Miller Elementary Newsletter
Dear Miller Families,
Welcome to the 23-24 school year! We are excited to welcome all of our students to Miller this year! This first newsletter has some important information about the upcoming school year, Including the Huron School District Planning Focus Group Dates and Times.
Here are a few important dates to start the year:
Miller Open House -Wednesday, August 30 6:00-7:00 pm
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 IS A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
Miller Picture Day- Friday, September 22
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Miller Elementary Staff
When will I know who my child's teacher is? How do I find out what school supplies my child needs?
We will be sending out, teacher assignments via email or you may check your mistar parent portal on August 28th letting you know who your child's teacher is. If you do not have a link to the parent portal you can click here. https://sisweb.resa.net/MISTAR/huron/
Suggested Supply Lists
Proud to announce Ms Evitts(Mrs. Lane) as the New Dean of Students at Miller Elementary!
As Dean of Students, Mrs. Lane will be overseeing student events/activities, truancy, 504's, and student discipline along with arrival and dismissal procedures. Mrs Gilbert will be working with Mrs Lane as well as continuing with her responsibilities and duties as Principal of Miller Elementary.
Miller Staffing Changes and New Staff
We have had a few staffing changes happen over the summer. Miss Hande will be moving back to teaching 1st grade and Mrs Girard is an addition to our Resource Room team.We are excited to welcome these new staff members to our Miller Family!
Mrs Bates- 3rd grade
Ms. Duffet- Speech
Mrs. Fraiser- Speech
Ms Hebda- 4th grade
Mrs. Hudock- ASD Specials Teacher
Mr. Page- 5th grade
Mrs Scheerhorn- Cognitive Impaired Classroom
OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
We are so excited to welcome old and new faces to our Miller Elementary Open House! Our teachers will be very busy in trainings this first week back and our custodians have made our school sparkle! Our walls are waiting to be filled with beautiful student work!
Open house, on August 30th is a great opportunity bring in your child's school supplies.
We highly suggest labeling all of their supplies. If you bring their supplies in a bag LABEL THE BAG!
If your child requires daily medication and or an inhaler at school, please come visit the office to turn in your completed medication authorization form and medication to be dispensed at school. MEDICATION CANNOT BE SENT ON THE BUS WITH STUDENTS. IT HAS TO BE BOUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT AND HANDED TO AN OFFICE STAFF MEMBER.
Strategic Plan Elementary Parent Focus Groups Dates and Times Link Below
FOOD SERVICE MENU'S/PAYMENTS/ALLEGERIES/DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
Nutrislice will continue to be the source for menus. You may download the Nutrislice app on any smart phone or view it on a web browser. You may also print a weekly or monthly menu from the Nutrislice website. https://huronschools.nutrislice.com/ You may also use Nutrislice to view nutritional & allergen information.
Please keep in mind that menus are always subject to change. W e do our best to adhere to our menus and will update them accordingly. The supply chain is still having issues with production and therefore we may experience some out of stocks. W e ask that you check the online menus daily if you are concerned about allergies or call the food service office at 734-782-1710 for the most up to date information regarding menus.
My Payments Plus
My payments plus is a great resource for Huron families. This service allows you to load money on your student’s account, check account balances and transactions, and it even allows you to set restrictions and account alerts. If you have not yet registered
before, you will need your student’s ID number. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need your student’s ID number.
Use the following links regarding my payments plus:
Medical Dietary Restriction
If your child has any allergies or medical dietary restrictions, a Medical Dietary Form needs to be filled out every year and sent to the food service office in order to ensure we have the most up to date info at all times. By doing this, we are able to see your child’s dietary needs at the point of service and will be able to ensure your student is only eating meals that are safe for them.
Please feel free to reach out to Eric Stetz if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Food Service Department.
Food Service Director
If your child needs to take any medications at school either prescribed or over the counter, you and your child's doctor need to complete a physician/parent authorization form. You may click on the link below and send the form to you child's doctor to complete.
If you have questions you may email our secretary, Julia Bordeau. Email Bordeauj@huronschools.org
Miller School Schedule with Arrival and Dismissal Times
8:30-8:40 Parent Drop Off in the Front of the Building- Parents please stay in your cars, make sure your child has everything they need and are seated on the passenger side to safely exit the car. Please make sure your child has their backpacks, lunchbox, and chromebooks ready. There will be staff outside directing you where to pull up and helping children out of cars and directing them where to go.
8:35 First Bell
8:40 Tardy Bell
11:30-12:05 - 4th grade
11:45- 12:20- 5th grade
12:00- 12:35- 3rd grade
12:15 - 12:50 -2nd grade
12:30 - 1:05 -1st grade
* Your child will eat lunch first and then go outside to play, we do not start to dismiss tables until they have had 15 min to eat, any child who has not finished their lunch will have time to do so. They may stay and eat in the cafeteria until they are finished.*
Special Classes - Each class will have a 45 minute special class each day.
Art- Mrs Campbell
Music- Mrs Pascador
Gym- Mr Peplinski
Stem- Mrs Philippart
Tech- Mr Philippart
Morning and Afternoon Recess
In addition to your child's lunch recess they will have either a morning or afternoon recess based on when they had their special class. For example if they have a morning special then they will have lunch recess and afternoon recess.
3:40 End of the Day Dismissal
Student Drop Off Procedures for 23-24 First Day and Every Day
We are excited about the new school year! We would like to review arrival procedures for the first day of school.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, STAFF, and PARENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND EVERY DAY AFTER, the following is our student drop off procedure:
THE FIRST DAY AND EVERYDAY FOLLOWING:
We will have numerous staff members outside starting to assist students out of their car and help them get to their classrooms . We will have several staff members both inside and outside assisting students.
We require all drivers to pull up to any empty space along the curb. ALL students should exit the vehicle WHEN ASSISTING STAFF MEMBERS ARE VISIBLE. Drivers should then carefully pull forward and exit the drop off area. If your child is nervous please circle around until he/she is ready to come in.
We have many more students this year and we are trying to alleviate traffic congestion on Hannan Road as well as in our parking lot.
We encourage you to take first day of school photos at home. Parents will have the opportunity to take pictures if they like during our Open House on August 30th from 6:00pm -7:00 pm. Parents may take pictures during Open House of their child in their classroom.
Again for the safety and security of our students and staff. Parents, we kindly instruct you to stay in your vehicle, please do not leave your vehicle for photos or to walk your child into school. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter for a safe and smooth arrival for all.
In the morning, students who are eating breakfast at school will get off the bus first and go to the cafeteria for breakfast.
Miller staff will be assisting in directing students off the bus and directing them into the school and to classrooms.
Please be patient during the first week of school, the end of the day dismissal takes a little longer to make sure all students are on the correct bus to return home. Their arrival time to home may be a little later than usual the first week.
Dismissal Procedures for parent pick ups
Dismissal will be in the back of the building for parent pick ups. Dismissal begins at 3:40 Please do not pull up in the back before 3:20. We are asking that all parents park on the black top in the back and not in the bus loop. The bus loop is for overflow only
First Grade Student Parent Pick Up- Dismissal at 3:35
MRS. MROWCA 'S and Mrs Hande's CLASSES - WILL BE DISMISSED FROM B-123
MRS. ARNETT AND MRS COOK'S CLASSES WILL BE DISMISSED FROM B-125
Second grade Student Parent Pickup door 16E 3:40
All SIBLINGS OF FIRST and Second GRADERS ONLY WILL BE DISMISSED FROM DOOR - 16 E
3rd-5TH GRADE Parent Pick -Up at Events Entry Door 3:40
There will be a door label with your child's grade, please line up and tell the teacher your child's name and they will be released to you.