3rd – 5th graders are back!

On March 8th, our elementary schools opened their doors to 3rd -5th graders. When asked why are you happy to be back at school? Students responded:

” I hate inline school”

“At school there is recess”

“I get to see my teacher in-person”

“I missed the classroom”

“To Learn”

“To learn how to write”

“To get a better education”

“Because of my teacher”

“Zoom is not good for learning”

“I learn more in person”

“I missed the playgrounds”

“It is easier to do work in person”

“” I don’t stutter in person as much as online”

 “To see everyone”

Grades K-2 are back!

How do the students feel about being back at school? Well, just ask them and they will tell you.

Why are you excited to be in school ?

“So I can learn how to write”- K

“So I can finally see the teacher in person.” K

“School is fun and exciting”-1st

“To see my teacher”-1st

“Not to look on the screen all the time:-1st

“Because I never been to school”-K

“I like recess and lunch”-K

“So we can learn”-K

“Because I like my desk”-K

“I never been here”-K

“I like to make friends”-1st

“I like to play”-K

Learning Labs Begin and Students and Staff are Excited!

We began learning labs in our buildings this week. Having kids in the building (even just a few) has been wonderful! A few quotes from students, parents and a comment from a teacher or two…

  • “Please let me come every day!”  Student
  • “I am so happy I am here because I get to see my teacher!” Student
  • “I wish I could be here forever.” Student
  • “Mr. Higgins, you know a lot of people, please bring our kids back.”  Parent
  • A teacher called a family to schedule their Learning Lab time and day…all you could hear in the background was screams of happiness and cheering!
  • “I can’t believe how much I was able to teach in that 45 minutes!”  4th Grade Teacher
  • “They are so focused when they are here…yes, I know there are only 3 of them, but…”  2nd Grade Teacher

Be Counted in the Census

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 



Shannon Peterson

Free College Advising Hotline

Michigan high school students can now receive timely answers to their questions about postsecondary education, thanks to a new college advising hotline. Michigan College Access Network and partners launched the hotline today in response to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, aiming to fill the gaps created by the statewide school closure order. 

The hotline can be reached by calling or texting 810-373-5385. It is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but hours will be adjusted as necessary to best serve the needs of students. The service is staffed by college advisers from MCAN’s AdviseMI program and the Michigan State University College Advising Corps. To help serve as many students as possible, the hotline initiative also is partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit College Access Network. For additional information, read the press release.