SLCS District Update


Superintendent's Update

Good evening SLCS Families and Staff Members,

As we continue our forward movement toward a quest for “normal”, we wish our secondary students best of luck on their exams next week.

Our students, staff, and families have demonstrated tremendous resilience and determination throughout the pandemic. You stand as examples of the greatness of public education. Keep working hard! Keep working together! Keep getting better!

SLCS Proud!

Steven Archibald



South Lyon High School football coach Jeff Henson was recently honored as the Division 2 Coach of the year. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
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South Lyon Area Youth Assistance (SLAYA)

Thank you to members of the South Lyon Area Youth Assistance team for sharing information with the Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting. More information regarding how SLAYA supports our students can be found by visiting this link.

Voluntary MI Backpack Home Test Program

SLCS is participating in the MI Backpack program through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This is a voluntary program which offers free at-home COVID-19 tests for students, staff, and their families. Earlier in January, our district distributed tests from every building.

A second opportunity will be available for families and staff to receive the free test kits soon. Each building will be sharing a link to complete the building survey. The building will share the link to communicate when the test kit will be sent home. Families who have already received a kit can sign up to receive another (if extra kits are available).

Be on the lookout for communication from your building to sign up to receive the free test kit.

Reporting COVID-19 Positive Change

In order to streamline our reporting practices, SLCS will be transitioning to an online COVID-19 reporting process. Each building will have a unique link for their families to complete should their student test positive with COVID. The form will collect the necessary information that needs to be provided to the county health department. Be on the lookout for a communication from your child’s building sharing the unique reporting form.

Free Covid Tests

Families can receive free COVID tests by visiting this website:

SLHS Unified Basketball

SLHS Unified Basketball will be playing at the South Lyon/East Basketball event on Friday, February 4th at South Lyon East High School. The Unified event will occur between the varsity showcase games. Unified sports joins students with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Unified Basketball has been developed through the support of the South Lyon Boys Basketball team and boosters, our PEERS (Positively Empowering & Encouraging Relationships with Students) program, our students, staff (especially our special education staff), and families. Come and support this unique opportunity for all of our SLCS students.

The Schedule:

5:15 Girls varsity game

6:40 Unified Game (6:40 or the conclusion of the girls' game)

7:15 Boys varsity game

Our PEER's students will be collecting donations to support our Unified program. The goal is to grow the program, and eventually play other Unified programs in the area.

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Positive Solutions for Families

Parents of young children (ages 0-6) are invited to join the Positive Solutions for Families group. This is an empowering series with instruction and discussion for developing your child's social and emotional skills, understanding challenging behavior, and encouraging positive behavior. Please see this link for dates and registration.

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