Mustang Express

2022-2023 Back-to-School Edition

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Mustang Minute: Welcome Back!

The start of a new school year is an especially exciting time, and I am so delighted to welcome our Mustang kiddos back to school. I can’t wait to see their big smiles, give some hugs and high-fives, and hear about their summer adventures.
This year marks my 20th in education and sixth as elementary principal. I joined the Walled Lake family in January of 2022, and I am honored to be a part of such a dynamic and caring community, and I look forward to serving our students, staff, and community again this year. It's a great day to be a Meadowbrook Mustang!

Follow @MBEMUSTANGS on Twitter to stay connected and catch the greatness that is Meadowbrook.

Go Mustangs!

Jennifer VanWagnen, Principal

(248) 956-2700

Important Dates


8/18: Regular Board Meeting @ 7 PM

8/19: Elementary Class Assignments Posted on Skyward after 4 PM (Must Complete Back-To-School Registration "Packet" to view class assignment)

8/22-8/26: Bus Routes Posted in Skyward Family Access

8/25: Meet & Greet 3-4 PM, PTA Celebration until 5 PM

8/29: First Day of School for Students (Full Day Grades 1-5, Half Day Staggered Start for Kindergarten)


9/2: No School

9/5: No School-Labor Day

9/7: PTA Meeting @ 6 PM (Meadowbrook Media Center), Childcare Provided

9/13: Curriculum Night @ 6 PM, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten | 6:30 PM, 1st grade | 7 PM, 2nd grade

9/14: Curriculum Night @ 6 PM, 3rd grade | 6:30 PM, 4th grade | 7 PM, 5th grade

9/20: Half Day of School, Staff Professional Development

9/20: LAYA Taste of the Lakes @ 5:00 PM

9/23: Walled Western Homecoming, Meadowbrook students invited

9/26: No School- Rosh Hashanah


10/4:PTA Meeting @ 9 AM (Meadowbrook Staff Lounge)

10/5: No School-Yom Kippur

10/6: Student Count Day

10/6: Picture Day

10/14: PTA Sponsored

10/19-10/21: 5th Grade Overnight Camp

10/21: Walled Western Annual Pink Out Game, Meadowbrook students invited

10/28: Trunk or Treat

10/31: Half Day of School (Staff Professional Development)

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All Families MUST Complete the Online Back to School Registration Packet

Each school year, parents/guardians must complete our back-to-school “packet” on Skyward Family Access (also referred to as registration).

This is different from enrollment and is required for both new and previous students. Online registration is when parents/guardians update student information, emergency contacts, and provide other necessary information.

The registration window will open August 1, 2022 and must be completed prior to August 19, 2022 in order to see your child’s classroom assignment. Click on the link below to get started!

For bilingual assistance, contact Kallee Iverson at or (248) 956-2093.

A Skyward Family Access parent account is required to complete the Online Back-to-School Packet. To acquire a new or lost parent account code, email or call (248) 956-2190. Include ALL of the following information in the body of your message.

  • Guardian name

  • The name of each child in the district and school they attend

  • Guardian's email address that is currently on file with the district

  • Daytime phone number

Questions and Support

  • If you still have issues, contact Include your name, the student's name, and the specific question you have.

Back-to-School Family Access Packet

MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL STUDENTS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. You will not receive your child's classroom placement until the Family Access Packet is complete.


All new families should complete the online enrollment process ASAP. You will receive an email confirmation once your enrollment has been processed.

It is very IMPORTANT that new families enroll ASAP. Each new enrollment impacts class sizes and the number of sections per grade. If you know of any families in the Meadowbrook attendance area with incoming kindergarten or new students, please encourage them to register ASAP.

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Student Services at 248-956-2085 or 248-956-2086. You can also contact our main office for help.

Kindergarten Information Page

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS - Please make sure you are registered for Kindergarten. All information is linked below and our team is ready to help with whatever you may need!

Suggested School Supply Lists

Please click on the link below to view the Suggested School Supply List by grade level.

Food Service Update - Breakfast & Lunch for 2022-23

During the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast and lunch will NO LONGER BE FREE for ALL students. It will only be free (or reduced) for those who qualify.

Congress voted not to extend the waiver which provided free breakfast and free lunch for all students. The waiver ended June 30, 2022.

Your family may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. You can complete a free and reduced lunch application during registration in August.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below

Breakfast costs

  • $1.50 for Elementary
  • $1.75 for Middle/High School

Lunch costs

  • $3.00 for Elementary
  • $3.25 for Middle/High School

If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

Your family may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Reduced-price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now. You can complete the online free and reduced meal application located in Family Access once registration is open.

This free and reduced meal application information is critical in determining the amount of money that the District receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology
  • Pandemic-EBT

Our food service department is asking families to complete and submit the free and reduced meal application as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential.

Please contact Anne Merchant at 248-956-3081 or at with questions.

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Authorization to Administer Medication Form

If your child needs to have medication administered at school, parents must complete an AUTHORIZATION to ADMINISTER MEDICATION FORM.

Please click on the link to view. Print out and complete the form. Please drop it off at our main office as soon as possible. You can also email it to our secretaries Jennifer Schloegl or Kellan Watkins.

Jennifer Schloegl -

Kellan Watkins-

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance


If your child is injured while at school, all costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians. As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.

2. No insurance.

This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.

TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (with Visa or MasterCard) at and then follow directions at *Find Your School*.

All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.

We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.

K-5 Prime Time Care Registration For 2022-2023 Is Open!


1. To start using Prime Time Care on the first day of school, your registration must submitted no later than August 22, 2022. If it is done after this date, you will be given a new start date via email.

2. There is NO half day Prime Time Care for Kindergarten on the first day of school. If your child is attending AM Kindergarten, they may only use Prime Time in the AM. If your child is attending PM Kindergarten, they may only use Prime Time in the PM.

3. If you have ANY (Prime Time, Summer Care, Chromebooks, Food Service, Athletic Fees, etc.) outstanding balances in the district, your Prime Time registration will not be processed until your balance is paid.

All parents are required to complete the online registration process each year for Prime Time Care.

You will need your Skyward Family Access login. If you do not have one or do not remember your password, you will need to obtain one. Go to:, click "Skyward" at the top, then click "Skyward Family Access Login" and click “forgot password” and enter your email.

To register: log into using your Skyward Family Access login information. Your login is CASE SENSITIVE. If you cannot remember your password and have to reset it, You must wait 24 hours after changing your Skyward Family Access password before attempting to use the new password in the Prime Time Registration Portal.

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Classroom Placement and Release of Class Lists: August 19th after 4:00 PM

Classroom/teacher assignments will be posted on Skyward Family Access after 4:00 PM on August 19th. Please remember that our top priority is to develop balanced classrooms that will give all of our children the best opportunity for success this year. Our staff worked extremely hard on classroom placement throughout the Spring and Summer. Thank you for trusting us with this important process.

  • Once class assignments are posted on Skyward on the 19th, we will not make changes.

  • Please plan on logging into Skyward Family Access after 4:00 PM on August 19th.

  • Directions are linked below .

Meet & Greet - Thursday, August 25

We hope you are able to join us for our Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 25th from 3:00-4:00 PM. Classrooms will be open and students will be able to meet the Meadowbrook staff, drop off school supplies and enjoy popsicles on the playground provided by our PTA. The Meadowbrook PTA will be available to assist with PTA membership questions, as well. The Meadowbrook office will also be open during this time if you need to drop off medications for your child with a completed Authorization to Administer Medication Form (Linked Below).

***Please Note: Teachers first required work day is 8/24 and they will be engaged in professional learning for the majority of the day. I have assured teachers that it is NOT the expectation that classrooms are completely ready for the Meet & Greet. Thank you for understanding!

Join Us for Curriculum Night

Each year we encourage our families to attend Curriculum Night, as this is an important opportunity to learn about what your child's educational journey will look like this year. Please see the dates and times below.
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Connect With Us

Jennifer VanWagnen


Kellan Watkins

Principal's Secretary:

Jennifer Schloegl

Building Secretary:

Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 248-956-2700

Attendance: 248-956-2790