SLCS District Update

1.13.2022

Superintendent's Update

Good evening SLCS Families and Staff,


SLHS held its inaugural SLHS Unified Basketball event last Friday in between the varsity basketball games. Unified sports joins students with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. This tremendous event was made possible with the support of many individuals including the South Lyon Boys Basketball team and Boosters, the SLHS PEER's program, students, staff, and families. It was simply an awesome display of togetherness with great energy and excitement shared by all in attendance.


If you’ve listened or watched the news lately, you likely have heard of several school districts across the state struggling to remain open due to staff shortages. We have been fortunate to avoid this due to the incredible effort of our staff. Each day we have staff adding additional work to their load, whether it is driving two bus routes, picking up another teacher’s class, working in multiple kitchens, or helping out with lunch/recess duty. These are just some of the countless examples of what our amazing staff members do to make sure that in-person learning continues despite complex challenges.


Lastly, January is School Board Member recognition month. The work of a Board of Education member often goes unrecognized. For nearly two years, our school board members have provided steadfast resolve through a steady flow of adversity and challenge. Their focus has students at its center with the primary objective of providing for the best educational opportunities for our students. Please join me in extending our sincerest appreciation to the members of the SLCS Board of Education.


SLCS Proud!


Steven Archibald


Superintendent

Kindergarten Enrollment

As a reminder, Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten enrollment information will be posted to our website at the end of January. All enrollment paperwork can be turned in through a secure online portal. An overview video sharing information about a typical day in Kindergarten will be provided as well. We are looking forward to welcoming incoming Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten families and students for meet and greet events in August!

Change of Address

Families are required to update their child’s school in a prompt manner when their address changes. Please submit a Change of Address Form which can be found on the District website.


A student who begins the school year at one school and then moves within the District to another in-district school boundary, may remain at that school for the remainder of that school year only.

A student who begins the school year at one school and then moves outside of the District after the first state Count Day may remain at that school for the remainder of that school year only.


If the student begins the 7th grade year, but then moves to the other middle school´s boundary he/she may remain at the school to finish his/her middle school experience.


If a student has begun his/her freshman year in his/her high school program, but then moves to the other high school´s boundary he/she may graduate from that school.


In all of the situations summarized here, students who reside in a different school boundary and elect one of these options, transportation between home and school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If families are unable to provide their own transportation in these cases, the student would need to enroll in the new boundary school.


We recommend that district families check the boundary maps on our website prior to purchasing a home or signing a rental agreement if they are relocating elsewhere in the district and desire a specific school or to remain in the boundary of their current schools. Remember that as the district’s population changes, school boundaries occasionally change as well.


Special Education

Parents/Caregivers of a child or youth with special health care needs are encouraged to apply for up to $250 for a Camp Scholarship from the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center). The scholarship program has limited funding available, so submit your application as soon as possible.


Camp Scholarship.pdf



Unified Basketball on Friday, January 7th was a huge success. Thank you to all of the students, staff, coaches, athletes, spectators, and families who made this event possible.

Unified Basketball on Friday, January 7th was a huge success. Thank you to all of the students, staff, coaches, athletes, spectators, and families who made this event possible.

Unified Basketball

Unified Basketball

Unified Basketball

Wellness

COVID test kits will be distributed on Friday, January 14 to families who voluntarily signed up to participate in the MI Backpack COVID Home Test Program through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The test kits will be given to your student at the end of the day. After receiving the test kit, you may find the following document helpful in providing more information about the program: Backpack Test Guidance.

Positive Solutions for Families

Parents of young children (ages 0-6) are invited to join the Positive Solutions for Families group. This is an empowering series with instruction and discussion for developing your child's social and emotional skills, understanding challenging behavior, and encouraging positive behavior. See flyer for dates and registration.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aLhTus5R9yp-Z1QPk85iNWimDBcLN7FJ/view?usp=sharing


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