SLCS District Update

10.7.2021

Note From The Superintendent

Greetings SLCS Families and Staff Members,


I had the privilege this week of attending the National Honor Society inductions for both high schools. Each of the new inductees have excelled thus far in their high school career in the areas of character, leadership, scholarship, and service. Again, I want to congratulate these students and their families on achieving this noteworthy accomplishment. I also want to remind them of their continued responsibility to strive to maintain excellence in these four areas. In fact, all students should be challenged each day in these four areas. In doing so, you will serve yourself, your family, and your community in a worthwhile and meaningful way.


As you may be aware, October is National Principals Month. As you do know, we have a tremendous team of building administrators in our District. They work tirelessly each day to lead their respective school communities. Each one is very much a team player and contributes to the greater good of the District. They are also strong advocates for their individual school, students, staff members, and parents. They truly value the trust and confidence you have in them to serve the best interest of your children. Please take a moment over the course of this month to let your building administrators know how much you appreciate them.


Also, the District has partnered with an organization, Celebrate Hope, and is providing parent seminars throughout the course of the school year. Please see the “Celebrate Hope” section below for event details and registration information. The first session is scheduled for Monday, October 11 at SLHS.


SLCS Proud!


Steven Archibald

Superintendent


Secondary Families

Our district’s Administrative Regulations outline the requirements for a student in our district to earn a high school diploma. Normally, participation in the Michigan Merit Exam (or MME), which includes the SAT, is a graduation requirement. As this assessment was not mandated by the State of Michigan last school year, we are again adjusting our requirements. For the graduating class of 2022, completion of the MME/SAT will not be required for graduation.


At this time, MME completion is still required for the graduating classes of 2023 and beyond.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Center has openings in the Great Start Readiness Program. GSRP is a free preschool program that meets Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please visit this link for more information or visit Help Me Grow for an application.


Employment Opportunities

We are looking for some great people to join our Special Education Paraeducator Team. This is the consortium where all SLCS employment opportunities are posted.
We have multiple special education para positions that are currently available in the following buildings:

  • Hardy Elementary

  • Centennial Middle School

  • South Lyon High School

  • Distinct Float

  • Guest Paraeducators

If you need further information and/or are interested in becoming a paraeducator please contact the Special Education Department @ 248-573-8220.


Wellness

Looking for information to help deal with COVID-19 stress-related challenges? Click the following link for resources: Coronavirus - Mental Health Resources

Food Service

VLP Only: New pickup time 7:45 - 8:15 am starting Tuesdays, October 12th in the bus loop. Orders need to be pre-ordered.

Free and Reduced Forms: Free and Reduced forms can be filled out anytime throughout the year. Benefits of Free and Reduced is based on Household Size and Income. With approval of being free or reduced many fees are waived: sports, clubs, testing, entrance exams, AP testing, and more.

Food Service is looking for members to join our program of feeding nutritional and healthy meals to our students of South Lyon. You can work while your child(ren) is in school. Looking for subs and permanent positions. Off during the holidays, snow days, and summer. Please consider a job in Food Service. Any questions, please contact Cherie Myers-Trent, Director of Food Service myers-trentc@slcs.us.

Celebrate Hope

Please see this document for information regarding the upcoming Celebrate Hope event for parents. Parents can register for this event by clicking the following link:

https://southlyonoctober2021.eventzilla.net

Curriculum and Communication Committee

We are in need of an elementary parent or guardian to serve on the committee. Please click on this link for more information.

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