Opening of Schools – 2014-2015 School Year Enrollment Information
Trenton Public Schools will open for pupils on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, for morning classes only. Classes for all pupils in grades kindergarten through five will begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 11:55 a.m. Classes for students in grades six, seven and eight will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 11:10 a.m. Students in grades nine, ten, eleven and twelve will have classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m.
Children enrolled in special education classes will report on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to the same building as last year unless otherwise notified.
Freshmen (9th grade) and all new students will report to the Trenton High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Returning Sophomores (10th grade) will report to Trenton High School on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Returning Juniors (11th grade) will report to Trenton High School on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and Seniors (12th grade) will report to Trenton High School on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
All high school students (returning students, 9th grade students, and new students) will attend a mandatory Blue Pride meeting presented by the High School administrators highlighting important rights and responsibilities in the student handbook that students will receive. High School students will also be issued their student handbooks, locker assignments and school pictures will be taken on the assigned dates and times listed above. Information packets will be mailed in early August with complete details. Please note that Emergency Cards must be turned in on picture day in order to receive your schedule and student handbook.
Enrollment of new students for all grades will be accepted at all times at the Neil E. Van Riper Administration Building, 2603 Charlton Road, Trenton, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students who have earned high school credits in other schools should have transcripts sent early. Grade school and middle school students should bring report cards or promotion slips.
All new students are required to bring proof of residency, birth certificates and a Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) form or physical form with immunizations signed by a physician. Kindergarten students need a completed and current Health Appraisal including eye exam. State law requires immunization against measles§, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, rubella§, mumps§, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B§, chicken pox§, and meningococcal (one dose for children ages 11-18). §Current laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable instead of immunization with antigen.
All students attending the Trenton Public Schools must have immunizations up to date prior to the first day of school. An immunization waiver is accepted by the State of Michigan, it can be medical or personal, but said waiver must be signed and submitted to the school district prior to the start of school.
Students entering kindergarten must have immunizations up to date, a certificate of vision testing or screening or statements of exception under Section 9311. Your local health department offers this screening at no cost to families and children. In addition kindergarten students must have a current physical examination (performed by a physician) on file with the school district prior to the start of school.
State law prohibits a school district from admitting new entrants to school until parents provide proof that ALL REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS have been given, or have a waiver on file.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR
OPENING OF SCHOOL
Monday, July 28, 2014 Established Opening of School by Board of Education
Monday, August 18, 2014 Administrators and Administrative Assistants report to their assignments
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 High School students in 9th grade and new students report to Trenton High School at 10:30 a.m. for orientation, class schedules, locker assignments and school pictures. Returning High School students in 10th grade report at 8:30 a.m. for class schedules, locker assignments and school pictures.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Returning High School students in 11th grade report to Trenton High School at 8:30 a.m. for class schedules, locker assignments and school pictures. Returning High School students in 12th grade report to Trenton High School at 10:30 a.m. for class schedules, locker assignments and school pictures.
Friday, August 29, 2014 Labor Day Weekend Holiday
through Monday, September 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 First day pupils report to schools, morning classes only
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Official Membership Count Day
Children will attend elementary schools as follows:
The JESSE L. ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 2600 Harrison: Children in grades kindergarten through five who reside in the area bounded King Road on the north (south side only), east to the Detroit River; south to Elizabeth Park, west to the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad; north to West Road; west on West Road (north side only) to the western boundary of the school district.
The RICHARD C. HEDKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 3201 Marian Drive: Children in grades kindergarten through five who reside in the area bounded by West Road (south side only) on the north; east to the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (including Parkview Estates North and South); south to Elizabeth Park, east to the Detroit River; south to the southern boundary of the school district; and west to the western boundary of the school district.
All pupils in grades six, seven and eight will attend the BOYD W. ARTHURS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4000 Marian Drive.
All pupils in grades nine through twelve will attend TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL, 2601 Charlton Road.