NSE News

August/September 2017

Dear North Sashabaw Families,

It is with much excitement and anticipation that we Welcome You to North Sashabaw Elementary School! Whether you are returning, new to the district, or about to begin Kindergarten, we can’t wait to meet you and your family!

We are looking forward to a great year together! This will be my 7th year in the Clarkston School District where I served at the middle school as the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal. In total, this will be my 20th year in education. Previously, I taught for 13 years at the elementary level. As you will come to see, the NSE staff are a collaborative, committed, and passionate group of educators dedicated to creating, designing, and thoughtfully planning a learning environment that is safe and nurturing for every child.

As you may know, North Sashabaw Elementary is beginning its 5th year as a Leader in Me school. Together, we are excited to continue this journey with you and your children as we learn and practice how to be thoughtful leaders who are uniquely and wonderfully equipped to positively contribute to our world.

Please take a moment to read through the important information in this newsletter. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Very Sincerely,

Jennifer Johnson
Principal ❤

NSE Mission Statement

In partnership with the parents and community,

it is our collective mission to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students; where we celebrate learning through taking risks, thinking deeply and working hard. Our students are inspired to be unique leaders who use the 7 Habits to relentlessly pursue their passions as thinkers, learners and positive contributors to

a global society.

NSE Webpage

Please take a moment to check out our school webpage: www.nsashabawelementary.com You can find lots of useful/important information. Webpages for classrooms and school info are being updated regularly through the months of August and September Please check back often.

Back-to-School Packet

An informational packet will be sent home with your child on one of the first days of school. Please look for this to come home. One of the most important items included is our Student and Family Handbook. Please take time to review this important document, complete the last page/signature page, and return only this page to your child's teacher In the handbook you will find:


  • Our Daily Schedule
  • Important Information about Arrival and Dismissal
  • Attendance
  • Information About Our Co-Curricular (Specials) Classes
  • Communication - How You Can Stay Connected to NSE
  • Kids Connection - Before/After-School Childcare
  • Lunch Program and Prices
  • Managing Your Child's Health at School - Medical Conditions, Medication
  • Volunteering
  • Respect Code/Student Conduct
  • Transportation
  • Staff Directory
  • Suggested Student Supply Lists
  • Calendars


The packet will also contain a Student Emergency Card, school lunch menu and Free and Reduced Meal application. Free and Reduced Meal applications can also be completed online at www.lunchapp.com.


Please make sure to complete all applicable/required paperwork in the packet and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible.

August/September Calendar Dates

August 25th

Meet-The-Teacher from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


August 28th

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - 1/2 Day Dismissal @ 11:31 a.m.

Kindergarten Students Only: Attend with parent from 8:15-10:00 a.m.


September 1st and 4th

NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY


September 20th

PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center


September 21st

PARTNERSHIP NIGHT 5:00-8:00 p.m.

*A schedule of specific grade level times will be shared soon.


September 29th

PTO Fun Run!!

Board of Education and Central Office

Board of Education

Elizabeth Egan, President

Kellie Horst, Vice President

Gregory Need, Treasurer

Steven Hyer, Secretary

Susan Boatman, Trustee

Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee


Andrea Catalina, Trustee


Central Office Administration

Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent

Shawn Ryan, Deputy Superintendent

Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services

John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources

Kathy Christopher, Executive Director of Student Support Services

Non-Discrimination Clause

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, it is the policy of the Clarkston Community School District that the Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. For more information contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston MI, 48346, (248) 623-5400. For more information regarding ADA, contact the Deputy Superintendent, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston MI, 48346, (248) 623-5400.