Principal's Update

May 21, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello families of Trix Academy,


Thank you to everyone who is still ensuring your scholars are engaging in learning while we all are adhering the Executive Order to remain safe and healthy. As we all continue to navigate during these trying times, please continue to visit the school's website at trix.mecc-academies.org for the latest information.


Sincerely,

Ms. Coleman

Breakfast and Lunch

Trix Academy is providing breakfast and lunch for our scholars. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up on May 26, 2020 in the parking lot of Trix Academy from 8am until 10am. Please note, all items are packaged as grab and go.

Blackboard Instructional Lessons

Trix Academy is moving into its last phase of distance learning. All Trix Academy staff has been trained in a new platform we will use to deliver instruction called Blackboard. Blackboard is user friendly and will be more engaging for scholars as compared to Zoom. Beginning May 18, 2020, Trix will use the Blackboard platform. Each grade level has been assigned a specific day and time to ensure all of our scholars can participate in learning. Scholars are able to use a cellphone, iPad or laptop to log into Blackboard. Teachers have a unique address link for scholars to use on their specific day and time. This week, all staff members are reaching out to parents to ensure everyone knows the link for his/her scholar(s), the day of lessons as well as the time. If you do not have your code and the other details, please reach out to your child's teacher or call the office at (313) 426-1020.

Parent Forum

Please join us for our first parent forum on May 22, 2020 from 11:30am until 12:30pm. The forum is one of the ways, as a parent you can stay informed regarding Trix Academy. To participate in the forum, the link is https://bit.ly/TrixAcademyWeeklyParentForum. If you would rather call in, please dial (812) 518-8849. The pin is 962236761. If you have any questions, please call the office at (313) 426-1020.

Phalen Leadership Academies E-Learning Opportunity

Phalen Leadership Academies, which is Trix Academy's management company has worked diligently over the course of the past few weeks to provide our scholars with additional learning opportunities. Scholars are able engage in the online activities by visiting trix.mecc-academies.org. The website has lessons scholars can follow to continue engaging in the learning process. Within each lesson, scholars will view teachers teaching a mini lessons addressing various skills in all subjects. Additionally, the website provides scholars with the opportunity to explore on their own to ensure they are engaging in activities and learning that interest them. Scholars can view the website on a cellphone, iPad and/or laptop. The website is very user friendly and easy to navigate. Scholars in grades K-6 will not need a login or password to access the content, however scholars in grade 7th and 8th will need a username and password to access a portion of their grade level content, which will be provided to the scholar. Other portions 7th and 8th grade scholars will not need a username or password. Please visit trix.mecc-academies.org to explore this additional opportunity.

Activity Workbook Pickup

Thank you to all of our parents who picked up the backpacks. Each backpack contained your child's summer bridge activity book, spiral notebooks and pencils. These books are going to be important for the next phase of learning at Trix Academy. If you have any questions, please call (313) 426-1020 for additional information.

Additional Educational Resources

Throughout the school year, our scholars have been using programs based on their individual skills. The first is Edgenuity. This program allows scholars to learn and practice skills relating to math and ELA. The second is Reading A-Z. This program is only for K-5 scholars. The last program is based on NWEA. Scholars have a individual pathway for them to continue reinforcing skills relating to math and reading. All scholars' login information is in the packet of work for the second and third week. There are other additional resources Trix Academy staff will share with you as they check in on scholars and the family as a whole. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. All staff is available Monday - Friday from 9am until 3pm to answer questions and provide educational assistance. If you have any concerns and/or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. My email address is d.coleman@mecc-academies.org. The contact number is (313) 426-1020.

Trix Academy Scholars Enrollment 2020-2021

Trix Academy is currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have a scholar you would like to enroll or if you know of someone who is looking to enroll for next school year, please visit trix.mecc-academies.org or call (313) 426-1020 for assistance.

COVID-19 Precautionary Steps

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very contagious. To help stop the spread of the virus, health officials have suggested precautionary steps everyone can take to help remain safe and keep others safe. Please take note of a few suggestions listed below.


Clean your hands often


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.


  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid close contact


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Clean and disinfect


  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.


  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.