SLCS District Update

March 31, 2021

Notes from the Superintendent

Greetings SLCS Families,

Spring Break marks the completion of the first three quarters of the school year. For me, this is rather hard to believe. Following the break there are only forty-four days left in the school year. As a school community we have demonstrated tremendous resilience and perseverance to positively navigate the changes and challenges of the 2020-21 school year. I sincerely hope that staff, students, and families are able to take advantage of the break to recharge and refresh so we can all return on April 12th ready to finish the school year on a positive note.

Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!

Steve Archibald

South Lyon Community Schools State Testing FAQ

As you may have already learned from various media outlets, the United States Department of Education has indicated that it will not issue a nationwide pass for states to skip federally required state testing this school year. The Michigan Department of Education has advised schools to prepare to administer state tests as required by federal and state laws. The Michigan Department of Education did receive permission from the federal government to relax penalties for schools if they test less than 95% of eligible students.

In the near future, you will receive communication from your child’s school with specific testing schedules. All students enrolled in a grade at which state testing occurs have been scheduled for testing. Please know that the health and safety of all students and staff is our number one priority as we plan to safely administer the state tests to all students.

We’ve assembled this Frequently Asked Questions document to help you understand the state’s testing requirements, what is done with the data, and what this means for your child.

Please click here for the Spanish version of the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Food Service

Lunch will be offered, free, to all students who are attending school in-person.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Meals are available as a “Grab and Go” with choices of hot or cold entrees. A free meal consists of entrée, fruit, vegetable and milk.

Wednesday’s lunch is offered as a “Take Home” to all students every Tuesday. Students can stop by the cafeteria on Tuesdays after school to pick up a lunch for Wednesday and five breakfasts.

Tuesday “Take Home” meals consist of:

(5) Breakfast, (5)Juice and (5) 8oz Milk

(1) Lunch, (1) Fruit, (1) Vegetable and (1) 8oz Milk

Ala Carte Milk: .50 cents (Milk is only free with a school lunch.)

The menu is subject to change if a product is not available from the manufacturer. Menu items will be replaced with something similar or a different item.

The menu is located on the District website under the Food Service Department.

Food distribution is available on Wednesdays at South Lyon High School for any students that are not attending in-person school.

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Students will be assigned a seat by the driver. When possible they will be seated with a sibling. It is possible students may be seated with someone they do not know.

Drivers will try to socially distance students, however there are some routes where social distancing is not possible. It is important to use hand sanitizer and keep a face mask on the entire ride to/from school. Please do not allow your child to ride the bus to/from school if they are showing symptoms of illness.

There may be situations where it is not safe for the bus driver to wear a facial covering. If it hinders their driving in any way, they are allowed to pull it down.

Wellness Update

We hope that our students, families, and staff have a relaxing Spring Break.

If your student tests positive for COVID-19 during Spring Break, please contact and/or 248-573-8203. Our assigned Oakland County nurses will facilitate the contact tracing process. The nurses will follow the same protocols that schools have been following regarding contacting families of close contacts.

Students who are a close contact during April 2nd-April 11 should follow guidance from the County they live in and update their school Sunday, April 11th via phone or email if they will be absent the week of April 12th.

Please continue to monitor your student(s) for symptoms over Spring Break and consider Covid testing if exhibiting symptoms.

Travel Guidance

Many families are planning trips over the break. Please click the link for guidance from the Michigan Department for Health and Human Services: MDHHS travel guidance