Dolphin Dispatch

End of Year Edition

Dear Graebner Parents,

It is unbelievable to think that there are less than two more weeks in the official school year, and amazing to look back at how we made it through these challenging times together. As the state has begun opening up with guidelines in place for public spaces and businesses, we too are looking to the future and returning to school in the fall. Just as was the case this year, we are not able to predict what school will look like in September, so we must be ready with plans and safety protocol in place. We are looking forward to being together again, and are working diligently to ensure we are ready!


Please see the letter below for information on the procedure for picking up your child's belongings left at school. The process will include a curbside pickup (per schedule) of belongings the week of June 8th. This also is the opportunity to drop off any school textbooks or library books you have at home. PLEASE search at home for any library books or textbooks and return them to school on the dates listed in June.


Take care,


Mrs. Wood

Personal item distribution/return of school items

Please see the attached letter below for the directions and schedule for the week of June 8. This letter also was sent out to you via School Messenger on Friday, May 29th

All medication that is still at school will be included in your child's personal item bag.

DID YOU BORROW A DISTRICT LAPTOP?

If you received a District computer you can drop off the computer at Henry Ford II High

school on either Thursday, June 11 or Friday, June 12 between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or

from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please make sure that you bring both the computer(s) with you

along with the power cords. You will enter Door # 6 and a staff member will direct you upon

entering the building. We ask that you wear a facial covering and maintain 6 feet between

you and the person in front of you. All district devices have to be returned by 6 p.m. on June

12. Please contact Debbie Zombo at 586‐797‐1116 if you have any questions.

Spring School Pictures

Your spring school pictures will be placed in the personal item bag that you are picking up at your scheduled time during the week of June 8th.

YEARBOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE

Our plan for a Yearbook was well underway when we were faced with the changes in our school year. Unfortunately our Yearbook supplier wasn't running at full capacity during these past few months and we will not have a Yearbook ready to go before the school year ends on June 11. The good news is that we still plan to get the Yearbooks printed; we anticipate that we will be able to have them available for pick up in August and/or we will distribute in fall. Stay tuned!

New Student and Kindergarten Registration

OUR Graebner OFFICE WILL BE TAKING NEW STUDENT REGISTRATIONS ON-SITE SOON. We will begin taking on-site registrations on Wednesdays, beginning May 26, and running each Wednesday through the end of June. Office hours are: 9:30-11:00 AM, and 1:30-3:00 PM., You may visit us during these times on Wednesdays to drop-off off registration paperwork and documents. Please be advised that we will be practicing social distancing, and ask visitors to wear a face mask or covering. Also be aware that visits to the office are for adults only - we are adhering to the guidelines of no students in schools through the end of this school year.


Children are eligible for kindergarten if they turn five years old on or before September 1, 2020. However, children who turn five between September 1 and December 1, 2020 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten if their parents submit a waiver form.



To register, parents must supply:

  • An original birth certificate or certified copy, with raised seal, issued by the clerk of the county where your child was born or the health department of the state of birth;
  • Your child's health immunization record; including vision and hearing screenings. Be sure to schedule immunization updates early as these appointments are often limited;
  • Photo I.D. (Driver's license or work photo I.D.)
  • Proof of residency, such as property tax bill, closing papers or lease agreement. Please know that we are not able to accept utility bills.


We are working from home during the Governor's stay-at-home order. You may submit completed kindergarten registration forms and documents electronically to: hillary.booton@uticak12.org. Once we are back in the office, we will contact you to finalize your child's registration.


If you are not returning in the fall to Graebner or Bemis please email hillary.booton@uticak12.org

Food Distribution Volunteers

Thank you to those who have and continue to volunteer to assist with our food distribution program. We are still in need of volunteers as we extend this service through the end of the school year. Persons who would like to volunteer to assist with food distribution may do so by signing up at www.signupgenius.com. If email is not accessible, prospective volunteers can call Nicole Tengler at 586-797-1132.


As a reminder, we are asking all volunteers to bring a face covering and wear it during food preparations and distributions. Volunteers must also continue to exercise safe practices such as social distancing while working with their team. In addition, volunteers must self-screen themselves prior to coming in

Food Service Location Change Notice

Starting Monday, June 1, 2020 Stevenson High School emergency feeding site will move to the Sterling Heights Community Center on Dodge Park Rd, down the street from Stevenson. Distribution will be on the same days and time, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please enter in the Dodge Park entrance and exit off Utica Rd. Please note: All emergency food distribution will continue at all sites until Monday, June 29, 2020. Summer food service pickup locations will be announced later in June. Thank you for your support.

GPTO Can Collection

The Graebner Parent Teacher Organization would like Graebner families and friends to consider donating their stockpiled bottle collections to begin fundraising for the 2020-21 school year. The GPTO will take all your returnable bottles and cans throughout the summer months. When you are ready to donate, please send an email to gptoboard@gmail.com or text your 2020-21 GPTO president, Autumn Jacobs, at 586-612-8285 to schedule a time to drop them off at her home.