BLFH and Summit Virtual

Weekly Newsletter, Week of June 13 , 2022

Today Was A Good Day! One Week To Go

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! Today, the elementary BLFH students, staff, and family got together to celebrate their hard work and congratulate the fifth graders on moving into middle school. Below, you will find some pictures of the day. To those of you who could make it, thank you! It was great to see the students together, excited to hang out with their virtual classmates and teachers in person. As we wrap up this school year, please read below for important updates, reminders, and information. This includes the following:


  • Continued recognition of students of the week
  • BLFH Elementary Graduation and Picnic pictures
  • Device return options
  • Brandon Public Library summer reading program
  • Secondary BLFH incentives drawing, Joint Zoom session information
  • Middle School yearbook pick up information
  • Summer School information
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • Upcoming calendar dates this week


As we head into the end of the school year and you prepare to take your finals, please remember that final exams may need to be opened by a school administrator or counselor. Don't wait until the last minute to do so. Have a fantastic weekend, and, here's to a great last week of the school year!


- Mrs. Koslowski

BLFH Students of the Week



Ms. Muscarella: Elijah Menzies- Elijah has shown so much perseverance this year. He isn't afraid to ask for help and is always willing to go back and try something again. Good job, Elijah!

Zoey Blumerich- Zoey has brought so much kindness to our class. She is always excited to come to each day and always tries her best on all of her assignments. Good job, Zo!


Mrs. Finn: Jack Thompson and Aiden Menzies - Both boys have been working on getting all of their work turned in. Great perseverance!


Middle School:

  • Bryce Roe and Antoine Milton, both have done great at keeping up and getting things completed in a timely manner.
  • Carly Crutts has worked extremely hard this past week to get caught up in all of her classes. Keep up the good work and effort Carly!
  • Eric Metcalf - He has completed all his courses and now is going back and working to improve his grade where he feels he needs to do so.


High School:

  • Emma Cummings - Emma has put a lot of work into her online classes over the last few weeks. This last week she logged over 1700 minutes. She is now ahead of schedule in some of her classes. Keep up the great work, Emma, you're almost done!!
  • Peyton Anson, Taylor Callahan, and Mackenzie Ulmer for all of their hard work. One more week!


BLFH 5th Grade Graduation and Picnic Pictures

The Graduates

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Free Meal Application

Free School Meals for All Students Ending

When the 2021-2022 school year ends, so do free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their student’s school meal accounts when school begins in the fall.

We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take today to be sure your student receives the meals they need next year.

If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them next year, but you must take action to make it happen. Please follow the steps below.

1. Complete the 2021-2022 application before the end of this school year if you have not already filled out an application for the 2021-2022 school year. This will give you a 30-day grace period at the start of the 2022-2023 school year to complete another application for next year. You can complete this by logging into your Parent Portal Account at https://mistar.oakland.k12.mi.us/brandon/parentportal/

2. Next, complete the 2022-2023 online application, which will be available after July 1, 2022. Even if you complete the 2021-2022 application, you still need to complete the 2022-2023 application as well.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon.

If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now.

For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 248-627-1828.

Sincerely,

Monica Genslak

Director of Food Services

Device Return

If you would like to return your student's device for the summer to be stored at school, you are welcome to do so. Please drop it off to the main office of your student's homeschool by the end of the day on Friday, June 17.

Brandon Public Library Summer Reading

The library is excited to announce that our 2022 Summer Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 13th! Families can register for the program from home or inside the library for the chance to win all kinds of fun prizes and join us for a variety of great programs throughout the summer. We hope to see you all this summer!

Summer School

Dates: Weeks of June 20, June 27, and July 11, Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 11:30am

Classes: ELA and Math classes will be taught live and in person by a Brandon High School teacher. All others will be done via Edmentum Credit Recovery Courseware

Cost: free to all Brandon School District students

Registration: deadline is June 17. Contact Samantha Popilek at spopilek@brandon.k12.mi.us for registration information

Grade/Drop Policy: 70% or higher = credit for completion, not a letter grade. All drops must be made by the second day of classes

Attendance: attendance is required. There are only 12 days of instruction. If a student reaches 3 absences, she/he will automatically be dropped from the program and will lost credit for summer school classes

Secondary Engagement Incentives - Joint Zoom Sessions

The final tallies are in and names will be entered into the drawings. There will be a joint zoom session for middle and high school students, details listed below. At each session, Brandon tshirts will be awarded, along with an Amazon Fire tablet for one lucky winner.

Brandon Middle School Yearbook Pick Up

Yearbooks can be picked up on Tuesday, June 14, starting in the morning, throughout the day

Free School Meals for 2022-2023 School Year

As you may know, the free school meals for all students is ending this year. Please read the attached letter and consider applying for free meals for the upcoming school year if needed. Contact Monica Genslak at mgenslak@brandon.k12.mi.us if you have any questions.

Additional Upcoming Dates


  • Thursday, June 16 - Last Day of School