APRIL NEWSLETTER

Kraft Meadows Middle School

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

I hope everyone had a great spring break and is starting to enjoy the warmer weather. It is hard to believe that we are entering the final month and a half of a very interesting school year! It will be a busy few months for our students in the final push to the end of school. Our 8th grade students will be finishing up their state assessments this week (PSAT & M-Step). Our 7th and 6th grade students will be taking the assessments over the course of the next few weeks. (See dates below) Please encourage your student(s) to finish the year strong with outstanding effort and determination. The end of the school year is often a busy time, so please continue to check our website and your email regarding important dates and information. Also, please note, we will be making determinations regarding year end events (8th grade recognition, etc.) once we have guidance regarding state executive orders, health department recommendations, and administrative decisions. Thank-you for your continued support and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Go Scots!


Steve Uyl


Upcoming Dates:

April 23 - Half Day of School (Dismissal @ 10:50)

April 27 - 7th Grade M-Step Testing (Morning)

April 29 - 7th Grade M-Step Testing (Morning)

May 4 - 6th Grade M-Step Testing (Morning)

May 6 - 6th Grade M-Step Testing (Morning)

May 7 - NJHS Induction (During School Day - Focus & 1st Hour)

May 31 - No School (Memorial Day)

June 4 - Last Day of School



Support Room/COVID Information

We hope that Spring Break was a restful time for you. We are in the last few months of the school year and we are hoping to provide you as much support as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

Due to increasing case rates and variant spread in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated the standard 14‑day quarantine period for individuals who have had close contact with someone with COVID‑19. KCHD is asking schools to follow the recommended 14 day quarantine for school contacts.

It is now a 24-day quarantine for close contacts. So the 10 days of isolation for the positive person + 14 days of quarantine for close contacts. However, we are now trying to work with families if they can truly isolate the positive case, to shorten the quarantine a little bit. So, instead of it being 20 days no matter what, it is 24, but they can work with the investigator to determine if shortening the quarantine is possible.


Your healthcare provider or testing facility may give you different information. Please call the school for the protocol for our district.


Please be sure to keep all family members home if anyone in the household is testing. This includes an Antigen Athletic test!


Please be sure to contact Mrs. Hullinger if anyone is testing, is exposed or any household family member tests positive. This includes an Antigen athletic test!


If you are keeping your child home for any reason, please let Mrs. Hullinger know why and how long.




Dress Code information

As the weather gets warmer, please review our dress code expectations. No spaghetti straps, no short shorts, skirts or dresses and no bare midriffs or cut off shirts. We are also seeing shirts with adult logo's and themes. These are also not appropriate for school.


Medication

Just a reminder, your student may not carry any medication with them at school. All medication must be brought, in the original container, unexpired, to the Support Room. The medication form on the school website must be filled out for your child to take any medication at school.

Athletics

Athletic Director: Angie Stauffer: stauffera@calschools.org

Phone: (616) 891-1380 ext. 7115

Athletic Coordinator @ KMMS: Karen Sundberg: sundbergk@calschools.org

Phone: 891-8649 ext. 2316

Athletic Coordinator @ DLMS: Sheila Swartz: swartzs@calschools.org

Phone: 891-1380 ext 7207


LOOKING AHEAD:


FinalForms will open to take registrations for the 2021-2022 school year on June 1, 2021 for Middle School Athletes. You will need to obtain a new Athletic physical for the 2021-2022 school year. The new physical needs to be dated by the physician after April 15, 2021 to be valid for the 2021-2022 school year.


All student-athletes will again be required to register in our online athletic registration program. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students online. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! You will review your information once per school year to verify the information is correct and sign the forms. Using FinalForms is a one stop shop for the entire registration process. Please use the Athlete Registration link that is provided on the Athletics Homepage and create a new account under the "Parent Login" portion. On the Athletics homepage, you will also see a link for the "Parent Playbook" which gives you step by step instructions through the registration process. You do not need to pay the athletic fee until the season you are registering your athletic for begins. The registration link is: https://caledonia-mi.finalforms.com

There is an Athletic fee of $75.00 per athlete per season, with a $250.00 limit collected per family, per academic year. (Middle School participation fees are separate from high school fees.)


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Congratulations to all of the students who participated in our March Madness Reading Challenge! The following students completed ALL 30 challenges and received all six prizes including a gift card to Barnes and Noble: Mackenzie Anes, Madelyn Anes, Michael Berger, Sarah Berger, Madison Bergs, Cassidy Collins, Scott Coulter, Akaela Daman, Elysa Devries, Sophia Douglass, Larissa Dudicz, Alexa Eden, Karson Giegling, Rhyan Guzman, Catherine Hires, Collin Hires, Alex Hochwarth, Paityn John, Oliva LaHaie, Olivia Langeweg, Landry Mueller, Connor Myers, Addyson Olin, Taven Openshaw, Lauren Parker, Nola Pearson, James Prichard, Benjamin Rewa, Abby Schnurstein, Hannah Sensing, Laife Shuman, Maya-Rose Slosser, Lily Smith, Evelyn Soetaert, Hudsyn Tanner, Summer Tague, Eli Velting, Casey Waters, Karsen Williams, and Ethan White.


Don’t forget our online eBook and audiobook catalog is now available to all Kraft Meadows students through SORA/Overdrive.

Students can access the reading app on their CLEVER page along with all of the other apps they use for school.


Check out our library website for links to SORA, book talks, read alouds, book recommendations and so much more! Have questions? Email Mrs. Alexander at alexandere@calschools.org


https://sites.google.com/calschools.org/kmmslibrarylinks/home

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FOOD SERVICE

Food Service Help Wanted

Caledonia Food Service is looking for help! We are looking for full-time, part-time, and subs. Qualifications are as follows: no experience necessary, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, able to lift up to 35lbs, positive attitude, good time management, and a team player. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply in person at our Food Service District Office located at Duncan Lake Middle School between the hours of 8am & 3pm. Questions, please call 616-891-0227.

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COUNSELOR CORNER

Please contact our Counselor, Kelly Green greenk@calschools.org, 891-8649 Ext. 2101 if you need any more information about any of these opportunities.


Summer Learning Camps offered by GVSU:

https://t.e2ma.net/message/d8oj5e/x3616l


If you have any interest in the ATYP (Academically Talented Youth Program) for your child for the 2021-22 school year, please click here for more information. https://www.kentisd.org/students/atyp/


Did your child enjoy our Yoga during Hybrid Learning? Or is the Anti-anxiety benefits of yoga something you would like to expose your child to? The Yoga Zen of Caledonia is offering Teen Yoga on Saturday, April 24, 11:15-12noon. Sign up at the following link; www.theyogazengr.com


Cool scholarship opportunity for 13+ year olds who like finances and writing!! I KNOW we’ve got some future Entrepreneurs out there! We’ve had fun in Cal Careers this year, haven’t we?? Win $10,000!

http://elink.lmcu.org/m/1/20058387/02-b21091-02c52d925f504be590fc2d2d7e2ea9ac/5/53/9fcd026d-1f84-4cc9-9c22-0c0211f35456


Did you know? All 8th graders will be working on their Career Exploration and updating their Educational Development Plans by attending the Michigan Career Quest on April 21. Click here to learn more about this virtual experience: https://www.micareerquest.org/

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