Borland Elementary

Family Newsletter - August 2021

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! There has been a lot happening here at Borland as we are getting things prepared for the students to walk in the door. Teachers are busy setting up classrooms, our amazing custodians have been cleaning the building from top-to-bottom and the construction crew has been working on updating windows and doors, replacing old carpet and lockers, as well as a complete revamp of our media center! We are almost ready to welcome students in!

Our Back-to-School mailing was sent out last week! There are many important pieces of information in that packet, including your child's placement for the school year. I know the students get so excited for this to come in the mail!

Upcoming Important Dates

Open House Tuesday, 8/24 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

1st Day of School Monday, 8/30 8:40 AM – 3:35 PM

No School Friday, 9/3 – Monday 9/6

Picture Day Thursday, 9/16

School Supply List

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Bus Routes

At the beginning of every school year, your child’s bus stop automatically defaults back to your home address. Therefore, if your child will be riding the bus to a location other than your home address (a sitter, grandparents, etc.), you must fill out a “Request for Bus Change” form and return it to the office ASAP so the change can be made. Please remember that Imlay City Schools abides by the “One Stop Bussing” policy. If you have any questions regarding our bussing policy, please feel free to contact us.

Our transportation department has a link on the website to check your child’s bus routes for the school year. The page is: The routes for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted by the end of the day on August 13th.

As a reminder, it is still a mandate that students who ride the bus wear a face mask.

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There is a change to our instructional day for the 2021-2022 school year. Borland hours are now 8:40 – 3:35. Students can enter the building at 8:30 AM each morning, and breakfast will continue to be served in the classroom. Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to learn at 8:40 each morning.

Peanut Restriction Policy

Borland continues to be a peanut-restricted building. Individuals with severe peanut allergies can have life-threatening reactions from even a small amount of peanut or peanut oils/residue left on a surface. Any exposure to peanuts may cause a serious reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we ask that you do not send any peanut or peanut containing products to school with your child. Our peanut restriction will be enforced before, during and after school hours.

When deciding if a particular item is safe to bring to school, please use these helpful tips:

It is OKAY to bring if the food label says:

· “Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts”

· “Processed on a machine that also processes peanuts”

It is NOT OKAY to bring if the food label says:

· “May contain traces of peanuts”

· “Contains peanuts”

· “May contain peanuts”

How to sign up for Phone Calls/Texts/Emails from the school:

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