Key Elementary

Weekly Family News | October 24, 2021

Key Kindness Kudos

At Key Elementary, we want children and adults who are kind and caring. Students and staff are recognized for their acts of kindness! We would like to celebrate:

  1. Shky'Lar Pollard (1st Grade) for her act of kindness! Shky'Lar is always so helpful with one of her classmates. She comforts him when he is upset and tries to make sure that he has a great day!
  2. Da'Riya Washington (5th Grade) for her act of kindness! Ms. Monville (Art Teacher) said that she is extremely kind, patient, and helpful with one of her classmates. She takes it upon herself to help him through the projects and redirect him when needed and she is nothing but sweet about it. She is just overall respectful, responsible, and safe!
  3. Mrs. Haligowski (Pre-School Teacher) for her acts of kindness! You see her every morning with her pink traffic vest helping to direct our parent traffic. She is always so kind and helpful to both staff, students, and parents!


  • Your child should be at school every day. There are too many unexcused absences and they are not learning.
  • There is no school next Tuesday, November 2nd.
  • There is a half day next Friday, November 5th. Dismissal is at 11:15. No lunch is served.
  • Thank you to the 10 parents who joined us for our fall Title I Parent Meeting with our Title I Teacher/Coordinator Mrs. Trice! Here is the presentation: -- Please get involved!
  • Please keep your child at home if they are sick. We want a healthy school community!

Student Lunch (Especially K-2 Parents)

  • Parents, we are doing the best we can in these COVID times. Students get 40 minutes for lunch (20) and recess (20). We try to minimize the number of students in the cafeteria with their masks off for extended periods by letting half eat first, the other half goes outside and then the groups switch (after 20 minutes). We give a countdown so students know that they are about to switch. Twenty minutes is enough time to eat! Encourage your child to eat and then talk/play with their friends when they go out for recess.

Morning Drop Off

School does not start until 8:15am. The earliest that students can enter the building is 8:05am. Please do not drop your children off and leave them before this time. Also, it is getting cold outside. Please make sure that your child has on appropriate clothing for the morning cold.
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Halloween/Harvest Fest

We want our staff and students to have a fun time this week! Students are allowed to wear costumes on Friday, October 29. No masks, weapons, or offensive material. You will be called to pick up your child if these expectations are not met. For families who do not celebrate Halloween, your child can dress up in their future career!

Classroom parties are determined by your child's teacher. If allowed, everything must be store-bought and nut-free.

Operation School Bell

The staff and students at Key Elementary would like to give a huge THANK YOU to the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan. Through their "Operation School Bell" initiative, at least 75% of our students were able to receive a new warm coat, hat, gloves, tops, underwear, socks, hygiene kit, book and a duffle bag. Our 5th grade students helped to unload the U-HAUL truck and delivered bags to our classrooms!

We thank them for their partnership!

Planetarium Visit

Students in grades 2-5 had a great time this week at our Hoffman Planetarium (inside of our high school)! Thank you to Ms. Thomas (4th grade) for these pictures!
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Addressing Parent Concerns

OPS Communication Protocol

Please click the button to find our district's communication protocol. This provides info for parents to know who to call and when, if an issue arises.

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Join our Key Family Remind

Stay informed about what is happening in our schoolhouse! Join our Key Family Remind today! Text @keyfami to 81010.

*Your child's teacher(s) may also have their own Remind for their class.

Elementary Lunch Menu

Click here to view our elementary lunch menu.

2021-2022 School District Calendar

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Parent Quick Links

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