Family Connection

March 2020

From the Coordinator

Hello Families!


I know I can speak for all of the ECEEDP staff when I say that we miss all of you very much! It's hard to believe that it has already been over a week since we closed. This has been such a difficult time for all of us to navigate, but I hope that all of you have enjoyed the time together.


With Governor Whitmer issuing the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order today, we will not be providing Kids' Club Extra Care during the week of Spring Recess. We will be issuing refunds to families upon our return.


During this emergency school closure, families will not be charged tuition and accounts will be adjusted upon our return.


Yesterday evening a communication from Aaron Baughman regarding an online learning and resource plan for K-12 went out via Listserv. Please note that our Pre-K Teachers have received direction on support and resources, which will look different than what is outlined for K-12. Please feel free to reach out to the EC team or your child's teacher if you have any questions!


Please take a few moments to look over the resources provided below.


Stay safe and take care,

Chelsea Simons

COVID-19 Resources

Billing Information

Tuition costs are not being assessed during this unprecedented school closure. Accounts will be adjusted and April invoices will be emailed to families upon our return to school. There will not be an April EFT payment transmission.

Kids' Club Extra Care Spring Recess

Spring Recess Extra Care has been cancelled. Families that registered paid a deposit which will be applied to future tuition fees once we return to school. Additional tuition fees will not be charged.

Registration Information for Currently Enrolled Families

All currently enrolled families who have completed registration by the re-enrollment deadline of March 2, 2020 have been placed in their requested class for the 2020-21 school year and 2020 summer programs.

Registration Information for New Families

The deadline to submit a Program Request Form was March 19, 2020. Registration links will be sent to new families within the next few weeks.

Summer Schedule Change Update

Important Reminder: Final summer schedules are due in writing/email to the ECTeam@northvilleschools.org by Friday, April 24th. All changes, including drops from the program, after this date will incur a $50.00 schedule change fee.

3-20-20 Superintendent Update

Dear Northville Public Schools Families, Staff and Community,


Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate unprecedented times and an evolving public health matter that has brought about significant change and a great deal of uncertainty in a matter of a days. Parents were thrust into trying to navigate learning with their children while also managing their own jobs, and our students lost their daily connection to their peers, their teachers, their classroom communities. Our teachers and staff likewise are mourning this loss – while all of us grapple with the worry of COVID-19.


In spite of the many challenges, I first want to express heartfelt gratitude to our students, our teachers and staff, and our families for the many ways in which our community has come together in support of one another in the space of only one week. Our educators came together last Friday to identify and deploy several resources, beginning the work of supporting our students and families with access to learning materials. With Michigan Department of Education (MDE) support, we launched a Grab & Go school breakfast/lunch program available to all students, facilitated by our Food Services staff. Already, we’ve seen great examples of our students’ ingenuity, heard stories shared virtually by our principals, had teachers engage with their students in various forums, and were invited into our first digital PTA meeting. I am confident that we will continue to seek ways to connect and support one another as we face the challenges ahead.


We are also listening to the questions, concerns and feedback we are hearing from our parents, our students and our staff, as we continue to navigate uncharted territory. Please see the attached letter for important updates and information.


We are grateful for our strong community partnership as we work together with our students, staff, families and community to promote the safety, health and well-being of all.


Take care,

Mary Kay Gallagher

Superintendent

March is Reading Month!

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