Rocket Review

Week of August 13, 2021

Notes from the Principal's Desk

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, the Rocket Review! If you are new to Morgan Elementary, this newsletter is sent electronically to your inbox weekly with updates and information from Morgan, UCS, Food Service, and the community.


Morgan has been under construction since the week students left in June. The entire building received new flooring, additional cabinets in some classrooms, and updated technology with stronger wifi. All of these projects come from the most recent bond approved by voters.


Morgan is looking good, but still working to get things ready for teachers and students to return. At this time, we are still awaiting construction clearance for teachers to access their classrooms as our custodial staff continues to clean and prepare the building for student return.


Suggested school supply lists can be found on the Morgan Elementary Webpage. A link to the lists is also available below. These are suggestions of items that will be used regularly in the classroom throughout the school year.


UCS continues to work with the Macomb County Health Department, with guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to shape Return to School protocols for Covid. You can read the latest information on the UCS webpage. A link is provided below.


Mr. Monroe shared new school start times with you today. Morgan will have the following start/dismissal times:


8:40 am - 3:30 pm.


Our first bell will ring at 8:30, with tardy bell ringing at 8:40. More information on back to school can be found in the UCS Return to School Updates and UCS Essential Guide located below.


There will be more information coming as it becomes available. I know many of you are wondering about a Rocket Day. We cannot provide a date at this time as we await construction clearance for staff to access their classrooms and have time to set up before students arrive for instruction.


Continue to monitor your email for updates along with the Morgan Facebook page.


Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Lasky

UCS Return to School Updates

Link to latest information for Return to School

UCS Essential Guide for 2021-2022 School Year

Information on in person learning

Macomb County Health Department Toolkit

Return to School Recommendations

Suggested School Supply Lists

Link to suggested school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year

Medication at School

Any child who needs to have medication administered at school will need to have completed medial forms on file for each medication. This includes over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol/Advil, cough drops, allergy medication, and others.


Children may not bring any medication to school, including allergy medication, without signed medical forms on file. Please do not send medication to school in your child's backpack, such as inhalers, EpiPen, or over-the-counter medications as they will be asked to keep the medication in the office for parents to pick up. If your child needs to have medication in their backpack per Doctor recommendation, UCS requires the completed medical form to be on file with the office.


Any questions about medication, please call Melissa Roth at 586-797-5800.

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UCS News and Updates

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Pop Up Job Fairs

Looking for Work? We are Looking for You!

Thursday, August 19
Utica High School
47255 Shelby Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317
9:30-10:30 a.m.


Monday, August 23
Bemis Junior High School
12500 19 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
1-2 p.m.

Job Fair Information and Application

Link to more information on available employment with UCS

Technology Optional Insurance for 2021-2022

UCS is offering optional technology insurance to help with accidents that may occur with iPads or laptops issued to students.


How to Purchase Device Insurance -- ONLINE: The initial fee to purchase device insurance ($15 per device) can be paid online using your checking account, debit card or credit card through PaySchools. The link to PaySchools is unique to each individual school within the district. The link can be found on the homepage of the school your student attends, under “Parents” - “My *school name*”. If you are unable to pay electronically through PaySchools please contact your building principal to discuss alternate payment methods.


FINAL DATE TO ENROLL FOR TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE (2021-2022) In order to be considered enrolled in the optional Technology Insurance Program, payments for 2021- 2022 school year must be received no later than Friday, September 10, 2021.


IF THE DEVICE IS DAMAGED: In the event of damage, bring the device to your building principal. Your principal will advise the next steps. HOW TO PAY FOR DEVICE DAMAGE FEES (with or without insurance) -- ONLINE: All damage fees associated with the school issued device can also be paid online using PaySchools.


There will be damage fees assessed to cover the repair or replacement cost of devices. When participating in the district's insurance plan for $15 per year, any accidental damage reported will be covered as described below:


Insurance coverage will repair/replace the device for accidental damage with no cost incurred by the student of the first incident (claim). Subsequent damage repairs during the covered year will have a deductible assessed per instance. Insurance will cover a maximum of 3 damage occurrences during the covered year. If insurance is not purchased, actual repair costs (not to exceed the cost of the device) will apply.


More information on Student Technology Insurance can be found in the document below.

UCS Food Service News

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Annual Meal Application

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Online Meal Application

Fastest way to receive benefits

Calendar Items--Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 31: First Day of School! 1/2 Day for Students


September 3 - 6: NO SCHOOL for Labor Day Weekend


Tuesday, September 7: School resumes--Full Day

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Kroger Rewards for Morgan PTO

Kroger Plus Card

Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Morgan Elementary every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.

Link your card at www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

Morgan's Organization Number is TV320

Organization Name: Morgan Elementary-Morgan Volunteers

We need you!

Morgan Volunteers is looking for Volunteers!

There are several committee positions that are in need of filling to keep our PTO running smoothly and benefit the students of Morgan Elementary:


  • Restaurant Night Organizer
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer


If you are interested in helping with any of these committees, please contact the Morgan PTO at morganPTO@hotmail.com


Questions about the roles and responsibilities? Email Morgan PTO.

How to stay informed!

Sign up for an account or find news at our homepage: https://morganpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home.


Also follow us on Facebook. Look for “Morgan Volunteers PTO.”


Contact us at MorganPTO@hotmail.com


Also use the Remind app (https://www.remind.com/) to get notices about news and events: @MorganVolu

Meet the PTO Board Members!

You can reach your Morgan Volunteers PTO by sending an email to :

MorganPTO@hotmail.com


Mr. Haig Istamboulian

President


Mr. Kelly Young

Vice President


Mrs. Michelle Feyers

Secretary


Mrs. Amy Young

Treasurer


Mr. Andrew McCloskey

Financial Advisor

Morgan Elementary

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:30 pm

1/2 Day School Hours: TBD


Attendance Line (to report absent/tardy students): 586-797-5899


Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.


Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.