SBVS Weekly Newsletter

November 18, 2022

Note from Mrs. Shimek

Dear SBVS Families,

We are heading into a short week. School ends for students and staff on Wednesday at 1:00pm. There is no school Thursday and Friday, if your student is behind, this is a perfect time to get caught up in classes.

As always please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Your Partner in Education,

Ashley Shimek



Norse VERSE is an enrichment opportunity for any Suttons Bay Virtual students who are interested in coming to school or going on field trips to interact with their peers and community where we will Volunteer, Experience, Reflect, and Support Each Other.

Here is our debut for the school year! We hope to see you there!

Who: All grades - contact your mentor if interested

What: Volunteer to help Power Book Bags (PBB)

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Suttons Bay Virtual School

What to bring: Your own lunch, water, jacket

Progress Percentages

HS and Elementary Classes are semester classes.

By November 18, 2022 students should be at 65 % in their classes to be on track.

Middle school classes are year long.

By November 18, 2022 students should be at 33% % in their classes to be on track.

Please reach out to your child's mentor for any questions or concerns.

Jostens- Order Here

2023 Cap & Gown Unit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Stole), Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, etc. ll Suttons Bay Virtual High School students will wear the Red Cap, Red Gown, Red/White tassel and White stole. Cost of the Cap & Gown Unit is $43.00.

Graduation Announcement!

Attention Class of 2023 Students and Parents!

The time has come to order your 2023 Cap & Gown Unit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Stole), Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, etc. All Suttons Bay Virtual High School students will wear the Red Cap, Red Gown, Red/White tassel and White stole. Cost of the Cap & Gown Unit is $43.00.

Options for Ordering:

  1. Online – click on the link below to order your Cap & Gown Unit, Graduation Announcements, Class Ring, etc.

Suttons Bay Virtual Online Order

  1. Phone – Call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367)

All orders must be placed by December 9, 2022 to ensure an on-time delivery in the Spring. Orders placed after December 9, 2022 are subject to additional processing/handling fees.

2023 Suttons Bay Virtual High School Graduation Announcement

This will have your graduation time, date and place on the inside. These will be delivered in the Spring at school.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our customer call center at 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).

Thank you!

Jostens of Northern Michigan

22-23 SBVS Shout Outs!


Shout out to Leana Clark for always keeping up, getting great grades and being one of the first to turn in attendance every week. I never have to ask Leana twice for anything. Thanks for being on top of everything.

Ms. Goodyke


Shout out to Zack Bliss for working on his Biology class every Wednesday even though he also works in his other classes as well. He is a good sport to sit, listen and get work done hour after hour! You are making progress - stick with it!

Ms. Goodyke


Shout out to Max Schocko for starting the latest and making the most progress. He is nearly caught up in all of his Odysseyware classes and has made good progress in Algebra despite the late start. Keep up the great work Max - we are all impressed!

Ms. Goodyke


Shout out to Owen K. for consistently reading the short stories I have been setting him up with, doing the writing assignments connected to those short stories, and meeting with me on a weekly basis to discuss the stories.

Mr. Couturier


Shout out to Lilian H. for doing a great job on her Google Meet with me today while we went over the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mr. Couturier


Shout out to Sydney T., 8th Grade, for her “Theme of Ambition” answer!

It was complete, full of details, and interesting! Great writing, Sydney!

Miss Grishaw


Shout out to Molly B., 8th Grade, for consistently writing complete, well thought out, and concise answers to her written response questions! Nice work, Molly!

Miss Grishaw


Shout out to Chance M., 3rd Grade, for Great work correcting sentence fragments by making sure you have a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb) for a complete sentence. Nice work!

Mrs. Couturier


Shout out to Evanston (Cubbie) 3rd Grade for his math work on adding to find the missing side of a perimeter of rectangles. Way to go!

Mrs. Couturier


Shout out to Judd, Olivia, Nathanial, Jayden, Graham, Lilyana, Gary, Ella who joined Ms. Grishaw and Mrs. Couturier with our second social meet on Tuesday this week for some fun “Would you rather”……..questions that made us laugh out loud!

Ms. Grishaw & Mrs. Couturier


Shout out to Judd C. for quickly grasping the concept of outliers and clusters in a data plot!

Ms. Schwarb


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Winter Follies- SBPS Concert

Dear Suttons Bay Families,

We are so excited to extend an invitation to our Winter Concert, this is going to be a very exciting event with musical performances from our after school choir/musical group, select High School students, Middle School Performance Arts class, and Elementary students. We want you to have the date and times of the concert now so that you can plan which performances you would like to attend. Because there is limited space in the Auditorium, we ask that you try and attend just one of the performances so that as many families as possible can attend. Any parents, grandparents, family members, or friends that can attend the afternoon concert are encouraged to do so as there will likely be more space available.

December 15th Day 2pm & Evening 7pm Performance

At Suttons Bay Auditorium

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Mrs. Elizabeth Richards

Mrs. Jessica Vitale

Dr. Jason Peplinski

Virtual School Tip for the Week!


What is plagiarism? Copying and pasting from the internet or other sources and claiming the work as your own words.

  • All work must be submitted in your own words.

  • Copying and pasting work from the internet is plagiarizing. That is NOT allowed.

  • Our Plagiarism Policy is strictly enforced. It is documented and saved forever, no matter the class.

  • 1st offense: Failure of the assignment and notification to parents.

  • 2nd offense: Failure of the unit in which the assignment is located, notification to parents and director.

3rd offense: Failure of the course, notification to parents, and meeting with mentor and principal to review student contract.

Dates to add to the Family Calendar!

  • Board Meeting: December 12, 2022
  • Winter Break: December 19-January 2, 2023
  • School Resumes: January 3, 2023
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