Smooth Start Checklist

Schickler Family Guide to Returning to School Safely

A Message from Mrs. Jordan

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to start the school year off with you and your children. This newsletter is intended to provide information to help everyone return to a safe and happy environment. Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns. We are all navigating these new waters and together we can do it!

Please understand that what is presented in this newsletter is subject to change at any time based on guidance from our Governor, the Michigan Department of Education, and the Lapeer County Health Department. With that being said, I will try to be as clear and transparent as possible, and provide families with our current plans to help you prepare for the start of the school year. Any changes to the instructional plan or registration will be communicated to families as soon as possible.

Open House 1st-5th Grade

We still believe it is very important for students and families to attend an Open House. Our 1-5 Open House will take place on Thursday, August 27, from 5-7.

We will have a different schedule than in previous years to accommodate social distancing and reduce the number of people in the buildings. Please make every attempt to attend your scheduled timeframe. It will be open house style where you can see the classroom and meet your teachers. If you have more than one student, plan to visit all classrooms during your scheduled timeframe. Only ONE parent/family member will be allowed in the building with students. Masks will be required of all students, family members and staff at all times. Follow the schedule by your last name:


  • A-F 5:00-5:30
  • G-M 5:30-6:00
  • N-S 6:00-6:30
  • T-Z 6:30-7:00

Kindergarten/ Early 5 Orientation

Our Kindergarten Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 26 from 5:00-6:00. We will break the orientation into two 30-minute sessions in an effort to minimize the number of people in the rooms. Students with last names A-L visit the rooms from 5:00-5:30. At 5:30 move to the gym for a school orientation. Students with the last names M-Z meet in the gym at 5:00 for a school orientation and then visit the classrooms at 5:30. All attendees must wear masks.

Classroom Teacher Assignments

One of the best things about going back to school is finding out classroom teacher assignments and getting school supplies. We are continually making changes and will send those to families as soon as we can. Thank you for being patient and understanding.

The Comeback: What to Expect When We Return to School

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