IMPORTANT SPRING 2020 IN THE LOOP
April 3, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
1) Classroom to Cloud Digital Learning
2) TCS Kick-off Caravan for Classroom to Cloud Learning - April 6, 2020
3) Grab and Go Meals for April 6-10
4) Why are we doing this? See the COVID-19 Explanation Video
#1 - Welcome to your 1st Day of Classroom to Cloud Learning - April 6, 2020
Beginning April 6, 2020, students will begin a new digital platform for learning called "Classroom to Cloud". Your teachers have prepared this educational online format and are confident you will be successful and will easily navigate the new site.
Below is the link to your classroom for the next seven weeks:
In this link, you will find videos from your superintendent and each principal welcoming you to "Classroom to Cloud" plus information on expectations and ideas for parents that you may review over the weekend.
The actual work sites will not be live until 9:30 am Monday, April 6, 2020. Please bookmark this site so you can easily access "Classroom to Cloud'.
Why are we starting class at 9:30 Monday morning?
Because we are kicking off our first day of online instruction with neighborhood parades from 8:30 - 9:30 am! See the information below and we hope to see students waving from your front porch, yard or family car!
Help Desk Options:
At the bottom of each school page, you will find a "Chat" button. We will have online help from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday. Your question will be routed to the correct department. You may also leave an email message after hours.
In addition, the main phone line of each school will serve as a Help Desk. Press 1 and leave a message. We will return your call.
Parents and students will have online chat and/or telephone support during this seven week online course. We are still strong partners in education.
We miss you immensely and look forward to seeing you in the Fall.
Dr. Neill, Superintendent
#2 - TCS Hosts Classroom to Cloud Kick-Off Caravan
As online learning starts April 6, 2020 in the new “Classroom to Cloud” digital platform, Trussville City Schools will host a Caravan on six bus routes in the City of Trussville between 8:30 am and 9:30 am Monday morning.
Trussville City students in K-12 who live on the routes will see the School Resource Officer (SRO) leading the Caravan followed by a school bus and elementary, middle school and high school faculty and staff, principals, the superintendent and Huey Husky in their own cars. Special signs are being made to welcome the students to online learning.
At 8:30 am, the Caravan will leave the parking lot of each elementary school and stay on a designated route led by the SRO. The Caravans will return to the schools around 9:30 am.
Students are asked to stay in their own yard or on their own porch and practice social distancing during the Caravan. We want them to know ahead of time NO CANDY can be thrown during this Caravan.
Any K-12 student who does not live on a route and would like to see the Caravan, please go to either Cahaba, Magnolia or Paine Elementary School at 8:30 am for the start of the Caravan or 9:30 for the end of the Caravan. Please practice social distancing and remain in your cars if you view the Caravan from a school.
We hope you will wave at your teachers and celebrate the start of "Classroom to Cloud" learning with us!
Please see the routes listed by school below
Magnolia Elementary Route (includes middle and high school students too)
Bus route: Start at Magnolia Elementary School at 8:30 am
Straight across from bus loop at 4 way stop sign onto Magnolia Heights Dr.
Follow Magnolia Heights until intersects with Alabama Blvd.
Turn Left onto Alabama Blvd then bare Right at stop sign onto Alabama Dr.
Alabama DR then Left on Lynn, then Left on Yvonne, then Right on Annette to 4 way and continue straight.
Turn around at Post Office area and turn Right back onto Hawk Ridge (becomes Annette).
At 4 way stop turn Right on Dawns then Left onto Barkwood Cove then Right onto Barkwood Trace.
Follow Barkwood to Right turn onto Hidden Brooke Dr until intersects with Trace Way and turn Left.
Follow Trace until intersects with Hidden Way Ln and turn Right to return to the school and loop across the front of the school.
Cahaba Elementary Route (includes middle and high school students too) * BUS 1 and BUS 2 *
Bus #1 Route - Start at Cahaba Elementary School
Turn right out of parking lot and make the loop around Cherokee/Seminole.
Come back down the hill to the 4 way and turn Right onto Parkway.
Come to next stop sign and turn Left onto Poplar, continue to traffic light and go straight to across to Rockridge.
From Rockridge turn Right on Magnolia St, turn Right onto York and follow until Left turn onto Hewitt.
Follow Hewitt until intersects N Chalkville and turn Left.
From N Chalkville turn Right onto Magnolia and then Right onto Meadow Lane.
At end of Meadow Lane turn Left until reach Parkway Drive and turn Left.
Follow Parkway Drive back to Cahaba Elementary School and loop through bus line.
Bus #2 Route Cahaba Elementary
Will start route at Linden Street:
Turn Right onto Linden off of N Chalkville(past the Methodist Church)
Follow Linden and bare Right onto Glenn, then bare Left back onto LInden.
Continue on Linden until Right turn on Tiffany Dr, then Left on Kayla, then Left on Vanessa, Left back onto Linden.
From Linden, turn Right on Highland, Right on Club Dr, Right on Roundabout, and Left on Calumet Pl.
Follow Calumet to Hwy 11 and turn Right and then Right onto Tutwiler Dr.
From Tutwiler Dr turn Right onto Woodward and follow Woodward all the way around to Levert.
Turn Left on Levert then Right on Wimberly and then Left back onto Tutwiler.
Follow Tutwiler back to Hwy 11 and turn Right.
Follow Hwy 11 to Left turn into Brooke’s Crossings.
Brooke’s Crossings Blvd to Left on Chase Ct.
Follow Chase to Left on Ashlyn then to Left on Skylar then Right back onto Chase.
Follow Chase to Right onto Wilson to Left back onto Chase.
Exit Brooke’s Crossings and return to Cahaba Elementary to loop through bus line.
Paine Elementary Routes (includes middle and high school students too) *Bus 1, Bus 2, & Bus 3*
Paine Elementary Bus Route #1
Hwy 11(towards Publix) then turn Left onto Camp Coleman Rd; continue straight until Left turn onto Wind Song Dr.
Follow Wind Song Dr. until end and turn around and come back out of neighborhood.
Follow path back to Hwy 11 and go straight across to Deerfoot Pkwy.
Follow Deerfoot Pkwy past Lake Vista and Deerfoot Crossing and then Left onto Jonathan’s Way (Pilgrim’s Rest) follow to 4 way stop.
At 4 way turn Right onto Plymouth Rock Dr and follow around until back at Deerfoot and turn Right and then Right again onto Trussville Clay Rd.
Follow Trussville Clay to traffic light for Husky Pkwy and Longmeadow and turn Right onto Longmeadow Pkwy.
Continue on Longmeadow Pkwy then turn Left onto Mountain View Trace and then Left onto Clubhouse Dr.
Follow Clubhouse to 4 way stop and turn Left on Longmeadow Way then to next 4 way stop and turn Right.
After Right, follow back to traffic light and go straight across to Husky Pkwy.
Top of Husky Pkwy turn Right on Deerfoot and then go to Paine and loop through front of the school.
Paine Elementary Bus Route #2
Hwy 11 past Paine Elem and turn Right onto Meadowlark Dr(past Amerex) Right and enter back of Stockton.
Follow Jayden until intersects with Park Pass and turn Left then Right onto Caldwell.
Follow Caldwell straight across and continue until Left onto Drew Run then Right back onto Caldwell.
Follow Caldwell to stop and turn Right onto Bethune then Right onto Hwy 11 then Right into Carrington.
Follow Carrington Dr to Ridgeview and turn Right and follow to Herring and turn around and come back out.
Turn Right back onto Carrington Dr and then Right onto Carrington Lane/Parkway then Left onto Highland Dr
Follow Highlands Dr to Highland Trace intersection and turn Right.
Follow Highland Tr back to Carrington Lakes Parkway and go back out past the guard house to stop sign.
At stop sign, turn Right onto Carrington Drive (estates section) and follow until cul-de-sac.
At cul-de-sac turn around and then exit the neighborhood.
At Hwy 11 turn Left and go to Paine Elem and make a loop through the front of the school.
Paine Elementary Bus Route #3
South Chalkville Road then turn Right on Old Roper Rd then turn Right onto Cahaba Manor Dr.
Follow Cahaba Manor to cul-de-sac and turn around and come back out of neighborhood.
Turn Right onto Old Roper Rd and follow to stop sign and then turn Left.
Follow Roper Rd and turn Right onto Gateway Dr. At top of hill turn Left on Rivercrest.
At the end of Rivercrest turn Left on Nobles then Right on Gateway then Right onto Roper to exit neighborhood.
Follow Roper/S Chalkville to Right on Oak Dr E.
Oak Dr E to Right on Hemlock to Left on Ridgewood to Left on Yellow Wood to Left on Oak Dr E.
Follow Oak Dr E to exit neighborhood and turn Right onto Roper/S Chalkville.
S Chalkville to intersection of Hwy 11 and turn Right to travel past Trussville Springs.
Return to Paine to go through front loop.
3) SCHOOL CLOSURE GRAB AND GO MEAL RESERVATIONS FOR APRIL 6 - 10
Trussville City Schools will be offering one drive thru pickup location at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Monday, April 6, Wednesday, April 8, and Friday, April 10 between the hours of 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (NOTICE THE TIME CHANGE)
LINK TO MAKE A RESERVATION
You can pick up food for ANY child in your home age 18 years or younger. Meals will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast and lunch for the following day.
Fill out this order form before 5:00 PM the day before pickup. Enter the HTMS front small Visitor parking lot for drive thru pick up. If your child has a food allergy, the packaged meal will be labeled accordingly.
Only submit this order form once.
Do not attend if you or someone in your family is sick.
If you have questions, email Morgan Bean at email@example.com or call 205-228-3034.
MORE INFORMATION TO COME......
Question: When can we get items out of lockers?
Answer: Students will be given an opportunity to retrieve items from their lockers/cubbies as soon as the health department gives us permission to allow students in the buildings. Teachers will not require work related to items that may be in student lockers i.e. composition books, etc.
Question: Will graduation, prom, and awards day be rescheduled?
Answer: The Alabama Department of Public Health, Governor Ivey and the State Department of Education will issue guidelines for large group meetings. At that time, Trussville City Schools will issue more information on the possibility of graduation/recognition and prom.
Question: Will the YMCA offer the Summer Care Program?
Answer: Please watch the YMCA website for more information. The YMCA will follow guidelines issued by the Alabama Department of Health.
Question: Is there Emergency Childcare?
Answer: The Trussville YMCA has opened up Emergency Child Care.
Here is the link to the YMCA website for more information: https://www.ymcabham.org/emergency-child-care-covid19