The Crissman Connection

Summer Edition

Congratulations!! You have completed the 2019-2020 school year!

A big thank you to all the families for picking up their belongings last week! I can't believe we wrapped up our last week and summer is officially here!

Congratulations to our Crissman 6th Graders as they finish their final year at Crissman Elementary and make the transition to junior high school in the fall. It was so great to see so many of you at our Clap Out last week.

Reflecting on the past school year, I can't believe how much we have overcome. Our Crissman teachers were AMAZING as they quickly learned a new online program, created lessons for students to use in that platform, and taught students how to use Schoology through virtual meetings and help sessions. Crissman parents were AMAZING as they developed at home schedules to help with online learning while managing their own work from home and everything else.

Now we look to next fall and the future, which is very uncertain. What school looks like in the fall depends on the COVID cases over the summer. The state of Michigan, by order of the governor, has a task force for education looking at recommendations from local and federal health sources and monitoring the COVID cases as the state continues to lift restrictions.

As recommendations develop and plans are shared by the state, UCS will communicate plans for school in the fall to parents and community. Even if a plan were to be shared today, it would most likely change before August. I know how hard it is to plan ahead when we do not know what the future brings.

As soon as we can share information, it will be shared throughout the district and by Crissman Elementary. Discussions are underway as we work to find a solution for education that will meet all our students' needs while also following health guidelines for the safety of all students, staff, and community members.

Have a wonderful summer! Look for the continued communication through email and Crissman/UCS Facebook pages as updates become available.

Stay well,

Mrs. Papastamatis

Happy 50th Anniversary

Crissman Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence 1969/70-2019/20

Thank you!

I want to thank Mrs. Conley for all her work with our video! It turned out AMAZING! Also, a big thank you to Dr. Johns, our staff, and students for all your help with the video!

Report Cards

Report Cards for the 2nd Semester will be sent home through Parent Portal (Power School) on Friday, June 19 by the end of the day.

They will be marked with a CR for Credit or an NC for No Credit in the following areas:




Social Studies


Your child will also receive an overall grade for the 2nd semester of either CR or NC.

Summer Reading in Schoology


Mrs. Conley created a course in Schoology Called CRISSMAN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE. This will be the summer reading program. In it will be monthly calendars that students can either download and write on or edit as a pdf. They will submit calendars to me just like an assignment in Schoology. Directions are found below as well as the Course Code.


Want access over the summer?

There will be several programs available over the summer for those who desire to continue learning, practice skills, review content.

Students will continue to have access to:

eSpark (Grades K-3)

Learning A-Z/Raz Kids (Grades K-3)

Dreambox (Grades K-2)

IXL (Grades 3-6)

Discovery Education (Science for all grades)

ConnectED ( Reading program grades K-6)

Schoology will be available until July 31. Teachers will not be adding new materials over the summer, but you can access previous materials for review. After July 31, teacher materials will be archived and Schoology made ready for the 2020-2021 school year.

Yearbook Sale

We have some extra yearbooks for sale. You can come to Crissman and purchase a yearbook from 9am-3pm on Wednesday, June 17th. Yearbooks will be sold for cash only. Yearbooks are $10, please try to have exact change.

Registration Information for the 20/21 School Year

Elementary Registration

UCS elementary schools are excited to welcome new families to our community for the next school year. Office staff at our elementary schools will be available to accept registrations on every Wednesday beginning May 27 through June 24 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. You may also call the office to register an appointment outside of these scheduled times.

UCS is committed to the health and safety of everyone. Please use the following process when registering:

  • Please stay home if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Only a parent/guardian will be permitted to bring registration information. If a parent needs an interpreter, he/she can bring another adult with them.
  • Please wear facial covering upon walking up to the building and entering the building.
  • If you arrive at the same time as another parent, please follow social distancing and stand six feet apart from others.
  • Parents need to provide ID before they will be allowed to enter the building.
  • Please see below for paperwork that is necessary to register your student. In addition to the original documentation, please provide a copy to minimize the amount of paperwork to be handled.
  • Once registration is complete, we are asking parents to exit the building.
  • Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP) parents will drop off their documents at Plumbrook (south) or Duncan (north). The hours and days will also be:
    -Wednesdays (May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24)
    • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For More information, please click on the link below.

A message from Mrs. Conley

Crissman Families! Did you know that with your child's office 365 account, you receive 5 FREE DOWNLOADS of Office 365? Here is a video from Mrs. Conley explaining!! DON'T GO BUY IT!!

Specials Classes Now In Schoology

The Specialist Course is in your child's Courses in Schoology.
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Crissman PTA

Our PTA works together for our students! Here's the link to their Facebook page:

About our school

The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.