KERBY NEWSLETTER

June 3, 2022

MESSAGE FROM MR. FITZPATRICK

There are only 10 school days before summer vacation begins. During those 10 days, there are field trips scheduled, class celebrations, acknowledgment of our 4th graders leaving for middle school, a clap out to our former Kerby students who are now seniors and the Kerby Talent Show. A lot is happening in just a few days.


As we wrap up the school year, we would like to thank the following organizations whose generosity supported our PTO during times of restrictions:


Hackett Homecare; Clear View Services; ATD Med Spa; Maple & Mill; Lisa Adams, Real Estate in the Pointes; Ascension St John's Children's Center, Ascension St John Hospital; Russell Development Company; Joe Ricci Automotive Group; Shana Sine Cameron, Sine & Monaghan Realtors; LakePointe Orthodontics; Print Express of Grosse Pointe; Old Pony; Grosse Pointe News; CH Architects; Grosse Pointe Body Burn; Seago Family Dentistry; Bolton-Johnson REal Estate; Campus Shop; Carlyle Center; Mertz Casazza; and Nathan Steiner, SVP Mortgage Lending.


We truly appreciate your generosity!

TALENT SHOW- POSTPONED TO JUNE 8

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FOURTH GRADE PROMOTION

June 15, 2022 at 8:45 AM in the Kerby Courtyard.

Students will remain in school for the rest of the school day.


June 17, 2022 - 4th grade clap out 9:45 AM, 4th grade students will be dismissed immediately following the clap out.

UPCOMING KERBY DATES

May 31- Mrs. Roper's Author Tea 2:30 PM

June 2 - Talent Show 2:00 PM

June 3 - Mrs. Brown's Author Tea 2:30 PM

June 6 - First Grade to Wolcott Farms

June 7 - Senior Clap Out 9:00 AM

June 9 - Mrs. Van Tol, Mrs. Chwalek Class Picnic

June 10- 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade Picnic

June 13 & 14 - 4th Grade Adolescent Health

June 14 - Mrs. Cronovich and 3rd Grade Class Picnic

June 15 - 4th Grade Promotion - 8:45 AM

June 16 - 1/2 Day AM Only dismissal at 11:36 AM

June 17 - 4th grade clap out 9:45 AM - 4th graders only will be let go at this time. Everyone else dismissal at 11:36 AM

KERBY SPIRIT WEAR

Take a look at the updated web site for 2021-22

https://kerby.hwgfx.com/


Young Fives - Navy Blue

Kindergarten - Red

1st - Kelly Green

2nd - Blue

3rd - Orange

4th - Lime Green

KERBY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

In case you are interested in taking a peak, below is the link to our 4th graders doing morning announcements.

Kerby News videos

LUNCH

May Lunch Menu


We will no longer be able to heat up food in the microwave. Please use a thermos or another form of keeping your kids food warm!!

Sorry for any inconvenience.

MI BACKPACK HOME TESTS

MI Backpack Home Tests are available

An At-Home COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program for K–12 Settings

ENROLL IN PROGRAM

MI Backpack Enrollment Form

What?

MI Backpack Home Tests is a voluntary program offered by MDHHS for Michigan K–12 students, educators, staff, and their families who want an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. Every person enrolled in the program will receive one at-home COVID-19 test “kit,” which includes 2 at-home tests. MDHHS will provide the kits and educational materials, and schools will distribute the kits to students and staff who choose to enroll. There is no obligation to participate.

Who?

K–12 students, teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, teaching aides, and non-instructional staff are all eligible to opt into this program through their participating school or district.

Where?

Please note, test kits will be distributed starting the week of May 16, 2022, to students and staff who enroll in the program. Please read the process for distribution of the kits below:

  1. Survey Completed and submitted (This is an Opt-In only program)

  2. Office Staff will be notified of Enrollment (kits will not be given if not on enrollment list).

  3. Office Staff will distribute test kits as follows:

  • Elementary - on Friday’s to classroom teachers to place in backpacks
  • Middle School - Every Thursday students may pick up their tests from the main office during their 6th Hour

  • High School - Every Thursday students may pick up their test from the main office during 3rd Hour

Participants will then be able to test themselves, or other family members right at home.

Why?

Layering prevention measures, like masking, testing, distancing, and ventilation, help create a safer environment for learning and keep kids, staff, and families safer. This pilot program offers one more tool—at-home testing—to help create that environment.

Any staff member or student that has symptoms of COVID-19 should still be isolated at home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes.

BACKPACK TEST GUIDANCE FOR PARTICIPANTS

LATEST COVID SCREENING INFORMATION

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HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS

How to upload student vaccine records


Parents and guardians can upload their student's COVID vaccine card using the MiStar Parent Portal by following the directions linked here. According to quarantine guidelines from the Wayne County Health Department, any student who is fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact to a COVID positive individual. Uploading your student’s vaccine card will help the district quickly identify those students who will not be required to quarantine. Thank you for doing this once the shots are complete!

BELL SCHEDULE 2021-22

Monday Bell Schedule

09:05 AM Entry Bell

09:10 AM AM Instruction Begins

11:35- 12:23 PM- Y5's, K, 1 & 2 Lunch & Recess

12:23 - 1:11 PM - 3 & 4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell


Tuesday-Friday Bell Schedule

08:20 AM Entry Bell

08:25 AM AM Instruction Begins

11:15-12:03 PM - Y5's, K, 1 & 2 Lunch & Recess

12:03 - 12:51 PM- 3 & 4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell

KEY DATES FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

*denotes ½ days

September 7 - First Day of School

October 13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences—Evening (regular day of school for students)

*October 14 -Parent-Teacher Conferences - Afternoon & Evening (½ day for students)

*October 29-Halloween (½ day for students 11:36 AM dismissal/PM PD)

November 2 - Election Day--Full day Professional Development (No School for students)

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School for students/staff)

December 23-31 - Winter Break (No School for students/staff)

January 17 - Martin Luther King Holiday (No School for students/staff)

*January 21 - ½ day for students 11:36 AM dismissal/PM Records Day

February 21-25 - Mid-Winter Break (No School for students/staff)

March 23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences—Evening (regular day of school for students)

*March 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - Afternoon & Evening (½ day for students)

*March 25 - ½ day for students dismissal 11:36 AM

March 28-April 1 - Spring Break (No School for students/staff)

May 30- Memorial Day (No School for students/staff)

*June 16 - Records day (½ day for students 11:36 AM dismissal/PM Records Day)

*June 17- Last day of school ½ day dismissal 11:36 AM

PEACHJAR

Do you use Peachjar?

GPPSS uses an online platform for flyers called Peachjar. You can access from our website and customize your subscription for any school or schools you wish to follow. The flyers are ADA compatible and nonprofits can upload for a nominal fee (less than printing). PTO and school flyers are free.

MDHHS PANDEMIC - P-EBT

Please click here for the MDHHS PANDEMIC-P-EBT

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