The ECC Extra

Addams Early Childhood Center Family Newsletter

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Updates-- Week of June 6, 2022

This will be my last newsletter for the school year. Many of our programs have wrapped up for the year and any program specific news will be shared directly via email. For those families continuing with us next year, enjoy the summer and see you in the the fall! For those families moving on to kindergarten, developmental kindergarten or other adventures, enjoy your summer and good luck!


Thank you for sharing your children with us this year. Thank you also for your patience as we continued navigating through a pandemic with a school completing renovations and working through staffing shortages! Our office remains open all summer. If you have questions please reach out anytime.


Have a wonderful summer,

Mrs. Truesdell

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Come join in the family-friendly fun! Downtown Royal Oak (Troy & 3rd St.) Sunday June 19th 4-8:00 PM. Click here for more details!

Crossing Guards Needed!

Please follow this link if you interested in learning more about becoming a crossing guard

Royal Oak Schools Website Survey

Royal Oak Schools is working towards a website that is more user-friendly with a fresh look and new features. This survey will help us in understanding what our stakeholders feel are the most important aspects of a school district website.


Please use this link to access the survey.

Free Elementary School-aged Summer School

Once again Royal Oak Schools is offering two summer school sessions for free. This is a great way to continue to learn and grow over the summer months. For more information, please click here.

Royal Oak Summer Camps

Registration for Royal Oak Schools Summer Camps and Activities opens on April 1. You can register your child for basketball camp, fundamentals, tennis, soccer, softball, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, volleyball, and future Ravens football camp.You must send your registration form to Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak 48073, Attention Athletic Department, or email the registration form to pam.moore@royaloakschools.org to be registered.


Online payment does not act as registration for a camp. The registration form must be completed and sent in or emailed. Please include the t-shirt size for your child on the registration form. Registration begins on Friday, April 1.


Click on this link for more information.

Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Kindergarten/developmental kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year has begun. Royal Oak Schools processes new student enrollments online at www.royaloakschools.org Click on the "Enrollment" tab and then "How to Enroll" to begin this process. Once you have completed the online enrollment, including step 5 which is uploading the required enrollments, our enrollment staff will process the enrollment and send a confirmation email. If you are not able to do so at home, please contact Gina Harwood, Enrollment Coordinator at gina.harwood@royaloakschools.org to schedule an appointment for assistance.


Michigan State Law stipulates that a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten or developmental kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. If a child is not 5 by the September 1 enrollment eligibility date, but will be 5 no later than December 1, an option for parents or guardians to enroll their child in kindergarten/developmental kindergarten is available by completing an Age Waiver form which is available on the website.


Internal Elementary Transfer Request forms are also available on the website. If a parent wishes to request their child attend a school other than their attendance boundary school, a completed form must be submitted to the Enrollment Office in person by February 28th at 4:00 p.m. in order to have priority consideration. Receipt of a completed transfer form is not a guarantee that your child will receive a spot. Further information is available in the Transfer Request Guidelines document on the website.

Dr. Kim's Corner & Parent University

Special Education Resources

Visit this website for updates and announcements specific to those interested in, or currently receiving special education services.

Is Your Child Going to be Absent?

Please remember to call our main office to report your child's absence, 248-288-3220.

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Oakland County Health Department has recently updated the preschool-aged quarantine and isolation guidelines. At this time preschool-aged children will follow a 5 day quarantine and isolation. If symptom free and able to properly wear a mask, students may return to school after 5 days. As always, please contact the office with any close contact exposures or positive cases. Please reach out if you have any questions. 248-288-3220.

Blessing in a Backpack

“Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend.


If you are interested in receiving food please complete this quick questionnaire.

Resources for Families

Below are some resources that our Social Worker put together to help you have conversations with your children to help process the events that took place in Oxford:


Guidance on how to talk to students about traumatic events:

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event and National Resources


Talking about violence - Tips for Parents and Teachers


Guidance on how to talk with your child about grief:

Brief Facts and Tips (NASP)

Addressing Grief Infographic


State and Local Resources:

Okay2Say - Submit a tip


Common Ground - Support for individuals and families


Oakland County 24-hour Crisis Helpline: 800-231-1127


Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCal): 844-446-4225 (call or text)

Have You Joined our Addams ECC Building Remind Account?

Please follow this link to register for our 2021-22 Addams ECC Families Remind messages.