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TCS parents can pick up packets today

Parents in Troy City Schools can begin picking up at-home learning packets for students on Monday.

Both Troy Elementary School and Charles Henderson Middle School will distribute packets on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also starting Monday, students in grades 9-12 will begin receiving instruction via various online platforms.

“As the remainder of the 2019-2020 school term has ended abruptly, it truly saddens me that we will not be able to finish this academic year with our students in the traditional school setting but must deliver learning opportunities through different platforms,” said Cynthia Thomas, interim superintendent. “ However, while this presents some challenges, I truly believe the decision was made out of the utmost concern for the safety, health and well-being of our students, staff and community. When you consider all that has taken place in our schools such as student ownership of learning, professional development of our teachers that includes the use of innovative strategies for learning, connectedness with our parents, the use of Google Classroom and a number of other platforms, it is if our staff has been preparing for this over time.”

Thomas said the Troy school system will implement a blended approach to at-home instruction for its students.

“Moving forward  we will continue to offer learning opportunities utilizing an amalgam model that includes blended instruction consisting of take-home packets, online resources, and various means of communication methods,” she said. “Our teachers and administrators have worked collectively to ensure that we can continuously engage our families through meaningful ways.

Also, the system will continue distributing meals to students 18 and under. The meals will continue on the TES campus. April 6 (Monday) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; April 8 (Wednesday) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;  April 13th, 15th and 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.