SLCS District Update
December 8th, 2022
Dear SLCS Families and Staff Members,
It has been a great week in SLCS. I was able to visit multiple schools today and the excitement of the season can be felt in our hallways and classrooms. It is extremely enjoyable and very refreshing to walk through our school and observe our students and staff at work. A reminder to our students that we have two weeks (and a day but who's counting) before Winter Break begins. Keep working hard and finish 2022 on a strong and positive note!
We Are SLCS
Moving this year?
Families are required to update their child’s school in a prompt manner when their address changes. Please submit a Change of Address Form which can be found on the District website.
A student who begins the school year at one school and then moves within the District to another in-district school boundary, may remain at that school for the remainder of that school year only.
A student who begins the school year at one school and then moves outside of the District after the first state Count Day may remain at that school for the remainder of that school year only.
If the student begins the 7th grade year, but then moves to the other middle school´s boundary he/she may remain at the school to finish his/her middle school experience.
If a student has begun his/her freshman year in his/her high school program, but then moves to the other high school´s boundary he/she may graduate from that school.
In all of the situations summarized here, students who reside in a different school boundary and elect one of these options, transportation between home and school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If families are unable to provide their own transportation in these cases, the student would need to enroll in the new boundary school.
We recommend that district families check the boundary maps on our website prior to purchasing a home or signing a rental agreement if they are relocating elsewhere in the district and desire a specific school or to remain in the boundary of their current schools. Remember that as the district’s population changes, school boundaries occasionally change as well.
Note from our School Nurse - Increase in Illnesses
As the weather has gotten colder and we are spending more time inside, our community is seeing an increase in illness. It seems as though “everyone is sick” in one way or the other. Please remember if your student is ill, keep them home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medication and their symptoms are improving. Please click this link to help guide you in determining what type of medical care you should seek during an illness.
Illnesses that we are seeing within our South Lyon community include the following:
Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye: Pink Eye is commonly caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but it can also be from an allergic reaction. If caused by a bacterial or viral infection it is contagious, just like the common cold. The most common symptoms include: redness in one or both eyes, itchiness in one or both eyes, a gritty feeling in one or both eyes, a discharge in one or both eyes that forms a crust during the night - which may or may not prevent your eye from opening in the morning and/or increased or excessive tearing. Treatments can help ease the discomfort. Students should stay home from school until seen by a medical professional and drainage from the affected eye has stopped. Please click this link for more information about conjunctivitis.
Hand Foot Mouth Disease: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who have hand-foot-and-mouth disease may help lower your child's risk of infection. Symptoms of Hand Foot Mouth Disease may include: fever, sore throat, painful blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks, a rash on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks. (the rash is not itchy, but sometimes it has blisters) and/or loss of appetite. Students should stay home from school if new sores are developing and/or if the sores in the students mouth is causing the student to have excessive drooling. Students can return to school as long as they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medication, sores/blisters are not oozing and are decreasing in number. Please click this link for more information about Hand Mouth Foot Disease.
Respiratory Illnesses: A respiratory infection affects your respiratory system, including your sinuses, throat and lungs. Respiratory infection symptoms may include a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever and/or fatigue/body aches. Treatment for respiratory infections often includes rest, fluids and over-the-counter pain relievers. Infections usually go away on their own within a week or two. If your child’s symptoms are not getting better or getting worse, it is best to go see your healthcare provider. Students should stay home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medication and their symptoms are improving, unless diagnosed with a specific respiratory illness and then should follow the medical advice from their healthcare provider. Please click the following links for more information: MDHHS Flu, MDHHS RSV, MDHHS COVID.
Chickenpox - Chickenpox is a disease that causes an itchy rash of blisters and a fever. A person with chickenpox may have as many as 500 blisters. The rash spreads over the whole body. Chickenpox can be serious, even life-threatening, especially in babies, adolescents, adults, people who are pregnant, and people with weakened immune systems. Chickenpox is very contagious. If one person has it, about 9 out of 10 people close to that person who are not protected against chickenpox will also become infected.
The disease spreads mainly through close contact with someone who has chickenpox or shingles. For example, it can spread when a person touches or breathes in the virus particles that come from the blisters when they get scratched. Chickenpox can spread 1 to 2 days before the infected person gets a rash, and then doesn’t stop spreading until all the blisters have formed scabs. Vaccinated people who get chickenpox may develop lesions that do not form scabs. These people are considered contagious until no new lesions have appeared for 24 hours.
Chickenpox usually causes the following symptoms: an itchy rash of blisters, fever, headache and/or Feeling tired. Symptoms usually last about a week. In some cases, chickenpox can cause serious problems, so it is important that if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of Chickenpox, stay home, consult your healthcare provider and do not return to school until new blisters have stopped forming and the old blisters have scabbed over. Please click this link for more information about Chickenpox.
East Media-Middle School Take Over 2022
Special thank you to Career Facilitator Lauren Bedich for organizing a great opportunity for the middle school students this week!
We enjoyed having students from both MMS and CMS Thursday to "take over" our media programs. All will be incoming freshmen next year at East. They were able to experience the video news program, make a Tik Tok, create an Instagram post, and go for a tour of the school. We had a great day.
Here is our TV workup from the day:
Transportation Lost and Found
The Transportation Department has a number of items that have been left by students. Feel free to contact them at email@example.com to retrieve lost items.
We are looking for great candidates who want to make a difference for our students.
Bus drivers $20.10-$22.77
Custodians and Guest Custodians $12.50-$19.94
Food service $16.06 -$18.56
Guest Teachers $120/day if Long Term Guest Teacher $140/day
Kids Club Staff $11.89-$17.65
Lunch Monitors $11.66-$13.81
Paraeducators and Guest Paraeducators $9.25-$21.63
Please stop by the administration building, 345 South Warren in South Lyon, or call 248-573-8135.
Mental Health Support
Please visit this link which provides tips for parents and caregivers supporting their children.
Stay Well Discussion Groups
The Michigan Stay Well program offers various resources like a Saturday holiday edition of a teen workshop to show youth how to cope with holiday stress in healthy ways. If you know a teen who could benefit, pass along this registration link: https://bit.ly/3SCal3D. Weekly topics include:
Saturday, Dec. 10 - Emotional Intelligence vs. Emotional Judging
Saturday, Dec. 17 - Practical coping and moving forward