Panther Pulse

June 17, 2022

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News from Parcells Middle School

Wishing you and your family a great summer!

Ken Milch, Principal

Debbie Redlin, Assistant Principal

Samantha McGrath, Assistant Principal

Nick Symonette, Interim Assistant Principal

Preparing for the 2022-23 School Year

Plans are already underway for the 2022-23 school year at Parcells. We'll send informatio to our Panther families about registration in August.

Please be aware that for fall 2022, middle school students are expected to store belongings (coats and backpacks) in lockers, and may not carry backpacks in the building. It will be acceptable for students to carry a purse, fanny pack, or laptop/Chromebook case.

Chromebook turn in

Reminder to Parcells students and families: if you have a school issued Chromebook it must be turned in. We began device collection last Friday June 10th.

Grosse Pointe North Football!

Check out the information below for our future Norsemen interested in playing football at Grosse Pointe North High School!
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GPN Volleyball

Incoming Freshmen interested in playing volleyball at GP North in the fall please see below for information about summer gym/weight room times.

Here is a sign up genius for the girls to enter the days they are available this is for the entire summer! Please sit down in the next few days and fill this out with your athlete. Coaches are taking time away from family to plan these activities, if we do not get a good turnout, we will unfortunately have to cancel.

Coach Chelsea will run AM Tues/Thurs/Fri workouts

Coach Paula & Liz will run PM Mon/Wed workouts

Returning Varsity/Incoming Juniors this is HIGHLY recommended 5 days a week! Also, those of you that can not make it, I always have workout plans for you to do at home, on vacation etc.

Times, Days, and Events Change so make sure you are aware of what you are signing up for. I apologize for that, we are trying to work around other fall sports schedules for the weight room. Please note, open gyms will be at St. Joan of Arc, although camp is still at Parcells.

"Dead period" is July 4-8 and Aug 1-5. Make sure to get physicals and gold cards before tryouts Aug 8th.

Thank you!!!

Any questions please send me an email

Chelsea Brozo

Summer Sports Camps

Here's news about Grosse Pointe North Summer Sports Camps for North-end families. There are many options for elementary and middle school students!
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SUMMER CONNECTIONS 2022: Registration is open NOW!


Summer Connections 2022 has opened registration to all GPPS students. There is something for everyone. There are three 2 week sessions in the summer and MANY exciting enrichment classes, including the core grade level math and English enrichment classes. Here is the link to the course selections: Summer Connections Course Descriptions

Please take a look and consider signing up ASAP as courses do fill up on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please email the Summer Connections coordinators. Summer Connections Coordinators are Katie Parent and Kevin Shubnell

MI Backpack Home Tests

An At-Home COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program for K–12 Settings


MI Backpack Enrollment Form


MI Backpack Home Tests is a voluntary program offered by MDHHS for Michigan K–12 students, educators, staff, and their families who want an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. Every person enrolled in the program will receive one at-home COVID-19 test “kit,” which includes 2 at-home tests. MDHHS will provide the kits and educational materials, and schools will distribute the kits to students and staff who choose to enroll. There is no obligation to participate.


K–12 students, teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, teaching aides, and non-instructional staff are all eligible to opt into this program through their participating school or district.


Please note, test kits will be distributed starting the week of May 9, 2022, to students and staff who enroll in the program. Please read the process for distribution of the kits below:

  1. Survey Completed and submitted (This is an Opt-In only program)

  2. Office Staff will be notified of Enrollment (kits will not be given if not on enrollment list).

  3. Office Staff will distribute test kits as follows:

  • Elementary - on Friday’s to classroom teachers to place in backpacks

  • Middle School - Every Thursday students may pick up their tests from the main office during their Advisory Hour

  • High School - Every Thursday students may pick up their test from the main office during 3rd Hour

Participants will then be able to test themselves, or other family members right at home.


Layering prevention measures, like masking, testing, distancing, and ventilation, help create a safer environment for learning and keep kids, staff, and families safer. This pilot program offers one more tool—at-home testing—to help create that environment.

Any staff member or student that has symptoms of COVID-19 should still be isolated at home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes.


Information on the MI Backpack program - Click Here

Link to obtain a Covid Test - Click Here