Sunset Express

January 15, 2021

Sunset Lake Elementary, PreK-5th Grade Building

Sunset Lake Elementary

Principal Amie McCaw

At Sunset Lake, we are Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Leaders.

Principal's Message

Hello Sunset Lake Families,

We had another successful week in both our virtual and in-person classrooms this past week. We thank you for your continued efforts in keeping your child home when they are not feeling well and for your communication in regards to any potential exposures we need to be aware of.

We ask if there is anyone in the household who is being tested for COVID-19 to keep your child home until the test results come back. Also, please be sure to go through the student screener questions (see below) each day before you send your child(ren) to school.

Please note that next Friday is our end of semester Record's Day so students do not report to school.

We continue our work on our end of marking period assessments. Please be sure your child has plenty of rest. Consistency with bedtime and morning wake-times help children adjust to the demand of their school day.

As always we continue to encourage all of our families to try and keep safety precautions in mind. Every measure counts and together we can try and minimize the negative impact COVID-19 could have on your child's education.

Please visit this link at State of Michigan Covid for up to date information.

Together we can work to minimize exposure for our students and staff. Thank you!

Thank you Sunset Lake Families!

Yours in Learning,

Amie McCaw

Sunset Lake Elementary Principal

Virtual Learning Updates

KVIC: The end of the semester for our KVIC students ended today, January 15th. If your child is behind on assignments, it is very important that your child completes their work and gets their assignments in as soon as possible before the semester ends. Please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher.

VCS Virtual: We still have material pick-up happening through our office. If you are unsure if your child has materials to pick up please check with your child(ren)'s teacher. Please just come to our front door to buzz the front office. We will bring your child's material out to you. The best time for pick up is typically 9-3 pm to help avoid the busy times of drop-off and pick-up times.


January 18- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22 - No School/Records Day

January 25 - 1st Day of Second Semester

January 28 & February 4 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday January 18th


If you or someone you know will have a student starting Kindergarten next fall, please contact our office at 321-1550. It's hard to believe, but we are starting to plan for our spring Kindergarten Kickoff 2021-2022!
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Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day will be Friday, Feb 19th. This will also be picture day for all virtual students. In person student retakes will be first thing in the morning. Virtual students may come anytime between 10:30 and 1:30. If you have questions, please call the office at 269-321-1500. As soon as we have ordering info, we will pass that along. Thanks for your patience with all the rescheduling.

Sunset Student Screener

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Lost and Found

Please please please have your kids check lost and found. The number of hats and gloves is really high.
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Common Sense Media

Generous Hands

Generous Hands is still distributing food weekly. Currently they are serving 227 students in all six of the Vicksburg schools. Although that seems like a lot of students, they feel they can help many more students with their supports and services.

Please visit the link below to learn more or contact our office at 321-1562 if you have questions.

Generous Hands Website

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A Note from Mrs. Lonsway.....

Mrs. Lonsway, the school counselor, will be running the next Sunset Lake Counseling support group called, " The Crayon Box Group". This small grade level group is about "All Kinds of Families". We share about our unique family situation whether it be a separation, divorce, multiple families living together...or whatever the situation is and express feelings and do small counselor led activities. The flexible start week is January 18th and will last for up to 6 sessions (one time a week for 30 minutes during a teacher preferred time)..You may have already enrolled your child, but if you do not remember or would like to enroll your child, please email her at


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VCS Visitor Screening Form

This form must be filled out each time a visitor enters the building.
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Sunset Drop off and Pick up Plan- SAME PLAN

District Documents for 2020-21 School Year

VCS Companion Document. The Sunset Lake Protocols link is found on page 9.

VCS Return to School Plan Instructional Overview f