45What is Academic Extension? 53 minute period every dayFlexible Groupings and ContentBand/Orchestra/Instrument LessonsSpecial Education Meeting TimeIntervention for Reading or MathRe-teaching, Review and/or EnrichClass work or homework review
46How were students assigned to classes? Heterogeneous GroupingsPrevious Year Teacher InputThoughtful PlacementGrades and Scores Only Part of the Process and not the Whole Process
47How does lunch/recess work? 40 Minutes (20 min. recess & 20 min. lunch)@ 100 students of same grade eat/recess togetherOpportunity to socialize with other students on their teamAssigned seating is rotated to encourage new friendships
49How does Troy communicate with parents? Gradebook WizardAvon Lake City Schools websiteStudent PlannerThursday FolderParent s from teachersOn-line AnnouncementsPrincipal’s Blog: wearetroy.blogspot.com
50What are Activity Nights? Troy will host 3 activity nights a year. This is a “kids only” night where we have a DJ, open gym basketball, bingo and crafts. The hours are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 for 5th graders and 8:45 for the 6th graders.
51What are Power HoursOnce a month, the whole class will get together for a “Power Hour”. We have team building activities, special presentations, anti-bullying programming, positive choice training, and class spirit themed fun. It is our belief that if the students come together as a whole class, then they will grow together as well.
52What time does school start and end? School Starts at 8:00 a.m. Doors do not open until 7:45 School Ends at 2:25 p.m. Bus riding students are released first. Parent pick-ups and walkers/bike riders are not released until all busses are gone
53What if my student is sick/needs called off of school? When a student is absent from school, a call to the school, by the parent, is required each day before 8:15 am. The attendance voice mailbox phone number is
54May my student bring in a smartphone or tablet? We encourage the students to use their personal electronic devices during school for appropriate educational purposes. Troy Intermediate and Avon Lake City Schools are not responsible for the loss or theft of any such items. Personal devices are still subject to the same rules and expectations set forth in the board approved Acceptable Use Policy.
55Does Troy have a Student Code of Conduct? Yes. It is the front of the student issued agendas. Dress code, attendance and behavioral expectations/consequences are described there. Students and parents are expected to be familiar with our expectations.
56Does Troy have a Mission Statement? We believe that we must teach our kids how to act and not just tell them what not to do. Our Positive Behavior program rewards our kids we catch being good with bi-weekly drawings for special privileges.Troy Students BELIEVEBe perseveringEffort in academicsLearning to take responsibilityIntegrity and honestyEnthusiasm for learningValues people and propertyExpectations are high