SLCS District Update
May 27, 2021
Note from the Superintendent
Hello SLCS Families and Staff Members,
It was another great week in SLCS. This is always an exciting time of year as we work to bring one school year to a successful close while also starting to plan for a new and exciting school year to begin in September. There are 15 school days remaining for the 2021 school year. Despite the uniqueness of this year, we are proud of the perseverance our students have shown. As our community has done all school year, let’s continue to work together to ensure they are able to make the most of the remaining days and finish strong.
Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. This is a time dedicated to honoring the American men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Our thoughts are with all SLCS families who lost loved ones while they were serving. We also want to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our SLCS veterans and those currently enlisted in our armed forces. You are held in the highest regard for your sacrifice and service to our country!
A great way to begin your Memorial Day holiday would be to attend the Memorial Day Parade. The parade leaves from Bartlett Elementary School at 9:00 a.m. and will travel from Warren Street, east on 10 Mile (also known as Lake Street), to Reynold Sweet Parkway, and finally to Stryker Street ending at the South Lyon Cemetery. A special thanks to the members of the SL High School and SL East marching bands who will be participating in the parade to honor our fallen veterans.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
A reminder of the upcoming schedule for next week. Please note, there will NOT be a remote learning day next week for secondary students.Week of May 31:
Monday, May 31- Memorial Day- No School
Tuesday, June 1- hours 1-3 (in-person)
Wednesday, June 2- hours 4-6 (in-person)
Thursday, June 3- hours 1-3 (in-person)
Friday, June 4- hours 4-6 (in-person)
Middle School Summer Jump Start Experience
Registration forms will be sent via email from your building principal on Tuesday, June 1st for our program. This program is for current 5th - 7th grade students and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will focus on building connections to both CMS and MMS, project-based learning that incorporates literacy and math skills, as well as skills for your child to be successful as a middle school student.
Summer Jump Start Experience Information:
Dates: August 3-5th and August 10-12th (total of 6 days)
Classes will run from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM each day.
Location: Centennial Middle School (with walking field trips to Millennium Middle School included)
Cost: There is no cost to families for this program thanks to Federal and State Grant Funds
High School Summer School Credit Recovery Program
Thank you to those students and families who quickly signed up for summer school! The registration form is still open for those families who still need to fill it out. This program is open to students who need to recover credits to stay on track for graduation. If you would like to register your child for this program, please complete the registration form linked below. Please note, the registration form will close on Tuesday, June 1st.
Elementary Summer Books Program
This summer, our district has partnered with a non-profit organization called Kids Read Now to provide books directly to students over the summer. The company will send free grade-level books to students currently in kindergarten through fifth grade for seven weeks with the first book scheduled to arrive around the first week of July. Your child will receive a new book every week (six books in all) and the books are yours to keep! The seventh week, students will receive a book with illustrations that can be used for creative story writing! Be on the lookout around the last week of June for a mailing from Kids Read Now with program information. This program is provided at no cost to families thanks to Federal and State Grant Funds.
Elementary School Summer Jump Start Experience
Due to limited spacing, the elementary school summer jump start experience will be available to students by invitation only. The program is designed for current kindergarten through fourth grade students. A number of factors will be reviewed to determine which students are eligible to participate, including rate of academic progress. School principals will reach out directly to families whose students are eligible to participate.
Wellness: Oakland County Health Division Guidance
New guidance regarding quarantining of students was shared with SLCS today from the Oakland County Health Division. The new guidance changes some of our current practices in regards to defining close contacts for school-related quarantines:
- Students identified as close contacts with exposure distance within 3 feet (i.e.<3 ft.) must still quarantine in accordance with OCHD guidance.
- Students identified as close contacts in the classroom with exposure distance of at least 3 feet (i.e., between 3 and 6 feet) can follow the steps below in place of the traditional 10 day quarantine.
Students continue to attend to school
Parents/guardians are notified that students were identified as a close contact of at least 3 feet
Schools report close contacts to OCHD
Parents/guardians agree to cooperate with contact tracing efforts while monitoring symptoms for 14 days after exposure.
Individuals must wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, and avoid large gatherings.
If an individual feels ill or develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should isolate at home and get tested for COVID-19.
Please note these modified measures for determining quarantine after exposures only apply to the classroom/bus settings (not in a cafeteria or while eating, PE or band, during sports practice, etc.) and ONLY in classroom/bus settings where strict mitigation measures are implemented and enforced.
For most of the students currently quarantining, this will not change their quarantine timeline. If students are able to return to school earlier than originally communicated, based on the new guidance, families of those students will be contacted by their school.
Thank you for the continued support!
Reminder that students will need to keep their face mask on during the entire ride to/from school.
Students are 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 space students out, however there are some routes where social distancing is not possible. It is important to use hand sanitizer and keep face mask on the entire ride to/from school.
Remember to not send your student on the bus/to school if they are showing symptoms of illness.
Note: In regards to bus drivers wearing face masks - 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.
Lunch will be offered, free, to all students who are attending in person class.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Meals are set up 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 outside the cafeteria on Tuesday’s after school to pick up Wednesday lunch and 5 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.)
Supply Chain Struggles: Menu is subject to change, if product is not available from the manufacturer. Menu items will be replaced with something similar or a different item.
Menu is located on the District Website under the Food Service Department.
Food distribution is available for all students not attending in person class, whether 100% virtual or quarantined, on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 at South Lyon High School door 11.
P-EBT cards have been mailed out to families that qualify. Question & Answer Sheet, along with Help Desk phone number and email address are posted on the District Website under Food Service. Please direct questions to the MDHHS Help Desk
P-EBT cards are issued to families who are Free/Reduced through Direct Certification or have a current Free/Reduced application on file for SY 2020 - 2021. Families can fill-out a Free/Reduced form on-line via the District website or email a signed, hard copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.