Upcoming Dates to Remember
January 3: School Resumes for all students
January 13: Half Day of School for students: Dismissal at 11:31 am
January 14: Half Day of School for students: Dismissal at 11:31 am
January 17: NO SCHOOL for students - Martin Luther King Day
February 2: Global Play Day
February 4: Mobile Dentist
February 9: Count Day
February 11: NO SCHOOL for students
February 14: Valentine's Day Celebration - Students Only
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 21-22: NO SCHOOL for students - Mid-Winter Break
February 23: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - STAFF TRAINING DAY *****ADDED NEW*****
February 24: School Resumes for all students
PKE Attendance Line
When you need to report your child absent, please call the PKE Student Attendance Line at 248-623-3990. Please include the date, your child's name, nature of their absence (including specific contagious illnesses) and the teacher's name. This information will be forwarded to the classroom teacher, eliminating the need for classroom phone messages. Please note that if you leave a voicemail for the classroom teacher and the teacher is out for the day, they won't get it.
Main Office/Attendance Lines:
Pine Knob Elementary 248-623--3990
Happy January Birthdays to PKE's Amazing Students!!
January 4: Paige Edens, Giavonna Smith, Isabella Strong
January 6: Javier Gonzalez
January 8: Brandon Cruz Ponce
January 9: Hudson Hanthorn, Clara Reinhart, Wyatt Richter
January 11: John Grant
January 13: Joshua Betzing, Monroe Brandyberry
January 14: Joseph Proper
January 16: Ariellah Anderson, Emery Rahn
January 17: Lucas Burns
January 18: Charlotte Murray
January 19: Miles Benson, Sayge Caraway
January 20: Mickey Foster
January 23: Nevaeh Barkus, Mylee Richter
January 24: Athena Dickson
January 25: Damon Repinski
January 26: Gracie Leak
January 27: Trevor Yingling
January 29: Joshua Dell, Nickolas Schneider
January 30: Brent Carlson, Lucas Kiesgen
January 31: Mia Negron
Book Fair SUCCESS!!!
A big THANK YOU to the families of Pine Knob for an extremely successful book fair! Our sales were just over $15,000, which allows us to choose approximately $7500 dollars in books from Scholastic's catalog. Our staff and students thank you for your support of our school library.
Attention All Skiers and Snowboarders
New THIS YEAR, Pine Knob is REQUIRING online pre registration for ski club and payment on ski club nights (this is Pine Knob Skill Hill's requirement, not PKE's).
Only a handful of people have signed up for PKE and we want to make sure you are ready for when the snow hits.
Smile Mobile Dental Program
The Mobile Dentist visit has been scheduled for February 4, 2022!
Website for Parents to Enroll: https://www.myschooldentist.com/PKCCMI_schsrm
Please look for permission forms coming home with your child(ren) soon!
Winter is Upon Us!
Also, please remember that your child must have a doctor's note on file in the office if they are not able to go outside for recess due to an illness.
Please Don't Spread Your Illness!
- If your child is ill, please keep them home.
- If your child is running a fever, their temperature must be normal (98.6 degrees) for a 24 hour period before returning to school.
- Please do not send medication to school. Staff cannot (by state law) dispense medication without a form signed by your doctor. This includes over the counter medication (ointments, cough drops, Tylenol, etc.). The forms can be found on the PKE website under the Parent tab.
- A doctor's note is required if your child has to stay indoors for recess.
- Please discuss proper hand washing with your child and they should not share food or drinks with others.
- Please sneeze or cough into your elbow or tissue.
If your child is absent due to illness, please contact the PKE attendance line at (248)623-3990.
Doctor's notes will be kept on record and are referred against a student's attendance record as needed. Compulsory Michigan attendance law requires that PKE maintains accurate attendance records and those excessive absences are properly reviewed. Appropriate medical documentation helps to support a student's cause when evaluating a potential truancy concern.
Beginning in Fall 2021, masks will be required for all district staff and students in Grades Y5-12 at all times, indoor on school campuses except when eating or drinking. Masks will also be worn on school buses. Masks should fit snugly on the face and cover both the nose and mouth. Masks are required unless a documented medical exception is presented to administration.
Bus Drop Offs & Inclement Weather
The parent/caregiver is responsible to inform their child of an alternative location to go if the parent/caregiver is not at home in time of the bus drop off. Parents/caregivers must be available for students anytime after school is dismissed.
The office will communicate with PKE families via E-blasts and text messages if buses are running late due to bad weather conditions. If you have not signed up to receive text messages from PKE, please contact the main office for instructions.
Should severe conditions occur after classes are in session, our general policy will be keep bus students in their buildings until we can safely operate the buses. Students will be released only to their parents, to approved adults, or by phone parental authorization.
Snow Day Announcements
School closings for snow, chill and ice days will be announced on the following channels or website:
- Clarkston School District https://www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/
- WDIV Channel 4 - http://www.clickondetroit.com
- WXYZ Channel7 - http://www.WXYZ.com
- WJBK Channel 2 - http://www.myfoxdetroit.com
- WJR 760 AM - http://www/wjr.com
Please do not contact the school. The office will communicate closings via text message system. If Clarkston Community Schools or Pine Knob Elementary is not listed, then school will be in session.
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Clarkston Community Schools is committed to providing breakfast to all families who are in need and/or are interested in receiving it.
This year, in order to provide a safe and efficient way of distribution, a new method of delivery will be used. Please read the information below and then fill out the form if this is something you are interested in receiving.
Breakfast for Pine Knob Elementary will be sent home every Tuesday and Thursday after school. Tuesday's breakfast package will have meals intended for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Thursday's breakfast package will have meals intended for Friday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings.
Additionally, Clarkston Community Schools will also be providing free lunch to all students. Please have your student make their lunch choices with their teachers each morning.
Lunches are FREE for all students. Please have your student make their lunch choices with their teacher each morning.
Breakfast is FREE for all students in need or that are interested. Be sure to have your student tell their teacher if they would like to receive breakfast.
Here is the link if anyone wishes to use it and pass it along according to the above guidelines.
Board of Education and Central Office Administration
Board of Education 2021-2022
Kelli Horst, President
Gregory Need, Vice President
Cheryl McGinnis, Treasurer
Stephen J. Hyer, Secretary
Stefanie Crane, Trustee
Andrea Catalina, Trustee
Elizabeth Egan, Trustee
Central Office Administration
Shawn Ryan, Superintendent
Nancy Mahoney, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
John Lucido, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
Wendy Osterman, Administrator of Data Structure & Analysis
Stacey Theophelis, Execute Director of Student Support Services
Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services
Staci Puzio, Director of Student Growth and Well-Being
Kelly Allen, Marketing Director
Clarkston Community Schools creates a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.
The Clarkston Community Schools, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, states that it is the policy of the Clarkston Community School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry, age, gender, marital status, disability, height, weight, and/or any other legally protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation, in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
If any person believes that the Clarkston Community School District or any part of the school organization is guilty of discrimination as noted above, he/she may bring forward a complaint which should be referred to as an grievance to the following public officials: Deputy Superintendent (Section 504 Coordinator).
Clarkston Community Schools
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
(All other inquiries related to discrimination)
Mr. John Lucido, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
Clarkston Community Schools, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346