Bronco Bulletin March 12, 2021

On Friday, families received an email from Mrs. Birmingham with information for any families that would like their student to return to in-seat learning for the 4th quarter. If you are interested, please look for the email.

Only families wishing to make a change in their selection have to go in and indicate their choice. If you do not go in to Power School, your current selection (virtual or in-seat) will remain for the rest of the school year.

Upcoming A/B Schedule

Week of March 15th -- 19th

Monday, March 15th -- A day

Tuesday, March 16th -- B day

Wednesday, March 17th -- A day -- Virtual -- A lunch

Thursday, March 18th -- B day

Friday, March 19th -- A day

The Broncos are excited for March is Reading Month! See the flyer beow with all of our fun activities we have planned.


Middle school students may waive a mathematics course requirement by testing out of a particular course. The requirements for testing out and the study guides for each course can be found on the Troy School District, Teaching and Learning web page listed below: https://www.troy.k12.mi.us/departments/teaching-learning/secondary-math-t

Registration: The test out registration form must be completed online through the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal. Submissions will be accepted between February 22 - March 22, 2021. Applications will be marked as "approved" after March 29 - no action is required from parents after submitting the form. ·

Log into PowerSchool at ps.troy.k12.mi.us (web version only) · Click the Icon Forms from the Left Menu · Open the form Waiving a Math Course through Testing Out and complete the required fields (the registration form will open on February 22, 2021)

Virtual Club Information

BGCT IS BACK!!! Following our successful summer program in 2020 despite COVID-related challenges, we plan to offer a bigger and better Summer Program in 2021, all the while maintaining a safe and positive environment for our members and staff.

Registration will open on our website, www.bgctroy.org, on Monday, March 1st. In the meantime, click here for more information regarding our Summer Program and fun add-on programs in add more fun to your child's summer. If you have any questions regarding our Summer Program or any of our other programs currently running, please give us a call (248) 689-1687.


The most important thing parents and caregivers can do right now is to keep a love of learning alive for their children. Parents and caregivers are essential partners in supporting learning at home, but what does this mean? Parents do not need to be teachers or content area experts. Please join our Partnerships@Home Learning Series for some ideas about fostering curiosity and a sense of wonder during everyday family life. Registration can completed at the link below. Upcoming sessions include:

Ensuring the Well-Being of Your Family, Especially During COVID-19

Home Libraries as Mirrors and Windows

Creating Routines (and Calming the Storm)


Helpful Links

To celebrate our 21st Annual Troybery Award Program, the TSD middle school media centers are hosting 2020 Newbery Honor Award winning author Alicia D. Williams on May 12 for a virtual visit! We invite you and your students to participate in our author visit!

Students and staff can sign up at http://bit.ly/tsdauthorvisit. In order to attend the author Zoom on May 12, from 2-3 pm, students must attend a Zoom book discussion on April 21 from 2:25-3:00 pm that will include middle school students and staff from across the district. When you/students sign up, there is an option to ask for a FREE e-book copy of Genesis Begins Again!

If that option is chosen, you/students will receive the e-book on the Sora app for 90 days to read the book in preparation for the book discussion and author visit. In addition, I am giving away 10 autographed copies of book—those who sign up by February 26 will be entered in the drawing to win a copy!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tony Morse