Troy Middle/High School is taking applications for the position of Online Learning Facilitator. This is a classified position designed to supervise students who are enrolled in Highland Community College classes and high school Acellus classes. Some of the responsibilities include facilitating students with minor technology usage and communicating weekly progress and grades for Acellus students to the principal. This position follows the regular calendar for students. Working hours are7:45-3:45 with a 30-minute lunch. Interested applicants can apply Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 3 pm. If you have questions, please email Patrick McKernan firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Estes at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT AUGUST 2020 DATES: Dates are always subject to change - please check the school website at www.troyusd.org for changes
August 6th - ENROLLMENT - 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Troy High School Cafeteria
August 11 - Kindergarten Orientation - 6:30 p.m. - TGS Cafeteria
August 17 - Fall Sports Practices Begin
AUGUST 17-18 - TMS/THS BAND CAMP - 1 - 3 P.M. - TROY HIGH SCHOOL C.W. OLIVER GYMNASIUM OR FOOTBALL FIELD
August 17 - Athletic Parent Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - Troy High School C.W. Oliver Gymnasium. If your middle school or high school student will be playing a sport in the fall of 2020 Parents are requested to please attend this meeting!
August 26 - PreK-12 OPEN HOUSE - 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
AUGUST 27 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - 8 A.M. - 3:25 P.M.
Troy School to Open on August 27th
Hello Troy parents and guardians and USD 429 students. On July 22, 2020, the Kansas State Board of Education voted 5-5 on the executive order, which means the Governor’s Executive Order 20-58 to postpone the start of school until after Labor Day, was not affirmed. USD 429 plans to open school as scheduled. What will the reopening look like? That is great question and one for which we do not have all the answers. The Governor has issued Executive Order 20-59 https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EO-20-59-PDF.pdf We are not certain still, how this will affect the way we do school. However, you can read the guidelines she is requesting to be put in place.
Through communication and collaboration with the other county schools, the Doniphan County Health Department and other organizations, USD 429 has a draft copy of an outline to follow to re-open Troy Schools. I will be sharing this with the board of education and the staff. This is simply a starting place and many specifics will need to be established when we meet as a larger unit. The USD 429 board hopes to start school and do school as normal as possible. However, this might not be the case. If mandated, we will need to follow the mandates established. We should be able to put more information out no later than August 7th if we need to adjust how we are going to start and “do” school.
Last spring, we asked you to be patient with us as we moved forward in our Continuous Learning Plan. Many, many of you have told us and me personally you do not want to do school as we did in the spring. We are asking for the same patience and flexibility. There may be some compromises, policies and practices, and even mandates we must follow to re-open safely. Please communicate with me, if you have reservations about sending your students to school in our traditional setting. If we do have to go online or some type of hybrid model, it will be more rigorous than we saw in the spring, and more rigorous at all grade levels. I think we can all agree, we want to have students in our building in a traditional setting. We do not want you, your children, or our teachers to face any undue stress.
Be looking for additional information this week and next concerning enrollment times, date (Aug 6th), and the process, and also relevant information pertaining to the start of school.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through these tough times and continue to provide the best learning environment for your children.
Patrick E. McKernan
Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal
Troy USD 429
USD 429 Students, Parents, and Guardians:
Currently, we are planning on starting school on August 27th. We are excited to see your students and hopefully have as much normalcy as possible. We have scheduled enrollment for August 6th from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Troy Middle/High School cafeteria. However, we are set up where you can check your Infinite Campus parent portal, make any changes needed, and also pay fees and lunches online prior to August 6th. You can pay by debit or credit card, check, or cash. You will find the fees generated based on the grade level of your student and any specifics related to their class choices at the 7-12 level. You are welcome to drop your packets off, after any changes or edits have been made after August 6th. If you can’t make the August 6th enrollment date or have problems with the online enrollment and payment, please reach out to the building secretaries. Again, we are excited to see your children, and pleased to provide online payment and enrollment as an option for you.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer, and even though the weather has been hot, it has been great to be able to be outside. I know many if not all of you are wondering what school will look like when we start on August 27th. I am wondering also! We get different information weekly and daily on plans being made for the coming school year. The county superintendents have met to discuss the state of current situation and there are weekly webinars with all the school’s district superintendents and yet no one has a firm grasp on what school will look like. The Kansas State Department of Education has released their guidance document, 1000 pages, and me and others are going through the document to see how it will affect us, you, and most importantly your children. Much of what we do will depend on what state, county, and local official say we can do, or not do. We want to do school as normal as possible.
In talking with many of you at the ballpark, grocery store, or on the square, I have not heard anyone tell me they want to do school like we did last spring. The teaching staff feels the same way. We want to have your children in our classroom, with their classmates, as normal as possible. If this is not what you are thinking for your child, you need to let us know. I am certain there are many opinions on how we should do school, and what it should like it. Feel free to share those as well.
I can’t say thank you enough of to our parents, grandparents, guardians and others who helped out so much and were so patient with us last March, April, and May. We will be asking for your flexibility and patience again as we continue to navigate through these next couple weeks. I continue to hold out hope for normalcy. We all need it, and most importantly our kids, your kids, need it. I will be sharing more information with you in the coming days and weeks. Take care and continue to follow the website and Facebook account for additional information.
Patrick E. McKernan
Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal
Troy USD 429
USD 429 Troy Enrollment for Grade PreK-12 will be on Thursday, August 6th from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Troy High School Cafeteria. Pre-enrollment packets were sent home in May and were to be returned to the school at Drop-Off day in May. If you have not sent back your pre-enrollment packet please make sure you to so before August 6th as this will make your enrollment process easier. Enrollment fees and meals will be able to be paid online again this year and we will start that process for 20-21 sometime late July. If you have questions, please feel free to call the Troy Central Office at 785-985-3950 (Mon - Thurs - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
KSHSAA Physical Forms
To be eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics/spirit groups, a student in upcoming grades 7-12 must have on file with the school district a signed physical form before the first day of practices start on August 17th! The annual history and the physical examination shall not be taken earlier than May 1 preceding the school year for which it is applicable. Physical forms are also available at the Troy Central Office (Mon. - Thurs. - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.).