Weekly Update

Week of May 17, 2021

Hello Southfield Regional Families,

The end of the school year is fast approaching. All students are taking virtual finals. Please see the attached schedule below.


Students should take the assessment without the assistance of parents in order for us to get a good measure of student growth.


Parents must fill out the Frontline health screening form below before sending their students to school. If your child has any of the symptoms on the health screening form, they must stay home and learn virtually for that day.


https://app.HealthOfficePortal.com/SHM_Southfield_Public_School_District/Portal/Login.aspx


Frontline Health Screening Form & Video Tutorial for Parents


Southfield Public Schools has licensed the Frontline Health Portal to complete the daily health screening forms. Using a secure username and password, you can view district-designated health information, communicate with our health & wellness staff, review/sign forms, and even provide the district with new information from outside health services received by your child.


Parents must create an account. Please see the attached letter for directions on how to create your account.


Video Tutorial


https://youtu.be/LpyzA1zlPc8


Here is the link.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1glVM4gudB6-uUQ87-0NwCfbry4w6hd-q/view?usp=sharing


Save the Date

May 25 Senior Finals

May 26 Senior Finals

May 28 NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day Holiday Observance

May 31 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day


With Kids in mind


Principal Eason


2021-2022 Return to In Person Learning Survey


Dear Southfield Public Schools Family:


We are entering the final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year, and we would like to take a moment to let you know about our plans for the fall. While we cannot predict what conditions will be, Southfield Public Schools is committed to returning to a traditional in-person experience, 5-days-per-week, with necessary safety protocols in place. Please complete the 2021-2022 academic year planning survey to share your family's plans for the coming school year.


Thank you for your ongoing support, patience, and resilience.



Southfield Public Schools Families,


With the impending FDA approval of the Covid Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12 and above, SPS is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Bloom Pediatrics.


Bloom Pediatrics is scheduled to be onsite at Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology to service Southfield students on Friday, May 21st from 3 pm to 8 pm for the first dose and Friday, June 11th for the second dose.


If you are interested in your child participating, please complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/southfieldvaccine


Any concerns/questions should be addressed to southfieldvaccine@bloompediatricsmi.com. The aforementioned email goes directly to the medical staff at Bloom Pediatrics.


Collaboratively,

Dr. Jennifer Green


Summer School

Southfield Public Schools is pleased to announce the release of our Summer 2021 catalog of offerings.


The goal of this summer was to offer something for everyone. You will notice virtual as well as in-person offerings.


Some are open to all, others are invitation or application-based. All necessary links are provided right in the catalog.


Invitations for identified students will be going out this week for our invitation-only offerings.


If families have questions they can contact the curriculum team at:


248.746.4326

-or-

SPSprograms@southfieldk12.org


https://www.flipsnack.com/curriculumSPS/sps-summer-learning-options-for-publication-5-4-21/full-view.html


Computer Science Day Camp For Beginners

Computer Science Robotics Day Camp for Beginners For teams of 1, 2 or 3 students (team of 2 is recommended) 4th through 11th Grades as of May 2021


Computer Science Robotics Lab (J234), Taubman Complex - Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI $20 registration fee per team 2 Sessions available


Space is limited – COVID guidelines will be communicated and followed Tue. June 8, 2021; 9am ~ 3:30pm VEX IQ Robots with Robotmesh software Wed. Aug 11, 2021; 9am ~ 3:30pm LEGO EV3 Robots with Scratch software


How to register: A parent or teacher can register teams online after creating a coach account at www.robofest.net


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mF5LKiV0m9TAstSetL_28gvqwOxmoDJo/view?usp=sharing


Frontline Health Screening Form & Video Tutorial for Parents


Southfield Public Schools has licensed the Frontline Health Portal to complete the daily health screening forms. Using a secure username and password, you can view district-designated health information, communicate with our health & wellness staff, review/sign forms, and even provide the district with new information from outside health services received by your child.


Parents must create an account. Please see the attached letter for directions on how to create your account.


Video Tutorial


https://youtu.be/LpyzA1zlPc8


Here is the link.


https://app.healthofficeportal.com/SHM_Southfield_Public_School_District/Portal/Login.aspx


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1glVM4gudB6-uUQ87-0NwCfbry4w6hd-q/view?usp=sharing


School of Choice-Non Oakland County Residents K-3rd-Grade


School of Choice 2021-22

Kindergarten - 3rd Grades (all schools)


The Southfield Public Schools Board of Education has approved unlimited Schools of Choice (Section 105c) openings for residents in Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties for the 2021-22 school year for:


  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grades (all schools)


The application period is April 19, 2021 - August 27, 2021.


The application will be available by following a link listed below beginning April 19, 2021. You must complete the online enrollment packet no later than the enrollment deadline on the acceptance letter to guarantee placement.


Schools of Choice application window is open.


Open Enrollment Section 105C (Revised) Application Fall 2021-2022


May is Mental Health Awareness Month


1 in 4 people will suffer from some type of mental illness in one given year. Southfield Public Schools has partnered with Easterseals, CNA Healthcare, and Ascension to provide mental health services.


Mental Health Partners at a Glance environment uninhibited ...

Easterseals

For new individuals, they may call the Easterseals office at 248-475-2150 to get scheduled for intake. Easterseals will offer intake using telehealth and will continue to provide services using a telehealth platform. For those individuals that are utilizing their psychiatrist/doctors, they are using telehealth as well. People can call 248-475-6300 to get scheduled.


Contact:

Jennifer Thayer, LMSW, CAADC

Program Manager

Office: 248.475.6307 | Fax: 248.475.6370

jthayer@essmichigan.org

Easterseals Michigan

2399 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326

www.EastersealsMichigan.com


CNS Healthcare Mobile Services

Contact:

Amy Stern, LMSW

Program Manager

279 Summit Drive

Waterford, MI 48328

CNS Healthcare Phone: (248) 745-4900

CNS Healthcare Fax: (248) 994-8005

Direct Number: (248) 409-4155

www.cnshealthcare.org


Ascension Michigan School-Based Health Centers


You can access the service by calling (248) 398-0199 or by emailing the Nurse Practitioner, Rasanda Dorsey at rasanda.dorsey@ascension.org or the Behavioral Health Counselor, Darryl Allen at Darryl.Allen@ascension.org.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nCsWkiqpFnig2c84_aqTSFnT__78aNxv/view?usp=sharing


Return To Learn Hybrid Parent Handbook

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CXmmwt7ujQTfUulLPqg2vmR2b2YelFvq/view?usp=sharing


Ascension Vaccination Clinic (Southfield)

For the indefinite future, Ascension Michigan Health System (Providence Hospital) will be operating a vaccination clinic by appointment at Southfield City Hall in the Pavilion. Days and hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm for those ages 16 and over. At this point, the Pfizer vaccine is being administered. This could change based on availability.


Here is the public online scheduling link for scheduling vaccination appointments: ascension.org/AscensionSoutheastMichiganVaccineClinics


Meal Box Distribution


Students coming to school Monday-Thursday for half days can pick up meal boxes every Friday at one of these locations.


Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology

24675 Lahser

10am-1pm

4-6 pm


Thompson K-8 International Academy

16300 Lincoln Dr.

10am-1pm


Levey Middle School

25300 W 9 Mile Rd

10am-1pm


If parents/guardians are not able to make it during the times listed or do not have reliable transportation, they can send an e-mail or call the main office (248-746-8683) and they can be added to the meal delivery list. All meals are at no cost to every student under the age of 18. rodel.endaluz@sfellc.org


Each meal box contains 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 snacks, and 7 suppers.


COVID-19 Funeral Assistance FEMA.gov


https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance


AKA Teens

The 2021-2022 AKATeen Application is now posted on the Pi Tau Omega Chapter website! The application can be found under AKATeens tab and is available to be downloaded.

We are looking for young ladies that are entering into 9th -12th grade in the fall of 2021. They must display a willingness to participate in multiple community service projects, join in fun activities and attend monthly AKATeen meetings. Each AKATeen also must participate in our signature event, the Pink and White Scholarship Ball, where each AKATeens’ achievements and accomplishments are rewarded and showcased. We invite prospective 2021-2022 AKATeens to this year’s ball, May 22, 2021.

Please read detailed instructions on how to email and mail the 2021-2022 AKATeens application. All applications are due, March 30, 2021, no exceptions.


Thank you,


Mrs. Linnea Slater

AKATeens Chairman


Ms. Nancy Moore

AKATeens Co-Chairman


COVID-19 Testing for School-Aged Children


COVID-19 testing is available for school-aged children (4-17 years old) who have symptoms and are a resident or attend school in Oakland County. To schedule an appointment, call the Oakland County Health Division's Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533.


Farmers to Families Food Box Resumes

Southfield Public Schools is providing fresh produce, protein, and dairy for families in need via the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program. The distribution will take place on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology (24675 Lahser Road, Southfield 48033). First come, first served.


Southfield Public Schools Has An APP

Southfield Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of the district’s new mobile app. The app will provide parents, students, staff, and community members with access to important notifications, calendars, the news feed, MiStar Student and Parent Portals, social media channels, and more. Download the app here today!


Learning Virtually

Southfield Public Schools implemented new learning platforms for scholars to meet with their teachers in the digital classroom. Learn about them here.


Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide


The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is sharing a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide recently released by the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The guide will help caregivers to understand how digital tools can provide learning opportunities, engage students, and enrich students’ educational experiences.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aVBR67szPgy1Q3_eDdDX5AzPTP1rvzV8/view?usp=sharing


Weekly Meals Update

Meal Distribution Schedule Changes
Southfield Public Schools provides free meals to all children 18 and under in the community. Beginning on November 9, 2020, the distribution days will occur on Mondays. Visit here for distribution