April 10, 2021
Happy April Sunset Lake Families,
It has been a great week returning from our spring break vacation, our students seem excited to be back and the staff is gearing up to finish strong as we begin our last marking period.
This week we brought back our LEAD tickets! Students can earn LEAD tickets when they demonstrate leadership and are caught "doing the right thing when no one is watching". Next Friday we will start our weekly prize drawing with our Spin-the-Wheel. Students' LEAD tickets are placed in their classroom LEADER jar for a chance to be pulled out to win a prize on our Spin the Wheel. Our prizes vary from time with the teacher, to leader jobs at school, and other activities for our students. Students and staff are excited to get this tradition back up and running to end our year on a positive note!
As our springtime brings warmer temps and active playtime outside, students definitely need to stay hydrated. Please be sure to send a water bottle with your child so they can fill it at our filtered water filling stations throughout the day. We ask that your child brings the water bottle home each day for proper cleaning.
Please note that we are working on our summer intervention services for our students. Our first priority is in-person instruction since we really believe this is the most beneficial learning environment for our students. However, we may be able to offer some other options for families who are not able to work out an in-person instruction model.
I know we are all feeling the COVID fatigue but it is imperative we remain resilient with our precautions. With the uptick in COVID cases, please be sure to keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms and contact your pediatrician. PLEASE be sure to ALWAYS contact our office if your child is going to be absent from school so we can track reasons for absences and any possible cases.
Also, we continue to 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.
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,
Sunset Lake Elementary Principal
Virtual Learning Updates
KVIC last day of school is June 4th. This is different than VCS Virtual and our In-person students. Our KVIC progress reports were completed and shared. If you did not receive your child's report card please contact our office. If you have any other questions regarding your child's progress please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher. Thank You!
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.
April 13th - PTSO Meeting
April 13- MSTEP begins for our 5th grade
May 7th - 1/2 day for students
FAMILY LEADER IN ME SURVEY
PANDEMIC RELIEF- PLEASE READ BELOW
IMPORTANT VOTE May4th
Message from Mrs. Kling...
I want to let everyone know that registration for Bulldog Beginnings 2021-2022 school year is now open for children who are 4 years old by September 1 and is completely free for families that meet the qualifications. Applications can be found in the Sunset Lake office and if you have questions please feel free to contact me or Alyssa Thomson at Community Education 321-1020. Thanks for all your help in spreading the word.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders
For pick-up please be sure to drive around the baseball fields and use Wellhouse to the Sunset Private drive to enter our parking lot. Please stay in your car to keep our traffic flowing. If you need more time for buckling we have found it beneficial to pull forward slowly or park your car to take care of buckling your child.
*IMPORTANT: Our bus ramp should be clear of all cars during our start and end of the day. Please do not pull into our bus ramp area to drop off your child in the morning.
Below you will find our Sunset Lake Drop-off and Pick-up plan in more detail.