We have gathered many comprehensive resources in this special section. Our plan is to provide more community outreach and opportunities to help, along with updated news and information. We will update information, as it is available. Check for emails and postings on this page.
We WILL get through this together, ONE Troy. Please know that we are thinking of you and your families every day—and forefront, in our minds, are those of you who are working in health care or as first-responders and essential workers.
Stay safe everyone—and be well!
Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Troy School District
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESOURCES TO HELP ALL CHILDREN THROUGH THE CLOSURE:
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES:
TSD TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY E-CARD: TSD has partnered with the Troy Public Library to provide a free TPL electronic library card for your child—all you need to do is opt-in on PowerSchools!
What is an eLibrary Card?
It’s not an actual library card—it’s a “virtual” card.
Students use the code 212739 plus their student ID number to gain access to TPL electronic materials, including eBooks, authoritative information for all levels of student research, global studies, worldwide news and much more!
Why should I sign up?
Your child will be able to access eBooks and audio books 24/7 through the Sora (secondary students) or Libby app.
Can’t make it to the library? Have them use their iPads to check out and read books!
The eCard can be used for the Teen Homework Help section, which provides students access to databases as well as Tutor.com, a free online homework help service
My child already has a TPL card. Do I need to sign up?
Your child can use his/her personal TPL card to access these resources, but s/he might not have the physical card accessible at school. Since the ecard uses your child’s ID number, it’s easy for your child to set up and access the TPL resources from school.
OK, how do I sign up?
TSD and TPL need your permission in PowerSchools before setting up the card for your child. Please use these Library eCard Opt-in instructions.
RESOURCES TO KEEP CALM AND MANAGE EMOTIONS:
Many students of all ages may be struggling right now—as are many adults. Our wonderful school psychologists have shared some resources that may be helpful for you as you help your children deal with the numerous emotions they may be experiencing:
Courtesy of Jessica Garrett:
Keep Calm and Structure On: How to manage emotions and build structure at home during COVID-19: https://makesociallearningstick.com/keep-calm-and-structure-on-how-to-manage-emotions-and-build-structure-at-home-during-covid-19/
An article for parents on how to get a hold of and reframe negative thinking, courtesy of Sara Ventimiglio:
I am also attaching two resources shared last week in case you missed them—a handout that centers on caring for yourself, as parents and caregivers: Care for the Caregiver-Parents and Teachers_Final.pdf and a helpful article with tips on motivating students to stay engaged at home: S2H8_Engagement_Home.pdf
We understand that you are in unchartered territory as well, and it’s critical to remember that the most important thing during this crisis is the physical and emotional health of you and your family. We have all struggled to find a balance in this new environment, but please, focus on well-being first.