The Grizzly News

December 2021

School Hours

Drop Off 9:05 AM

Start Bell 9:10 AM

Dismissal Bell 3:55 PM

Half-Day Dismissal 12:10 PM

Students are not to be dropped off before 9:05 AM unless enrolled in our Champions Before School Program.

Breakfast will be in the classroom beginning at 9:10 AM

Warm December Greetings

It is hard to believe we are in December already. We hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving break. Our Gudith staff is hard at work these last few weeks before winter break. There is a lot of fun and learning planned as we wrap up 2021!

As we approach the holiday season, it is important to be cognizant of the diversity that exists within our school and we ask that we celebrate the spirit of the holidays. The concepts of giving and kindness should not be reserved for this time only but should be celebrated all year long!

We would like to wish our Gudith families a healthy and happy holiday season! We hope that you are able to find time to enjoy these upcoming holidays. Stay safe!

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Gudith Parent FAQ

Click here to access a FAQ Parent Guide. Your one-stop quick reference for the upcoming school year!


Where did fall go???

The temperatures have dropped and the weather will start getting cold very soon. Please make sure your children have proper attire for the cold temps. We will be going outside unless temperatures are below "feels Like" 20 degrees or the weather is hazardous (ice or large amounts of snow) on the playground. Proper attire is required to play in the snow (hats, boots, and gloves). We will be going outside, even if it is snowing.

Please consider writing your child’s name on their winter gear. We find many items every day and are able to return them if they have a name. When there is no name, it goes to lost and found, and unfortunately, very few items are ever claimed.

If your child is in need of assistance in obtaining warmer clothing, coats, hats, mittens/gloves, etc..., please contact the main office at 734-783-5386

Save the Date!

December 13th PTO Meeting

December 19th - January 2nd Winter Break. School Resumes on January 3, 2022

Warrior Trade School Store

The Warrior Trade school store at Woodhaven High School will be open all day on December 16 from 9:00-8:00 pm for Holiday Shopping. During the school day check-in at the main office with your ID. Between 2:30-8:00, you can enter through the cafeteria entrance.

Customers can also email orders to to be picked up. You can check out the wide variety of merchandise the store offers at

The Warrior Trade will also be open Mon.-Wed. and Friday from 9:00-1:00 each day.

Big picture

Grizzlies This Month

I'm The Gingerbread Man (Mrs. Machlik's Class)

We had our Gingerbread activities come to an end yesterday, with the baking of our gingerbread cookies. They ran away from Ms. Lisa's oven and led us all on a scavenger hunt. Luckily, they ran back to our classroom, and just in time. We needed a snack! They were delicious!

First Grade Virtual Author Visit

First graders got a chance to meet author Tara Lazar in a virtual visit on December 8. The classes have been reading a variety of Ms. Lazar’s books, including Bloop, Little Red Gliding Hood, and 7 Ate 9. The author read her new book, answered some student questions, and showed us the new Bloop plushy! It was a fun and informative visit.

Balloon's Over Broadway - Mrs. McNamee

Before Thanksgiving break, my class read a book, "Balloons Over Broadway" by Melissa Sweet. They learned about the history of the Macy's Day Parade. Then, they did a STEM activity where they designed their own balloons. Students had to come up with a way to make their balloon "float" using popsicle sticks and straws. Then, we put a picture of Broadway on our board and we had our own classroom parade! We took a video of our parade and posted it on Seesaw and Class Dojo.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Social and emotional learning

Kindness in the classroom - Inclusiveness

INCLUSIVENESS means including others, inviting them in, and welcoming them with open arms.

The focus in our Inclusiveness theme is on exploring ways to include others through kindness, regardless of differences.

Filling Our Homes With Inclusivness

This month, we are going to focus on being more inclusive in our families. Maybe it seems a silly thing to think about (of course we include our family!), but sometimes we take those closest to us for granted. We are not as intentional as we should be about inviting them into our lives or welcoming them with all of their wonderful, unique qualities

The zones of regulaiton

Gudith Staff and Student will be participating in The Zones of Regulation curriculum, which are lessons to help them gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for a specific situation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in.
Big picture
Big picture

WBSD technology 1:1 program

At WBSD, we are committed to providing equitable access to technology. By equipping each student with a high-quality device, we hope to strengthen learning and engagement by fostering critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication beyond the classroom. To learn more about the 1:1 Technology Initiative review the links below.
Big picture

wbsd - now hiring

We’re pleased to announce that our team is growing and we’re looking to hire several positions, including paraprofessionals, athletic coaches, and security monitors. To apply, please visit and click on Departments -> Human Resources -> Apply Online

Grizzlies Stay Health and Stay Safe


To prevent transmission of diseases, please keep your child at home when any of these symptoms are present: 

  • Not feeling well – overall tired or listless 
  • Temperature over 100 degrees. The student should be fever-free for a period of 24 hours without medication before returning to school. 
  • Continuous or severe productive cough, especially when coughing green or yellow phlegm
  • Runny nose with fever – especially green or yellow mucus 
  • Red eyes with drainage 
  • Vomiting – Keep home for 24 hours after the last episode 
  • Diarrhea – Keep home for 24 hours after the last episode 
  • Any undiagnosed skin rash
  • Any know infectious disease under treatment
You will be called to pick your child up from school if any of the above symptoms exist.

Update parent connect

Parents, you now have the ability to access Parent Connect and edit your phone number, email address, and emergency contact information. Address changes will still continue to be processed at the Board of Education.

Here's a quick instructional guide - Parent Connect Updates

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures

Lunch/Materials Drop Off

Please drop off lunches and/or other materials in the main office. Please make sure that any item(s) left are clearly labeled with the student's name, teacher, and grade.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Dear Gudith Families,

At Gudith, it is our goal to create a climate and culture where all our students, parents, and teachers feel safe and secure in and around our school. This safe and secure feeling must extend out into the parking lot before and after school. The parking lot at Gudith School is a very busy place. With the close proximity of the parking lot to the school, it is important that we all follow these pick-up and drop-off expectations to ensure the safety of all our students.


• Using the drop-off lane – KISS AND GO ZONE

SINGLE LANE OF TRAFFIC – The second lane will be coned off!

- Use the whole lane to drop off.

- Pull up next to the curb to let your student out of the PASSENGER SIDE ONLY!

- Students are not permitted to walk past parked or moving cars unescorted.

• Escorting your student from the parking lot

- Park your car in a legal spot in the parking lot

- Walk your student to their line-up location to ensure a safe crossing from the parking lot.


• Using the pick-up lane

- Single Lane of traffic – The second lane will be coned off!

- Use the whole lane for pick-up

- Pull up next to the curb so that your student enters your vehicle on the


- Pull forward when able

- If need, dive back around to allow for traffic flow

• Escorting your student to your car

- Park your vehicle in a legal spot in the lot

- Exit your vehicle and walk to the designated pick up locations by grade level

- Assist your student(s) as they cross through the lot.

- Do not call your students to your car

Early Pick Up

  • Please come into the office to sign out your student!

  • Anyone who picks up your child MUST be on your Emergency Contact List.

    • You can update your emergency contacts by logging into Parent Portal.

  • If you must pick up your student early, plan to pick them up prior to 3:30 pm, however, every effort should be made to alleviate this growing issue by honoring the school schedule.

Attendance Counts

Children can only thrive in school if they are present in school. Listed below are our definitions of and policies about attendance.

Absence—any day that a student misses school. REMOTE OR IN-PERSON

  • Late arrivals - After 10:00 am the student will be marked absent for the morning.

  • Early Dismissal - before 3:00 pm in the student will be marked absent for the PM.

Excused AbsenceAny medically documented absence, funeral days, or court date will not be counted against the student.

Excessive Absences:

  • If a child accumulates 10 absences in a school year, the building administrator will send a letter to inform the parent/guardian

  • If the child reaches 15 absences in a school year the building administrator will inform the local police department of a potential truancy issue.

  • The police department will then contact or visit the child’s home to discuss the truancy with the parents.

  • If the absences reach 20 in a school year, according to law, referrals must be made to the Local Police Department and possibly, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

*Parents are encouraged not to take their children out of school for vacations. Vacation days are considered unexcused.

TARDIESarrives late for leaves early from school and missing LESS than 55 minutes of school time

Birthday Celebrations

Due to health and safety guidelines, birthday treats are not allowed at this time. We will do our best to celebrate our students’ special days.

Big picture