not be able to stay at school until practice time. Students will need transportation to/from practice if they are not close enough to walk/bike.

Final Forms Information

Parents, please register at the above Final Forms link. Follow the prompts to create your account and sign your forms. Any questions or concerns, please reach out to our coaches.

Coach Colin Quinn cquin@troy.k12.mi.us

Coach Alex Welsh awelsh@troy.k12.mi.us

Coach Paul Couretas pcouretas@troy.k12.mi.us

Math Summer Bridge Course

"Pre-requisite: Students must have an excellent record in mathematics in each of the first three quarters of Math 6 and teacher recommendation. Please note that students who have been successful in this course in the past have typically earned As in all three quarters."

Application and Enrollment:

The application to the Middle School Math Summer Honors Academy must be completed on-line through the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal. The PowerSchool form will be open between March 22 and April 30, 2021. Students will be notified, via email, by May 14 if they have been accepted. Upon acceptance, registration instructions will be sent via email.

  • Log into PowerSchool at ps.troy.k12.mi.us (web version only)
  • Click the Icon Forms from the Left Menu
  • Open the form Middle School Math Summer Honors Academy

High School Summer School

Online registration opens April 15th! All course information will be updated on Eleyo at that time. Please click on the link above to see the 2021 HSSS Brochure.

Daily Health Screening

As a part of our Return to Learn Plan, all students attending school in-person, will need to complete a daily health screening. Please note that you only have to submit the screening on the days your student is physically in class. It's very important that you do this by 7:45 am. Students will not be able to attend school in-person if the screenings are not done. This is not intended to be punitive in any way, but it is a critical measure in protecting the safety of all.

DAILY STUDENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Log in to your Parent Portal on PowerSchool
  • Click “Student Assessment” in the banner across the top
  • Answer 4 questions about your student’s health that day
  • Click submit (and repeat the process for every student in your family)

It’s very important that you keep your student home if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions or your child is ill in any way. Don't forget--this doesn't mean they have to miss school. They can simply join virtually from home as they have been doing so far. We considered this in the designing of our hybrid plan.

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.

Baker PTO Information

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or receive more information about the PTO, please contact the board at bakermspto@gmail.com. Be sure to join the PTO Facebook Group: BakerMS PTO 2020-21.

Yearbook Order Information

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