The Baker Blast November 21, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. This year we have been reminded that life presents us with many challenges and it is so important that we relish our time with family, appreciate our health, and work together to overcome adversity. We are going through trying times and I hope that all of you spend the Thanksgiving holiday reflecting on the things that you are grateful for and safely celebrate with your loved ones!

Upcoming Dates

Extension of Virtual Learning

Given the current COVID-19 concerns in our community, the Troy School District made the decision to have students continue learning in a virtual environment through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Elementary school students are scheduled to return on Tuesday, January 19. Secondary students will return at the beginning of the new semester on Monday, January 25. Prior to those dates, there will be an option for families to change their selection on virtual and in-seat learning.

PTO Meeting

Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm

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.

Picture Day Cancellation

With the Troy School District moving to virtual learning, the anticipated low student participation and our commitment to the mitigation of potential risks associated with COVID-19, we are deciding to cancel the scheduled drive-thru picture process. We are planning to have a picture date scheduled for the spring with hopes of better conditions within the community.

We realize that the constant changes to our learning format and the cancellation of activities is disappointing. I apologize for the inconvenience and will work with Kaiser Studio to provide this opportunity at a later date. We will also work with Mrs. Traver to provide opportunities for students to have their picture added to the yearbook if you are unable to participate in the Spring picture day. Again, we are sorry for the cancellation and will work to make this happen when possible.

1st Marking Period Report Cards

1st 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

Virtual Club Information

Virtual Clubs are now up and running. Please click on the link above to access our updated Virtual Club List. Information on meeting times, etc. will be communicated via Schoology by the club sponsors.

School Pay

The Troy School District is replacing Payschools with the new program "School Pay".

This will be used for Pay to Participate payments that include intramural athletics and club participation, lunch, field trip, club, media center fines and more. You will need to create a new account using the link below. Click on the link to get started now. Please note that Final Forms will be used for Interscholastic Athletics.

Student Government Date Change

Group Access Code: R474-TRHG-Z24ND

The Student Government Club will have their next meetings on November 24th and December 15th at 7:30 am. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Traver mtraver@troy.k12.mi.us or Mrs. Barbat nbarbat@troy.k12.mi.us.

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. 

Washington DC Trip

If any parents of 8th graders are interested in the 2021 Washington DC trip, please contact Mr. MacIntosh at zmacintosh@troy.k12.mi.us to learn about the options! If you have already signed your child up for the trip and have not received email updates about the trip, please reach out as well!

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