Torrey Hill Intermediate School

Newsletter for April 2022

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Torrey Hill Families!


Third marking period report cards are finalized. Please see this newsletter and/or classroom newsletters for details on how to access information through the ParentVue portal.


Our MSTEP tests start next week. Please take time to read the letter below. Each test is roughly 60-90 minutes in length. 3rd grade and 4th grade are required to take two tests (ELA and Math). 5th graders are required to take four tests (ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science). We will begin on April 12th and end on May 12th.


Happy Spring and thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us! They truly brighten our days more than you can ever imagine.


Best,

Mrs. Kathleen Conover

Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

April 12th- M STEP Begins


April 13th-Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (By Appt. Only)


April 15th-No Classes-Good Friday


April 16th-National Librarian Day


April 18th-NWEA Begins

State Superintendent's Letter Regarding MSTEP

How to View Your Student's Report Card in Parent Vue

Parent/Guardian Teacher Conferences - April 13th

Parent/Guardian Teacher Conferences take place on Wednesday, April 13th from 4:30-7:00 PM. This year we are offering conferences both in person or virtual, using the Zoom App. Conferences are not mandatory in the spring. We are asking families to schedule conferences through our ParentVue system. Below is a link to a short instructional video which will walk parents through how to book parent/teacher conferences using ParentVue. Information is also provided on how to access the Zoom conference links. If you click on the email function in ParentVue, you will get an email of your scheduled links for one-stop conferencing. Note- Parents/guardians may be in a “waiting room” and admitted into the meeting at the scheduled time. If you feel that you will need additional time or would like to meet in person, please contact individual teachers.

How to Sign-Up in ParentVue:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s15udrCLvXMSj96RxHNZPJ2_AmMA4cc_/view

ParentVue Link:

You cannot access conferences on the ParentVue App. Click on this link from your phone or PC to access Conferences.

https://parentvue.geneseeisd.org/lkfn/PXP2_Login.aspx

Thank you to the LF PTO for Sponsoring Supe's Exotic Animal Show!

Thank You Linden Masonic Lodge for the Bikes for Books Donations!

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DIMES FOR DIAPERS COUNTY-WIDE FUNDRAISER

This year, we are excited to take part in the Dimes for Diapers fundraising event during the month of April. Dimes for Diapers has a commitment to provide 1 million diapers a year to 20 non-profit agencies throughout Genesee County. We will begin our fundraiser on Monday, April 11th, and we will be collecting donations in any monetary form (i.e. change, bills or checks payable to Dimes for Diapers). The classroom that collects the most, (minimum $250), will receive a gift card to host a pizza party in their classroom. Also, the top three schools that raise the most money will be on TV (ABC 12 News) and will receive a trophy. West Shore, Torrey Hill, and our Preschool program are participating in this event, and each building will have its own winning classroom.

Link to Dimes for Diapers Video: https://youtu.be/Qnk7xZLxDrM

Submitting Your Student's Attendance

After we return from break on April 4th, you will be able to enter your student's attendance through ParentVue.


Below is the link to a video showing you how to submit and absence with ParentVue https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I4ZVcOSOwjNZ3p0W2rzbdRWz_E_bECuZ/view.


  • You can also find it on the website Menu>Parent Resources>ParentVue Help.
  • This feature will not be turned on until April 4th.
  • If you need your ParentVue login, please call the West Shore office at 591-6542.

Mental Health Information

APRIL FLYERS

CAMP INVENTION

First View Bus Tracking

Box Card Derby

A former Lake Fenton Alumni, Samuel Selley, will be hosting a Box Car Derby for ALS at the U of M Big House! If you are interested, use the following link for more information.


https://www.activeagainstals.org/events/boxcar-derby/

TORREY HILL ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT 2022

Food Service Updates

The food service department is happy to be able to provide all meals to all students for free this year! This is a government grant that allows us to do that. Along with the grant money there are guidelines we must follow. This grant allows for only one complete breakfast and lunch per student per school day.


A breakfast includes: 2 Grains or 1 grain and one protein item, 1 cup fruit/vegetable and Milk. To be a complete meal 3 out of the 4 items must be taken and one of the items must be a fruit or vegetable.


School Lunch is made up of 5 food groups. These groups are whole grain, protein foods, vegetables, fruit and milk. To be a complete meal, three out of five food groups must be taken and one must be a fruit or a vegetable.

Only one entrée is allowed for both meals. Students may purchase additional entrees or meal components at ala carte pricing.

Any questions please feel free to contact the Food Service office at 810-591-9449 or email at lgrant@lakefentonschools.org.

Volunteers- Information Below

If you are interested in volunteering at Torrey Hill, please complete the form in the link below. All volunteer forms must be completed and verified, in person, by an LFCS staff member. You must have your ID with you when the form is being verified.


Please open the link below for volunteer updates and new guidelines.

HELP WANTED! Academic Interventionists, and Academic Interventionist Aides

We are in need of Academic Interventionists (one at $20/hour). We are also still on the look out for an interventionist aide. Feel free to share this request with neighbors, friends, grandparents, recent college grads, etc. Please see the job postings below.


https://www.applitrack.com/gcaps/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=731&category=Student+Support+Services



Please visit the link above for access to openings in ALL buildings. If you have questions about any of our job postings, please contact the building principal, Mrs. Conover.

Change In End Of Day Pick Up?

If your students need updates from you (parents/guardians) on taking a different mode of transportation home, please call our office before 2 PM. We do our best to get all "change in transportation" messages delivered to the students at the end of the school day and we certainly do not want any errors.


Any bus changes must be approved by the principal at least 24 hours in advance. Students are not allowed to take alternative buses home unless their is an emergency situation. Please do not use bus transportation as a means of transporting friends for after school social or extracurricular events. Our buses have capacity limits and we cannot add students to bus routes. We care about the safety of our students and therefore must closely monitor ridership on our school buses.

MEDICATION FORMS

If your child will need any type of medication for the school year you must have your doctor complete the forms below that pertain to your student. Any questions, please call the Torrey Hill office. 810-591-3617

T.H.I.S. DAILY STUDENT SCHEDULE

8:25 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (M, T, TH, F)

9:15 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (W)

Half Day - 8:25 A.M. – 11:40 A.M.

COVID REMINDER

If your student or a member of your family is being tested for COVID, all students must stay home until results are back.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Due to the pandemic, the USDA has extended free meals for all students for the 2021-2022 school year.


Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge for ALL students. We are still accepting FREE and REDUCED applications for the 2021-2022 school year.


Completing this form allows us to continue to support our family's needs now and in the future. If you have qualified for free and reduced lunch in the past, applications must be submitted yearly. Go to www.lunchapp.com to complete the application process. The form is also below.


Food Service Website

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1206121805457735

Lake Fenton Community Schools Mission, Vision and Beliefs

Lake Fenton District Mission- Learning For Continuous Success (L.F.C.S.)


Lake Fenton District Vision- Lake Fenton Community Schools through shared leadership, will educate all students to achieve their highest potential in a positive, safe and student-centered environment


Lake Fenton District Beliefs-


  • We believe all students and staff work and learn best in a Positive school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff are responsible for creating a Respectful school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff thrive when demonstrating Independent thinking.
  • We believe all students and staff benefit from trustworthy and Dependable relationships
  • We believe all students and staff are successful when actively Engaged in learning