SLCS District Update

March 18, 2021

Note from the Superintendent

Hello SLCS Families,

It is with much enthusiasm that I announce that Mr. Brian Toth was approved by the Board of Education this past Tuesday to fill the position of Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. The position was made vacant in July when Mr. Ben Kirby resigned from SLCS to become the Superintendent of Lake Orion Community Schools. Dr. Bill Weber has been working in this role on a part-time interim basis since August. On behalf of the District, I want to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Weber for serving SLCS by sharing his time, knowledge, and experience as part of our leadership team over these past several months.

Mr. Toth is currently the principal at Centennial Middle School and will assume his new position effective April 12th. Mr. Toth came to SLCS in 2013 from Farmington Public Schools. Throughout his twenty-three year career as an educator, he has held a variety of positions including coach, teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Mr. Toth has a stellar reputation throughout the district and is recognized as a servant leader, relationship builder, team player and exceptional communicator.

Mr. Toth has thoroughly enjoyed his experience at CMS over the past eight years. He has indicated that the past eight years have been the most rewarding of his professional career, and that is a credit to the amazing relationships that have been built. He will be forever grateful to the many students, staff members, and parents of whom he has had the privilege to lead.

I trust the entire school community joins me in thanking Mr. Toth for the tremendous job he has done as the CMS principal and wishes him the best of luck in his new position in which he will have the opportunity to use his knowledge, skills, and experience to benefit the entire district.

SLCS Strong!

Steve Archibald

Elementary Families

We are excited to continue to celebrate March is Reading Month! National Reading Month is the perfect time to encourage your children to pick up a book each day in March and build strong reading habits. If you are looking for new book suggestions or recommendations, you can check out the Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central web page which has a curated recommended reading list developed by Reading is Fundamental with supplemental, digital literacy resources found by clicking here. This online portal also includes activities, games, puzzles and videos tied to books to build confident and engaged readers.

Reading out loud is a great way to engage readers of all ages in a love of reading! The Michigan Department of Education has provided a list of ways families can engage readers while reading books aloud. Older children can even use some of these strategies while reading out loud with younger students to help grow the love of reading for all members of the family! The list of suggestions can be found by clicking here.

Free Preschool

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) = FREE Preschool

GSRP registration for the 2021-2022 school year: Application - GSRP

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free four year old preschool program that meets Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The qualifications are based on income. For example, a family of four that earns $66,250 a year, qualifies for GSRP. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Lloyd (

Career Readiness Family Expo

Help your child become career ready!
This year’s “Virtual” Career Readiness Family Expo is an evening event connecting families with industry experts. Participants can engage in career awareness, exploration and preparation with industry and education professionals through various breakout sessions. Topics will include in demand careers, post-secondary options, soft skills and various career readiness strategies, tips and tools.

Wellness: COVID-19 Vaccine

MDHHS is moving forward with vaccination for caregivers, family members, and guardians who care for children with special health care needs. To schedule, check with local health department, local pharmacies, or call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136. MDHHS - Michigan Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

Wellness Review - Quarantine Requirements

Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. It helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are infected with a virus. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from the health department.

Close contacts are persons who have had the following contact with a COVID-19 positive individual:

  • Within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more

  • Provides care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

  • Direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

  • Shared eating or drinking utensils

  • Sneezed, coughed, or came in contact with the person’s respiratory droplets

  • Other situational circumstances

When a person has been identified as being a close contact by our district, the identified individual is expected to quarantine. South Lyon Community Schools is able to reduce the 14 day quarantine requirement to 10 days AS LONG AS the individual does not develop symptoms.

For more information about quarantine guidelines visit the Oakland County Health Department website:

Oakland County: Coronavirus Disease 2019 | COVID-19 Resources

Special Education