SLCS District Update

9-23-2021

Note from the Superintendent

Good Evening SLCS Families and Staff Members,


We fully realize that the bus delays and route cancelations are creating tough situations for our families and schools. Thank you for the understanding you have displayed during the first few weeks of the school year. The driver shortage has been challenging and we know it is not ideal for our families, so again, thank you! Our drivers and Transportation Department office staff are working extremely hard and making the best out of a difficult situation.


The good news is we added two drivers to our team this week and have four additional drivers in various stages of training who will be driving routes soon. Despite this good news, we still need more drivers. As a district, we will continue working to recruit and train additional drivers. There will continue to be delays and the occasional cancellation, but the road ahead will smooth out as additional drivers are added to our excellent transportation team.


In closing, it has been a pleasure throughout this week to attend Curriculum Night at many of our schools. The rain hasn’t been a deterrent as attendance has been excellent. It is a privilege for us to work with your children. We value the partnership we have together and rely on it each day as we work to provide a rich and positive learning experience for the wonderful students of SLCS.


SLCS Proud!


Steven Archibald

Superintendent

Curriculum Nights

A reminder to all families planning to attend elementary school Curriculum NIghts that the Oakland County Emergency Order (2021-01) applies to visitors to our schools. Please remember to wear your mask while visiting our school. If you forget, our staff will have one available at the entrance. Thank you for the continued support!


In-person pathway families are welcome to join us on the following dates:


Junior Kindergarten September 23, 2021 5:30 pm*

Grades K, 1, and 2 September 23, 2021 6:30 pm*

Grades 3, 4, and 5 (Pearson only) September 29, 2021 6:30 pm*

Grades 3, 4, and 5 (all but Pearson) September 30, 2021 6:30 pm*


*Elementary schools have split each event into two time blocks to reduce crowds in each classroom. See information from your elementary school about the specific time you should attend.


Prior to the pandemic, elementary-aged students were invited to attend the elementary Curriculum Night events with their parents. To reduce the number of people in the buildings at one time the 2021 Curriculum Night events are for parents and guardians only. Students and siblings are not able to attend this year.


Our elementary Virtual Learning Pathway classrooms will host a virtual Curriculum Night presentation for their families. These nights are designed for parents to virtually visit their child’s class to learn about the class itself, as well as meet their child’s teacher. You do not come up to the school for this event. These sessions are held virtually. Links to a Google Meet will be shared by your child’s teacher. Below are the dates and times for the elementary VLP Curriculum Night events:


Grades K, 1 and 2 September 23, 2021 6:30 pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5 September 30, 2021 6:30 pm

Pathway Changes

As a reminder, families are only able to make pathway changes from January 3-7, 2022. Changes would be effective as of January 31, 2022.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thanks to the families who responded to the survey. An update regarding parent teacher conferences will be coming soon.

Victory Day

On Saturday, September 18, 2021 another successful Victory Day was held. Sending a huge thank you to ALL of our students who participated. Your attendance brought joy and smiles to the faces of every spectator. Thank you to the South Lyon High School football coaches and boosters for continuing to sponsor and organize this event. Thanks to all players, high school coaches, high school teams, band members, administrators, teachers, paraeducators, athletic director(s), photographers, and all others who attended the event and shouted words of encouragement. Victory Day 2021 will continue to fill our hearts with happiness! Please click the links below to see pictures from Victory Day.

Victory Day 2021 Photos

Victory Day Photos

Join Our Team

A reminder we are looking for new team members to join our staff as bus drivers, custodians, and paraprofessionals. Please call 248-573-8130 if interested.


Our Kids Club is also looking for staff. Please contact Kristi Cavicchiolo, Kids Club Director, at 248-573-8330 ext. 2558 if interested.

Celebrate Hope

Please click this link to learn more about our parent connect events with Celebrate Hope,

Food Service

The Food Service Department is offering VLP students the opportunity to receive breakfast and lunch equal to their education days.

This Tuesday, September 21st began the curbside meal service.

Process:

1. Meals are to be pre-ordered by the Friday before the Tuesday pickup.

2. Pre-order form has been sent out to cover September - October via the

Food Service Department. A Google Form will continue to go out to all

VLP families to accommodate their meals.

3. Meals will be picked up at South Lyon East, outside the Commons, Bus Loop.

4. Tuesday between 8:00 am - 8:30 am.

5. As of today, 17 students have signed up for the meals, which equates to

13 families.

6. This is for VLP students, only.

Time and Location is based on staffing, food storage, and easy access to move food from one location to another with the hope of little disruption.


Wellness

Staying mentally healthy during a pandemic can be challenging, but help is available. Connect with emotional-support resources and services without having to leave home by clicking following link:


Coronavirus - Mental Health Resources