Dublin Times

September 21-25, 2020

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Upcoming Important Events

September 2020

  • September 21 Virtual High School Curriculum Night (6:30 PM)
  • September 22 Dublin ECSE Curbside Pick Up (9:30-11) (1:30-3)
  • September 22 Dublin FAPES Curriculum Night (6:00-8:00 PM)
  • September 22 Third Grade Curbside Science Pick Up (4:30-6:00 PM)
  • September 22 WL PTSA Council Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • September 23 First Grade Curbside Book Pick Up (4:00-6:00 PM)
  • September 24 Second Grade Curbside Materials Pick Up (4:00-6:00 PM)
  • September 25 Half Day-Staff Professional Development-
  • September 28 No School for Students and Staff (Yom Kippur)

Curbside Pickup Guidelines

During our online learning time teachers may decide to have a Curbside Pickup of materials for your children. Classroom teachers will notify you WHEN and WHAT TIME these pickup events will take place. Teachers will be following social distancing and mask guidelines at school. They will distribute items in the front of the school along our Car Rider loop area.


As always, we ask that parents follow these guidelines during any curbside pick up.

1. Stay in your car. Wear a mask.

2. Pull up behind the car in front of you.

3. Open your passenger side front window.

4. Exchange the materials with our staff member.

5. Pull away and move forward safely.


Thank you for following these guidelines every time.

Attendance Hotline-248-956-3890

Please be reminded that our teachers will take AM and PM attendance as well as record tardies.


If your child will be absent or late, or will need to end the remote day early due to illness or a scheduled appointment, you must call the attendance phone line and leave us a message to tell us.


Every teaching and learning moment is crucial and we appreciate your partnership to ensure good attendance and participation.


We recognize that there will be a learning curve during these first few weeks and we promise to be flexible and understanding as we all become comfortable with the digital platforms of Google and Zoom.


Attendance Line: 248-956-3890

In an effort to help with technical issues that you may have at home while learning online, WLCSD has developed a STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT REQUEST FORM. To help with technical issues, this should be the first step in letting us know the issue you are experiencing with technology at home. We can then help you as quickly as we can.


This form is always located on our Dublin web page under the FOR PARENTS tab.

There is a button below too!

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FAPES CURRICULUM NIGHT!

Our Dublin FAPES online Curriculum Night meetings will take place Tuesday, September 22nd from 6:00-8:00 PM.


Below are Zoom Webinar links for you to join each meeting for each department.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the webinar.


These meetings are designed for you to meet your child's PE, Art, Media, and Music teachers at Dublin, understand the curriculum covered with students, and to ask any questions you may have.


PE Meeting with Mr. Ozuch- 6:00-6:30pm

When: Sep 22, 2020 6:00 PM

Topic: Dublin Elementary FAPES Curriculum Night- PE

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ITpj6DKcTv-iQ0D5QRAGfA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Art Meeting with Ms. Whitson- 6:30pm-7:00pm

When: Sep 22, 2020 6:30 PM

Topic: Dublin Elementary FAPES Curriculum Night- Art

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZGu5M9R0SF-Eq6ZJMl0izw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Media Meeting with Mrs. Banks and Mrs. Hinterman- 7:00pm-7:30pm

When: Sep 22, 2020 7:00 PM

Topic: Dublin Elementary FAPES Curriculum Night- Media Center

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T88jSTuBRjGYBVnEABleNw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Music Meeting with Mrs. Lenze- 7:30pm-8:00pm

When: Sep 22, 2020 7:30 PM

Topic: Dublin Elementary FAPES Curriculum Night- Music

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t6Q9F_F7Q6iQcfRPIIaLHQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


We look forward to seeing parents tomorrow night! Don't forget to register in advance for these meetings.

Art, Music, PE, and Media Weekly Classroom Links

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Important ZOOM Reminders for Parents

Zoom is not only a window into our classroom, it’s also a window into your home. Being mindful of what’s happening in and around the webcam is extremely important as we all strive for a safe, healthy, and rewarding online learning experience for our children.


Please be sure "adult" conversations and language cannot be heard by other classmates.

Many lessons were learned throughout the first week of school regarding what works best in our Zoom online platform.


Teachers are working tirelessly to provide appropriate, engaging, and meaningful lessons. Please be mindful of the following tips when attending a Zoom lesson.


Reminders for Parents:

At no time should you take a screen shot of the video conference screen where other children are visible, and no images/videos should be posted on social media platforms.

Students are expected to maintain the same behavior and conduct during a video conference call as they would in the classroom. This is an extension of the regular classroom and school rules still apply.

It’s helpful if you keep the source of lighting in front or above the webcam. Avoid having a bright light or window behind you.

Progress slowly. Everyone is learning (including the adults) and it will take some time for everyone to adjust.

Be patient and forgiving with technology. It can be temperamental, "glitchy" and sometimes difficult to navigate so pause, breathe and keep this in perspective.


Remind all those living at the residence that the webcam will display those walking in the background and only school suitable activity and language should be used when the Zoom lesson is in session.

Half Day of School Reminder

Please mark your calendars! Friday, September 25th will be a HALF DAY of school for students. Our staff will involved in professional learning that afternoon. Students will have class until 12:25 PM that day.
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iReady Diagnostic

Between September 21st - October 16th, your child will be taking the iReady Diagnostic Assessment at home. During a normal school year, this would be done at school. But this year, since we are learning virtually, we will be testing virtually.


The information is used to guide teacher instruction and helps your child's teacher identify areas of strength and weakness. This is why we need you to let your child do the work on their own.


We know how difficult it is to stand by and watch your child struggle when they don't know the answer to something.


When your child takes the iReady Diagnostic, he/she will not know all of the answers. THIS IS OK!


We need you to let your child take this assessment completely on his/her own....Even if it means watching every question be answered incorrectly.


Please take some time to explore the information below. It's extremely important and we need you to be aware of what the iReady Diagnostic really is, what it will look like as it is administered at home, and how you can support us.


Your child's teacher will follow up with you and provide more information about testing.

At-Home Assessment Agreement

Teachers will be sending this to you via a Google Form. This is just for you to view.

Chromebook Distribution

How Can I Get a Chromebook for my Child?


Chromebook Distribution Form


Chromebook DISTRIBUTION is taking place at the Educational Services Center at 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, (turn in at the Water Tower off of Maple Road between Pontiac Trail and Ladd Road) Saturday, Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 30.


Parents who previously ordered Chromebooks and have not heard yet, will get an email. Thank you for your patience.

LAYA - Non Taste of the Lakes

Due to COVID restrictions, this year's Taste of the Lakes will be a virtual "non-event" with special door prize drawings including a 40-inch Big Screen Smart TV, an iPad, a Social Membership to Walden Woods (a value of $1,300) and two separate Adirondack chairs (note: one chair per drawing, the winner can select either the University of Michigan or Michigan State logo to be applied) to support the work of the Lakes Area Youth Assistance.



Lakes Area Youth Assistance (LAYA) is a non-profit organization designed to help at-risk children and their families who live in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Oakland County, local municipalities and volunteers work together to provide services and programs, which assisted more than 600 students in 2019.



To support our kids, please consider purchasing one ticket for $25 or you can buy four tickets for $100 and receive one more free. Tickets may be purchased now through Friday, October 9, 2020, at www.wlcstickets.com.



The drawing will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, and you will be notified via phone if you are one of the lucky winners. Thank you for your support of our children.

Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education Meeting - 9/24 @ 7:30pm.


Please follow the link below to view the meeting agenda


September 24, 2020, Special Board Meeting Agenda

Meeting Notice:
The September 24, 2020, Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held online in accordance with the Executive Order No.2020-154 (COVID-19) issued by Governor Whitmer on July 17, 2020. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.


The public may view this meeting streamed live at:

https://wlcsd.org/board-of-education/virtual-meetings/


Citizens interested in participating through public commentary are asked to complete the Public Comment Request Form (www.wlcsd.org/publiccomment) previous to the start of the meeting. All requests for public commentary received previous to the start of the meeting will have the opportunity to speak during the virtual meeting or choose to have their comments reflected in the meeting minutes.

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Dublin Elementary School Supply List

Please click on the button below to view a Dublin Elementary Suggested School Supply List for at-home learning.


Remember this is a SUGGESTED supply list for parents for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 while we are learning from home.


Teachers have other suggested school supply lists on our website, but those lists are primarily for face-to-face instruction.


EVERYTHING GOOGLE!

Google Login Information

Families - You can now access your child’s Google login information via Skyward Family Access. It can be found on the Report Cards tab as the very top report. If you still do not see it, please use the emails below to contact our school. If you are a parent of a new Kindergarten student and don’t see your student login, please check back on Skyward in a day as we are continuing to process enrollments. Thank you!

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Logging in: Chrome/Google Classroom
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WLCSD FOOD SERVICE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

We are pleased to inform you that meals will be available to all Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students for the upcoming school year.


Please pre-order breakfasts and lunches by completing this Food Service Order Form. Forms must be submitted prior to midnight on Thursdays.


This is available for all scheduled school days for registered Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students only. Anyone may pick up meals for your student(s).


Pick up locations will be at the three high schools on Monday August 31st between the hours of 12 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.


Breakfast Pricing

$1.25 Full Pay

$0.30 Reduced

$0.00 Free


Lunch Pricing

$2.85 Full Pay

$0.40 Reduced

$0.00 Free


  • Breakfast is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.30 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter and $1.25 per day for those who are full pay.
  • Lunch is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.40 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter, and $2.85 per day for those who are full pay.


We would like to limit cash transactions. It is preferred that you place money on your students account via family access through e-funds. We are unable to make change for cash transactions but we will apply change to your student's account.


We will continue serving meals to Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students every week while school is in session. Please watch your email for your weekly order form (to be completed each week that school is in session).

We now have a waiver that all children under the age of 18 regardless of status or what district they are enrolled or not enrolled in (adults with disabilities 26 years of age and under) can come pick up meals from each of our high schools every Monday from 12:00PM to 1:30PM.


If a closed school day is on a Monday, we will distribute the next opening school day. As of next week, we now can provide 7 days of breakfast and 7 days of lunches regardless of when school is scheduled until at December 31st.

There will not be an alternate time of pickup nor a delivery service but anyone can pick up meals for their children. Thank you!

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DUBLIN PTA BOARD MEMBERS 2020-2021

Please click here for contact information!

Dublin PTA Web Page

Please click here to visit our Dublin PTA Web Page!

PTA Member Hub

Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!

2020-2021 PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please complete this form to join our Dublin PTA!

Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Dublin while we shop?!

Dublin Elementary is now set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Dublin Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
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Communication is Key at Dublin!

Communication is important to us at Dublin. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Dublin utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


DUBLIN TIMES AND SCHOOL WEB PAGE

Our Dublin Times newsletter will be sent electronically to parents. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


TWITTER

Please follow us on Twitter @DublinWL to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Please LIKE US on our OFFICIAL Dublin Elementary Facebook page! See the button below!

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS COVERAGE:

  1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. No insurance.


This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.


TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to:

www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.


OR


TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.


All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.


We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal: JeffreyDrewno@wlcsd.org

248-956-3832


Sarah Garcia

Principal's Secretary: SarahGarcia@wlcsd.org

248-956-3829


Diane Yanalunas

Building Secretary: DianeYanalunas@wlcsd.org

248-956-3841