Spring Mills Shark Nation Notes

5/13/2022

Important Upcoming Dates

May 17th @ 5:30pm PTA Meeting

May 30th - No School Memorial Day

June 1st - Spring Mills Bounce House Days

June 2nd - Spring Mills Bounce House Days

SM Shark Families,


You may have noticed that I haven't been out front this week at arrival and dismissal. Unfortunately, as much as I tried to dodge it, COVID finally caught up with me, so I have been out this week. I am finally feeling a bit better today, and hope to return on Monday.


In preparation for our remodel, our staff is working hard on getting packed up. Throughout this time, a lot of items are being sorted and purged. As a result, some teachers are having lots of prizes and giveaways for students! You may notice students coming home with these freebies - and they are theirs to keep! Enjoy. :)


Reminder: Please keep the side lot clear in no parking areas. This is incredibly important for traffic flow and construction. There is no parking where the orange barrels are marked and labeled. Thank you for your cooperation!


Please see below for an opportunity to volunteer to supervise our bounce house days! We'd love to have you in.


I hope you are all enjoying this warmer weather - it sure is about time. I know that we are all ready for it.


Have a great week!


Sarah Bentley, SM Principal

Lost and Found Items

The Spring Mills Lost and Found will be outside during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal next week. Please have your child check this area if they are missing any personal items. Parents may also park their vehicle in the parking lot and walk up to check the Lost and Found.

Spring Mills Bounce House Days

Summer Academy 2022

Early Dismissal Protocol Reminder

If you must sign your child out early, we request that you do so prior to 3:30pm to avoid the end of day pack up and dismissal procedures.


Protocol for picking your student(s) up early:

You do not need to notify or call the office in advance. Students are called to the office after their parent/guardian arrives. Please enter the front vestibule of the school and press the call button into the office. We will then call your child from class and have you sign them out. Please share this protocol with any of your Emergency Contacts that may be picking up your children.

Identification Required

HVS SAFETY AND SECURITY

For the safety and well-being of our students, Huron Valley Schools have a firm expectation when it comes to identifying the visitors we have inside the buildings. When you are coming in the building during instruction hours, you must show your ID and state the reason for your visit. Even if we have seen you several times and even if we know you very well, we are still required to ask you for your ID. We ask that you PLEASE be prepared with your identification each and every time you come in to the building during school hours. Please share this expectation with anyone on your student's emergency contact list. We truly appreciate your support of these requirements.

Circle Drive Reminders - Please share with other family members who may pick up your student.

Thank you to everyone following the guidelines making the circle drive a smoother experience for your community! Please see reminder below and share these rules with other family members who may pick up your student at times.


Arrival/Dismissal - updated information


  • Our building doors open at 9:07am. Please do not drop off early, as there isn't adult supervision outside of the building. You may only use the front loop for drop off
  • Upper El Centrum doors close at 9:15am If your child arrives later than this, please use the front doors of the building.
  • Safety first! Drivers will need to remain in their lane until all students have been unloaded; you are not allowed to pass other cars if your children unloaded first.
  • Also for safety reasons, drivers and other adults must remain in the car during pick up and drop-off. If your child requires help getting in or out of their vehicle please park in the parking lot and walk to the doors to get your child/pick your child up.
  • Always have your Anchors Away sign on the passenger side window during afternoon pick up - this keeps things moving quickly for the entire Spring Mills community. Please let your child's teacher or the office know if you need another sign and we will send one home with your child.
  • When possible, please move your child seat to the passenger side of the vehicle. Children should not be exiting out into traffic, but rather on the curb side.
  • The school day ends at 4:07 pm. Please do not arrive before 4pm. DO NOT EXIT your vehicle from the circle to meet students.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Attendance Procedures


You can call our 24-HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE AT 248-684-8086 for all attendance related calls. Please state your child's first and last name and reason for absence.


Attendance is an important component in a student’s education. If we do not hear from you regarding your student's absence, it is our policy to call to verify your student’s absence.


ILLNESS

Please do not send your child back to school until they have been vomit-free, diarrhea-free, or fever-free for 24 hours.


EXTENDED ABSENCES AND VACATIONS

If your child(ren) will be absent for an extended period of time, please make sure to complete a pre-arranged absence form available from the office or on our website under Parent Resources.

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