GPPSS Update

September 14, 2021

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Board Meeting Summary

The Board of Education formally approved a multi-year contract with the GPEA teachers’ union at their regular meeting last night! This also means we have a school calendar through 2022-23. Other action items included approval of the minutes from the August 23 meetings and approval of the human resources report.

In addition to these action items, the board heard presentations on:

Previewed for action at their next regular meeting September 27, were the 2021 Tax Rate Request, and revised changes to Bylaw 0167.3 so those making public comments at board meetings would not need to share their street number, just their city of residence.

Back to School Nights

Back to School Nights continue this week! They provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet your building principals and teachers and learn about upcoming events and ways to get involved. Look for more specific information from your school’s office.

9/14 - Barnes, Maire

9/15 - Defer

9/16 - Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South

9/23 - Richard

Register today for Fall Swim

Registration is open for GPPSS Fall swim offerings. Visit the Swim Programs section of the district website to register. Classes start soon!

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USDA waiver continues for free school lunches

There is another USDA waiver in place for this school year that allows all students to eat for free. However, we are still accepting and processing free and reduced lunch applications through K12 as these numbers impact the amounts the district receives in federal grants. Last year there were also pandemic EBT benefits that families were eligible for if they qualified for free and reduced lunch through either direct certification or an approved application. Unfortunately, some families missed out on these benefits because they didn’t apply. If you think you might be eligible, please submit a free and reduced meal application so if other Federal or State benefits become available throughout the year, you will be set to receive those.

School lunch menus

Families can view the daily menu items for school lunches by visiting our website and clicking on the Meals & Nutrition button and choosing “menus”. Menus are also available on our app under “Resources for Parents & Staff.”

Uploading student COVID vaccine card

All eligible students can upload their COVID vaccine card using the MiStar Parent Portal by following the directions linked here. According to quarantine guidelines from the Wayne County Health Department, any student who is fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact to a COVID positive individual. Uploading your student’s vaccine card will help the district quickly identify those students who will not be required to quarantine. Thank you!

Bell Schedules


9/24 - Grosse Pointe North’s Homecoming Parade – Friday, Sept. 24

9/27 - Board of Education Meeting - Brownell Multipurpose Room, 7 p.m.

10/8 - Grosse Pointe South’s Homecoming Parade – Friday, Oct. 8

10/22 - Community Tailgate Celebration (GPN vs GPS football game at GPS) – Friday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

11/7 - District Open House – Sunday, Nov. 7, 12-2 p.m.


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