Genesee STEM Academy

Genesee County's First S.T.E.M Certified School

September 26, 2014 Friday Parent Letter

September 26, 2014

Greetings Parents/Guardians:

Happy Friday!  We’ve had a busy week preparing for Membership Day, Picture Day, end of first marking period, NWEA MAP, After School programs, emergency drills, and special visit from Kettering University NABSE students. 

Membership (Count) Day is Wednesday, October 1stThis is an important day for all schools in the state of Michigan.  Our school funding and special grant funding opportunities are based on enrollment.  Please, make sure your child is in attendance on Membership Day.  Every child in attendance will receive a very special back pack!  Picture Day is also Wednesday, October 1st, see flyer for more details.

After Membership Day we will evaluate our enrollment and make necessary adjustments to our student class assignments to provide the best learning environment for all students.  Parents will be notified if your child’s class arrangement will be altered.  In addition, MTA will be restructuring our transportation routes to service all our new students and hopefully reduce the size of our Orange bus. 

First marking period ends Thursday, October 2nd with Records Day on Friday, October 3rd.  There will be No School Records Day.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, October 7th, 9th, and 10th.  The conference schedule form is included with our Friday letter, please complete and return no later than Tuesday, September 30th.  Thank you for your support our goal is 100% participation.

After School programs start day has changed to Monday, October 13thWe wanted to make sure we had all new students enrolled and programs arranged.  We have some outstanding programs to offer our children!  Stay tuned for more information next week.

NWEA MAP assessment for all grades will begin next week.  We will be assessing K-2nd grade in reading and math, 3rd-6th grade reading, math, and science.  The MAP is a national norm reference test which measures academic progress and is administered three times during the school year.

Bus behavior continues to be a strong concern.  We have students not demonstrating safe behavior.  Please discuss with your child the importance of staying in their seat and not hitting anyone.  Students who are engaged in either behavior will be suspended from the bus.  We must practice safety at school and on the bus.  Bus drivers are submitting discipline behavior reports.  If your student is having problems they may be suspended from the bus.  Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions about items in our Friday letter, please give us a call.

Have a great weekend,                                 Go Tigers!        Go Lions!

 Mrs. H. Rita Cheek

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