Week of May 4, 2020
A Note from the Principal
Hello Central Families!
This is Teacher Appreciation Week, a week to thank and celebrate all that our teachers do to support the learning and growth of our students. I am so proud of the work that our Central teachers do on a daily basis and couldn't be more proud of all they have done to transition to this distance learning format without much lead time. Our teachers are working to provide valuable experiences and authentic connections with their students even though it is from a distance. Above all, Central teachers genuinely care about their students and want to see each of them reach their greatest potential. They miss their students!
Along with thanking our Central teachers, I feel it is very important to extend a sincere thanks to all of you, our Central families, who have stepped up during this unique situation to become full partners in the education of your children, our students. You have created spaces in your homes to accommodate learning; you are getting a crash course in some educational terms, standards and expectations; you are diving into new technologies and sharing technology with your children for school; and you are creating educational opportunities for your children while juggling work and home responsibilities. You are doing amazing things and we are so grateful for your partnership in this distance learning endeavor!
Please see the graphic below with some ideas to help shower our teachers with some extra love this week. Thank you for your participation!
Week 7 Family Check-In
We recognize that this is a difficult time for many for an assortment of reasons and we care about our students and families. A "Family Check-In" is linked below. Feel free to fill it out to let us know how you are doing. It is not required, but a simple way to touch base and let us know if there are ways we can help support your family.
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Distance Learning Info
Supplemental Learning Packets
The District will continue to provide supplemental learning packets for those desiring hard copy materials. They will be available each week on Mondays at our Food Distribution sites and during the week at the Cardinal Center (in the plastic bin under the canopy). Links to the grade-level packets are below and will continue to be available online at http://www.davisonschools.org.
Just a reminder that we will be distributing meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday again this week from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (or until food runs out) at Central, Gates, Siple, Hahn and DHS. Hard copy learning packets will be available at food distribution sites on Mondays and Wednesdays and at any time at the Cardinal Center (located in the bin under the canopy).
As a reminder, volunteers will now be placing food in your vehicle trunk or truck bed. This will further reduce contact between individuals. Please be prepared to open your trunk when the volunteer approaches your vehicle.
News From the Library
A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words!
Friday, May 8: Your Future's So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades! (Wear sunglasses today)
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DID YOU KNOW.........
There are many great resources for families in the area. This section of Central Shines is dedicated to introducing you to a FREE resource each month.
Many families are now without health insurance for their children due to recent unemployment.
In Genesee County, contact the Greater Flint Health Coalition at 810-232-2228, and they will connect you to someone who can help you. More information can be found at Special Edition of Whole Child Quarterly. Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age.
Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1.888.988.6300 or apply online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges