February 12, 2021
Happy Valentine's Weekend Sunset Lake Families,
This week our staff was able to really spend some time reviewing our Sunset Lake student data in the areas of academics, attendance, and behavior. Although, this past year of COVID-19 has been a challenging year we are very proud of the work and progress our students are making despite the challenges. Our student discipline data shows great improvement and through our 7 Habit language and Leader in Me principles, we feel our students have been able to show great resilience. Thank you Sunset Lake Families for our continued partnership to help us reach every Sunset Lake Leader!
You still have time to share out your special Sweetheart Event on our PTSO Facebook page!
The PTSO Sweetheart Event goes until Sunday, February 14th. We look forward to seeing all the love and smiles!
We ask if there is anyone in the household who is being tested for COVID-19 to keep your child home until the test results come back. Also, please be sure to go through the student screener questions (see below) each day before you send your child(ren) to school.
As always we continue to encourage all of our families to try and keep safety precautions in mind. Every measure counts and together we can try and minimize the negative impact COVID-19 could have on your child's education.
Please visit this link at State of Michigan Covid for up to date information.
Together we can work to minimize exposure for our students and staff. Thank you!
Thank you Sunset Lake Families!
Yours in Learning,
Sunset Lake Elementary Principal
Virtual Learning Updates
REMINDER: Virtual students may come to the building on February 19th starting at 10:30 for our Picture Retake Day. Your child must wear a mask before entering the building and we wil have a room with social distancing. We will take your child's picture while you wait outside the front entrance.
KVIC: If you have any questions regarding their progress please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher. Thank You!
VCS Virtual: Conferences scheduled for February 5th will be rescheduled for February 19th.
If you are unsure if your child has materials to pick up please check with your child(ren)'s teacher. Please just come to our front door to buzz the front office. We will bring your child's material out to you. The best time for pick up is typically 9-3 pm to help avoid the busy times of drop-off and pick-up times.
Feb 19 - Picture Retake Day
Feb 25 - 1/2 day for Students
Feb 26 - Midwinter Break - No school
Picture Retake Day
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders
For pick-up please be sure to drive around the baseball fields and use Wellhouse to the Sunset Private drive to enter our parking lot. Please stay in your car to keep our traffic flowing. If you need more time for buckling we have found it beneficial to pull forward slowly or park your car to take care of buckling your child.
*IMPORTANT: Our bus ramp should be clear of all cars during our start and end of the day. Please do not pull into our bus ramp area to drop off your child in the morning.
Below you will find our Sunset Lake Drop-off and Pick-up plan in more detail.
International Travel Protocols for VCS
VCS Families and Staff:
Spring Break is just around the corner! Please be aware that based on current CDC guidelines, and after consultation with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, VCS has revised procedures concerning international travel.
The CDC requires all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers who have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 in the past 3 months, and have met the criteria to end isolation, may travel instead with documentation of their positive viral test results and a letter from their healthcare provider or a public health official that states they have been cleared for travel.
Due to the change in CDC requirements and in consultation with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, Vicksburg Community Schools requires all students/staff traveling to the US from a foreign country to quarantine for 7 days before returning to school (previously the District required a 10 day quarantine). Staff and students must also provide documentation of negative test results obtained before departure from the international location.
Common Sense Media Valentine Family Movies
February Habit of the Month: Habit #4 Think Win-Win
Sunset Student Screener
Lost and Found- Update
Generous Hands is still distributing food weekly. Currently they are serving 227 students in all six of the Vicksburg schools. Although that seems like a lot of students, they feel they can help many more students with their supports and services.
Please visit the link below to learn more or contact our office at 321-1562 if you have questions.