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,
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Is Your Child Going to be Absent?
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
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:
Guidance on how to talk with your child about grief:
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)