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Emergency & Safety

3 months ago

Troy CCSD 30-C schools will not close unless hazardous road or other emergency conditions (including utility problems) necessitate a closing. A decision to close is normally made by 5:30 a.m. and will be based upon road conditions, weather reports, and personal inspections of streets and facilities by Troy CCSD 30-C personnel. 

When schools are to be closed, local media outlets will be notified between 5:30 a.m.- 6:30 a.m. In addition, all Troy CCSD 30-C families and staff will also be notified  via the School Messenger recorded telephone message system. A school closing notice will also be posted on the Troy CCSD 30-C website at www.troy30c.org. Please continue to monitor the local radio stations for additional information.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS:Please prepare your own "emergency" plan with your children in case of an emergency closing. Discuss this plan with your children.

School Announcements  

Troy CCSD 30-C uses several local media to broadcast school emergencies and school closings. Below is a list of the various area media to monitor in case of a school closing. 

 

TelevisionRadioWebsites
WBBM - TV (CBS 2)WJOL - AM 1340www.emergencyclosings.com
WMAQ - TV (NBC 5)WGN - AM 720www.troy30c.org
WLS - TV (ABC 7)  
WGN - TV (WGN 9 )  
WFLD - TV (Fox)  

 

Early Dismissal  

Early dismissal produces complications for parents who may be away from home during school hours. The proper procedures to follow in case of an early school closing due to weather or emergency conditions are as follows:

  •  A School Messenger message will be distributed to Troy CCSD 30-C families and staff.
  •  The listed radio stations will be notified by Troy CCSD 30-C.
  •  Students will ride the bus home, unless other written arrangements have been made and are on file in the principal's office.
  •  Troy CCSD 30-C schools will remain open 30 minutes after the last child has left to allow personnel to respond to any unusual circumstances.
  

 Tornado and Fire Drills 

The building principals and teachers will advise students during the first week of school regarding procedures to follow for tornado, disaster, and fire drills. Maps will be provided in each classroom indicating evacuation routes for students and staff members.

Visiting Troy Schools  

The Troy CCSD 30-C administration and staff are committed to providing the safest possible environment for your child. According to state law, all parents, visitors, and volunteers are to report immediately to the main office upon entering the school building. During regular school hours, identification badges are issued to all visitors and/or volunteers. Please be aware that staff members will direct visitors to the office if they are not displaying identification badges.

We welcome parents, individuals, and groups to volunteer their time, talent, and energy in our schools. School volunteers serve at the discretion of the building principal and are subject to appropriate regulations and safeguards. Volunteers are expected to serve as role models for our students at all times.

In the interest of minimizing disruptions to the educational program and maintaining the safety and security of your child's school environment, we ask that any parent who wishes to visit a classroom for observational purposes make an appointment with the building principal prior to his or her visit.


Code of Conduct

3 months ago

Troy students are expected to be respectful, responsible, and peaceful at all times. The district subscribes to a philosophy of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) through which desired behaviors are identified, directly taught, and consistently reinforced in all Troy Schools. Grounds for disciplinary action apply whenever the student’s misconduct is reasonably related to school or school activities, including, but not limited to:

  •  On, or within sight of, school grounds before, during, or after school hours or at any other time when the school is being used by a school group;
  •  Off school grounds at a school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event which bears a reasonable relationship to school;
  •  Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function or event; or
  •  Anywhere, if the conduct may reasonably be considered to be a threat to or an attempted intimidation of a staff member, or an interference with school purposes or an educational function.

When breaches of school disciplinary rules and regulations occur, it is the responsibility of involved teachers and administrators to work with the student, his/her parents / guardians, and other support personnel to help the student correct his/her behavior.  All disciplinary actions shall be directed toward protecting the welfare of the school community as well as toward helping the student develop self-discipline. School personnel will consider the nature of the act, the student's previous history, his/her age and maturation, any mitigating circumstances, and the effect of his/her actions on the welfare of the school community. It is the prerogative of the school administration to recommend suspension and/or expulsion of any student for repeated violations of school rules.

We recognize that any list of misbehaviors and consequences can not be all-inclusive; therefore, the certified staff of your child’s school will appropriately deal with any misbehaviors that are not included in the handbook. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child’s school.

 

Bullying Behavior 

Schools must be safe and positive learning environments for all students. Within such environments, bullying behaviors are not tolerated. Bullying is defined as a repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or persons. Typically, bullying includes, but is not limited to, teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting and stealing. Such behavior will not be tolerated in Troy Schools, on busses, at bus stops, or at any school-related activities.Should a student exhibit bullying behaviors, his or her parents will be notified by a school administrator. The school will monitor the bullying behavior and appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken if the behavior continues or if repeated acts occur. 

 

Bus Conduct and Revocation of Bus-Riding Priviledges

School bus riders shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times.  The safety and security of our students is of utmost importance to Troy CCSD 30-C. Video cameras are utilized to ensure the safety of this environment. Troy CCSD 30-C is not responsible for supervision of students once they leave the bus.  Students are expected to refrain from conduct that would endanger other students or property or would be otherwise disruptive. 

A student may lose his/her bus riding privileges if that person commits any act that endangers the safety of other students or engages in any act of willful destruction to any part of a school bus.
 


School Messaging Service

3 months ago

The School Messenger system gives us the ability to communicate with parents and staff regarding emergency situations, school events, and other important issues impacting you and your children. We are very pleased that we have the capability to share both emergency and informational items with parents in a very timely manner. By working together, this communication tool can become another successful method of keeping parents informed of events and information about the education of all children inside the Troy School District. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 Phone Number Information 

Please help us by ensuring we have your current phone numbers. Indicate on your child's registration form which numbers you want included in our system. Please be aware that the School Messenger service cannot dial an extension, so be sure the numbers you include are direct lines. It is important that your school has all of your current telephone numbers so that you will receive all of these messages. Also, please be assured that all personal information will be maintained in the strictest confidence.

Types of Calls You May Receive 

    •  A Community Outreach messageis a general announcement (may be building or district related) that will be delivered to the Primary Phone (and Additional Phone, if requested) for each selected contact. An example of this may be an 'Event' reminder.
    •   An Attendance message can/may be sent on a daily basis to notify parents and guardians of the truancy of their student. The attendance message will be delivered to the Primary Phone (and Additional phone, if requested).
    •   An Emergency Communicationis a message scheduled to go to ALL available phone numbers (home/office/cell) and E-mail addresses for each selected contact. An example of this might be a weather related school closing.
    •   The Interactive Survey message feature allows us to create and send a message (may be building or district related) in the form of a customized question. Live Deliver recipients (to Primary phone) are asked to respond to our question using their telephone keypad.

      Important Call Delivery Notes 

        •  When a call comes from the school (or district), the message recipient's caller ID will display the school (or district's) phone number. 
        •  When listening to a message, please be aware that background noise will cause the system to "stop and start." It is carefully calibrated to determine whether a person or a answering machine/voicemail has been reached, and background noise may affect the delivery. If possible, move to a quiet area, or press the "mute" button on your phone. 
        •  If you missed any part of a message, please stay on the line and press the "*" (star) key on your phone to hear the entire message again.

          NOTE: If you are receiving calls from the Troy School Messenger system and do not have children in Troy School District, please contact our District Office: 815-577-6760. We will work with you on removing the number from our system after we verify that we may have an incorrect phone number entry. Thank you!

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