High School Meet the Teacher

Trillium Academy High School Orientation
2017-2018

K-12 Principal: Mr. Suemnick K-12 Vice Principal: Mr. Buckner
K-12 Dean of Students: Mr. McSweeney
School Improvement Coordinator: Mrs. Miles

 Breakfast 7:35 – 7:50 a.m.
1st HOUR 7:50 – 9:05 a.m.
2nd HOUR 9:10 – 10:25 a.m.
3rd HOUR 10:30 – 11:45 p.m.
LUNCH 11:50 – 12:15 p.m.
4th HOUR 12:20 – 1:35 p.m.
5th HOUR 1:40 – 2:55 p.m.
Zap 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Arrival Procedures

►  School doors open at 7:35.
•  Parents are asked not to escort their children to their classrooms.
►  Breakfast is served at 7:35-7:50 in the cafeteria. Students bring their breakfast to their classroom to eat.
•  Breakfast will end promptly at 7:50. After 7:50, students will not be permitted to eat breakfast.
•  Students not purchasing breakfast through the school are still permitted to bring in their breakfast.
►  School day begins at 7:50.
•  Students arriving to their classroom after 7:50 will be marked tardy.
► Please follow the parking lot instructions for drop off and pick up times.
► Please do not park in front of the building in the driving lanes.
► Please follow directives of crossing guards.
► Watch out for children.
►  Parking on school property is a courtesy extended to students and others by Trillium Academy.
►  School is not responsible for damage to cars or for theft of vehicles or vehicle contents.
►  Students drivers must have a “Permit to Drive” form on file in the assistant principal’s office, which costs $25.
►  Permission to park on school property may be removed, without refund of pass fee, for any person who does not observe parking lot safe-driving regulations.
►  2:55 p.m. for 9-12th grade students
►  They must leave immediately, unless supervised by a staff member.

Students are not permitted to walk home without administrative approval.

► If students are left here for long periods of time or on repeated occasions, the authorities will be called to pick up the student.
•  POWERSCHOOL
•  powerschool.trilliumacademy.us/public
•  grades
•  attendance
•  information on individual assignments
•  teacher comments
► Students will take home important information from the administration weekly
► School website: www.trilliumacademy.us
► Facebook site
► We will use ClassDojo to track individual student behavior.
•  Each day, positive and negative points are earned based on his/her behavior.
► ClassDojo Messaging allows us to send quick messages straight to your cell phone.
•  We will use this for reminders and important updates. You do not need a smart phone to receive messages. The ClassDojo app (free for iPhone and Android) also allows you to send messages to us.
•  This is by far the best way to contact us, as we will frequently see these messages before e-mails.
► Students will receive credit at the end of each trimester based on the trimester’s grade
► If a student fails a course during any trimester, they will need to repeat that course in order to receive credit towards graduation.
► Finals are worth 20% of the trimester grade for high school students.
►  Zap is a restorative practice that we are instituting this year for all High School Students.
►  Any students receiving a 65% or worse in their classes will be selected for the Zap Program.
►  A report will be generated on the previous Friday of every week so that there will be no surprises.
►  ASI will occur every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00-3:30.
►  Students will receive tutoring in the classes they are failing and will also be eligible to make up missing work.
►  Even if a student is not failing a class, they can attend the ASI Program.

4 Years

► MATHEMATICS

1 Year

► PHYSICAL EDUCATION
► ENGLISH LANGUAGE
►V ISUAL, PERFORMING ARTS AND APPLIED ARTS
►SCIENCE
►ONLINE LEARNING
► SOCIAL STUDIES

2 Years

EXPERIENCE
1 Trimester

►LANGUAGE OTHER
►PERSONAL FINANCE THAN ENGLISH
►  Health

Students who fail core classes are responsible for making up the credits in order to graduate.

► Summer school
► Night school
► Credit recovery classes at Trillium
►  Michigan Compulsory Attendance Act requires students to attend school.
►  If a child has extensive absences without a valid excuse, the family will be referred to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Erase Truancy program.
►  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS with 8 or more absences in a course must earn a 70% or better on the final exam for that class to earn credit for the course.

School Phone Usage

►  Classroom and administrative telephones are for Trillium Academy business and emergencies only.
►  Students will be permitted to use the telephones for emergency purposes only.
►  Students should take care of information business with parents prior to coming to school.

General 'Attire' for Girls

►  Skirts/Jumpers/Skorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
►  Pants/Capris: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. To meet dress code requirements, pants may NOT be yoga/spandex material.
►  Shorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
►  Cardigan Sweater: black, burgundy, navy, and grey. Solid colors only, Trillium logo polo must be worn underneath.
►  Tights: Solid colors only. Must be worn underneath skirts/jumpers.
►  Long Sleeve Shirts: may be worn underneath short sleeve uniform shirt and must be a solid color of grey, black, burgundy, or navy.
►  Shoes: Any color of tennis shoe or dress shoes are permitted. Spike or plat-formed heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, slides, or open-toe shoes/open-back shoes are not permitted.

General 'Attire' for Boys

►  Pants/Capris: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. To meet dress code requirements, pants may NOT be yoga/spandex material.
►  Shorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
►  Cardigan Sweater: black, burgundy, navy, and grey. Solid colors only, Trillium logo polo must be worn underneath.
►  Long Sleeve Shirts: may be worn underneath short sleeve uniform shirt and must be a solid color of grey, black, burgundy, or navy.
►  Shoes: Any color of tennis shoe or dress shoes are permitted. Spike or plat-formed heeled shoes, sandals, flip- flops, slides, or open-toe shoes/open-back shoes are not permitted.

 

► Step 1: Detention.
► Step 2: In-school suspension.
► Step 3: Out-of-school suspension
► Step 4: Out-of-school suspension and loss of participation in spirit days for remainder of the school year.
Administrative discretion will be used for gross dress code violations and a skip to Step 3 will be enforced.


Title One 101

•  Federally Funded Program
•  Funds used to
•   purchase materials
•   hire personnel to enhance intervention in math, reading, science, and social studies
•   implement the program
•  Provides intervention services for at-risk students
•  Funding is determined by the number of families who qualify for free and reduced lunch
•  Purpose is to close our students’ achievement gap

Title One Support and
Services

•  Trillium is Schoolwide Title One
•  Provide academic, social, and emotional intervention
•  Program Components:
•  Level 1: Classroom Intervention (Individualized Student Plans, Differentiated Instruction)
•  Level 2: RTI Push-In and Pull-Out program (working with at-risk/struggling students based on assessments in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies)
•  Level 3: Intensive RTI support, one on one programs, Neuro-reading, individualized therapy

Title One Components
Activities/Events

•  After school clubs, tutoring, summer program, Family Nights, Community Partnerships
Parent Involvement
•  PEO, Parent Support Group, Conferences, Parent Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, Surveys, Watch Dogs (volunteering), Newsletters, Power School, Assessment Reports, Science Fair, College Readiness
Educational Program
•  Teach Like a Champion, Daily 5, OnPoint Literacy, Step Up to Writing, 6+1 Traits of Writing, Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, Technology, Common Core, School Improvement Plan, Highly Qualified Staff
Data Driven
•  Professional Learning Communities, Data Meetings, Individualized Student Plans, Assessment Learning Objectives (MEAP, Performance Series, Explore, Plan, ACT, MME, Monthly Benchmark Tests)

Thank you!

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