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Schroeder Reporter SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Learning Preference Commitment - September, 2020 Form Due Today! - As you know, TSD is planning to have students return to in-seat learning. Schroeder parents and all parents around the district are selecting if their child will attend school in-seat or remain in virtually learning. Please know that we are not having students go back and forth between in-seat and virtual options. We need parents to select the model that they want their child to participate in for a duration of 4 weeks. If the form is not submitted by 5:00pm today, your child will stay in the virtual setting for the 4 weeks. We have sent numerous helpful reminders to support you in your decision.

Return to Learn Plan - As stated in the Troy School District's Return to Learn Plan, the goal is to return students to in-person learning as quickly as possible, while protecting the health and safety of our students, school staff, and broader community from COVID-19. The following timeline is based on several factors outlined in our Family Guidebook to best protect the health and safety of all. If conditions worsen, all dates will be dialed back as necessary.

  • Week of September 28 - The school day begins at 9:10am for all learners.
  • Monday, October 5 - In-seat students begin for grades K-1. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning. All other K-1 students will remain in virtual learning.
  • Monday, October 12 - In-seat students begin for grades 2-3. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning. All other 2-3 students will remain in virtual learning.
  • Monday, October 19 - In-seat students begin for grades 4-5. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning. All other 4-5 students will remain in virtual learning.

Absences and Tardies in Virtual Learning - If your child will be absent or late, we ask parents to call (248) 823-3601 before 8:30am to report the absence or tardy. This procedure ensures accurate attendance.

Schoology Notifications - It is important for all parents to turn on the Schoology Notifications. This will allow you to stay connected to your child’s classroom. Please follow the directions on the link below to turn on notifications: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000803-Personal-Account-Parent-Notifications

Technology, PowerSchool and Schoology - If you require assistance or have any questions in regards to technology, Powerschool or Schoology, please make note of the following help resources below. Please include your child's name, grade and school in the correspondence for easier replies!

Step 1: Place books on hold - Each child can place up to two books on hold at a time using Destiny Discover. Click here for a tutorial: https://vimeo.com/456359688

Step 2: Wait for the email! - IMPORTANT! Do not show up to book pickup until you have received an email that your books are ready. Mrs. Kang will email you with pickup details.

Step 3: Pick up your books - Books will be placed in bags or envelopes in the front vestibule just north of the flagpole (NOT by the main office). The vestibule will be open on Thursdays from 7am-6pm. Please wear masks and keep distance from others.

Step 4: Read, enjoy, return, repeat - Library books are due back in 2 weeks. You can return them to the vestibule on Thursdays between 7am-6pm. Please return books in the original bag/envelope, and do not leave books outside of the school.

Per recommendations by the American Library Association, all books will be quarantined for a minimum of 5 days before they are available to be checked out again. Questions? Contact Mrs. Kang by email at: jkang@troy.k12.mi.us

Employment Opportunity - Schroeder is preparing for when Troy schools transition into a hybrid or in-seat learning environment. Schroeder is looking for a few people to join our Noon Aide team! This is a paid position that involves supervising and assisting our students during lunch and lunch recess on the playground. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please email Gretchen at gohman@troy.k12.mi.us.

Future Dates to Consider

  • Week of September 28 - The school day begins at 9:10am for all learners.
  • Monday, October 5 - In-seat students begin for grades K-1. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning.
  • Monday, October 12 - In-seat students begin for grades 2-3. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning.
  • Monday, October 19 - In-seat students begin for grades 4-5. This is for parents who elected in-seat learning.