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Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

Weekly Update From Mr. Killingbeck

This week is our 32nd week for the 2020-2021 school year, and despite the challenges, our school community continues to support students and our staff in moving forward.

Since our return from spring break, we have encountered an increase of positive Covid-19 cases that have translated into quarantines and disruption of face-to-face instruction with two of our elementary classrooms and some high school students.

As our school year is winding down, we ask that everyone remain vigilant and keep children home that show any signs or symptoms of illness. This helps keep your child safe and helps to minimize the potential of disruption to our face-to-face education and services.

We continue to navigate COVID-19 and the pandemic together, following the Saginaw County Health Department's guidance. The safety and well-being of our students and team are our number 1 priority as we work to provide the best opportunities for children. Please know that the SCHD is currently advising a 14-day quarantine for anyone who has had close contact with a laboratory tested positive COVID-19 person.

At this time, we do have some COVID-19 cases to report; click here to review our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time. This link brings pertinent information together into one easy-to-access place. These recent cases occurred over our spring break; having a remote day on Tuesday really helped bring some of these cases to the surface before our students and staff returned to school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

All the best,


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Young Fives & Kindergarten Online Registration - Please Help Spread the Word!

Parents of children, who will be age five by December 1, 2021, are encouraged to register their child for Young Fives or Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. A formal registration night will not be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Young 5's/Kindergarten 2021/2022

It's time to register for preschool!

How do I find the registration form?

1. Go to

2. Click on the Early Childhood Center under the school tab.

3. Click on the menu tab.

4. The preschool registration will be located on the bottom left side of the page.

M-STEP Begins Next Week

Over the next few weeks, our 3rd and 4th-grade students will be taking the state assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). The teachers here at K.C. Ling Elementary have been working hard to help prepare the students for the M-STEP by taking time to work on the state-released practice items and to increase their comfort level with the technology-enhanced features of the test. If you have any questions regarding M-STEP testing, please feel free to contact me at 989-642-5235.

Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News

Breakfast and lunch will remain FREE to all students thru the remainder of the 20-21 school year.
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Happy Birthday!

4/26 John Raths Jr.

4/30 Faith Cordingly, Ethan Hagerl, Easton Netzley