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Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

Weekly Update From Mr. Killingbeck

This week is our 34th week for the 2020-2021 school year.

I appreciate everyone's help in celebrating our teachers this week. Many of you shared kind words and notes and let our team members know how special they are to your child(ren) and family.

We continue to work toward providing our students with the best school experience possible. We have seen a trend of increased COVID 19 cases and related quarantines among our high school student population.

Our current numbers of COVID-19 positive cases at our high school are the highest we have seen all school year long, and we find the need to pause face-to-face instruction for our high school students grades 9-12 starting Friday, May 7th through Wednesday, May 12th. We may extend remote learning beyond next Wednesday but want to pause to review and reflect and make sure we do everything possible to protect our face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the year.

With this in mind, I need to continue to urge parents to keep sick children home; this helps protect our face-to-face instruction and services from disruption.

Click here to review our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time. This link brings pertinent information together into one easy-to-access place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

All the best,

Don Killingbeck, Supt.

(989) 642-5282

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Thank you to our amazing K.C. Ling and Hemlock Elementary teachers!

We are so grateful for our teaching staff! They go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day for our Huskie Pack!

*Missing from photo: Mrs. Schmidt & Mr. Cramer

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Congratulations to our Read-A-Thon Pizza Party Winners!

Read-a-thon is officially a wrap. Thank you PTO for sponsoring the pizza parties at each school for the classrooms that read the most minutes.

Ling Elementary - Mrs. Green's Class

Hemlock Elementary - Mrs. Klopf's Class

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Young Fives & Kindergarten Online Registration - Please Help Spread the Word!

Parents of children, who will be age five by December 1, 2021, are encouraged to register their child for Young Fives or Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. A formal registration night will not be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Young 5's/Kindergarten 2021/2022

It's time to register for preschool!

How do I find the registration form?

1. Go to

2. Click on the Early Childhood Center under the school tab.

3. Click on the menu tab.

4. The preschool registration will be located on the bottom left side of the page.

Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News

Breakfast and lunch will remain FREE to all students thru the remainder of the 20-21 school year.
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Attention Class of 2029! T-shirt Orders Due May 21st!

The school year is coming to a close very quickly. In past years we

have ordered 4th-grade t-shirts for the students to wear on the last day of school. Mild to Wild Graphics Design will be offering screen-printed shirts for the Class of 2029 this year. Please return payment and form to your student's teacher no later than Friday, May 21st. Payments can be made in cash or checks payable to Mild to Wild Graphic Design.

Tech News from Mrs. Kato

Parenting today involves so much more than it ever did with technology being a part of our daily lives. We are raising the first generation of kids to grow up with technology at their fingertips. Google has partnered with others to make a resource that is helpful for all parents. Google Families is helping families all around the world with resources, parent controls, family fun technology ideas, and tools to help with learning from a distance. There is something for everyone.

Happy Birthday!

5/10 Abbie Atkinson

5/11 Hayden Luft

5/14 Talon Bennett, Elizabeth Greenleaf

5/15 Tyson Fritz

5/16 Roscoe Barckholtz