SLCS District Update

May 20, 2021

Note from the Superintendent

Greetings SLCS Families and Staff Members,

We continue to be amazed by the great work of our SLCS students, whether it occurs in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic field, or in the community.

At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, members of the Bartlett Robotics team stole the show with their enthusiastic presentation highlighting a web app they designed called Robo Bears Rumble. Their challenge was to identify a problem linked to people not being active enough and develop a solution. Robo Bears Rumble is a web app game using fun activities in safe spaces already in our community, like parks, libraries, and walking trails. The game encourages healthful, safe activity just by being outdoors in all seasons. Players get exercise by going to the different locations in the community. Points and badges can be earned along the way. Last year in the state competition the team scored 3rd place out of 64 of the best teams in our state. Check it out at this link.

Despite the Covid Pandemic, TEAM 3641, The Flying Toasters, our own combined high school competition robotics team was able to continue to meet (virtually until in-person was available), develop upgrades and presentations, video performances, and compete virtually for this partial season. They quickly adapted and learned to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual and in-person setting. Recently, Team 3641 was selected for the Quality Award, which celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication, in the INFINITE RECHARGE℠ at Home Challenge for the Arsenic Group. .The Arsenic Group is the name of a division competing at the world level, meaning they competed against teams from all over the world!

We are excited to announce the appointment of two administrators. Jackie Bury will fill the principal vacancy at Centennial Middle School. Mrs. Bury has many strengths and diverse experience as a leader and educator. She has successfully held numerous roles since joining the district in 2012. These include 6th Grade ELA teacher, ELA Department Facilitator, and Subject Area Committee Member. In addition, Mrs. Bury has been serving as an assistant principal shared between CMS and MMS for the past two years. She has been the interim principal at CMS since early March and done an excellent job in this capacity.

In addition, Mr. Matt Naudi will serve as the assistant principal of Hardy Elementary School. Mr. Naudi has been with SLCS since 2008 and served in a number of capacities including elementary and secondary physical education teacher, coach, and administrative intern. He has established himself as a strong and positive leader at Hardy over the past two years. He works tirelessly each day to build and foster relationships with students, parents, and staff. Mr. Naudi supports all aspects of the school program and looks forward to continuing to do so in the role of assistant principal.


SLCS Strong!


Steven P. Archibald

Emergency Broadband Event

If you or someone you know could benefit from a reduced cable/internet bill learn more here.

Secondary Families

High School Summer School Credit Recovery Program - High School families will be sent a Skylert later this evening with the registration form and information about the program. If your child is in need of credit recovery, you must fill out this form to register your child. Please note that students who are registered must attend all sessions and pass the course to earn recovery credits. Seats are first-come, first-served, and you will receive a confirmation email letting you know if you have been officially registered or placed on a waiting list. There is no cost for this program for students this year.


Middle School Summer Jump-Start Program - More information about this program, along with registration materials will be sent to families of middle school students next week. The dates for this program are August 3-5th and 10-12th, and the sessions will run from 8:30-11:30 AM each day. There will be limited seats for this program so registration will be first-come, first-served as well. There is no cost to families for this program this year.

Food Service

Lunch will be offered, free, to all students who are attending in person class.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Meals are set up as a “Grab and Go” with choices of hot or cold entrees. A free meal consists of entrée, fruit, vegetable and milk.


Wednesday’s Lunch is offered as a “Take Home” to all students every Tuesday. Students can stop by outside the cafeteria on Tuesday’s after school to pick up Wednesday lunch and 5 breakfasts.


Tuesday “Take Home” meals consist of:

(5) Breakfast, (5) Juice and (5) 8oz Milk

(1) Lunch, (1) Fruit, (1) Vegetable and (1) 8oz Milk



Ala Carte Milk: .50 cents (Milk is only free with a school lunch.)


Supply Chain Struggles: Menu is subject to change, if product is not available from the manufacturer. Menu items will be replaced with something similar or a different item.


Menu is located on the District Website under the Food Service Department.


Food distribution is available for all students not attending in person class, whether 100% virtual or quarantined, on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 at South Lyon High School door 11.


P-EBT cards have been mailed out to families that qualify. Question & Answer Sheet, along with Help Desk phone number and email address are posted on the District Website under Food Service. Please direct questions to the MDHHS Help Desk

(833) 905-0028.

P-EBT cards are issued to families who are Free/Reduced through Direct Certification or have a current Free/Reduced application on file for SY 2020 - 2021. Families can fill-out a Free/Reduced form on-line via the District website or email a signed, hard copy to myers-trentc@slcs.us.

Transportation

Reminder that students will need to keep their face mask on during the entire ride to/from school.

Students are assigned a seat by the driver. When possible, they will be seated with a sibling. It is possible students may be seated with someone they do not know.

Drivers will try to space students out, however there are some routes where social distancing is not possible. It is important to use hand sanitizer and keep face mask on the entire ride to/from school.

Remember to not send your student on the bus/to school if they are showing symptoms of illness.

Note: In regards to bus drivers wearing face masks - there may be situations where it is not safe for the bus driver to wear a facial covering. If it hinders their driving in any way, they are allowed to pull it down.

Section 504 & Special Education Medical Conditions

Each year the SLCS Special Education Department processes hundreds of medical care plans for students. Here’s a quick look at the medical numbers for the 2020-2021 school year:



NUMBER OF STUDENTS WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS 2020-21


ASTHMA: 82


DIABETES TYPE 1 & 2: 29


LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES: 290


SEIZURES: 35




Two quick reminders:

  1. Medications need to be picked up from your child’s building at the end of the year; and

  2. Remember that Emergency Medical Care Plans expire at the end of the school year. All 2021-2022 forms must be dated after July 1, 2021.

Wellness: Mental Health

Today is the first #MentalHealthAction Day. Take a moment today to take action on your own mental health. From taking a yoga class to reaching out to a friend, taking action on your mental health can be easy. If you don’t know where to start, take action at MentalHealthIsHealth.us, a new resource designed to help those just getting started on their mental health journey.

SLCS Shout-Out

Stephanie Anderson, Centennial Middle School clerk, deserves a shout-out simply because she is amazing! She faces any challenge head on and has shown remarkable strength of character, resiliency and she shows up every day with a smile, ready to take on the day. CMS is lucky to have her!


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World Record Attempt

All SLCS students are invited to participate in a World Record attempt on Wednesday, June 9th at 2:45 PM! We will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people cooking online simultaneously as we make chocolate cereal bars while in Google Meets! You can learn more at: http://bit.ly/WorldRecordInvitation