SLCS District Update

10.14.2021

Note from the Superintendent

Hello SLCS Families and Staff Members,


We want to thank the many families and friends who participated in the Boo Bowling fundraiser this past weekend. We also want to thank the numerous community businesses who supported the event through various donations. This event was sponsored by the South Lyon Educational Foundation. If you are not aware, the SLEF works extremely hard throughout the year to be able to provide SLCS students and staff members with additional resources and support. We are extremely grateful for the generous giving of their time and energy to help support the DIstrict.


This is a reminder that Elementary Parent Teacher conferences are coming up next week.

These conferences represent one of the cornerstones of this school community which is the partnership that exists between home and school. We value this opportunity for conversation related specifically to the progress of each individual student. While this designated time is important, we also want to highlight that communication between school and home is essential to our students' success throughout the school year.


The South Lyon High School Band is under the new direction of Mr. Alec Ockaskis. He has brought a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the program. The link below exemplifies just that during an impromptu moment working with a Centennial Middle School student to support the sound.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rh1OOOzIuOq3PZcpcyr6aMKClKJeIVKz/view?usp=sharing


SLCS Family!


Steven Archibald

Superintendent


Join Our Team

We are looking for some great people to join our Transportation Team as bus drivers.

If you need further information and/or are interested in becoming a bus driver please contact the Transportation Department @ 248-573-8900


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Food Service

VLP Only: New pickup time 7:45 - 8:15 am starting Tuesdays, October 12th in the bus loop. Orders need to be pre-ordered.


Free and Reduced Forms: Free and Reduced forms can be filled out anytime throughout the year. Benefits of Free and Reduced is based on Household Size and Income. With approval of being free or reduced many fees are waived: sports, clubs, testing, entrance exams, AP testing, and more.


Food Service is looking for members to join our program of feeding nutritional and healthy meals to our students of South Lyon. You can work while your child(ren) is in school. Looking for subs and permanent positions. Off during the holidays, snow days, and summer. Please consider a job in Food Service. Any questions, please contact Cherie Myers-Trent, Director of Food Service myers-trentc@slcs.us.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Center has openings in the Great Start Readiness Program. GSRP is a free preschool program that meets Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please visit this link for more information or visit Help Me Grow for an application.

Social Media Weekly Highlights

Athletic Success

Congratulations to the boys' soccer teams at SLHS and SLEHS as both won their opening District games yesterday. The East boys defeated Milan 3-2 in overtime while SLHS beat Howell 4-0.


Congratulations as well to the girls' Cross Country team at South Lyon East who finished the Lakes Valley Conference season undefeated and claimed the LVC Championship.


Good luck to the SLHS Equestrian Team at the MIHA State Championship.

Special Education-Introduction to PAC Representative Amanda Fitch

My name is Amanda Fitch and I am one of Oakland County's Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) representatives for South Lyon Community Schools. This is a volunteer position that I was selected for after a small panel interview. As a PAC rep, I attend monthly meetings with all the other school districts' reps in Oakland County. These meetings discuss many things including providing many resources for families with special education students. I review each meeting with our Special Education Director, Sue Toth.

Being a PAC rep is important to me for several reasons. The most important to me is that I have a son in the special education program in SLCS. He is in middle school and is part of the self-contained Cognitive Impairment class. He has been part of SLCS programming since Early On. I also have a child in elementary general education. Another important reason I wanted to be a PAC rep is that I'm a paraeducator in our district and I see several of our diverse learners on a daily basis. I want to celebrate their strengths and support their challenges every way I can. I also want to support you, the parent/guardian and help make positive changes that help your families.

If even one piece of information or contact shared helps you, your student or a friend that will mean I'm working towards my goal. The journey I've had as a parent of a diverse learner has been unique in some aspects, but I've learned over the years that there are many who have shared my triumphs and struggles in one way or another. There are great resources, friendships, and alliances I've found and formed along the way. I hope I can be that for you.