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Silver Springs Elementary School - December 7, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

December 9 - In-Person Students Return to School

December 10 - Credit Union Deposit Day

December 18 - Habit 1 Circle of Control Activity Due

December 19 - January 3 - Winter Recess

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal



As we prepare for our return to in-person learning, please remember to screen your child each morning before school. The Wayne County Health Department has revised the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool* based on guidance from MDHHS as we enter into the cold and flu season. The revised tool separates symptoms into two categories and asks if you have any new, unusual or worsening symptoms in those categories. Additionally, the form asks if you have been in close contact with anyone that is positive. If any response is yes, you must keep your child home and contact your school to report any symptoms and the absence. It is critical that children are screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.

*Important Note: The Wayne County Screening Tool is a COVID Symptom Screener, which is required in addition to, rather than in place of, the District's standard health requirements. Please DO NOT send children who are sick with a fever, are vomiting, have a rash, or any other evidence of illness to school. Students may not return to school following any illness until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications, or longer if subject to continued quarantine based on COVID guidelines.


While we are still in a full virtual learning environment and as we head back into in-person learning, it is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirements.

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Picture Re-Take Day - Postponed

Lifetouch has reached out to us to let us know that they are postponing all upcoming Picture Re-Take Days due to Covid-19. Our re-take day was scheduled for December 16th. We are working with them to figure out a new date. We will let you know of the date once it is scheduled.

We thank you for your patience.


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Credit Union Deposit Day - Thursday, December 10th

We have our next Deposit Day on Thursday, December 10th.

Please see the deposit procedures below:

For In-person Students:

  • Student bring their deposit envelopes to school and place them in the deposit envelope in their classroom.
  • A member of the office staff will collect the deposit envelope from each classroom.
  • Julie Blaylock will pick up the deposit envelopes, take them to the branch to be deposited.
  • Julie will return on Friday with deposit receipts and individually wrapped prize bags for each student.

Fully Virtual Students can make deposits as well!!! We would just need someone to drop off the deposit envelope to Silver Springs on the Deposit Day by 3:00 p.m. so that it can be picked up by Julie Blaylock for deposit.

Please call the Silver Springs office with any questions (248-465-2300).


Parents, we need your help!!

We need you to share first day of school pictures, virtual learning photos, and any other pictures that will help us build a memorable 2020-21 yearbook!!

Please email photos of school related activities and Halloween costumes to : kmgifford327@gmail.com

Please include grade level and name of student!

Ideas: bus stop, costumes, virtual learning including PE, music, picture day photos you snapped before they headed to school for formal pictures


Supporting the 7 Habits at home!

December At Home Activity

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Circle of Control

Due Date: December 18th

Please see attached activities below. We would love to have you return the Circle of Control paper to school by December 18th, so we can proudly display our families learning practicing the 7-Habits at home!

Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”

What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.

Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy



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