From the Desk of Principal Jackson

Week of September 24, 2022

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER

Greetings Levey Jaguars

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We're entering into our fifth week and we are establishing an awesome routine. Thank you to our parents and staff that attended our virtual open house.


Well it's time for progress reports! Progress reports will be printed and given to scholars on October 10th. However, you will have immediate access to your scholars academic performance by logging in to your MiStar Parent Portal account. If you need your login information please contact the main office. Link to Parent Portal: MiStar Parent Portal account.


Thank you in advance for your support.

#WeGotYourBack

Be well,

Principal Jackson

Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 3rd-7th - Spirit Week
  • October 7th - Harvest Dance
  • October 10th Scholars will receive their first Progress Report
  • October 12th - 8th Grade PSAT Fall Assessment
  • October 19th - No School for Scholars
  • October TBD- Picture Day

PSAT INFORMATION

All 8th grade scholars will be taking the PSAT test on October 12th. For test preparation, scholars can take a practice test by clicking on the links below. Students will be able to get immediate feedback at the end of the test by clicking on the link for the answers. Please make sure you have a calculator.

PSAT Practice Questions

Click on the link for practice questions for the PSAT

Answer Sheet for PSAT Practice Questions

Click on the button for answers for practice questions (answers are on page 7)

LEVEY IS GOING TO PANAMA!

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Character Trait for September is RESPECT

Respect is treating others the way I want to be treated. Being considerate and honoring the feelings, opinions, and property of others. Self-respect is being good to myself and not putting myself down; taking care of myself.

(G6) Respect - Character Trades. Parenting resources to build positive character in children.

DETENTION BEGAN LAST WEEK!

Students that violate the Student Code of Conduct will be subject to an after school detention or suspension. That includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Dress code violation
  • Loitering
  • Cell phones
  • Earbuds, headphones, air pods, etc.
  • Inappropriate behavior


Please note: Parents will be contacted when a scholar receives a detention or suspension. It is also the responsibility of the scholar to inform their parent/guardian of any disciplinary actions.

Daily Schedule

School begins daily at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Scholars are permitted into the building starting at 8:30 a.m. and must report to the media center or cafeteria. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Scholars should be in their 1st hour classroom by 8:45 a.m.

“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: To all of my 8th grade families!

I’m so fortunate to be connected to REALLY AMAZING Partners/Clients! I’m so honored to share this wonderful opportunity with you presented by AAA!

You can win an 8-Day European River Cruise! 60 students will win a trip for themselves and a parent or legal guardian, including airfare and an 8-day/7 night river cruise, beginning and ending in Amsterdam, with fascinating ports-of-call throughout The Netherlands and Belgium.

Link to register and to find out additional details about this amazing opportunity is here: https://aaa.promo.eprize.com/discoverycrewcontest22/?zip=48033&devicecd=PC

Travel opens the mind to the infinite possibilities for your life! Discovery Crew is an opportunity of a lifetime! Don’t delay…apply today. Deadline for applications is September 23, 2022!

SPIRIT WEEK!

SPIRIT WEEK is October 3rd- 7th. Our "Harvest Dance" is October 7th during school hours. Scholars will vote on the attire for our spirit days on Friday, September 16th.


The participation in extracurricular activities, whether it is as a student-athlete, club member, marching band or spectator, is a valuable experience for any middle school student. Extracurricular activities are a source of school pride, provide opportunities for student to engage in their passions, and challenge students in a variety of ways that are not always possible in the classroom. Participation in extracurricular activities is also a “privilege”. It is expected that all students follow the Student Code of Conduct that has been adopted as part of the district policy. However, when students violate district and school policies discipline is enforced and students lose privileges.

PLEASE JOIN THE LEVEY COMMUNITY IN THE WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? THEN THE PTSA IS FOR YOU!

PTSA stands for Parent Teacher Student Association. PTSA is a volunteer association where parents, educators, students, and other citizens can be active in their schools and communities.


All board positions are currently open. If you would like to run for an office please click on the link below and complete the Google form.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LgDOAeBhNpsIaSzvGPYwDMlUJ6qCteLdNxNVDOD-KhA/edit

Masking is Optional Districtwide for all Students and Staff

At the current time parents/visitors are not allowed in the building for safety precautions.

Student Placement

A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2022-2023 school year. Careful consideration was given from staff and administration as well as scholars' learning styles when placing them in courses. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving scholars is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.


Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him/her understand that it is impossible to place all scholars with a preferred best friend or teacher. The Levey staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL scholars. Levey Middle School is eagerly looking forward to enriching your scholar’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a scholar to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Registration Information: Southfield Public Schools “Annual Information Update”

Please sign on to your Parent Connect Account and complete the online Annual Information Update packet (in the red letters in the upper right of the screen). This link is also available on the Southfield Public Schools website.


https://mistar.oakland.k12.mi.us/southfield/parentportal/


If you need your Login credentials (PIN and Password), please click on the "Need Your Login Information?" link and be sure to use the email address you have on file with the school. If you need to update your email, you will need to contact your child(ren)'s school to make this change. If you need assistance or have any questions about the use of MISTAR, please contact Levey’s main office or the counseling center at 248-746-8740 or 248-746-8760.

Breakfast & Lunch Information

We are pleased to inform you that Southfield Public Schools will be participating in the

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School

Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2022-2023. The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.


Please read and fill in the Household Information Report Survey 2022-2023 -Letter to Households by clicking on the link: Household Information Report. Completed forms can be returned to Levey’s Main Office. Click on the link below for additional information.

https://www.southfieldk12.org/departments/food-service/

PARENTS WE ARE GOING TO NEED YOUR HELP!

Dress Code will become a topic and this is pretty typical when the weather is extremely warm. The main points of emphasis are no belly shirts, biker shorts, the too short length of shorts, ripped jeans, and no flip flops or slides. Also, remind your scholar cell phones should be put in the lockers during the school day. Cell phones are not permitted during school hours. Please review the district's expectations as it relates to the dress code policy and the usage of electronic devices with your scholar in an effort to help us start the school year in a positive way.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Over the last two years of this pandemic it has been a struggle for many people. Obstacles have risen and times are uncertain. However, at GLenn W. Levey Middle School we are hopeful as we work together to build our community up again, a simple gesture can go a long way and you can begin today by supporting us through our hassle-free fundraising method.

We have partnered with RXfundraising and Rite Aid to establish a fundraising program that earns funds every time a registered participant fills a prescription or shops at their local Rite Aid using their Wellness+ Rewards Number.

The program is free for participants to use and Glenn W. Levey Middle School will receive funds at the end of each quarter based on the number of prescriptions filled and qualifying purchases that its registered participants make. We need your support to help fund fun activities for students and our therapy dog program. By following these simple steps below, you can make a difference for our community.

All you have to do to get started is to click on our link and register: support.rxfundraising.com/LeveyMiddleSchool

Once you have completed that, please make sure to register for a Rite Aid Wellness+ Rewards Number if you haven’t done so already. Then, transfer your existing prescriptions to Rite Aid and start using your Rite Aid Wellness+ Rewards Number to accrue funds for us on prescriptions and qualifying purchases.

If you would like more information on how you can register you may email us at annmarie.keller@southfieldk12.org or call us at (248) 746-8740.

We look forward to your full support!

E-Cigarettes/Vaping-What You Need to Know

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco products among kids, with nearly 12 percent of high school students nationwide using e-cigarettes on a regular basis. One-third of US middle school and high school students report using e-cigarettes at one point. The most common type of e-cigarette, when it comes to teens, usually looks like other everyday items, such as highlighters , flash drives or smartwatches (or these). Plus, they come in fun shapes and colors that appeal to younger consumers. You can even buy a hoodie with an e-cigarette in the string.


What teens and most adults don’t realize is that almost all e-cigarettes (Vape) contain nicotine. Even when the packaging states zero nicotine, research has found that most actually do contain nicotine. For example, an individual JUUL cartridge contains the same amount of nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes. Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control as the brain keeps developing until about age 25


This past March, the FDA authorized that e-cigarettes can remain on the market. However, it does not mean the products are safe, nor are they "FDA approved," the agency said. "All tobacco products are harmful and potentially addictive," the FDA said in a news release. "Those who do not use tobacco products shouldn't start."


If your student is using e-cigarettes/vape pens, consult your primary care physician to help develop a plan to stop this harmful habit. For additional resources: visit My Life My Quit.


E-Cigarettes/Vape pens are prohibited on school grounds. If students are found in possession of an e-cigarettes/vape pen they will be suspended long term and taken before the superintendent to decide their future as a Levey student.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

With our school year in full swing we just wanted to send out a few quick reminders:


  • Dress For Success: Our expectation is that students dress appropriately for school. Details regarding our dress code can be found below or on the Southfield Public Schools website.
  • Cell Phones: Should be in the student's locker. We want to encourage our students to unplug and interact face-to-face.
  • Masks: Highly recommended from the Oakland County Department of Health all students and staff must wear a mask.
  • SMORE Newsletter: Please read the newsletter weekly to stay up to date regarding important information.
  • Be WHERE You Are Supposed To Be, WHEN You are Supposed To Be There: Timeliness is a life skill.

ATTENDANCE

Class begins at 8:45 a.m. We have been very flexible with arrival time in the mornings this past year as a result of the many changes we have gone through the last year and a half. All students should arrive by 8:40 a.m. for advisories. Students being dropped off by car, can start arriving at 8:30 a.m. Students are allowed into the building at 8:30 a.m. Most of our student body is present on time for advisory classes. We believe we can improve this as we approach the new school year.

Attendance Robocalls

If your child has an unexcused absence, you will receive a phone call from the district. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding a call you receive, please contact the school’s main office. The number called will be the one listed in MiStar for your child. If you wish to change your phone number in MiStar, you can visit the district website https://www.southfieldk12.org/ and click on Parents & Students. Scroll to Parent Portal (MiStar). Here you will be able to change your phone number or any other information with the exception of your address. If you need to make an address change, you will need to contact the Enrollment Department @ 248-746-7607.

SPEAK UP with OK2SAY!

WHAT IS OK2SAY?

OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing among students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and law enforcement officials about harmful behaviors that threaten to disrupt the learning environment.


Click on the link below for additional information.

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Parents and students may schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor by sending an email to the counselor directly. Our Counseling Department is committed to the following:

● Assisting in the emotional and educational development of each student.

● Providing a variety of resources and interventions that prepare students for their post-secondary education/training.

● Helping students strive for a balance in character and academics.

● Meeting with students throughout the year.

● The counselors offer a series of workshops, seminars, and group sessions that reflect the students’ interests and academic needs.


Juantonia Hill

6th and 7th Grade

Email: juantonia.hill@southfieldk12.org


Dr. Karen Gentry

8th Grade

Email: karen.gentry@southfieldk12.org

Are you wondering why your child is struggling?

Click on the link to learn valuable information.

10 Habits of Successful Middle Schoolers

Click on the link to view the video.

Help your middle school student prepare for high school

6 Habits Your Middle School Students Can Build Now for High School Success: Help your middle school ELA students prepare for high school

CHROMEBOOKS

Scholars should have their chromebook for class everyday and fully charged. SPS is a one-to-one device district and all students have been issued an electronic device. If your student does not already have a SPS-issued device, or if you are having issues with your device, please contact Oakland Schools @ 248.209.2060.

CELL PHONE POLICY

Students are allowed to bring cell phones to school. They are allowed to listen to music and play games on their cell phones before school and after school. Students must keep cell phones out of sight and turned off during the school day. Please reinforce this expectation with your scholar so they are well aware.


Also, please do not allow your child to call or text you from school using their cell phone for any reason, including to come pick them up when they do not feel well. Proper procedure is to report to the teacher first and then the student will be sent to the counseling center to call home if needed. Misuse will result in confiscation of the cell phone and the parent will be required to come pick up the phone and discipline will be enforced. If the student continues to misuse their cell phone, the student will be required to check their cell phone into the office each morning.


The district is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.


Please remind your scholar that cell phones, earbuds, headphones and airpods should be in their lockers. Scholars that are in possession of a cell phone, earbuds, headphones, airpods, etc. will be disciplined.


Students should not text parents during the school day; especially if they are not feeling well. They should go to the counseling center if they don't feel well and staff will call you if your student needs to be picked up.


For other circumstances, students may ask to use the office phone. Thank you for helping remind students we don't use our cell phones during the school day. We want to keep our focus on learning during the school day!


Student Code of Conduct:

Possession of Cellular Phones/Devices of Electronic Communication Students may be in possession of a cellular telephone, pager/beeper or other electronic communications device subject to the Administrative Rules and the terms contained herein. Cellular telephones and other electronic communications devices shall be turned off upon entering campus at the start of the school day and may not be turned back on until after the student completes his/her last class in the afternoon. Such devices shall not be used on any school property, which includes, but is not limited to, school buses. Further, students are prohibited from displaying and/or having the aforementioned devices visible during instructional time or in the passing time between classes.


In no case will students be allowed to use the device’s wireless, unfiltered connection to the Internet of the devices.


Parents or guardians are urged to teach their children the proper etiquette of cell phone use and to monitor the use of same.


The District is not responsible for lost or stolen cellular phones and/or electronic communications devices and recommends parents provide insurance for same. Students violating this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action (i.e., detention, suspension and/or expulsion).

AIR PODS, EARBUDS, HEADPHONES are PROHIBITED

Those students that do not follow the Levey expectations will receive a detention or suspension.


Please note: Levey will not be responsible for lost or stolen, cell phones, air pods, earbuds, or headphones.


Students are not allowed to use cell phones during school hours.

Southfield Public Schools Immunization Requirements

Michigan law requires that all students must be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases to attend school. If you received a noticed that your scholar is not in compliance with immunization requirements please make sure immunizations are complete by the date issued on the letter sent home. Unfortunately, all scholars that are not in compliance will be suspended until vaccinations are updated. Please click on the links for additional information.


https://mcir.org/public/


https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html

In-school Birthday Celebration Policy

This year, we will once again be implementing our building-wide policy regarding birthday celebrations, we can NOT allow ANY treats/items to be brought to school. If unauthorized treats or trinkets are sent, unfortunately we will have to send them back home unopened. Also any deliveries such as flowers, balloons, etc… will be held in the front office until dismissal. After careful consideration and gathering feedback from various parties we have determined this to be necessary for the safety of all our students.

AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION or SUSPENSION

This is a friendly reminder students that violate the Student Code of Conduct will be subject to an after school detention or suspension. That includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Dress code violation (ladies must wear a long shirt to cover their bottoms when wearing leggings)
  • Loitering
  • Cell phones
  • Earbuds, headphones, air pods, etc.
  • Inappropriate behavior


Please note: Parents will be contacted when a scholar receives a detention or suspension. It is also the responsibility of the scholar to inform their parent/guardian of any disciplinary actions.

WATER BOTTLES FOR SALE!

Our water fountain spouts are capped off for school safety reasons. Students still have access to the water fountains by using a water bottle. Students are allowed to bring water bottles with a lid from home. Water bottles are available for purchase in the counseling center for $1.00 or $2.00. Students are not allowed to use cups.

Frontline Health Portal for Parents

Southfield Public Schools has licensed the Frontline Health Portal to provide you with convenient, 24-hour online access to items in your child’s health record. Using a secure username and password, you can view district-designated health information, communicate with our health & wellness staff, review/sign forms, and even provide the district with new information from outside health services received by your child.


ACCOUNT ACTIVATION

Families can activate their account via our Mobile or Desktop application. (*Note, you do not need to register separately to gain access to both options.)

· For Mobile, please go to the Apple App Store or Android Apps on Google Play, search for Frontline Health Portal, and download the app.

· As a Desktop user:

https://app.HealthOfficePortal.com/SHM_Southfield_Public_School_District/Portal/Login.aspx


You will need to activate your account as a family with your personal email provided to the school district during your student registration with the district. (*If both parents/guardians provided their emails to the school district, you may use one of the emails to start one account or both emails to start more than one account.)


Click on the link below for additional information.

SICK?

If a student or staff member is not feeling well and has any symptoms of illness, even mild ones, please stay home. Symptoms could include cough, sore/scratchy throat, fever, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of taste or smell. One symptom is enough to warrant staying home as a precaution. We know it can be frustrating to stay home with mild symptoms. Children get sniffles, a cough, or upset stomach from time to time, and this is usually not cause for alarm. However, because of the pandemic we have to take extra precautions. Therefore, all students and staff should stay home even if symptoms are mild. If a staff member or student begin to exhibit symptoms while they are at school, they will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible. This means an ill student would be asked to wait in a dedicated room where they are not near others until a parent/guardian arrives to take them home. Students who are ill or are symptomatic should be picked up within 30 minutes of parents/guardians being contacted.

SIGNING STUDENTS IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL

If you need to sign your child in or out of school, please use the QR code located on the front door. All parents are expected to walk their child to and from the main entrance when signing a child in or out of school.
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2022-2023 Progress Reports and Report Card Timeline

Learning in Style

Southfield Public Schools Dress Code Guidelines

Southfield Public Schools is dedicated to preparing each student for college and career readiness. Student dress should promote a positive learning environment, encourage community and family ties, and support healthy and safe behavior.

A Southfield Public School District student will not dress in a manner that negatively impacts the learning process or educational setting. Students may not dress in a manner that is obscene, offensive, provocative, distractive, or indecent as these detract from the learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to, students wearing clothing that positively supports and depicts messages of violence, drugs, sexual themes, hate, vulgarity, and criminal behaviors. Students are expected to adhere to the following appearance guidelines while on school property and during school-related events:

  • Clothing must be worn in a tasteful manner. Shirts, blouses, and tops should fully cover backs, torsos, and cleavage on all students (males, females and gender non-conformists), without any indecent exposure, including undergarments and associated undergarment straps or bands. No low cut tops allowed or bare midriffs (all students). Accordingly, pants that “sag” to expose underwear, torn or ripped pants, or shirts that rise up to expose skin are prohibited.
  • Pants, shorts, and skirts should be worn appropriately. Pants, trousers, and bottoms should fully cover undergarments, without any indecent exposure including underwear linings and underwear bands. Skirts should fully cover the entire thigh. If leggings/yoga pants are worn, shirts or skirts should cover the buttocks.
  • If students decide to wear clothing or accessories with messaging, the messages must be positive, and not include hateful, offensive, violent or explicit language, images, or words. Students should not wear items of clothing which have obscene, vulgar or sexual statements or pictures/images which promote alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.
  • Students are not to wear pajamas or loungewear, sheer garments and or tight form-fitting clothing. Clothing with excessive tears or otherwise in disrepair should not be worn.
  • School appropriate footwear must be worn on school premises at all times (no flip flops, house shoes or athletic slides).
  • Hooded sweatshirts are allowed, but hoods may not be worn indoors. Hats and coats are to be stored in the student’s locker during the school day. No bandanas, do-rags or gang-affiliated attire are permitted.

Southfield Public Schools recognizes that each student’s choice of dress and grooming is an expression of personal style and individual preference. Southfield Public Schools will not interfere with a student’s decision regarding their appearance, except when the choices interfere with the learning environment or school safety.


**Students with three or more dress code violations will be subject to short-term suspension.**

Drop off and Pick up Information

PARKING LOT


We usually send this message at multiple times throughout the year because it is so very important.


Driving in our Parking Lot

Please remember to drive with caution as you enter and exit our school parking lots. The traffic flow at all schools is slow and that is the safest for our kids.

Please try not to be in a hurry when dropping off and picking up your children. We have noticed some drivers who have not been driving cautiously and we need to be safe with our children, families, and staff all around.


Crosswalks

Please also remember to always use the crosswalks. It becomes unsafe when children and parents walk in and out of cars in the parking lots. The crosswalks are the safest areas to use when walking in the parking lots.


No Unattended Vehicles in the Drop Off Lanes

Please remember, there is no parking in the drop off lane, so please pull all the way up to the front of the drop off lane (by the front of the school), drop your child off (parents/drivers need stay in the car) and then you may keep moving.


Before School Drop-Off

If you arrive early and don't want to let your child out yet, please park in a parking area in the rear of the school until ready to drop off. Remember, all students need to use a crosswalk with security before and after school.


After School Pick-up

All parents must park in the rear of the school. Students that are carpooled will exit the rear of the building. Students will enter parent's cars in the parking lot. Parents should proceed in the far right lane to exit the campus once their child is in the car.



Respecting Staff

Please respect the Levey staff. Their job is to keep everyone safe. At times they may ask you to follow certain rules you may not agree with. Please do not take it personal. They are doing their jobs. The goal is to keep you, your children, and everyone safe. Thank you for understanding.


Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

Assessment Schedule for 2022-2023

Parent Login to Schoology: Monitoring Your Scholars Academic Progress and Behavior

  • Our Learning Management System is Schoology. Schoology is a social networking service and virtual learning environment for K-12 school and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. Click on the link below for information.

  • Go to schoology.com

  • Click sign up at the top of the page
  • Select Parent
  • Enter the parent access code. The 12 digit code is xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (this code comes from your child's teacher)
  • Fill out the form with your information
  • Click Register to complete
  • Note: when you use a parent access code to create an account, you are automatically associated with your child. You can add additional children to your account using the “add child” button.

Student Registration & Schedules

Please sign on to your Parent Connect Account and complete the online Annual Information Update packet (in the red letters in the upper right of the screen). You will need to complete this process in order to see your child's schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.

Below is the Link to sign in to Parent Connect. This link is also available on the Southfield Public Schools website.

https://mistar.oakland.k12.mi.us/southfield/parentportal/

If you need your Login credentials (PIN and Password), please click on the "Need Your Login Information?" link and be sure to use the email address you have on file with the school. If you need to update your email, you will need to contact your child(ren)'s school to make this change.

If you need assistance or have any questions about the use of MISTAR, please contact the front office of your child's school.

DON'T PANIC!

Whatever you are not sure of the Levey team is here to help you navigate through these challenging times.
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SPIRIT DAYS

"Students with school spirit do more than show support for their school. They perform better academically, are more socially and civically engaged, and are happier in general than their less-spirited peers. What's more, the majority of principals (92%) feel that school spirit is tied to high student achievement."


Order your spirit gear today! Every Friday is Levey Jaguar Spirit Day! Click on the link below to order your spirit gear.


https://parrotwear.com/levey_jaguars/shop/home

Levey's Bell Schedule

Staff Email Addresses

Important information to note:

Because of the many changes this past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this upcoming year, many things are still the same, but many things will be different.


  • We will continue utilizing Schoology as the primary delivery platform for instructional materials. Thus, we can continue to remain largely paperless and fully leverage the capabilities of the one-to-one technology devices
  • Ensure that if it should become necessary, all instructional materials can be seamlessly accessed virtually
  • SPS is a one-to-one device division and all students have been issued an electronic device. If your student does not already have a SPS-issued device, please contact Oakland Schools @ 248.209.2060.
  • Per SPS mask guidance, masks are optional for all participants inside the building.
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COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

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Student Code of Conduct

Prior to the first day of school, review the Southfield Public Schools Code of Conduct with your scholar to ensure their success academically and socially.

https://www.southfieldk12.org/downloads/public_relations/2019_southfield_code_of_conduct_1.pdf

In Need of After School Care?

‘Field Zone

The ‘Field Zone tentatively plans to open on October 7th after school - 7:00 pm. If you are interested in enrolling your scholar, please send an email to rachel.frank@miclubs.org. (At this time the $50.00 enrollment fee is being waived.) In your email, you must include the following information: Your child(ren)’s name(s), age(s), grade(s), school(s), and indicate if there is a special program in which you’d like to enroll. For more information about the ‘Field Zone visit https://www.miclubs.org/southfield/. Transportation is provided from Levey to the ‘Field Zone. Add Flyer

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Reporting Student Absences

Within 24 hours, parents/guardians should report an absence to Mrs. Taber at patricia.taber@southfieldk12.org or call 248-746-8760. Absences not excused after five school days can not be excused. Changes can not be made.

Logging Into Schoology As A Student

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Logging Into Schoology As A Parent

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District Chromebook Tech Support and Needs

The district is working hard to meet the needs of all SPS families. If you are still in need of a chromebook, please contact Oakland Schools 248.209.2060.


If you have any questions or require assistance,
please contact the Oakland Schools Service Desk
by creating a “service ticket” (click on the link below)
or by calling 248.209.2060.

Oakland Schools Service Desk

Phone: (248)209-2060

Email: osservicedesk@oakland.k12.mi.us


Click on the links below for additional information

Apply for Internet Essentials from Comcast

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The Access program from AT&T

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Parents can only upload money into their student’s lunch account. The district's goal this academic year is to expand our Community Pass to allow for families to pay for summer and Saturday school.

SCHOOL MESSENGER

Parents, Stay in the Know! You must text “Yes” or “Y” to 68453 to opt-in and receive text messages from Southfield Public Schools. If you haven’t opted in by Sept. 15th, you will receive an invite text message. Text “STOP” at anytime to opt-out of receiving the text messages.

MiStar Parent Portal

We encourage families to make sure their information is correct in the MiStar Parent Portal by this link below:

To find out more about how to access the MiStar Parent Portal, please visit the link below: https://www.southfieldk12.org/parents-students/parent-portal-help-page/

Link to Parent Portal: MiStar Parent Portal account.


*Make sure to update your MISTAR information online or call the school office.

Did you know parents may access student information, report absences and complete back to school packets online via on our mobile app? The Parent Connection Mobile App is available for download on iPhone and Android devices. You can find these mobile apps on the iTunes or Google Play store by searching "Q Parent Connection"(vendor name is Aequitas), or by scanning the appropriate QR Codes (see attached) with your phone's camera.


**The Parent Portal is not updated yet-stay tuned for notification of when the update is complete