Hound Dog Huddle
January 19, 2024
Happy Friday Hilton Families!
It has been a whirlwind week, with no school Monday or Wednesday. I hope next week allows us all to feel like we’re getting back in the groove a bit more.
We have our January Huddle on this upcoming Tuesday, January 23rd. We will be learning about the DOGS theme of Optimism. Please have your child wear their grade level shirt on Tuesday, and please avoid all early pick-ups, as students will be in various classrooms around the school until 3:50pm.
If you have not yet ordered a yearbook, a pink flier from Jostens will be coming home today with your child. Please check their backpack and Friday folder. If you do not receive one of these fliers, you have already ordered a yearbook for your child.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to a full, more normal week of school next week. Thank you all for your continued support and partnership, and Go Dogs!
Drop Off and Pick Up
REMINDER: Please pull all the way forward in the drop off line and do not let your children out of the car until 8:55.
Extra Clothing and Gym Shoes for Students
REMINDER: To ensure your student can participate in class, please be sure he/she has appropriate gym shoes on his/her gym days. Accidents happen...even to the older students! All students should have an extra set of clothing in their backpacks. Also, the Hilton clinic is seeking donations of boys and girls athletic pants or sweatpants in larger children's sizes (8-14) as well as gym shoes in like new condition in children's sizes 1-4.
Subbing at Hilton
We are in need of substitute teachers! You have to apply through Edustaff and can use the link below to access their website. Not only does a substitute teacher make $120/day, but they also make a difference in shaping young minds. If you are interested, apply through Edustaff and contact the office when your application is complete.
LESA Monthly Mental Health Series
LESA (Livingston Educational Service Agency) has put together a monthly series of Mental Health and Wellness topics that will be part of a mental health series in our county. The mental health series is a series of topical webinars relevant to parents and families of the Brighton School District. Some of the topics include "Your Child's Anxiety", "School Avoidance", and "Building Your Child's Confidence.". One thing to know about the webinars is that families can join and participate but be completely anonymous. Please see the flier above for more information.
The McKinney Vento Act
The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that
provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general
support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help
identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing,
motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic
hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.
The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Olrich. Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.
Medication Including Over the Counter
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If your child is sick...
They have a fever.
They must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the aid or use of medication.
They must be vomit or diarrhea free for 24 hours.
Please do not send medication in with your student.
Staff is not allowed to dispense any medication without a signed Medical Authorization Form signed by a physician.
For more detailed information:
Daily Start Times
Elementary Start and End Time - 9:05 a.m. to 3:57 p.m.
Students will be allowed in the building at 8:55am and then released at 3:57 when school ends. Parents will be allowed into the building at 3:52 depending on how quickly we can get students to the gym. If picking up, please do not forget your child's pick up numbers. You will need to show these to Officer Jen and staff in the gym.
Interested in Volunteering - Background Check Link
One volunteer form is required per school year.
Parents, please be sure to check ALL buildings where your children attend, so you only need to complete one form to volunteer for any school event.
If you have questions regarding this form, please contact the Human Resources Department at 810-299-4090
All responses are kept confidential. If there is a problem processing your background check, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Lunch and Recess Times
JK (Ms. Jusino) & Kindergarten
11:10-11:30 - Lunch Time
11:35-11:55 - Recess Time
JK (Mrs. Spaanstra) & 1st Grade
11:40- 12:00 - Lunch Time
12:05-12:25 - Recess Time
12:10-12:30 - Lunch Time
12:35-12:55 - Recess Time
12:40--1:00 - Lunch Time
1:05-1:25 - Recess Time
1:10-1:30 - Lunch Time
1:35-1:55 - Recess Time
Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
Please wait until you arrive at the building to sign in your student.
Please try to limit sign outs after 3:30 p.m. Instructional time takes place until 3:50pm each day. We will continue to utilize our QR codes at the front entrance for this process as well.