2015/16 TriEA Scholar Handbook – Outlines all of the procedures and expectations of parents and scholars this school year.
Code of Conduct 2015-2016 – Board Approved – Specifically outlines the Board approved scholar Code of Conduct.
2016-2017 Dress Code Reminder – REVISED w Pics – A helpful two-page document for parents.
TriEA Anti-Bullying Policy – Board Approved – Outlines expectations of scholars, teachers, administrators, and parents with regards to bullying.
TriEA Carline Procedures – Information regarding gate and building open/close times and carline traffic flow.
TriEA Volunteer Procedure
Any individual who would like to volunteer for a TriEA event must provide at least 5 business days prior to the event.
Volunteers must complete a volunteer application, provide a copy of a government issued form of identification and complete a Background Check form that will be screened by the Department of Public Safety. Once the results of the background check has been confirmed, the person will be able to volunteer on the TriEA campus. Volunteers must also wear a badge at all time while on the TriEA campus. All background checks are valid for the current school year.
Volunteers can be in the presence of scholars in a effort to accomplish a specific goal or task – reading to scholars, chaperoning on a field trip, etc. While the teachers and staff members will be present – a volunteers level of background check may allow them to be in the presence of scholars without direct supervision of an employee. This is different from a visitor who is escorted for a specific task under the direct supervision of a staff member.
Parents, legal guardians, grandparents or the immediate family of a scholar may participate in school-wide events without completing a background check or having to present a government issued ID.
Scholar Safety is Our #1 Priority!
During the year, opportunities for parents and community members will be posted here. Since school just started – we are working on that list right now! Please feel free to contact us and let us know what talents you have that you can contribute to the school. firstname.lastname@example.org
TriEA Visitor Procedure
In order to maintain a safe environment for scholars, staff and our community, Trinity Environmental Academy (TriEA) conducts criminal records screening on visitors and volunteers who have the potential for indirect or direct contact with our scholars.
All visitors will be in the presence of aTriEA employee at all times.
Everyone on the TriEA campus must have a visible badge of identification. Those that DO NOT have a Paul Quinn College badge or a Trinity Environmental Academy badge must be screened at the main office. All visitors must check in at the main office immediately upon entering any of the TriEA buildings.
All visitors must have a government issued form of identification (–e.g. driver’s license, passport) for screening purposes. Once scanned, the visitor will receive a visitor’s badge that must be worn on their shirt while on campus grounds.
If a person does not have a government issued form of identification, the visitor will not be permitted access to any part of the TriEA campus and must remain in the main office to conduct their business. Once the visitor completes their business, he/she will be escorted out of the building.
Scholar Safety is Our #1 Priority!
Clubs and extra-curricular activities are a way that teachers and passionate leaders from the community can connect with scholars on topics they enjoy. Examples are Cheerleading, Dance, Choir, Robotics, Chess, Decathlons, Theater, etc.
Once these volunteers commit to providing sponsorship for a club to meet at least once a week – we will post the club information here. Please contact Brenda Chapel, our Dean of Scholars for more information – email@example.com.
6th Grade Tutoring Schedule
These are set times in which a scholar can attend tutoring to make up an assignment, retake a test they failed, or attend a “teacher required” tutoring lesson. If tutoring is required by a teacher, they will send a letter home requiring a parent signature – and attendance is not optional for the scholar once agreed between parent and teacher.
Monday – Math/Math Workshop – 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday – ELA/ELA Workshop – 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday – Science/Eco Class – 7:30-7:55am
Tuesday – ELA – 7:30-7:55am
Thursday – Social Studies Class – 4:00-5:00pm
Thursday – Science/Eco Class – 7:30-7:55am
Summer Packets for scholars entering the following grades in 2016-17 due on the first day of school, August 15th (August 11th for 6th Graders):
These packets are assessed because they tie into the lessons at the beginning of the year. Scholars that do not have these complete will be required to stay after school until they are complete in order to get caught up. All returning TriEA scholars received these before the end of the 2015-16 school year. New scholars can download, come up and get a copy, or request that a copy be mailed to them by calling the front office at 972-920-6558.
School Times in 2016-17: School starts at 7:50am each day. The security gates open at 7:15am and close at 7:50am. School ends at 3:10pm for Primary and 3:40pm for Secondary on Mon/Tue and Thu/Fri. The security gates close by 4:15pm. Wednesdays are early release days where Primary ends at 2:00pm and Secondary at 2:30pm. If you have siblings in both, we will hold the Primary scholar until the secondary scholar is released. If you are interested in our Aftercare program, see below for more info.
Dress Code: We ask that scholars wear any shade of green or blue polo. Pants only, no shorts or skirts, dark blue or dark grey. Black shoes, either athletic or casual. Secondary should have a black belt and have their shirt tucked in. Primary shirts can be untucked, but not fall below their wrists. Scholarships to cover the costs are available, so just give us a call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
School Breakfast and Lunch: We want to establish good eating habits by offering low-cost nutritious lunches to children during the school day. We provide a prepared breakfast and lunch meal each day. Breakfast is $2, lunch is $3.25. Parents can qualify for Free or Reduced meals by completing a National School Lunch Program form. E-mail us a email@example.com if we’ve not already given you the form. Meals are not free until the form is completed and certified. Scholars may also bring a healthy sack lunch as well.
Parent Referral Program: For every scholar referral, we will offer a $25 Gift Card to the currently enrolled parent with prior notice. The new scholar just needs to enroll and show up for their first day! Help us make this one of the best schools in Oak Cliff by referring us to your peers, colleagues, and co-workers!
Aftercare Program: For parents who need an option to pick up a little later than our release time, we offer an aftercare program run by school employees. The fee for aftercare is $30/week, paid in advance of the next week. For Wednesday releases only, the cost is $40/month. If you have questions about the program and how to sign up, please e-mail the Aftercare Manager, Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Program: While TriEA appears to be a regular school, we are incorporating strategies from proven research that children learn best when they are outside the four walls of the classroom. While we are required to cover the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and take the STAAR exams just like every public school – we teach scholars the way they want to be taught and learn best. To do this, we are creating our own curriculum under the guidance of Dr. Gerald Lieberman, author of the book Education and the Environment.