January 21, 2022
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF...
- Fever over 100.4 degrees
- Shortness of breath
- Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, loss of taste and/or smell
Other reasons to remain home:
If someone in your home has recently tested for Covid, keep everyone home until the results are in.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Happy Friday Hawkins Parents,
It has been a productive and busy week here at Hawkins. On Monday, our staff went through training in the areas of safety and mental health. As a staff, we had great discussions about procedures in our building. Officer Bell and Scott Jacobs from Operations followed up with us in the days that followed to help with issues that came up. On Thursday, students participated in lockdown discussions for each area of the building. I was so impressed with staff and students and the conversations we had. I heard some great questions, I am hoping that those conversations continued to happen at home.
We have been dealing with a high number of COVID cases. As you saw from Dr. Outlaw’s newsletter, we are encouraging families to use the district reporting link, BAS COVID-19 Reporting Form, if your child tests positive. We are then following the District protocol as far as addressing clusters in classrooms. We had two classes moved to a mask recommendation, and one of those classes was then moved to virtual due to a high number of cases in that room. I understand we have members of our Hawkins school community who are on all sides of this issue. For me, it just comes down to doing what is best to keep our kids safe and in school. In the end, all of my decisions have to be what is best for my staff and students.
The weather has been crazy with warm ups then cold. The ice is a constant battle. My custodian is trying to salt everything each morning, but we all know we are still going to have slick spots. To help combat this I have put salt buckets at each of the doors we do drop off and pick up at. If you see a slick spot just let a staff member or safety know and we can hit it. I also have no issue if a parent would like to grab the bucket and hit some spots.
Things have been going well in the McAuliffe household. My youngest just finished her first month as a police officer in Port Huron. She works the night shift, so we look forward to our morning calls to hear how her night went. My oldest is still working to get her CNA, while taking shifts in the COVID ICU. She is my child that just loves school. My middle daughter, the dancer, is living the life. Since getting back from Singapore she has gone to Puerto Rico to do a music video, New York for a photo shoot, a one-week contract on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and just found out this week she has been hired to a 6-month contract on a Royal Caribbean Ship that goes to Alaska. She will be leaving in March. In my free time, my new stress reliever has been chainsaw carving in my garage. I did my first craft show in December and it was very successful, I have another one in March. With everything going on I am sure you all are completely stressed, hoping you can all find an escape to help you get through the tough times. Have a great weekend, stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy.
Have a great weekend!
Hawkins Yearbook Deadline
Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. Fox! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January we are diving into mindfulness, yoga, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.
Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed at school.
More Resources: The Elementary Counseling Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling (New Updates!) website for ideas and resources to be used at home!
Hilton & Hawkins Elementary
Reporting an Absence
If your Brighton Area School child tests positive for COVID please use the self-reporting form below. Thank you for your help.
Hello Hawkins Families,
Kindness Week 2022 is the week of February 21st. Shirts and hoodies are available now. A portion of the sale of shirts/hoodies and stickers will be split between 2 local charities. The Carl Nagy Foundation and The Sunflower Project.
Shirt orders will be available for pick up from Ivory Vines, which is conveniently located in downtown Brighton. Orders can also be shipped directly to your home.
For those that order shirts, we encourage everyone to wear them on Friday February 25th.
Any questions regarding class shirts and/or kindness shirts please contact PTO President Melissa Dowding email@example.com
Candy Grams will be available for purchase February 2-9 for $1 each. Flyer/cards will be coming home soon!
Our next PTO meeting is February, 9th at 9am.
Have a great weekend,
Brighton Ski & Board Club Information
Brighton Ski & Board Club (BSBC) Information 2022 Season
Students and Parents,
Please read through the entire registration packet. Then complete and scan and email the packet to MitchellmBSBC@gmail.com
● Registration Packet -
● Parent Connect Instructions-
● A payment for Club Dues ($20) + your weekly reservation you want to purchase can be completed on Parent Connect.
Please Join Our Facebook Group For Up to Date Information @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/502139553733749/
Ski / Board Club will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays From 4pm-9pm Starting January 11th through March 2nd 2022
Mike Mitchell mitchellmBSBC@gmail.com
Brighton Area Schools reserves the right to "approve" or "deny" any volunteer service upon review of the background check returned. The determination will be based upon individual fitness to have responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children. Providing false information is grounds for immediate volunteer denial.
Suggestions and Reminders...
Email/Phone Number and Address Changes
If you do not know your Parent Connect login information, please follow the instructions on the Brighton Area Schools website.
PLEASE NOTE: Address changes CANNOT be completed through Parent Connect. Address changes must be completed by filling out a change of address form along with 3 copies of proof of residency. Details are listed on the change of address form which is available by clicking on the link below. Since in person drop off is not an option at this time, forms can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org