Dublin Times

August 24-28, 2020

News and Information for the Dublin Elementary School Learning Community

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A Message from Mr. Drewno

The start of the school year is right around the corner!

Please note that the first day of school is Monday, August 31st.

More information about the day will be coming soon. There is information below regarding the first day of school for KINDERGARTEN students.

Regardless of what PATH you are on, please be sure you complete your student's back-to-school online packet. The directions are listed in the body of this newsletter.

Though we are not physically at school for learning, it is important that our children understand that school is happening from home. I have included some tips below to help ease your child back into the "Learning From Home" mindset.

Please continue to enjoy the beautiful Michigan summer and have a great week.

Jeff Drewno, Principal

We Are Walled Lake Strong!

We know that these are difficult times for our families. Please know that no matter which path you take, we are here for you. With this in mind, our WLCSD elementary principal team wanted to share our commitments to each of you. Please take a moment to watch this special video we made for our elementary schools.

In this time of uncertainty, one thing remains true...the WLCSD community is united and committed to providing the best learning environment for every child, every day.

Walled Lake Strong - Elementary
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Upcoming Important Events

August 2020

  • August 24-28 Class Lists Released (Probably not until the end of the week!)
  • August 27 Dublin Elementary Meet n' Beep (4:00-4:45 PM)
  • August 27 Dublin PTA's School Supply Kit Curbside Pick Up (4:00-4:45 PM)
  • August 31 First Day of School (Kindergarten Staggered Start)

September 2020

  • September 1 School Supply Distribution (5:00-7:00 PM)
  • September 2 Dublin Virtual PTA Meeting (7:00-8:00 PM)
  • September 4 No School Students or Staff
  • September 7 No School-Labor Day
  • September 10 Virtual Board of Education Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • September 14 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades K-2 (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 15 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades 3-5 (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 17 Virtual Middle School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 21 Virtual High School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 23 Half Day-Staff Professional Development
  • September 28 No School for Students and Staff (Yom Kippur)

Parent Technology Information Session

Walled Lake Schools wants to ensure parents are ready to assist their children with both Our Path and My Path.

The WLCSD Learning Services Department has planned a virtual Parent Technology Info-Session, for Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend this session, we are taping and will make it available following the event.

Here are the details:

WLCSD Parent Technology Info Session –

Parent Technology Info Session - Question Form

  • Parents are encouraged to review the Google Classroom links previous to prior to the info-session and the essential tech resources for helping get set up on Google Classroom. There are a number of resources, how-to guidance, and video tutorials to help families provided in the links below.
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Dublin Elementary Meet n' Beep

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 27th, for our very first Dublin Elementary MEET n' BEEP!

Please open the attached flyer for all details and note the times your family should participate!

We cannot wait to see your smiling faces!

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WL School Supply Drive

We welcome donations of school supplies for families to use at home for virtual learning. Please see the list of items needed below.

Supplies can be dropped off in the donation area at Dublin during our Meet n' Beep on Thursday, August 27th from 4:00-5:00 PM.

If you cannot make it to the Meet n' Beep, you can always drop donated items off to our main office in the donation box each day from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

All donations will be given to Walled Lake families in need, including those families at Dublin. Thank you for donating school supplies!!

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PTA School Supplies Pick Up

Thank you to those families that purchased school supply kits from our Dublin PTA.

School supply kits will be delivered and ready for CURBSIDE PICK UP from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, August 27th. During our Dublin Elementary Meet n' Beep. Please see the map above for pick up area.

If you have any questions, please contact our school fundraising chairperson

Dawn Corby at Dstan12@gmail.com

Dublin Elementary School Supply List

Please click on the button below to view a Dublin Elementary Suggested School Supply List for at-home learning.

Remember this is a SUGGESTED supply list for parents for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 while we are learning from home.

Teachers have other suggested school supply lists on our website, but those lists are primarily for face-to-face instruction.

School Supply Distribution

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 our staff will be available from 5:00-7:00 PM to distribute important District supplies and math journals to our students.

Supply starter packs will be available for every Dublin student, however, only those students in the OUR PATH program will receive math journals.

If you have any questions regarding this pick up of materials, please call our main office at 248-956-3800 from 9:00-4:00 PM. We are here to help! Thank you!

Chromebook Distribution

We want to make sure all children and families are ready for the 2020-21 school year.

Here is the: Chromebook Distribution Form (Please complete this form for each student that needs a Chromebook, even if they currently have a District Chromebook. If they already have one, your child will be able to keep the one they have.)

  • An email will be sent to the email address submitted letting family know the Chromebook is available for pickup.

Attention Kindergarten Families!

Welcome to Dublin Elementary! The beginning of Kindergarten is a very exciting time in your child’s life and we look forward to a great school year. Regardless of the path your family chose, your child is in kind, capable hands with our kindergarten teachers and our entire staff.


To help our youngest learners transition into kindergarten, WLCSD will be utilizing a staggered start on the first day of school, Monday, August 31st. Please note the following information:

  • Students with Last Name starting with A-L attend Kindergarten in the Morning - 9:00am - 12:00pm.

  • Students with Last Name starting with M-Z attend Kindergarten in the Afternoon - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Please Note: The staggered start is for the first day of school (August 31) only. After the first day of school, all kindergartners will attend school for the full day (9:00-4:00 on Monday,/Tuesday/Thursday and 9:00-3:00 Wednesday/Friday).

More information will be shared by your child's teacher at a later date. We wanted to be sure you had the staggered start information to plan accordingly.

Continue to enjoy your summer!

If you have questions regarding the staggered start, please call the main office at 248-956-3800.

We wish everyone a successful start to the school year!

Curriculum Nights

Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us for our annual Dublin Curriculum Nights. Teachers have been working hard preparing for the new school year. There are many new and exciting curricular programs and materials being implemented in the coming school year, and we are excited to share these with you. We are focused and ready to increase student achievement at our school.

Our Curriculum Nights will be VIRTUAL and online this year, and will take place on two separate nights to discuss the curriculum at each grade level.

Curriculum Night is designed for parents only. Parents may join from 6:30-8:00 PM on these nights to learn about the curriculum, program, meet classroom teachers and other staff members, and view materials for each grade level.

Monday, September 14th (K-2)

Tuesday, September 15th (3-5)



We are pleased to inform you that meals will be available to all Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students for the upcoming school year.

Please pre-order breakfasts and lunches by completing this Food Service Order Form. Forms must be submitted prior to midnight on Thursday, August 27th for the week of August 31st.

This is available for all scheduled school days for registered Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students only. Anyone may pick up meals for your student(s).

Pick up locations will be at the three high schools on Monday August 31st between the hours of 12 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.

Breakfast Pricing

$1.25 Full Pay

$0.30 Reduced

$0.00 Free

Lunch Pricing

$2.85 Full Pay

$0.40 Reduced

$0.00 Free

  • Breakfast is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.30 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter and $1.25 per day for those who are full pay.
  • Lunch is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.40 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter, and $2.85 per day for those who are full pay.

We would like to limit cash transactions. It is preferred that you place money on your students account via family access through e-funds. We are unable to make change for cash transactions but we will apply change to your student's account.

We will continue serving meals to Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students every week while school is in session. Please watch your email for your weekly order form (to be completed each week that school is in session).
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  • Walled Lake Schools has streamlined the annual registration/first-day packet process for ALL K-12 families. The District will be using the Family Access/Skyward system to automate the process for updating and completing documents such as the emergency card, Food Service application, FERPA form, fee payments, Code of Conduct, and other important annual school forms that require parent approval.

    Skyward Family Access is how parents access the back-to-school packet.

  • A Skyward Family Access parent account is required in order to complete the Online Back-to-School Packet process for all schools. (A parent account username is alphanumeric - SMITHMAD000; a student account username is the student's ID number - 1234567.)

    • Guardian Name
    • Your student name(s) and name of schools they attend in Walled Lake Schools
    • Guardian's email address currently on file with the district
    • Daytime phone number

    Questions and Support

    If you are having trouble with Back-to-School packet, please visit the Troubleshooting & FAQ page.

  • If you are still having issues, please contact familyaccess@wlcsd.org. Be sure to include your name, the student's name, and the specific question you may have.

  • To obtain a Family Access account, email familyaccess@wlcsd.org from your email account on file with the district or call 248-956-2190 (email is best). Please include ALL of the following information in the body of your message. You will be contacted within 3 business days.

WLCSD Back-to-School Packet - Elementary
Skyward Login Request
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Welcome New Dublin Elementary PTA Board Members

We would like to welcome our new Dublin Elementary PTA Board Members for the 2020-2021 school year!

Henry Gumbus-President

Stacy Brand-Vice-President

Kim Negoshian-Secretary

Sally-Ann Gumbus-Treasurer

Mimi Curlee-Membership Chair

Dawn Corby-Fundraising Chair


Please click here for contact information!

Dublin PTA Web Page

Please click here to visit our Dublin PTA Web Page!

PTA Member Hub

Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!


Please complete this form to join our Dublin PTA!

PTA Meeting

Our first PTA meeting for the school year will take place virtually using ZOOM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

A link with this meeting will be sent to parents via email invitation and the link is also below.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 828 5270 6493

Passcode: 3nG28Y

We look forward to seeing you!

Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Dublin while we shop?!

Dublin Elementary is now set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Dublin Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
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Lifetouch Picture Day Update

Lifetouch School Picture Day has been postponed until we return to face-to-face instruction. As we receive information about the reschedule date, we will be sure to share this information

Yearbook Update

At this time yearbooks are not available. However, no worries, once yearbooks are delivered, we will be sure to get them distributed to every student from the 19-20 school year. Thank you for your patience with this.

All 19-20 students will receive a yearbook, including last year's fifth graders!

Communication is Key at Dublin!

Communication is important to us at Dublin. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Dublin utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


Our Dublin Times newsletter will be sent electronically to parents. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


Please follow us on Twitter @DublinWL to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


Please LIKE US on our OFFICIAL Dublin Elementary Facebook page! See the button below!

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


  1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. No insurance.

This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.

TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to:

www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.


TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.

All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.

We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal: JeffreyDrewno@wlcsd.org


Sarah Garcia

Principal's Secretary: SarahGarcia@wlcsd.org


Diane Yanalunas

Building Secretary: DianeYanalunas@wlcsd.org