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Happy Almost Friday!

March 18, 2021


Dear Families,


Registration for our Summer Learning Program is now live! The program runs from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm, July 6th - July 30th and has limited spots available. It's open to all current kindergarten through 5th grade students. Students will receive half a day of academic learning and half a day of enrichment programs! Breakfast and lunch are both included at no cost to our families. To reserve your child's spot, register here (you'll select "Enroll Here").


As a reminder, Spring Break is quickly approaching! We will not have any classes or deliveries from April 5 - April 9th.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Tia

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March is Reading Month!

Click here for the tracking guide for books read! In order to edit the digital document, you must go to File --> Make a Copy. Then you'll be able to edit the copy! :) Printed logs will also be sent home with students.


Click here for our Spirit Week days (March 29-April 2nd)!


Click here for our daily calendar of events!

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Student of the Month

Our March character trait for Student of the Month is "collaboration"!

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Michigan Learning Channel

Michigan has a new Learning Channel that's available on all PBS stations throughout the state. Check out the schedule of programming here. March's specific programs can be found here.
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Games for Reading

Thank you to the Genesee ISD for passing this resource along! These six games will help young readers practice word recognition, spelling patterns, and letter-sound knowledge.

Reading Video

The video below demonstrates helpful supports parents can do at home to bolster their child's reading growth. Asking questions while reading and providing child-friendly explanations help young learners engage more with the text.
1.1 Talking While You Read (Bear Says Thanks)
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Laptop Care and Tips

All of our scholars have received devices for virtual learning. Below are a few tips to ensure the technology devices are not accidentally damaged or lost.


- Ensure the case remains on the iPad or Chromebook.

- Ensure food and drinks are not around the technology devices.

- Ensure scholars are stationary when using the iPad or Chromebook.

- Monitor data usage. (Make sure hotspots are turned off and disconnected when not being used for school work.)

- When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location each day.

- Ensure the technology devices are plugged into the charger at the end of the day in order for the scholars to have a fully charged device for the next school day.


If you have any questions, please call the office at 810-768-3860.

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Greater Heights Academy represents a partnership of scholars, faculty, staff, and administration. We are united in our mission to achieve academic success for all scholars through positive family/school/community relationships. Scholars are our first priority. We believe that traditional fundamentals of education must be enhanced to form a solid foundation for their futures.