Hello Greenspire Middle School Community –
As you have seen in the news, COVID-19 numbers across the country, state, region, and county have been the highest yet during the pandemic. As a result, schools across the state and region have shifted to remote or distance learning for days and sometimes weeks at a time or just simply closed school. We have been extremely lucky at Greenspire thus far to not have had attendance or staffing issues necessitating a shift to remote or distance learning. This is in part to our masking policy and protocols. It does not mean that we are immune to the possibility of it happening as the spread in the community is extremely high. In the event that a shift is required, we have a plan in place for the district and for both the middle and high school separately if one were forced to shift and not the other. This will only be used as an absolute last resort. We are lucky to have an extremely flexible administration, faculty, staff and community of substitute teachers that will help us to stay in-person for as long as we are able to do so. We appreciate your patience and support!
Please continue to conduct daily self checks (attached) before sending your child to school each day and report any positive at-home test results to the health department: https://www.gtcountymi.gov/2496/COVID-19-Testing-Information
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders
Please make sure that during drop-off that you pull ahead down to the first spot to allow more students to be dropped off and speed the process up in the mornings. It will also help us to avoid blocking the crosswalk. For pick-up, please make sure you are using your yellow name placards in the front window. If you need a new one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make you a new one. All students must be picked-up no later than 4:00 pm each day as there is no adult supervision after that time.
Winter Weather Clothes and Indoor/Outdoor Shoes
As temperatures drop in the region, please make sure your child has all of the necessary items needed for outdoor education in these temperatures as well as spending Brain Break and lunch outside. Only severe weather will keep us inside for those events. As noted on the supply list you received last summer, all students should have indoor and outdoor shoes. This helps to keep our building clean and help with the safety of our students, mainly with our cement floors being wet and slippery.
Student Support Council – Amazon Wishlist
You may have seen this on the Student Support Council (SSC) Facebook page, but the SSC is helping to organize an Amazon wishlist for both the middle school and high school. If you would like to contribute, please visit https://a.co/eebBNTg to view the middle school items. We appreciate your support!
Enrollment for 2022-2023
It is hard to believe that enrollment and re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year begins in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for some updates from Jill and/or Torre in the near future.
In the meantime, if you know of anyone who would be interested in Greenspire, please have them visit the appropriate pages for more information on how to schedule a public tour…
Monday, January 17th NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, January 21st HALF DAY – End of 1st Semester – Dismissal at 11:30 am 8th Grade Trip to High School (8:45 am – 11:45 am)
Monday, January 24th NO SCHOOL – Record Day
Friday, February 18th HALF DAY – Teacher Planning Day
Robert Walker, EdD