Hello Trotter School Family!
After a year and a half of hybrid learning, we are excited to welcome all of our Trotter scholars back into the building this year! The first day of school for grades 1-8 will be September 9, 2021, and all students are learning in-person. The first day of school for kindergarten students will be September 13, 2021. School begins at 7:30 a.m., and all students and staff must continue to wear a mask in the school building and on the school bus. Breakfast begins in the classrooms once students file in at 7:30 a.m.
We will send out a notification for new families to visit the building. Any parent visits to the building are by appointment only. Please feel free to reach out to the administrative team if you have any questions or concerns during the summer months, and follow us on social media for updates. Note: Picture Day will take place on October 8, 2021. See you in September!
A reminder that we remain a uniform school and students are asked to come to school in uniform each day. Please visit Metro School Uniforms at 745 Dudley Street (Nubian Square) if you need uniforms. Walmart and Target also have uniform pants and shirts. Our uniform consists of khaki or navy pants, navy blue/white/baby blue collared shirt, and closed-toe shoes (no shower shoes, flip flops or sandals please)
Our new homeless liaison is Ms. Henderson. Please contact her directly for any food or needs around housing. If you still have any school computers please contact Mr Apperwhite or Mr. Prophete. Emails are below.
Sarita Thomas, Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacy Mark, Director of Instruction - email@example.com
Walter Apperwhite, Manager of Community Partnerships and Family Engagement - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kachine Henderson, School Secretary/Homeless Liaison - email@example.com
Jeff Prophete, Community Field Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME TO THE TROTTER FAMILY
Our Mission is:
At the William Monroe Trotter K-8 School, we hold dear that all students are learners capable of developing critical thought and respectfully working together to create a society where all are welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. As a K-8 school we are committed to ensuring students have developed scholarly habits and leadership skills that allow them to challenge the status quo, learn to use their collective voice and the power of the pen to impact change in their world. We are committed to challenging one another to be greater through our collaboration, reflection and serve as examples for our community!
Our Vision is: The William Monroe Trotter School will exemplify how urban education should work by meeting the diverse needs of students through exceptional teaching, collaboration and leadership. At the Trotter we believe that learning is a lifelong process and that all children must be provided with a high level of instruction, a culture of achievement and opportunities to challenge the status quo. We are committed to not only preparing students to take academic risks but to serve as social justice advocates who believe in themselves and their responsibilities to serve their communities.
William Monroe Trotter K-8 School
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
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School Hours - Grades K0-8:
Monday - Friday
Arrival: 7:30 am*
**Please note there is no supervision prior to 7:30 a.m.
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The William Monroe Trotter School was Edvestor's 2014 School on the Move Winner! The School on the Move Prize is awarded annually to one of Boston's most improving schools to recognize their progress.
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