Sunset Express

May 14, 2021

Sunset Lake Elementary, PreK-5th Grade Building

Sunset Lake Elementary

Principal Amie McCaw

At Sunset Lake, We are Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Leaders.

Principal's Message

Hello Sunset Lake Families,


This week we were happy to have all of our classrooms back from quarantine. Staff and students worked on finishing our state-required MSTEP testing and we will be working on our end-of-year district assessments this month.


Although our end-of-year celebrations will be different this year, we are working on finding ways to celebrate with our students with some of our traditional events in a modified way. As our plans become solidified we will be sharing out through our SMORE and/or classroom communications.


For those of you who haven't heard, our wonderful and amazing P.E. Teacher and Behavior Coach, Mrs. Getsinger is going to be retiring at the end of this school year. Mrs. G is going to celebrate with all of us with a special PEACE DAY this Tuesday, May 18th. All staff and students are encouraged to come dressed in the 60s/70s PEACE attire. As Mrs. G. shares it should be a GROOVY time. ;)


As our state makes changes with the mask requirements, our local school board and county health department are working on our response and changes that may affect our school district. Our district will be communicating updates soon.


Please help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 by constant monitoring of your child's symptoms each morning and reviewing the Student Screener-shown below. We ask that you keep your child home if you suspect a possible exposure and if anyone in your household is waiting for test results.


Gaiters and masks:

I have recently shared the mask-wearing fatigue our students have been demonstrating. It has also been evident that the gaiters can be a struggle for students to keep up at times. Please talk with your child about trying their best to keep them up while in school. If you need lighter-weight disposable masks, we do have plenty to distribute out for those in need.


PLEASE be sure to ALWAYS contact our office if your child is going to be absent from school so we can track reasons for absences and any possible cases.



Please visit this link at State of Michigan Covid for up-to-date information.


Together we can work to minimize exposure for our students and staff. Thank you!


Thank you Sunset Lake Families!


Yours in Learning,

Amie McCaw

Sunset Lake Elementary Principal

Virtual Learning Updates


KVIC: Last day of school is June 4th. This is different than VCS Virtual and our In-person students. If you have any other questions regarding your child's progress please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher. Thank You! chromebook returns to your home school the week of June 7th



VCS Virtual: Last day of school is June 10th. Thank you for stopping by to pick up your child's materials this past week. Details about Chromebook return will be shared out soon. If you are unsure if your child has materials to pick up please check with your child(ren)'s teacher. Please just come to our front door to buzz the front office. We will bring your child's material out to you. The best time for pick-up is typically 9-3 pm to help avoid the busy times of drop-off and pick-up times.

Sunset Student Screener--Check every morning before bringing your child to school. Thank You!

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IMPORTANT DATES

May 18 - PEACE Day : wear your 60s/ 70s attire

May 31 - Memorial Day, No school

May- Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw--- Bring Balance to your Life!

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw song 🎵
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2021 Artist Virtual Opening

Please watch this link to see some of our beautiful students artwork.
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Books with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Characters-

PANDEMIC RELIEF- PLEASE READ BELOW

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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Please watch the following video about a new program they are starting...


Becoming Me Program Information

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Message from Mrs. Kling...

Good afternoon everyone!


I want to let everyone know that registration for Bulldog Beginnings 2021-2022 school year is now open for children who are 4 years old by September 1 and is completely free for families that meet the qualifications. Applications can be found in the Sunset Lake office and if you have questions please feel free to contact me or Alyssa Thomson at Community Education 321-1020. Thanks for all your help in spreading the word.


Jennifer Kling

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Lost and Found- Update

New items added to lost and found this week are pictured below. Please have your children check often. Many items added daily.
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VCS Visitor Screening Form

This form must be filled out each time a visitor enters the building.
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Sunset Drop off and Pick up Plan- SAME PLAN

District Documents for 2020-21 School Year

VCS Companion Document. The Sunset Lake Protocols link is found on page 9.


VCS Return to School Plan Instructional Overview f