SLCS District Update

9-16-2021

Note from the Superintendent

The school year is off to an exciting and busy start as the first full week nears a close. Curriculum Nights fill many of the evenings throughout September. A big thanks to the SLHS and SLEHS communities for great turnouts at both schools this week. We also want to thank our staff members for their work in preparing and providing such an energizing and informative event.


It was exciting to see so many parents roaming our halls and filling our classrooms at both high schools. In addition to providing an opportunity for parents to learn about their child’s classes, these events provide an important opportunity to foster the relationship between school and home. A special thanks to the students and staff who served as guides throughout the evening. Just a few simple examples of the special individuals that make up our student body. Lastly, we need to acknowledge our custodial and maintenance teams for keeping the schools in great shape.


We are very much looking forward to the remaining Curriculum Nights scheduled for the middle and elementary schools in the coming weeks. The schedule is below for your reference and you will also receive details from your child’s school.


SLCS Proud!


Steven P. Archibald

Superintendent


Transportation Update

Thank you for your continued support and patience regarding late buses. We are fortunate that new drivers are joining the team next week but we are still looking for additional full-time and substitute drivers.


It is possible that some routes may be cancelled due to driver shortages. This will only happen in a worst case scenario and the cancellations will be rotated so that one route is not impacted more than another. Families who have routes cancelled will be notified in advance of the cancellation.


Curriculum Nights

A reminder to all families planning to attend middle and elementary school Curriculum NIghts that the Oakland County Emergency Order (2021-01) applies to visitors to our schools. Please remember to wear your mask while visiting our school. If you forget, our staff will have one available at the entrance. Thank you for the continued support!


In-person pathway families are welcome to join us on the following dates:


Centennial Middle School September 20, 2021 6:30 pm

Millennium Middle School September 22, 2021 6:30 pm

Junior Kindergarten September 23, 2021 5:30 pm*

Grades K, 1, and 2 September 23, 2021 6:30 pm*

Grades 3, 4, and 5 (Pearson only) September 29, 2021 6:30 pm*

Grades 3, 4, and 5 (all but Pearson) September 30, 2021 6:30 pm*


*Elementary schools have split each event into two time blocks to reduce crowds in each classroom. See information from your elementary school about the specific time you should attend.


Prior to the pandemic, elementary-aged students were invited to attend the elementary Curriculum Night events with their parents. To reduce the number of people in the buildings at one time the 2021 Curriculum Night events are for parents and guardians only. Students and siblings are not able to attend this year.


Our elementary Virtual Learning Pathway classrooms will host a virtual Curriculum Night presentation for their families. These nights are designed for parents to virtually visit their child’s class to learn about the class itself, as well as meet their child’s teacher. You do not come up to the school for this event. These sessions are held virtually. Links to a Google Meet will be shared by your child’s teacher. Below are the dates and times for the elementary VLP Curriculum Night events:


Grades K, 1 and 2 September 23, 2021 6:30 pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5 September 30, 2021 6:30 pm


Our middle school Virtual Learning Pathway families will follow Millennium Middle School’s Curriculum Night schedule. Links to the Google Meet will be shared by your child’s teachers. You do not come up to the school for this event. These sessions are held virtually. Here is the date and time for the middle school VLP Curriculum Night event:


Millennium Middle School September 22, 2021 6:30 pm


For middle school VLP students in high school courses like Algebra I, Geometry, or Spanish I, information will be shared in the next two weeks by your child’s teacher. Since these courses include students from all four secondary schools, there is not a live presentation.


Pathway Changes

As a reminder, families are only able to make pathway changes from January 3-7, 2022. Changes would be effective as of January 31, 2022.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please take a moment to complete this one question survey regarding parent teacher conferences. Thank you!

Victory Day

Victory Day was founded in 2010 by Aaron Segedi, a Trenton teacher and varsity football defensive coordinator. A native of Riverview and a two time cancer survivor, Segedi lives by the philosophy that building character holds equal importance to teaching young leaders the game. Since its launch, Victory Day has received attention from media and athletic programs throughout the state and country. In 2014 Victory Day was held at South Lyon High School for the first annual event. We are proud and excited to be able to offer this program again this year. Please consider joining us at the SLHS football field on Saturday from 10:30-12:30 to cheer on our kids.
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SLHS Umbrellas

Think about this great umbrella as a gift for your student or for yourself at your next South Lyon High School sporting event. Umbrellas are sold by the SLHS Adult Transition Program and all profits support South Lyon Education Foundation. To place an order email Molly Copple at copplem@slcs.us. *Not to worry East fans: We hope to have Cougar umbrellas in the future.

Join Our Team

A reminder we are looking for new team members to join our staff as bus drivers, custodians, and paraprofessionals. Please call 248-573-8130 if interested.


Also our Early Childhood Center has openings for assistant teachers. Please contact Dr. Michael Lloyd at 248-573-2551.


Food Service

Check out these links to learn more about free lunches.

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Special Education Annual Notices

Project FIND Special Education/Section 504 Notice

The School District is required, by law, to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools located within the School District, as well as homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.

Child find extends both to children who may be eligible for special education under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and those who may be eligible under Protecting Students With Disabilities (Section 504).

If you believe your child may qualify under either the IDEA or Section 504, please contact Sue Toth, SLCS Director of Special Education: toths@slcs.us.



Procedural Safeguards Notice

The IDEA includes a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities and their parents.

Procedural Safeguards are legal safeguards that protect the rights of students with disabilities and their parents. They provide the information that parents need to know to make informed decisions about their child’s education. They also explain the procedures used to resolve disagreements between parties. The Procedural Safeguards Notice is derived from state rules and federal regulations. Sometimes they are difficult to understand. If you have any questions regarding them, please contact Sue Toth, SLCS Director of Special Education: toths@slcs.us.


Medicaid Annual Notification Regarding Parental Consent

Since 1993, the State of Michigan has participated in a Federal program called Medicaid School-Based Services. The program assists school districts by providing partial reimbursement for medically-related services listed on a student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). For more information click on the following link Medicaid Annual Notification Regarding Parental Consent.