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Blackbird and Shay Elementary

"mini" Festival of the Book

Even though Festival of the Book was canceled this year due to COVID, our elementary schools celebrated a “Mini-Festival of the Book Week” from November 9-13. The week was filled with the wonderful authors that were scheduled to visit and some incredible enrichment activities. We are very thankful to the many donors who purchased books for each of our students! Be sure to view the video!
Harbor Springs "Mini" Festival of the Book


*Online Orders: No need to return picture packet form on picture day

*Paper Orders: Fill out form completely and return form on picture day

No School November 25th-27th due to holiday

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Registration Window for Virtual/Online or Face- to-Face Learning Option

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Free Lunch/Breakfast for ALL students

HSPS is providing free lunch and breakfast to all students regardless of family income due to the extension of the National School Lunch Program waivers for all schools. The program is in effect for the entire 2020-21 school year.

The program is available to students who are enrolled in face-to-face or online learning or any community members 18 and under. Online students (and/or parents) or other non-school community members may come to the Middle School loop daily from 9:30-10:00 AM to receive lunches. If this timeframe is not convenient, please contact food service director Steve McDiarmid to make other arrangements.

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Rams Wellness Program

Dear Harbor Springs Public Schools Community:

Ram Wellness Program is pleased to announce that we have Rapid Covid screenings available for students and staff. Students and/or staff MUST be symptomatic. Call (231) 526-4816 to schedule an appointment. Curbside testing is available. Please be reminded that this a screening test, and if you are in quarantine and receive a negative Covid test that WILL NOT shorten or suspend your quarantine time.

As a kind reminder:

  • Wear you mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Proper hand washing
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.

Counselor Corner

I am so excited to have introduced the Xello program (formerly called Career Cruising) to the K-4 students this week. Please see attached letter to learn more about it!
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Supplies Needed!

Shay students are working to help spread holiday cheer throughout our community this winter! We are collecting supplies to make holiday decorations for residents at Bay Bluffs and Perry Farm Village. If you'd like to donate any of the supplies below, please send them to school with your child to give to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sara Erxleben or Claire Bowerman. Thank you for your continued support!


- Holiday Cardstock
- Holiday Scrap Paper
- Felt
- Ribbons


This week the positive behavior in school we focused on was accepting differences with each other and looking for the things we have in common instead of being divided by our differences.

Enjoy the video!

Thank you to all the students/staff who participate and a special SHOUT OUT to Mrs. Kloss for putting it all together every week!!

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Make sure your children are dressed for the weather! Children will be sent out to play unless temperatures/wind chill drop below zero! The schools use WeatherBug to check weather updates.

Also, please send in extra clothing for your child. Many children have accidents or get wet throughout the day and will need an extra set of clothing.

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