The Grizzly News

March 2022

Spring is in the air today. This is the time of year when we get to watch the Earth come back to life with the greens and vibrant colors blooming all around us. The warmth of the sun fills us with energy and enthusiasm to be outside. It is our goal to bring all of this color and energy into our school. Our Gudith Elementary Community – students, teachers, support staff, parents, and the community are an amazing group of people. As we wrap up the second trimester of the year, I want to encourage us all to carry on with the energy that spring will bring. Carry on and enjoy the beauty that is all around us and especially in our students.


Drop Off 9:05 AM

Start Bell 9:10 AM

Dismissal Bell 3:55 PM

Half-Day Dismissal 12:10 PM

Students are not to be dropped off before 9:05 AM unless enrolled in our Champions Before School Program.

Breakfast will be in the classroom beginning at 9:10 AM

Gudith Parent FAQ

Click here to access a FAQ Parent Guide. Your one-stop quick reference for the upcoming school year!
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Kindergarten Registration 2022/2021 School Year

Help us spread the word - Kindergarten registration for in-district children for the 2022/23 school begins 3/14/22. Visit our website to complete registration. We are excited to welcome our newest "Future Warriors"!

WBSD School Of Choice Information Will Be Coming Soon!

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Parent Teacher Conferences, March 17th

The conferences are Thursday, March 17th. Our times to meet include 1:00-4:00 (Virtual Conferences-a ZOOM link will be emailed to you from your classroom teacher prior to our conferences). Additionally, 5:00-7:40 will be for face-to-face conferences.

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The Winter Olympics - 3rd Grade Style (McNamee)

Last month, third-graders competed in their own Metric Olympics! Students researched one of the countries competing in the Winter Olympics. They competed in events such as straw javelin throw, marble grab, sponge squeeze, and many others. They measured distances and weights using rulers, measuring cups, and scales. During the final days of the Olympics, students worked together to create a bobsled out of a paper towel roll. The bobsleds had to be designed to hold four marshmallows (bobsledders) as it raced down a bobsled track (we used a gutter). Medals were awarded and all the third graders had a great time learning about and embracing the Olympic spirit!
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Being dependable and making good choices; taking care of oneself and others, taking care of belongings, being reliable and trustworthy. Throughout the month of March, we will focus on the trait RESPONSIBLITY and recognizing responsible behaviors.

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Learning SELF-REGULATION using "The Zones"

Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management, and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in The Zone they are in. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will gain an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading other people’s facial expressions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies, and problem-solving skills.

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The temperatures have dropped and the weather will start getting cold very soon. Please make sure your children have proper attire for the cold temps. We will be going outside unless temperatures are below "feels Like" 20 degrees or the weather is hazardous (ice or large amounts of snow) on the playground. Proper attire is required to play in the snow (hats, boots, and gloves). We will be going outside, even if it is snowing.

If your child is in need of assistance in obtaining warmer clothing, coats, hats, mittens/gloves, etc..., please contact the main office at 734-783-5386

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To prevent transmission of diseases, please keep your child at home when any of these symptoms are present:

  • Not feeling well – overall tired or listless
  • Temperature over 100 degrees. The student should be fever-free for a period of 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
  • Continuous or severe productive cough, especially when coughing green or yellow phlegm
  • Runny nose with fever – especially green or yellow mucus
  • Red eyes with drainage
  • Vomiting – Keep home for 24 hours after the last episode
  • Diarrhea – Keep home for 24 hours after the last episode
  • Any undiagnosed skin rash
  • Any know infectious disease under treatment
You will be called to pick your child up from school if any of the above symptoms exist.

Update parent connect

Parents, you now have the ability to access Parent Connect and edit your phone number, email address, and emergency contact information. Address changes will still continue to be processed at the Board of Education.

Here's a quick instructional guide - Parent Connect Updates

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Lunch/Materials Drop Off

Please drop off lunches and/or other materials in the main office. Please make sure that any item(s) left are clearly labeled with the student's name, teacher, and grade.

Drop Off and Pick Up Proceedures

Drop Off and Pick Up

Dear Gudith Families,

At Gudith, it is our goal to create a climate and culture where all our students, parents, and teachers feel safe and secure in and around our school. This safe and secure feeling must extend out into the parking lot before and after school. The parking lot at Gudith School is a very busy place. With the close proximity of the parking lot to the school, it is important that we all follow these pick-up and drop-off expectations to ensure the safety of all our students.


• Using the drop-off lane – KISS AND GO ZONE

SINGLE LANE OF TRAFFIC – The second lane will be coned off!

- Use the whole lane to drop off.

- Pull up next to the curb to let your student out of the PASSENGER SIDE ONLY!

- Students are not permitted to walk past parked or moving cars unescorted.

• Escorting your student from the parking lot

- Park your car in a legal spot in the parking lot

- Walk your student to their line-up location to ensure a safe crossing from the parking lot.


• Using the pick-up lane

- Single Lane of traffic – The second lane will be coned off!

- Use the whole lane for pick-up

- Pull up next to the curb so that your student enters your vehicle on the


- Pull forward when able

- If need, dive back around to allow for traffic flow

• Escorting your student to your car

- Park your vehicle in a legal spot in the lot

- Exit your vehicle and walk to the designated pick up locations by grade level

- Assist your student(s) as they cross through the lot.

- Do not call your students to your car

Early Pick Up

  • Please come into the office to sign out your student!

  • Anyone who picks up your child MUST be on your Emergency Contact List.

    • You can update your emergency contacts by logging into Parent Portal.

  • If you must pick up your student early, plan to pick them up prior to 3:30 pm, however, every effort should be made to alleviate this growing issue by honoring the school schedule.

Attendance Counts

Children can only thrive in school if they are present in school. Listed below are our definitions of and policies about attendance.

Absence—any day that a student misses school. REMOTE OR IN-PERSON

  • Late arrivals - After 10:00 am the student will be marked absent for the morning.

  • Early Dismissal - before 3:00 pm in the student will be marked absent for the PM.

Excused AbsenceAny medically documented absence, funeral days, or court date will not be counted against the student.

Excessive Absences:

  • If a child accumulates 10 absences in a school year, the building administrator will send a letter to inform the parent/guardian

  • If the child reaches 15 absences in a school year the building administrator will inform the local police department of a potential truancy issue.

  • The police department will then contact or visit the child’s home to discuss the truancy with the parents.

  • If the absences reach 20 in a school year, according to law, referrals must be made to the Local Police Department and possibly, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

*Parents are encouraged not to take their children out of school for vacations. Vacation days are considered unexcused.

TARDIESarrives late for leaves early from school and missing LESS than 55 minutes of school time

Birthday Celebrations

Due to health and safety guidelines, birthday treats are not allowed at this time. We will do our best to celebrate our students’ special days.
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