August Update

Back-to-School Newsletter

Principal's Message

Greetings Lowell Families,

I hope that this newsletter finds you enjoying a fun, healthy, and safe summer season! We are looking forward to seeing you and your family soon.

The 2021-2022 school year will be a year of coming together. There will be many opportunities to do just that starting this month! When we do come together for events such as Meet-Your-Teacher/Back-to-School Night, it is important to continue to acknowledge a person's personal space, proper hygiene, and health and safety, such as staying home when you are not feeling well. It is our goal to remain open with a high attendance rate of students and staff throughout the coming year. It will take our Lowell community to make this happen.

In the spirit of coming together, please take a look at the dates of important events offered below. We hope to see you at these events, including our PTO meetings! These meetings are a great time to meet other families, hear from students, and share your voice.

As always, please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions that come about. We are looking forward to seeing your child(ren) soon at Lowell!

In Partnership-

Laurie Pogorzelski


August/September Dates to Remember

Jump Start 4K - August 12, 9-12pm & Jump Start 5K - August 19, 9-12pm

Optional morning for incoming 4K and 5K students to experience a shortened version of a Kindergarten Day with teachers and peers. Registration is through Enrollment at District Office. Please see the link below.

Meet-Your-Teacher/Back-to-School Night - August 25th 5:30-6:30pm

Visit your classroom to drop off supplies and say hello to your teachers!

First Day of School - September 1

No School - September 6, Labor Day

Picture Day - September 8, 9:00-3:00pm

More information will be coming!

PTO Meeting - September 21, 6:30-8pm

Curriculum Night - September 23, 5:30-6:30pm

Staff will be sharing important information about the grade level. Watch for an invitation from your child(rens) teachers.

Future Dates to Remember - "At a Glance" - Events will be added, as they are planned!

October 19 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

October 27 - Early Release (1:40pm)

October 28/29 - No School

November 11 & 17 - Conferences (4-7pm)

November 16 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

November 24-26 - No School

December 21 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

December 23-31 - Winter Break

January 17 - No School

January 18 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

January 24 - No School

February 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

February 17 - Early Release (1:40pm)

February 18 - No School

March 3 - Conferences (4-7pm)

March 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

March 21-27 - Spring Break

April 15-18 - No School

May 17 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

May 27 - Early Release (1:40pm)

May 30 - No School, Memorial Day

June 9 - Last Day!

PTO Events

Our Lowell PTO has planned a number of family engagement activities throughout the year. Some of these activities include festivals, dances, cookie decorating, bowling, Culver's Nights and much more! Gathering together as a school community is great way to make new friends, become involved and learn more about what makes Lowell so special! Please watch for more information regarding these wonderful events.

School Hours

8:30-8:40am Drop Off (Last bell is at 8:40)

Please do not drop your child(ren) off prior to 8:30. There is no supervision!

Arriving after 8:40am? Have your child come through the main entrance and check in.

Before/After School Care is available through the Park and Rec. Please contact the school office for more information.

3:40pm Dismissal

Please utilize the loop driveway off of Michigan Avenue for Grades K5-5. As always, your patience is appreciated during these busy arrival/dismissal times!

New Staff at Lowell

Grade 1 - Ms. Karrels (New section added - We now have 3, 1st Grades.)

Grade 5 - Ms. Greger (Replacing Ms. Creasey who is now an Instructional Coach in SDW)

Special Education - Mr. Kocher (Returning from virtual teaching)

Secretary - Ms. Beckey Griffey (Replacing Jamie - Now at the high school)

School Supplies

Please visit the Lowell website under "For Families". Supplies are listed in the "Parent Resources" area of the website. There is also a School Supply link that you can access directly from the Lowell homepage.

To Do's for August

  1. Complete the online registration in Infinite Campus. The Parent Portal Link is on our District website. Visit The link is provided below. This must be done every year, for each child in the family.
  2. K5-5th Grade - Pay School Fees $85.00 ($60 materials and $25 technology), 4K is $25.00.
  3. Complete the Medication Authorization Form if needed. The link is provided below.
  4. Review with your child the door where they will line up (See below).

Entry/Exit Student Doors

4K - Door 4

5K - Door 2

Grade 1 - Door 7

Grade 2 - Door 7

Grade 3 - Door 8

Grade 4 - Door 8

Grade 5 - Door 10


Class Lists

  • All class lists will be shared through Infinite Campus after August 20.
  • The lists for 4K and 5K will also be posted on the doors for those that registered for the Jump Start Programs. You can view these Kindergarten lists as you enter the building that morning.