To say this is shaping up to be a "normal" school year would be a massive understatement!! With so many questions and not enough answers, we are all faced with many uncertainties coming for us and our kiddos this school year. We are all doing our best to wait, see and plan... but while we do that.... various Town departments are gearing up and getting ready for whatever may come this year.
The Town of Trophy Club is getting ready for school .... whatever that looks like! Town staff has spent time preparing for the influx of activity, schedules, and traffic that will come when In-Person learning returns. Safety and mobility remain top priorities for the Town leadership and it’s apparent with all of the school prep projects.
“In Trophy Club we are committed to working hard to keep your most prized possessions safe and mobility fluid when everyone makes their way to the classroom again,” stated Town Manager Steve Norwood.
As school is rapidly approaching, the Streets Division has been trying to keep up with when In-Person learning is going to start for NISD. As of right now, it is scheduled to start on September 14, 2020. Trophy Lakes Academy is set to begin on August 18, 2020. This is according to the latest information the Town has received.
With this information, the Town has set the flashers for group 1 (located on Trophy Club Dr, Bobcat Blvd, and Parkview) and groups 2 and 3 (located on Trophy Club Dr., Trophy Lake Dr., and Village Trl) to start testing on August 13. The Streets Division will make sure that any changes made by either NISD or the state, are reflected on the calendar schedule for the flashers. Here are the details of how the flashers will run for testing, prior to the start of school:
- August 13 -17 – Testing
- August 18 -- Start of school for Trophy Lakes Academy
- August 20 – Start of school for NISD
- September 14 – Start of In-Person learning for NISD
While the Streets Division is hard at work, the Police and Crossing Guard Program is also gearing up for when In-Person school season starts. The School Crossing Guards are dedicated to providing safe bicycle and pedestrian routes to and from school, for elementary, middle, and high school-aged children. The Crossing Guard Program in Trophy Club currently has nine crossing guards covering posts at four schools throughout the Town. The Crossing Guards have polished up on training that included essential crossing guard procedures, information on the health and welfare of guards, proper equipment and uniforms as well as a refresher on what resources are available from the Police and Fire departments to help the guards ensure the children’s safety. Currently, the Town of Trophy Club is looking to add to its Crossing Guard Team! If you are interested in becoming one of our valued TC employees for the school year, please CLICK HERE for more information.
“The Crossing Guards are a critical component to the Police Departments’ child safety program”, said Chief Arata. “So during school zone hours slow down and watch for kids and follow the directions of the crossing guards.”
As the Town of Trophy Club prepares for what this new school year will look like, we hope our residents are also prepped and ready! If not, Hurry up and complete those preparations so you can enjoy these last few weeks of summer in style. The Town Community pool is hailing you to enjoy her refreshing fun asap, HOWEVER, due to the fact that In-Person school won’t start until September 14, 2020, they are extending their season for residents to enjoy. Starting Thursday, Aug 20th, the facility will close on weekdays but will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept 27th. All hours will remain the same. Check out the full pool schedule and get there before time is up. https://www.trophyclub.org/pool
But most importantly Trophy Club, enjoy both the end of summer and beginning of the school year the best way possible in Town….prepped and ready! Let’s do this TC!