March 2022 Family Newsletter

North Ohio Elementary

Important Dates to Remember

February 25, 2022 - March 18, 2022 - Read Around America: Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

March 4th- End of Marking Period

March 9th- PTO Meeting at the Sportsplex @ 4pm

March 21st - March 25th - Spring Break/NO SCHOOL

March 28th- School Resumes

April 14th- 1/2 Day of School for Students- Early dismissal @ 11:45am

April 15th- No School for Students

GCS Preschool Enrollment 22-23

GCS Preschool is enrolling for the 2022/2023 school year. GCS Preschool is a tuition-based preschool for children turning 4-years old on or before November 30, 2022. The preschool is a full or half-day program geared toward learning through play and kindergarten readiness. The program offers before and after school Latchkey. For more information please contact Sherri Ryan at 989-731-2648 X1646 or visit www.gaylordschools.com.

Teacher Request Window

North Ohio Elementary will be accepting teacher requests for the 2022-2023 school year from April 4th -April 15th. The link to the teacher request form will be sent in the April Newsletter.


Please note: While all requests will be considered, they cannot be guaranteed. Placements will be based primarily on our students’ needs, class size, and creating balanced classes. Additionally, there is always the possibility that teachers will not stay in the same positions or teaching teams from year to year.

COVID-19 Notifications

GCS Families:


This message is being sent to inform you that effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Gaylord Community Schools will be making a change in our process for reporting positive COVID-19 cases to you. Confirmed positive cases will now only be reported via the district’s website (GCS COVID-19 Dashboard). Please be advised that school email messages will no longer be sent to families for each instance of a confirmed positive case. If you have questions about the daily COVID-19 updates on our website, you may contact your student’s building for more details. Thank you.


Brian Pearson

Superintendent

Wellness Policy

As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following wellness policy for the Gaylord School District.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and wellbeing of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

The policy in its entirety can be found on our website, www.gaylordschools.com

If you are interested in serving on a wellness committee, please contact Dennis Keck, Director of Curriculum. He can be reached via email at keckd@gaylord.k12.mi.us or at 989-705-3080.

Hearing Screening

The Health Department will be at NOE on March 2nd and 3rd conducting hearing screenings for our students. If there is any concern with your child's hearing at this screening, the health department will contact you.


If you have any questions about this program, please call the NOE office.

Please continue to do daily health screenings on your child.

Screen your child for the following symptoms daily before they leave for school.


  • Temperature 100.4 degree F or higher
  • Sore throat
  • New or uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever


If you answer YES to any of the symptoms, keep your child home from school.


North Ohio families have done a fantastic job of screening their students and keeping them home when they are sick. We appreciate all that you do to help us continue to be a safe environment for everyone.

AER Reports Available

The Annual Education Report is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website: https://bit.ly/2Lrwyob.
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