TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Experts warn against spring break travel as COVID numbers in Michigan increase
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – More than 5,000 new COVID cases were reported Friday in Michigan. Some college students have decided to skip spring break this year due to the COVID pandemic. Some school districts, like Troy School District, are having a virtual week after spring break so families can see if any symptoms develop when they return. “As an infectious disease physician, my advice is not to travel during spring break and if we want to get back to that normal -- That we’ve all been waiting for. As COVID cases in Michigan surge, experts said this is not the time to let your guard down.
Hackers used ‘despicable’ language and images on Troy School District’s website
As a result the district is tightening security measures and all of its websites have been taken down temporarily. DETROIT – On Monday, the Troy School District’s website was hacked with hate speech and graffiti posted on all of its sites. Kerry Birmingham, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives for the Troy School District, released the following statement Monday with details on the incident:Earlier today our district website was hacked. Hate has no place in the Troy School District; acts like this will not be tolerated. This is a reminder of why our equity work is so important as we stand together as a school district community for respect and inclusion.
Troy School District moves to virtual learning only amid increasing coronavirus spread
TROY, Mich. – The Troy School District is switching to remote learning as increased coronavirus spread impacts the community and their teaching staff. All K-12 students in the Troy School District will continue their education virtually only beginning on Monday, November 9. The district already canceled all in-person learning for high school students this week on Tuesday due to the impact of coronavirus spread. Oakland County has specifically struggled with coronavirus spread recently. “... we will evaluate whether the data, trends and public health guidance will necessitate an extended return to virtual learning,” Machesky wrote.
More Michigan school districts forced to go remote-only as COVID spread impacts school staff
As community spread of COVID-19 increases, so does the number of Michigan schools reversing their decision to bring students back for face-to-face learning. Right now, Oakland County is at a level “E” in community spread -- the highest and least desirable place to be. High school students in the Troy School District have been pulled back less than 30 days after returning to face-to-face learning. Macomb County is also considered at level “E” for community spread of COVID-19. More: With spike in COVID-19 cases, Metro Detroit school districts make decision to go fully remote
Students at Troy, Athens high schools will finish out week with remote learning due to COVID-19
TROY, Mich. – Starting Wednesday, all students at Troy High School and Athens High School will be learning remotely from home. The other Troy School District will continue with their existing schedule for the rest of the week. This has been particularly difficult at our two large high schools, Athens and Troy High. For the past four days, we have had substantially more high school teachers out at each building than we have substitutes available to fill. For the remainder of this week, all students at Troy High and Athens will learn in a virtual setting from their homes.
We need justice: Former Clarenceville Middle School students say teacher sexually abused them
LIVONIA, Mich. Several women stepped forward on Wednesday and said their former middle school teacher sexually abused them. The women said the teacher sent them explicit images and videos of himself when they were students at Clarenceville Middle School in Livonia. Bailey said the teacher had ties with several schools and youth programs throughout the Metro Detroit area. Troy Schools released the following statement:"We have immense sympathy for any victim of sexual assault, but have no information regarding what was alleged at a press conference today. The District does not discuss student or personnel matters in a public forum or comment on pending litigation of any kind.
Troy School District open to discussing merger with Clawson schools
TROY, Mich. - The Troy School District issued a statement this week about a possible merger with Clawson Public Schools. Any request would need to come from the Clawson school board. Here is the letter to community members:Hello ONE Troy,Many of you may have seen news stories over the past week about a possible merger with the Clawson School District. Let me make one thing very clear: our singular priority is the students and staff in the Troy School District. Your thoughts and input are important and will be central to any discussion should the Troy Board consider further deliberation.
First day of classes delayed after heavy rain floods Troy elementary school
TROY, Mich. - Heavy rains Monday flooded Martell Elementary School in Troy. Instead of starting school next week, Martell students will head back to class the first week of September to give crews time to clean up the mess. "This whole area here (media center) was covered in about 2 inches of water," said Kerry Birmingham, with the Troy School District. You've got to make sure that every bit of our space is clean," Birmingham said. "Losing 2 1/2 half days of school was worth having that clean and safe environment for our students and staff to come back to."