SLCS District Update

March 11, 2021

Note from the Superintendent

Greetings SLCS Families,


I hope this update finds each of you well and able to enjoy the nicer weather we’ve been exerpiencing.


This has been a very exciting week throughout the district as students at the middle and high school levels have returned to in-person four days per week. For some, they have not been physically back in their school in nearly a year. For others, they have not been back yet this year. Some students and staff members greeted the week with great excitement while some others came in with a degree of nervousness or uncertainty. All of these emotions are real and warranted.


I am fully confident that our level of comfort and confidence will increase with each passing day. It is most important to remember that maintaining strict adherence to the preventative measures such as frequent hand washing, wearing facial coverings, maintaining physical distancing (when possible), and isolating/quarantining are necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please continue to screen your students daily for signs and symptoms of the virus and keep them home when they are sick or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.


I also want to provide an update with respect to SLCS Board Meetings. Until recently, the Board of Education has been restricted from conducting in-person meetings under order of the MDHHS. Fortunately, those restrictions have been relaxed and we will be resuming in-person Board of Education meetings beginning on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at Centennial Middle School beginning at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be livestream on our youtube channel for those who wish to watch from home. Since we are meeting in person, individuals wishing to offer Community Comments will need to attend the meeting and share their comment in person at CMS. All of our future Board Meetings will be held in person going forward, barring any unexpected changes, as the Open meeting exemption that allowed for Virtual meetings is expiring and not expected to be extended.


Lastly, as you know, as you know we have been celebrating March is Reading Month throughout the district. Yesterday, I got to experience one of my highlights of the school year as a guest on the “Words About Books” podcast hosted by Kent Lake 5th grader, Logan Skowronski. I am providing the link to the podcast below. Not because I was the guest, but to highlight the impressive job Logan did as the host. He represented his family, Kent Lake, and SLCS in a manner. An example of one of our many amazing students that make SLCS shine.


(https://open.spotify.com/episode/7r9A1quGGSDsRL1EQmQnzv?si=JS7q_KWuRC6IGbv1l6q7cw.


SLCS Strong!

Steve Archibald