September 28, 2020

Dates to Remember

9/28/2020 - Food Distribution (3:45pm - 5:00pm)

9/29/2020 - Food Distribution (3:45pm - 5:00pm)

10/2/2020 - Virtual Learning (All Scholars)

10/7/2020 - Count Day

10/8/2020 - Parent Forum

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello families of Trix Academy,

Attendance is critical for the learning process, especially in the virtual environment. The school day begins at 8:30am daily. Scholars first begin their day with a check-in with the teacher, develop social skills as well as complete morning work to get them ready for the learning. It is critical for scholars to log into Blackboard at 8:30am. It is also important for scholars to remain logged in at the designated times. If scholars log into the sessions after instruction has already started or leave the session early, he or she will miss valuable information. This will cause your son or daughter to fall behind in the learning process. Please ensure your child(ren) are logged into Blackboard daily to receive instruction when at home. For scholars to count as present for the day, scholars must be logged in for the school day and not just a shortened portion of the day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or


Detra Coleman, Ed.S.

Trix Academy School Leader

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Accepting New Scholar Applications

Trix Academy is accepting new scholar applications. If you are aware of a family who is searching for a safe, nurturing and educationally focused school, please call the office at (313) 426-1020 or visit for enrollment information.

Third Week of NWEA Testing

The second week of NWEA testing has passed and the third week has arrived. This week kindergarten through fourth grade scholars will be of priority to test. A schedule and directions were emailed to all parent email accounts as well as our scholars' email account. In addition, teachers have been reminding everyone of the upcoming NWEA testing dates for each grade level. It is critical for all scholars to complete their assessments either remotely or in-person.

As a gentle reminder, Trix Academy's schedule has been developed to ensure, if a parent or family request for their child(ren) to attend in-person to complete his/her assessments, all safety measures can be implemented and followed. Every classroom is set up to allow for social distancing and this will be the same for the testing environment as well.

Please call the office at (313) 426-1020 or email Ms. Coleman at, if you have any questions.

Virtual Learning Tips

The virtual learning environment is a different way than many of us have learned in the past. Below are a few tips to help with the "new" way of learning.

  • Keep a set schedule. Helping scholars remain on a set schedule, will help provide structure that is needed for the learning process.

  • Make sure scholars have school supplies near them before instruction begins. Being prepared for the lesson will help prevent scholars from missing a portion of the lesson when they need to gather supplies.

  • Communicate often with the classroom teacher. Remaining on the same page with the classroom teacher will help address any potential barriers or challenges early.

Breakfast and Lunch Programs

Trix Academy is providing breakfast and lunch for all scholars. For those scholars who are in-person, breakfast is served from 8:05am until 8:30am in each classroom to ensure social distancing is being observed. Scholars who are in-person also receives lunch according to their specified time. The days when those scholars are at home, Trix Academy is still providing breakfast and lunch for scholars to take home with them.

Scholars who are remaining home for 5 days of virtual learning also are able to receive breakfast and lunch. The pick up times are Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 3:45pm and 5:00pm. If the time does not align with your schedule, please contact the office at (313) 426-1020 to schedule an appointment to pick up breakfast and lunch.

Third Grade Reading Law

Being a good reader is critical if a student is going to be successful in school. In order for students to be college and career ready, it is important that they have strong literacy skills. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill No. 4822 to ensure that children who exit Third Grade are reading at grade level.

In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, we will complete assessments in Kindergarten through Third Grade. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs. Students will be assessed in reading at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. The law also requires districts to provide written communication with parents of Kindergarten through Third Grade students who are not meeting proficiency targets. These notifications and a reading plan were given and discussed at Parent-Teacher Conferences during the first parent teacher conference. It is critical for everyone to be on the same page regarding Michigan’s reading law. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the principal.

Dress Code

Trix Academy is a uniform school. All scholars in grades K-8 are expected to be in proper uniform daily. Please ensure your child(ren) are in uniform daily.

  • Grades K-3: Red polo shirt with black or khaki pants.
  • Grades 4-5: Gray polo shirt with black or khaki pants.
  • Grades 6-8: Solid black or white shirt with black or khaki pants.

During the cooler months, scholars may wear long sleeves or sweaters. All long sleeves or sweaters, must match the uniform color for the specific grade level. Jean and sweat pants are not allowed.