Welcome to the Trenton Schools Parent Portal
- Parent and Student Back-to-School Guide
- Read by Grade 3
- Building/Bell Schedules
- CARE Club
- Electronic Transcripts
- Food Services/Menus
- Schoology for Parents
- School Supplies
- Schedules, Locker #'s, Student Username/Password, etc...
Read by Grade 3: Michigan Reading Retention Law
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. The law is called Read by Grade Three (RBG3). The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The law aims to improve the state’s concern of low reading achievement in our state. There are five (5) major components of the RBG3 law including the importance of research and standards aligned core reading instruction, assessment, individual reading improvement plans (IRIPs), professional learning, and retention. Additionally, the law requires schools and parents/guardians to partner and work together as a Read-at-Home is also created.
Trenton Public Schools is committed to supporting our students and are proud of our Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS). All students, K-5 have access to a high quality research and standards aligned curriculum. All students, K-5, are administered a universal screener. Afterward, a diagnostic test is administered in order to learn more about where a child may be struggling. If needed, Individual Reading Improvement Plans (IRIPs) are written to provide the child extra support in the area of need. This support may be provided as a push-in or pull-out support by the classroom teacher or reading interventionist. We meet with parents and monitor plans regularly to ensure a child is making progress.
Every parent/guardian should know their rights when it comes to this law. Below, you will find resources from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to help you better understand the Read by Grade Three Law and what qualifies for a Good Cause Exemption which must be filed within 30 days of notice for retention. Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Family Resources
If your child qualifies for the Good Cause Exemption you may download and "Save As" this fillable pdf Good Cause Exemption Letter to your computer to input your child's specific information.
You may print the completed form and return it to your child's school. Please work with your building principal to have it signed by the Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools. A copy will be placed in your student's CA-60 once it is signed.
Should you have any questions please reach out to Assistant Superintendent, Stephanie O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-676-8600 or your building principal.
Trenton Public Schools offers a tuition-based Childcare Assistance and Recreation Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) Club designed to provide elementary children a safe, well-supervised environment before and after school. To find out more about the program, please refer to the C.A.R.E. Club Policy and Procedures.
Trenton High School has joined forces with Parchment Electronic Transcripts.
The platform is a FERPA compliant application, and it’s available 24/7.
The Parchment system will electronically send out your official transcript checked and approved by THS to your destination colleges and universities.
Here’s how registration works:
Step 1: Go to www.parchment.com
Step 2: Enter your personal information
Step 3: Once registered, find your high school and request your transcript to be stored in your parchment account
Step 4: Research colleges and universities through the tools provided at parchment.com
Step 5: Request your official school transcript online for delivery to target colleges
Step 6: Submit your request
Step 7: You’re DONE!
Our school is using ParentSquare!
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Trenton Public Schools uses ParentSquare to communicate with you at the school, and in your classrooms and groups.
ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect.
With ParentSquare you’ll be able to:
• Receive all district, school and classroom communication via email, text, or app
• View the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events
• Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items
• Securely receive report cards, IEPs and other important student documents
Our goal is for every family to join ParentSquare and engage with our school community.
Activate your Account
You will soon receive an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare. Please click the link to activate your account. It takes less than a minute.
You can use ParentSquare on any device. You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version at www.parentsquare.com.
Trenton Public Schools welcomes volunteers for a variety of activities throughout the year.
In order to ensure the protection of children in the care of TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, school policy requires, prior to any and all persons providing volunteer service at the school or for any function conducted by the school, all potential volunteers complete a State of Michigan ICHAT background check.
Please complete: Volunteer Consent Form
Your willingness to give freely of your time and talent is greatly appreciated!
Classroom teachers may request parent volunteers in their classrooms. Parents will get more information regarding specific requests at "meet the teacher nights" or through their individual teacher communication. Chaperones for field trips, classroom readers, classroom volunteers, copy moms, and party planning are all ways parents may volunteer in the classroom.
Trenton Band Boosters
The success of the THS Band Boosters depends on volunteers like you. From concerts to competitions to transportation to uniforms, managing the logistics of the largest band in the Downriver area is a monumental task. To be successful, every Booster is expected to donate a few minutes of their time to keep the band functioning. Whether you are interested in leading a project or donating “sweat hours” there are plenty of opportunities.
There are no paid positions in our organization – we depend on everyone to help!
To get involved, parents may check the website and also email any inquiries to email@example.com
All parents with a child attending a school are automatically a member of their PTO.
The PTO Board welcomes you, and invites you to participate in your child's school life by coming to Hedke PTO meetings or volunteering to serve at a PTO event.
Intro: Fundraisers & Sponsorship – In the event that a club or sport is considering fundraising activities, clearance from the Athletic Director and Building Principal must first be obtained. Upon approval, the coach is responsible to see that a representative and a coach oversee the functions of such an activity. When the fundraiser is complete, the money should be directed to the Athletic Office and deposited accordingly. In regards to sponsorship, any attempt to involve sponsorship of a team, in any fashion, must be presented for approval to the Athletic Office. Approval for sponsorship will be granted through the office of the Superintendent.
Guidelines and Reference
The following information is included in this guide:
This program is a family and community engagement educational initiative. Learn More
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® school.
During the day, WatchDOGS may:
*read and work on flash cards with students
*play at recess, eat lunch with students
*watch the school entrances and hallways
*assist with traffic flow
*other assigned activities
WatchDOGS actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
Anderson: If you would like to be put on the list, please email Ms. Masserant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hedke: If you would like to be put on the list, please email Ms. Davidson at email@example.com
Thank you for your commitment to our students.
- Students take their chromebooks home.
- Insurance purchased for the 2021-2022 school year will remain in effect until the end of the summer break.
- Chromebook issues during the summer should be reported to: firstname.lastname@example.org / 734-365-0625
Graduating or Students Moving out of the District:
- Graduating students/students leaving the district return their chromebooks to their school Media Center.
Your TPS Chromebook
Each Chromebook has an Asset Tag on the bottom. Please note this number and take care that the label is not removed. Include this number in any/all email requests for technical assistance. Chromebook support: email@example.com
Using Your TPS Chromebook
Charge the chromebook each night with the AC power adapter provided. Take care the chromebook and adapter are placed on a sturdy surface in a location that prevents the cord from becoming a trip hazard.
It is best to use the chromebook on battery power. This prevents the cord from being an obstacle and prevents the power port from accidental damage while it is in use.
Connect the Chromebook to your WiFi
- Power on the chromebook
In the bottom-right corner of the screen, click into the area with the Wi-Fi symbol
Click "Not connected" — you'll see the Wi-Fi button turn on and it will automatically search for local networks.
- Select you network from the available list and enter the password
If you're having trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi, you may need to restart the Chromebook and follow the steps again.
How to Log in
Your student should use the email address and password normally used when at school.
- For grades K-5, if the student does not know the login, please contact the teacher.
- Email will include first 3 initials of last name, first initial, last 5 digits of Student ID and follows with @student.trentonschools.com (for example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Caring for Your TPS Chromebook
● No food or beverages should be near your Chromebook.
● Cords, cables, and removable devices should be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.
● Chromebooks should not be exposed to extreme temperatures (hot or cold). They should not be left in a car or trunk.
● Students should never carry their Chromebooks while the screen is open.
● Chromebooks should never be left in an unlocked vehicle or an unsupervised area.
The Chromebook screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment and are sensitive to excessive pressure.
● Do not lean on the top of the laptop when it is closed.
● Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens or pencils, flash drive, etc.).
● Clean the screen with a soft, dry cloth or anti-static cloth. Do not use commercial glass cleaners.
Insurance purchased for the current school year will remain in effect through the end of summer vacation.
All damage/issues that occur after the last day of school must be reported immediately during the summer to be covered by the insurance.
Insurance will be offered for the current school year.
Insurance is a Choice
Insurance is strongly recommended as it will cover all damage!
If you choose not to purchase insurance the cost of the parts will be charged to your student account.