January 4, 2021

Dates to Remember

1/4/2021 - School Resumes

1/4/2021 - 1/8/2021 - NWEA Testing for 4th-8th Grade

1/5/2021 - Food Distribution

1/11/2021 - In-Person Instruction Resumes

1/18/2021 - No School (MLK Observance)

1/26/2021 - Quarter 2 Ends

1/29/2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Trix Academy Family!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break. As we usher in year 2021, I look forward to building upon the positives the new year will bring. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


Detra Coleman, Ed.S.

Trix Academy School Leader

NWEA Testing: Grades 4-8

Fourth through eighth grade scholars will begin taking their NWEA assessments this week. It is critical for every scholar to complete all of the assessments during the week they are assigned because the testing window is much shorter. The information we are able to receive based on your child(ren) performance will help us continue mapping an educational plan to best address your scholar's strength(s) and area(s) for improvement. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or email

Accepting 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.

The Importance of Attendance

Robo calls as well as other communications are being sent on a daily basis for those scholars who are not logged into their class daily. As a gentle reminder, attendance is an integral part of the learning process. Scholars should log into their Blackboard class session at 8:30am. The first class of the day is geared towards getting scholars ready for instruction and to check-in on our scholars to ensure they are continuing to build social skills. Remaining logged in for the day is also critical because scholars will receive a deeper understanding of content pertaining to reading, math, science and social studies. In order for scholars to count as present for the day, remaining logged in is important. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or

Laptop Care and Tips

Many of our scholars have received devices for virtual learning. Below are a few tips to ensure the technology devices are not accidently damaged or lost.

  • Ensure the case remains on the iPad or Chromebook
  • Ensure food and drinks are not around the technology device
  • Ensure scholars are stationary when using the iPad or Chromebook
  • Monitor data usage on the hotspot
  • When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location for the next day
  • Ensure technology devices are plugged in to charge at the end of the school day in order for scholars to have a fully charged device for the next school day.

If you have any questions, please let me know via email at or by calling the office at (313) 426-1020.

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.