The Grizzly News

NOVEMBER 2022

Autumn Leaves Are Falling....

Autumn in Michigan brings with it many memory-making moments for staff and students to enjoy together as well as for families making warm memories. It feels as though all of the earth is waiting for the right moment to explode in brilliant color. While the seasons are changing, the constant here has been one of commitment, appreciation, thankfulness, and gratitude to all in our wonderful community of learners. THANK YOU!

As always, please contact the school with any questions or concerns.

School Hours


Drop Off 9:05 AM

Start Bell 9:10 AM

Dismissal Bell 3:55 PM

Half-Day Dismissal 12:10 PM


Students are not to be dropped off before 9:05 AM unless enrolled in our Champions Before School Program.

Breakfast will be in the CAFETERIA beginning at 8:55 AM

Gudith Parent FAQ

Click here to access a FAQ Parent Guide. Your one-stop quick reference for the upcoming school year!

Reminders

Office Announcements

-Please consider writing your child’s name on their winter gear. We find many items every day and are able to return them if they have a name. When there is no name, it goes to lost and found, and unfortunately, very few items are ever claimed.

· We would like to thank all of our Gudith families for their tremendous support of our FABULOUS Trunk or Treat Event. Please consider helping out our PTO. They do a lot for our school and could use a few volunteers to help with various events. You do not need to come to all of the PTO meetings to be a volunteer. They are looking for individuals who can help once or twice per year.

· Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the main office at 734.783.5386.

Where did fall go???

The temperatures have dropped and the weather will start getting cold very soon. Please make sure your children have proper attire for the cold temps. We will be going outside unless temperatures are below "feels Like" 20 degrees or the weather is hazardous (ice or large amounts of snow) on the playground. Proper attire is required to play in the snow (hats, boots, and gloves). We will be going outside, even if it is snowing.

If your child is in need of assistance in obtaining warmer clothing, coats, hats, mittens/gloves, etc..., please contact the main office at 734-783-5386

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Picture Retakes

Please bring back the picture package you do not want and Schoolpictures.com will retake your child’s picture. You can order online at schoolpictures.com using Picture Day ID: AA7806Fall22.

Please contact schoolpictures.com with any questions about your package order.

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Box Tops For Education

Be sure to download the Box Tops For Education App and start logging those receipts. It's a super easy way for Gudith to earn some extra money!
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WBSD Technology 1:1 Program

At WBSD, we are committed to providing equitable access to technology. By equipping each student with a high-quality device, we hope to strengthen learning and engagement by fostering critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication beyond the classroom. To learn more about the 1:1 Technology Initiative review the links below.

Update Parent Connect

Parents, you now have the ability to access Parent Connect and edit your phone number, email address, and emergency contact information. Address changes will still continue to be processed at the Board of Education.

Here's a quick instructional guide -

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If your child received free or reduced lunch last year, you must reapply regardless of the current USDA's free meal distribution to all students. Student/family state and federal assistance and aid are linked directly to your student's free and reduced status.


On Parent Connect - Free and Reduced Meal Application

Forms are also available in the main office or click Free and Reduced Meal Application

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What is I-Ready?

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Social and emotional learning

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Kindness In The Classroom

The Kindness in the Classroom program includes 6 kindness concepts focusing on responsibility, respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, and courage. We encourage you to take a look a the free lessons on the website - www.randomactsokindess.org so you can follow along with what our students are learning in the classroom.
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The Zones of Regulation ("The Zones")

Gudith Staff and Student will be participating in The Zones of Regulation curriculum, which are lessons to help them gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for a specific situation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in.
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Visitors and Volunteers

Volunteers ARE WELCOME in the building this year. All volunteers must have a current i-Chat background check on file in the main office. This background check must be done yearly and is good for all student in the district. I - Chat forms can be found here
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Lunch/Materials Drop Off

Please drop off lunches and/or other materials in the main office. Please make sure that any item(s) left are clearly labeled with the student's name, teacher, and grade.

Morning Line Up and Afternoon Pick Up Proceedures

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When dropping off and picking up students, we ask you to observe the following safety procedures:


Drop Off:

  • The drop-off lane is open.

  • This is our KISS & GO ZONE. Pull up next to the sidewalk to let your student out of your vehicle from the passenger side ONLY.

  • Please do not drop off your students in the parking lot or the second lane of traffic.

  • If your student needs assistance exiting the car, you MUST park your car in the lot and walk your student to the front of the school to ensure a safe crossing from the parking lot.

  • Students should not be permitted to walk past parked or moving cars unescorted.

  • Y5-K-1-2nd graders will have outdoor lineup locations marked by teacher names.

  • 3-4-5 grade students will line up outside at their classroom doors.


Pick Up:

  • Our Y5-K-1-2 graders who are getting picked-up will be escorted to their outside staging locations. Parents should pick up your student from these staging areas.

  • 3-4-5 Graders will exit from their classroom doors. All 3-4-5 classrooms are by the patio

  • You may meet your child at their classroom doors or staging location and escort them to your car

  • No student will be allowed to leave the sidewalk unescorted.

  • Do not call your student to your car if you are parked in the main lot

Early Pick Up

  • Please come into the office to sign out your student!

  • Anyone who picks up your child MUST be on your Emergency Contact List.

    • You can update your emergency contacts by logging into Parent Portal.

  • If you must pick up your student early, plan to pick them up prior to 3:30 pm, however, every effort should be made to alleviate this growing issue by honoring the school schedule.

Attendance Counts!

Children can only thrive in school if they are present in school. Listed below are our definitions of and policies about attendance.


Absence—any day that a student misses school. REMOTE OR IN-PERSON

  • Late arrivals - After 10:00 am the student will be marked absent for the morning.

  • Early Dismissal - before 3:00 pm in the student will be marked absent for the PM.


Excused AbsenceAny medically documented absence, funeral days, or court date will not be counted against the student.


Excessive Absences:

  • If a child accumulates 10 absences in a school year, the building administrator will send a letter to inform the parent/guardian

  • If the child reaches 15 absences in a school year the building administrator will inform the local police department of a potential truancy issue.

  • The police department will then contact or visit the child’s home to discuss the truancy with the parents.

  • If the absences reach 20 in a school year, according to law, referrals must be made to the Local Police Department and possibly, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

*Parents are encouraged not to take their children out of school for vacations. Vacation days are considered unexcused.


TARDIESarrives late for leaves early from school and missing LESS than 55 minutes of school time

Let's Celebrate!

As we return to celebrating birthdays and other special events at school, please follow these guidelines:


  • Be sure to make arrangements with your student's teacher PRIOR to sending in treats!
  • ALL food treats must be individually wrapped and commercially packaged, with nutritional and ingredient information included.
  • Students should bring their treats with them to school - OR - they can be dropped off in the office to be delivered to the classroom.
  • In order to promote healthy choices for all students, we ask you to consider NON-FOOD treats such as pencils, stickers, or small trinkets.


Please know that whether a treat is sent in or not, we will be sure to make each student feel very special on their day!

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