Dublin Times

August 31-September 4, 2020

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Welcome Back to School!

Whether you are a My Path Student or an Our Path student, we are excited for a great year!


For our students who chose My Path, please know that your Walled Lake Mentor Teacher will soon be reaching out to you with information about the start of the school year. Expectations and online learning information will also be shared with you soon.


The students who chose Our Path will receive a Google Classroom invitation from your classroom teacher. If you haven’t already done so, please check Skyward for your classroom teacher assignment. If you do not see a classroom teacher assignment in Skyward, please reach out to the school.


The expectation for you is that you will begin your first day of school on Zoom call with your teacher and classmates. Your teacher will share that link with you prior to the start of school. Remember, your school day begins at 9am each day. Attendance counts, so please be there on time!


Whether you are a My Path Student or an Our Path Student, you are a Dublin student! You will receive weekly newsletters from me, as well as other important information when it needs to be shared.


The Dublin Staff is here to support you throughout our time away from each other. Should you have questions or concerns arise, please reach out to me and we can work together to find a solution. I can be reached at jeffreydrewno@wlcsd.org or at 248-956-3800. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Here’s to a GREAT year ahead!

Jeff Drewno

Proud Principal of Dublin Elementary School

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In an effort to help with technical issues that you may have at home while learning online, WLCSD has developed a STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT REQUEST FORM. To help with technical issues, this should be the first step in letting us know the issue you are experiencing with technology at home. We can then help you as quickly as we can.


This form is always located on our Dublin web page under the FOR PARENTS tab.

There is a button below too!

Daily Learning Schedule

The week of August 31st, teachers will be spending time getting to know their students and families. They are preparing team building activities and connectors. This is also a time when we will trouble-shoot technical issues and students can start to get on a good schedule that is conducive to learning.



The week of September 7th, teachers will begin to follow a much more specific learning schedule that will include FAPES, all curricular areas, and more. Of course there will be adjustments along the way. This schedule of learning will be shared with families as well.


TYPICAL OUR PATH SCHEDULE

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:40pm

Half Day Dismissal: 12:25pm

Our Path Attendance Information

Despite the fact that we are starting the 2020 - 2021 school year remotely, attendance must continue to be a priority. It is extremely important for students to log in on time, be present in the remote setting, and remain engaged throughout the entirety of the school day.


Please be reminded that our teachers will take AM and PM attendance as well as record tardies. If your child will be absent or late, or will need to end the remote day early due to illness or a scheduled appointment, you must call the attendance phone line and leave us a message to tell us.


Every teaching and learning moment is crucial and we appreciate your partnership to ensure good attendance and participation.


We recognize that there will be a learning curve during these first few weeks and we promise to be flexible and understanding as we all become comfortable with the digital platforms of Google and Zoom.


Attendance Line: 248-956-3390

Upcoming Important Events

August 2020


September 2020

  • September 1 School Supply Distribution (5:00-7:00 PM)
  • September 2 Dublin Virtual PTA Meeting (7:00-8:00 PM)
  • September 4 No School Students or Staff
  • September 7 No School-Labor Day
  • September 10 Virtual Board of Education Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • September 14 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades K-2 (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 15 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades 3-5 (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 17 Virtual Middle School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 21 Virtual High School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 25 Half Day-Staff Professional Development
  • September 28 No School for Students and Staff (Yom Kippur)
Dublin Elementary Meet n' Beep 2020

Thank You Dublin Community!

Thank you to all of our teachers, students, families, and staff members who made our Meet 'N Beep event so wonderful!


It was so amazing to see your children! We enjoyed the decorated cars and special signs. It brought everyone so many smiles, and yes, some tears.


We have missed everyone so much!


A very special thank you to our PTA for distributing our PTA School Supply Fundraiser Kits too! Again, THANK YOU for attending!


Please click HERE to view a great, short video of this fun event!

WELCOME NEW STAFF MEMBERS!

Mrs. Annie Hutchens

My name is Annie Hutchens and this will be my 12th year of teaching. I’ve moved around quite a bit. I got my Elementary Education B.S. at Appalachian State University in North Carolina where I worked as a 4th grade teacher for five years. I moved to the Colorado mountains in 2014 to pursue my love of skiing and hiking, where I also taught 4th grade for three years. While in Colorado I earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Walden University. I met my husband in Detroit in 2016, moving me to Michigan in 2017 where I started my Walled Lake career as a 2nd/3rd grade intervention teacher. The past two years I have taught 5th grade and I’m excited to be teaching 2nd grade again.


On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for a little over a year and we have a five month old daughter named Adalynn. We also have a two year old Pitbull mix, rescue pup named Lola.

Mrs. Kylie Moore

My name is Kylie Moore and I am one of the new first grade teachers here at Dublin! I previously taught at Commerce Elementary and Pleasant Lake Elementary. I am excited to be part of the Dublin team! I graduated from Oakland University in 2016 and am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Reading and Language Arts, also from Oakland. I live in Novi with my husband David and our puppy Milo!”

Mrs. Kelsey D'Andreta

Hello Dublin Families! My name is Kelsey D’Andreta (formally Pavelich) and I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade at Dublin this year. This will be my 8th year teaching. I have been teaching for 2 ½ years here in Walled Lake – I have taught K-5 academic intervention at Meadowbrook and 1st and 2nd grade at Oakley Park. I look forward to a wonderful year here at Dublin getting to know everyone.


Prior to working in Walled Lake I taught kindergarten and second grade around the Detroit area for 4 ½ years. I attended Louisiana State University for both my Bachelor and Master degree’s in Elementary education and just graduated from Michigan State University with a Master Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership. I love being in Walled Lake, as I am a proud graduate of Walled Lake Northern, and I can’t wait to start a new year here at Dublin.

When I am not in the classroom, you can find me either outside exploring new places with my husband, Tom, and our two dogs or crafting up something for our new home.

Mrs. Ann Hinterman

Hello Dublin Families! I’m looking forward to teaching Media to several Dublin classes this fall!

I have two elementary age daughters of my own, Adele (10) and Claire (7). My husband, David, teaches special education at the West Bloomfield Transition Center. We also have a cute little dog named Dory who helps keep us entertained!


This will be my 19th year of teaching. I’ve taught 5th grade, 6th and 8th grade science, and elementary media over the years. I attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate, and received my master's in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.


I enjoy teaching students all about finding information, reading, and building technology skills. I also consider myself lucky to help students and staff use our wonderful library collections!

Mrs. Allison Blais

My name is Allison Blais and I started my teaching career in 2018-19 as a Resource Room teacher in Walled Lake. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Western Michigan University in Elementary and Special Education. Currently, I’m seeking my Master’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Special Education with an Assistive Technology certificate.


My husband’s name is Paul and we have a sweet 4-year-old basset hound named Grace. During our leisure time we love being on the water, hiking, or cooking.


I am thrilled to be part of the Dublin family and I’m inspired every day by the children I teach. Becoming successful students and citizens takes a concentrated effort by the student, teacher, and home. I anticipate a great year ahead of growth and learning!

Mrs. Amanda Lenze

Mrs. Lenze (sounds like Contact Lens) is in her fifteenth year of teaching music. You may recognize her if you attended one of Walled Lake Central High School’s musicals, where she was the choir and musical director for the past six years.


Previously, she taught for five years at East Middle School in Plymouth-Canton. Before becoming the choral director for East Middle School she taught middle and high school choral and middle school band in the Livonia School District.She began her teaching career as an elementary music teacher in New Hampshire.


Mrs. Lenze is a graduate of The University of Michigan, where she earned her Masters degree in Music Education. She received her Undergraduate degree in music education, vocal performance and pedagogy from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH.


Mrs. Lenze dedicates additional time as an adjudicator to the Michigan State Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) to aid students in further developing their skills within the choral and solo singer settings. Over the past 11 years her students have participated in State Honors Choir events, district and state choral festivals, as well as district and state solo and ensemble events, where they continuously received top ratings. She has also been a member of the Vocal Arts ensemble – a professional choral group - in Ann Arbor.


She and her husband, Mr. Lenze cantor together at Our Lady of the Lakes in Waterford, MI. They are the proud parents of their daughter, Felicity Anne. Mrs.


Mrs. Lenze is excited to join the Dublin Elementary school community, where she hopes to continue to spread her love for music to each student she encounters.

Chromebook Distribution

How Can I Get a Chromebook for my Child?


Chromebook Distribution Form


Chromebook DISTRIBUTION is taking place at the Educational Services Center at 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, (turn in at the Water Tower off of Maple Road between Pontiac Trail and Ladd Road) Saturday, Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 30.


Parents who previously ordered Chromebooks and have not heard yet, will get an email. Thank you for your patience.

School Supply Distribution

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 our staff will be available from 5:00-7:00 PM to distribute important District supplies and math journals to our students.


Supply starter packs will be available for every Dublin student, however, only those students in the OUR PATH program will receive math journals.


If you have any questions regarding this pick up of materials, please call our main office at 248-956-3800 from 9:00-4:00 PM. We are here to help! Thank you!

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Dublin Elementary School Supply List

Please click on the button below to view a Dublin Elementary Suggested School Supply List for at-home learning.


Remember this is a SUGGESTED supply list for parents for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 while we are learning from home.


Teachers have other suggested school supply lists on our website, but those lists are primarily for face-to-face instruction.


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MY Path Information for Parents

Hello MY PATH Parents:

Welcome to My Path – one of Walled Lake’s options for education this new school year! I am Dr. Lora Stout and I will be the administrator overseeing the K-12 My Path program. I’ve been in Walled Lake since the fall of 1994. Over the years I have directed the staff development program, overseen the AdvancEd accreditation process, and most recently been in charge of our State and Federal Grants program, Community Education and Adult Education. I also have been the main contact in Walled Lake for Edgenuity for the last 12 years. I have worked directly with the teachers implementing Edgenuity courseware at the secondary level and during summer school.

My Path is new territory for all of us, but we want to assure you that your students will have excellent opportunities to learn, to develop their skills and knowledge, and to create meaningful relationships with a group of wonderful Walled Lake teachers. Our teachers selected to teach in this program have been working this week on necessary training with Edgenuity and the features of the online courseware. Each of our teachers has been assigned in My Path to grade levels and courses in which they are highly qualified to teach. They will also continue to receive support from our curriculum coordinators within the District. Many of our staff have years of experience in their content areas and will be a wonderful support and guide to your child(ren) as they work within the Edgenuity curriculum. The Edgenuity curriculum is aligned to state standards and, in some cases, courses have been customized to match more specifically the content of the companion courses that are offered in our traditional program.

All of us are eager to support both you and your child(ren) to build a successful experience.

Many of you are wondering about what the first week will look like. No matter whether students are in Our Path (our school schedule) or in My Path, the teachers are working this first week on the following skills with ALL of our students:

  • Making contact with each of the families on their caseload
  • Setting up time to get to know the students
  • Working on goal-setting for the coursework
  • Setting up schedules with families for individual contact time and coaching (at the elementary level)
  • Answering your questions and providing support as we launch learning online

With that said, our students are being scheduled for all their classes and course work in Edgenuity. We will be easing into the curriculum and familiarizing students with how this platform works. It’s very important to start off this way to build into a successful virtual experience.

We have two parent ZOOM meetings scheduled for Monday evening so that we can provide a fuller explanation of My Path and have an opportunity to cover frequently asked questions and share materials and resources. The parent ZOOMs will be live-streamed on Vimeo. The links are included below.

a. My Path Info Session (Elementary) (Aug. 31, 5 p.m.)

b. My Path Info Session (Secondary) (Aug. 31, 7 p.m.)

You can expect to hear from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) on Monday to get started!

Again, we are excited to get going with our families next week!

Sincerely,

Dr. Lora Stout

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Attention Kindergarten Families!

Welcome to Dublin Elementary! The beginning of Kindergarten is a very exciting time in your child’s life and we look forward to a great school year. Regardless of the path your family chose, your child is in kind, capable hands with our kindergarten teachers and our entire staff.


KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS IN “OUR PATH” ONLY

To help our youngest learners transition into kindergarten, WLCSD will be utilizing a staggered start on the first day of school, Monday, August 31st. Please note the following information:


  • Students with Last Name starting with A-L attend Kindergarten in the Morning - 9:00am - 12:00pm.


  • Students with Last Name starting with M-Z attend Kindergarten in the Afternoon - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Please Note: The staggered start is for the first day of school (August 31) only. After the first day of school, all kindergartners will attend school for the full day (9:00-4:00 on Monday,/Tuesday/Thursday and 9:00-3:00 Wednesday/Friday).


More information will be shared by your child's teacher at a later date. We wanted to be sure you had the staggered start information to plan accordingly.


If you have questions regarding the staggered start, please call the main office at 248-956-3800.


We wish everyone a successful start to the school year!

EVERYTHING GOOGLE!

Google Login Information

Families - You can now access your child’s Google login information via Skyward Family Access. It can be found on the Report Cards tab as the very top report. If you still do not see it, please use the emails below to contact our school. If you are a parent of a new Kindergarten student and don’t see your student login, please check back on Skyward in a day as we are continuing to process enrollments. Thank you!

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Logging in: Chrome/Google Classroom

Curriculum Nights

Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us for our annual Dublin Curriculum Nights. Teachers have been working hard preparing for the new school year. There are many new and exciting curricular programs and materials being implemented in the coming school year, and we are excited to share these with you. We are focused and ready to increase student achievement at our school.


Our Curriculum Nights will be VIRTUAL and online this year, and will take place on two separate nights to discuss the curriculum at each grade level.


Curriculum Night is designed for parents only. Parents may join from 6:30-8:00 PM on these nights to learn about the curriculum, program, meet classroom teachers and other staff members, and view materials for each grade level.


Monday, September 14th (K-2)

Tuesday, September 15th (3-5)


LINKS AND MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION WILL BE COMING TO JOIN THESE IMPORTANT MEETINGS ONLINE!

WLCSD FOOD SERVICE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

We are pleased to inform you that meals will be available to all Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students for the upcoming school year.


Please pre-order breakfasts and lunches by completing this Food Service Order Form. Forms must be submitted prior to midnight on Thursday, September 3rd for the week of September 8th.


This is available for all scheduled school days for registered Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students only. Anyone may pick up meals for your student(s).


Pick up locations will be at the three high schools on Monday August 31st between the hours of 12 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.


Breakfast Pricing

$1.25 Full Pay

$0.30 Reduced

$0.00 Free


Lunch Pricing

$2.85 Full Pay

$0.40 Reduced

$0.00 Free


  • Breakfast is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.30 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter and $1.25 per day for those who are full pay.
  • Lunch is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.40 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter, and $2.85 per day for those who are full pay.


We would like to limit cash transactions. It is preferred that you place money on your students account via family access through e-funds. We are unable to make change for cash transactions but we will apply change to your student's account.


We will continue serving meals to Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students every week while school is in session. Please watch your email for your weekly order form (to be completed each week that school is in session).
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ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE!

  • Walled Lake Schools has streamlined the annual registration/first-day packet process for ALL K-12 families. The District will be using the Family Access/Skyward system to automate the process for updating and completing documents such as the emergency card, Food Service application, FERPA form, fee payments, Code of Conduct, and other important annual school forms that require parent approval.


    Skyward Family Access is how parents access the back-to-school packet.


  • A Skyward Family Access parent account is required in order to complete the Online Back-to-School Packet process for all schools. (A parent account username is alphanumeric - SMITHMAD000; a student account username is the student's ID number - 1234567.)

    • Guardian Name
    • Your student name(s) and name of schools they attend in Walled Lake Schools
    • Guardian's email address currently on file with the district
    • Daytime phone number


    Questions and Support

    If you are having trouble with Back-to-School packet, please visit the Troubleshooting & FAQ page.


  • If you are still having issues, please contact familyaccess@wlcsd.org. Be sure to include your name, the student's name, and the specific question you may have.


  • To obtain a Family Access account, email familyaccess@wlcsd.org from your email account on file with the district or call 248-956-2190 (email is best). Please include ALL of the following information in the body of your message. You will be contacted within 3 business days.

WLCSD Back-to-School Packet - Elementary
Skyward Login Request

PTA Meeting

Our first PTA meeting for the school year will take place virtually using ZOOM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM.


A link with this meeting will be sent to parents via email invitation and the link is also below.



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

7:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82852706493


Meeting ID: 828 5270 6493

Passcode: 3nG28Y


We look forward to seeing you!

DUBLIN PTA BOARD MEMBERS 2020-2021

Please click here for contact information!

Dublin PTA Web Page

Please click here to visit our Dublin PTA Web Page!

PTA Member Hub

Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!

2020-2021 PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please complete this form to join our Dublin PTA!

Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Dublin while we shop?!

Dublin Elementary is now set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Dublin Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
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Lifetouch Picture Day Update

Lifetouch School Picture Day has been postponed until we return to face-to-face instruction. As we receive information about the reschedule date, we will be sure to share this information

Yearbook Update

At this time yearbooks are not available. However, no worries, once yearbooks are delivered, we will be sure to get them distributed to every student from the 19-20 school year. Thank you for your patience with this.


All 19-20 students will receive a yearbook, including last year's fifth graders!

Communication is Key at Dublin!

Communication is important to us at Dublin. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Dublin utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


DUBLIN TIMES AND SCHOOL WEB PAGE

Our Dublin Times newsletter will be sent electronically to parents. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


TWITTER

Please follow us on Twitter @DublinWL to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Please LIKE US on our OFFICIAL Dublin Elementary Facebook page! See the button below!

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS COVERAGE:

  1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. No insurance.


This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.


TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to:

www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.


OR


TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.


All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.


We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal: JeffreyDrewno@wlcsd.org

248-956-3832


Sarah Garcia

Principal's Secretary: SarahGarcia@wlcsd.org

248-956-3829


Diane Yanalunas

Building Secretary: DianeYanalunas@wlcsd.org

248-956-3841