The Stinging News

April 30, 2021

*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student or anyone in your household have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, use this form to self-report and request a return to work/school letter.

If you are a parent/guardian who tested positive for COVID-19, please use this form to report your positive test results and report any children who are in quarantine due to your positive test results.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form Livingston County

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Principal’s Message - April 30, 2021


  • Teacher Appreciation Week…Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th!!!

  • M-STEP Assessment...

  • 3rd Grade – Monday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 4th (Math)

  • 4th Grade – Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th (ELA)

  • Medical Information…The information provided below is should be read by all families. It is about medications at school and some policies that are in place for the safety of students.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal



*If your child has medication at school, please pick it up before the end of the year. Any unclaimed medications will be properly disposed of.

If your child has a medical condition that requires medication administration during school hours (on a daily basis or on an as needed basis), you must complete a medication authorization form (available on website under "health and communicable disease"). The form must be signed by both a parent and a doctor, even for over the counter medication.

If your child has a FOOD ALLERGY that may require epinephrine administration in an emergency situation, we must have a food allergy emergency plan (template available on website under "health and communicable disease") on file that is signed by a parent and a doctor. You also must provide an EpiPen/Auvi-Q to have in the office in case of an emergency.

If your child has a history of SEIZURES, we must have an emergency plan (template available on website under "health and communicable disease") on file signed by a parent and a doctor.

If your child has DIABETES, we must have a Diabetic Medical Management Plan on file that is signed by a parent and a doctor, as well as a Glucagon kit in the main office. It is also recommended that you send extra snacks and juice to be kept in the office for hypoglycemic episodes.

If your child has ASTHMA, we must have an inhaler on hand at school. The medication authorization form must be completed and signed by a parent and a doctor. Your child may carry their inhaler on his/her person if the doctor indicates so on the medication authorization form. An asthma action plan template is available online under "health and communicable disease".

All medication must be given to the school in its original bottle/container with the medication name, dosage, frequency, route of administration and your child's name on it.

  • Please check expiration dates on medications before turning them in to the office.

  • A new medication authorization form and/or emergency plan is required yearly.

  • There are trained staff members in all schools on EpiPen/Auvi-Q, Diastat, Glucagon and inhaler administration

Please discuss your child's immunization status with his/her Physician and ensure your child is up to date for the upcoming school year.

If you have an IMMUNIZATION WAIVER, the original copy with the green stamp on it must be turned in to your child's school. If your child is going into Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 7th grade or if your child is new to the district, you must obtain a new waiver. Call 517-546-9850 to schedule an appointment with the Livingston County Health Department.

All new incoming Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarteners, must have their vision screened prior to starting school.

Linda Barrett, RN

Brighton Area Schools District Nurse

Office: 810-299-3677

Placement Consideration Form for 2021-2022 School Year

It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin the process of placing students with teachers for the 2021/22 school year. Although teacher styles may differ from teacher to teacher, the content of the curriculum remains the same within the grade level. A great deal of time and effort is given to grouping children into classes. Our primary concern is to establish productive, balanced classrooms where each child has the opportunity to be successful and is challenged to do their best.

If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in a Red labeled folder that can be found on the table outside by the main office doors.

Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by Friday, May 7th, 2021.

This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms.

Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal

PTO Buzz

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please swing-by Hornung this weekend with chalk to write sidewalk messages and create a little appreciation art. Don’t forget messages to the specials and the aides! On Tuesday, we plan to make bouquets for the teachers, so have your child bring a flower to school. Thursday, Principal Yates will provide a luncheon. Finally, on Friday, the PTO will provide Jack’s custard and a chance to win a gift card.

We are still planning to have Field Day on June 8th. We are working with the district to insure that this will be safe and fun. More information will be coming out, but mark your calendars as volunteers will very likely be needed.

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM

Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.

Check and Connect Times:

12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade

1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade

Bitmoji Link

Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.

The McKinney Vento Act

The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.

The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.

Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.

Counselor Corner

Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.

Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed here at school.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

Important Reminder

Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.

Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.

Thank you!

Hornung Office

Specials Schedule

Monday, May 3rd - B Day

Tuesday, May 4th - C Day

Wednesday, May 5th - Virtual Learning Day

Thursday, May 6th - A Day

Friday, May 7th - B Day

Important Dates!

Monday, May 31st - NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 2nd - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Wednesday, June 9th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School (1/2 Day)

SELCRA Skateboard Sessions

SELCRA is pleased to announce the opening of skateboard sessions

at Meijer Park, 333 Charles Orndorf Dr. in Brighton

Saturdays, May 1st thru October 30th (Closed on 6/19/2021)


$5 per visit for drop-ins

Helmets are required!

A Season pass is available at

Click on Register Now! And use keyword: skate

Under 18 Must have a parental waiver on file to enter the park. Please click below for waiver.

Email the completed form to: Cheryl at

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Important Phone Numbers

Hornung Office - 810-299-4450

Hornung Attendance Line - 810-299-4454

Jack Yates, Principal Office 810-299-4451

Hornung Fax - 810-299-4460

Hornung Friendship Center – 810-299-4461

BAS Central Office - 810-299-4000

BAS Transportation – 810-299-3890

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BAS Parent Tech Guide

Hornung Families - we are happy to provide you with a resource guide to help with student learning on technology at home. Click on this resource link to access our BAS Parent Tech Guide. We hope you find this helpful! ~Mrs. Richards

BAS Parent Tech Guide

BAS PACK of DOGS March Newsletter

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families