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Virtual Learning in the Troy School District

The first day of school is going to look different this year. Please be sure to go through all of the resources included in this edition of the Baker Blast. It includes directions and video tutorials to assist you. Every student should log into Schoology using their STUDENT ACCOUNT. This is where they will find everything they need for each of their classes every day, including the zoom links to join their live class sessions.

Your students already have a Schoology Account created for them, even if they have never used it before. Please reference the First Week of School Calendar below to see which classes to attend on each day. Also, be sure to practice logging in before September 1st. If you have trouble setting up your Schoology account or need assistance related to Schoology, please email schoology@troy.k12.mi.us.

First Week of School

Please note that on A - Days students attend Hours 1 - 3 and on B- Days students attend hours 4 - 6.

Virtual Learning Time Schedule

6th Grade Schedules and Electives

Understanding Your Child's Schedule

6th grade elective classes are only 45 minutes each and they run back to back during 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 5th hour. There is a letter A and B next to the section number of your student’s elective classes on their schedule. These indicate the order of the classes they attend during the hour. (A) classes run first and (B) classes run second.

Virtual Learning Time Schedule With 6th Grade Elective Details

Logging Into Schoology & Zoom Tutorial: Mr. Schmidt

This is an image of the student dashboard in Schoology

Please click on the tutorial link above to access a step by step walkthrough of how to log into Schoology to access your child's classes for the first day of school. Thank you Mr. Schmidt for helping our students and parents see what this looks like!

HAVING TROUBLE?

NO PROBLEM! We have lots of resources to help.

To get more information on your parent account and see some frequently asked questions and troubleshooting, please click on the link below.

To see more about the features Schoology offers for parents to connect with student learning, please click on the link below.

If you would like to familiarize yourself with Schoology and speak with our Schoology experts, please attend one of the Parent Training Sessions listed below in the next section of the Baker Blast!

Finally, if you can’t find the answers on the Troy School District FAQ page or on the resources provided here and are still having trouble setting up your Schoology account or need assistance related to Schoology, please email schoology@troy.k12.mi.us. It’s important to note that because we are adding more than 6,000 new students to Schoology throughout the district, response times may be a little longer than usual. We are hoping that the tools we have provided will answer any questions that you have, but if you are stuck or getting an error message, our technology department will get back to you as soon as possible.

Schoology Parent Training Sessions

The Troy School District uses Schoology (pronounced: Skool’uh-jee), an award-winning Learning Management System that offers course management, mobile learning, and a communications hub, all in one integrated platform.

In order to help you learn about Schoology and how you can help your child, we have developed a series of optional Parent Training Sessions. You do not have to attend any of these, but it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with this system and ask any questions you might have.

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THOSE NEW TO SCHOOLOGY

TRAINING SESSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER USED SCHOOLOGY BEFORE: You may attend one of two identical sessions.

1. NEW TO SCHOOLOGY ZOOM MEETING: Tuesday September 1st at 4 pm (Zoom Link - https://troyk12mi.zoom.us/j/85644886629) (Meeting ID: 856 4488 6629 / Passcode: onetroy)

2. NEW TO SCHOOLOGY ZOOM MEETING: Tuesday September 1st at 6 pm (Zoom Link - https://troyk12mi.zoom.us/j/82798201738?pwd=QjhDL3ZpODJXZURZamtTQ1A2MzVQZz09) (Meeting ID: 827 9820 1738 / Passcode: onetroy)

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE USED SCHOOLOGY BEFORE

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE USED SCHOOLOGY BEFORE: This is a refresher that highlights our newly added features. You may attend one of two identical sessions.

1. SCHOOLOGY TIPS, TRICKS, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS MEETING: Thursday September 3rd at 3 pm (Zoom Link - https://troyk12mi.zoom.us/j/82135488565?pwd=MXVxNmg1dHdNbDUvYTFvWkVEZWZMQT09) (Meeting ID: 821 3548 8565 / Passcode: onetroy)

2. SCHOOLOGY TIPS, TRICKS, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS MEETING: Thursday September 3rd at 6 pm (Zoom Link - https://troyk12mi.zoom.us/j/81948115905?pwd=aFpCU01xVkR2UzRtWjZLczZ4aERhQT09) (Meeting ID: 819 4811 5905 / Passcode: onetroy)

Tutorial Video for Parents New to Schoology

How Students will Join Zoom Through Schoology

Schoology App Sign In

Schoology Browser Log In

Emergency Contact Information

Families will need to update emergency contact information in PowerSchool before being able to access student schedules.

Troy School District uses PowerSchool Parent Portal for parents and guardians to access attendance, transportation information, forms and report cards. Families will need to update emergency contact information in PowerSchool before being able to access student schedules. Please click on the link above to access the Parent Portal.

Please be sure to provide up to date contact information including work numbers and cell phone numbers to reach you throughout the day. In addition, please be sure to provide full names and details for any other family members or adults that may be granted permission to pick up your child from school when we enter into the hybrid part of our Return to Learn plan.

FERPA Consent for 7th Graders

Immunization Requirements

Oakland County Health Department: www.cdc.gov/vaccines

Please click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal link above to complete this form before attempting to access your schedule on 8/26/20.

All children entering 7th grade and all children ages 11-18 years of age who are changing school districts must have on file a signed Consent form for Disclosure of Immunization Information and the following vaccinations:

Immunization Information

  • One dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine
  • One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
  • Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or have history of chickenpox disease
  • Four doses of Polio
  • Two doses of MMR
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B

Non-medical waivers will need to be obtained from the Oakland County Health Department to exempt your student from this requirement. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, requires written parental consent for your child’s immunization information to be shared with the health department. For additional information, please reference the forms section at the end of the Baker Blast.

Parent Instructions for completing the PowerSchool Information Consent for Disclosure of Immunization Information Form: See Below

Message from the Baker PTO Board

Recommended Supply Lists

Virtual Code of Conduct

The Troy School District is dedicated to creating and maintaining a positive learning environment for all students. This extends into the virtual learning environment. To support our transition to virtual learning, our administrative team updated the TSD Code of Conduct to include the following excerpt. Please reference this and discuss the virtual code of conduct with your student.

Yearbooks

We have several yearbooks that were not picked up. They are available and can be picked up by a student or parent at the Baker Middle School Main Office. Please contact the main office to schedule a time for pick-up. The yearbooks will be available during the scheduled student materials pick-up session.

If you missed the deadline to order a yearbook, we have good news! Limited quantity of extras available. The cost of the yearbook is $37.00. Only cash and checks will be accepted for payment. Please make checks are payable to Baker Middle School.

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