TRIX ACADEMY

December 14, 2020

Dates to Remember

12/15/2020 - Food Distribution

12/18/2020 - Morning Virtual Classes

12/21/2020 - 1/3/2021 - Winter Break

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Trix Academy Family,


As we begin to bring the year 2020 to an end, I have just a few gentle reminders.


  • Progress reports are available for viewing through the Infinite Campus portal.
  • If you do not have your child Edgenuity username and/or passcode, please contact the teacher as soon as possible.
  • Wellness screenings are continuing to take place for all K-8 scholars.
  • Parent survey is currently available to share your thoughts and/or concerns.
  • Winter break begin on December 21, 2020 and ends on January 3, 2021.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office or send an email to d.coleman@mecc-academies.org.



Sincerely,


Detra Coleman, Ed.S.

Trix Academy School Leader

Winter NWEA Testing Coming Soon

During the months of October and November, scholars completed an assessment called NWEA. This assessment gave us valuable information to help support your child(ren) academically by being very specific with the skills he/she understands and those he/she are yet to understand. NWEA is given three times a year, which is in the fall, winter and spring. Trix Academy scholars will take the winter NWEA assessment during the month of January. It is critical for every scholar to complete all of the assessments. Please look for additional information regarding NWEA, such as specific days your child will complete the assessment. During the winter, the testing window is much shorter, therefore it's very important for every scholar to take the assessment on the day scheduled. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Coleman at (313) 426-1020 or email d.coleman@mecc-academies.org.

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 http://trix.mecc-academies.org 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 d.coleman@mecc-academies.org.

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 d.coleman@mecc-academies.org 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.