Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26
Lakeview Elementary School
AMCAB Head Start personnel and the Negaunee Early Childhood staff are conducting a free preschool developmental screening. Screening is for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before November 1, 2013.
Screening allows parents to:
- Get meaningful information about their child’s development and school readiness
- Explore eligibility for Head Start and School Readiness Program
- Explore eligibility for Special Education Preschool provided by the Negaunee school district.
Preschool screening will take place at Lakeview Elementary School in the Preschool Center (Birch Street entrance near the gym). To make an appointment, please call AMCAB at 228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762.
Negaunee Public Schools spring break is schedule to
begin on Friday, March 29, 2013. Classes will resume
on Monday, April 8, 2013. The Administrative Office
will also be closed during this period of time.
With the unusual winter weather the area has been receiving this year, as of February 6th, we have had to cancel six days of school. Whether it is a large accumulation of snow, freezing rain, windy conditions or freezing temperatures, the decision to cancel school is not an easy one, the safety of our students always the most important factor.
State School Code allows for up to 6 days of missed instruction to be forgiven for “Acts of God”, from the start of school until March 31. A number of years ago there were a large number of school districts downstate who exceeded this limit and had to cancel school again after April 1 , so the law was changed to add an additional 6 days of classes to be forgiven if additional days are missed from April 1 to the end of the school year.
Therefore, with our six days of school cancelled, we are now in a make-up mode. If school must be cancelled for any reason between February 6th and the end of March, we will be making those days up, beginning on Monday, June 3. We will still hold graduation on Friday, May 31st with that date also being the last day of school for the graduating seniors.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on Monday, January 21, 2013, the Board took action to increase the security measures for all the school buildings. While we believe we live in a community where neighbors know neighbors and incidents like what has happened in other parts of the country could never happen in Negaunee, we need to be realistic when the safety of our students and staff could be a concern. Therefore, electronic door locks and other security cameras are being installed at Lakeview Elementary School, Negaunee Middle School, and Negaunee High School to limit access into the schools and to monitor the activity within the buildings. All outside doors will be locked during the school day and entrance into the buildings will only be accessible from the main entrances at each building with the Birch Street entrance at Lakeview an additional electronically controlled option.
With the new electronic door locks, visitors are being asked to use a buzzer system to ask for access to the schools. School personnel will ask for identification and the purpose for the visit before granting access to the building. Once inside the building, visitors are asked to proceed directly to the Principal’s Office for an identification badge/visitor pass, which needs to be worn while in the building. If you are a visitor in a school building without a badge/pass, you will be asked by school personnel to return to the office to procure a pass.
These increased security messages are being taken to insure the safety of our students and staff. While we recognize that there will be a delay in entering any of the buildings under these new procedures, we are asking for your understanding and patience as we work together to provide a safe environment for teaching and learning.
Schools of Choice
The Negaunee Public School District is now accepting applications for the second semester for School of Choice students. Applications are located at all of the school buildings, the Administrative Office located at 101 South Pioneer Avenue, Negaunee or online at www.negaunee.k12.mi.us/.
Applications are due by January 18, 2013. Enrollment is limited at some grade levels.
The Marquette County Health Dept. has issued a statement that the noroviris, also known as the “stomach flu”, is actively occurring in our community. The norovirus is a viral illness that affects the stomach and intestines and is easily spread from person to person. It involves nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which may last 24-48 hours. It may also cause headache, fever, chills and muscle aches. Symptoms usually begin 1-2 days after having exposure to the virus and a person may be contagious up to three days after their symptoms subside.
The virus can be spread similarly to the common cold, such as touching contaminated surfaces, close interpersonal contact, eating foods or drinking fluids contaminated by the virus or having direct contact with stool or vomit from a person that is infected. Prevention from getting the virus is strict and proper hand hygiene; disinfect surfaces that are contaminated with the virus and do not handle food if you are sick.
Treatment is proper hand hygiene, rest and drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. If you or your child becomes ill with the norovirus, please stay home, as it is highly contagious. As a reminder, it is school policy a child may not return to school until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the norovirus, please contact your local Health Dept. or primary care provider.
Thank you, Ronda Mattila, RN, District Nurse
On-Line Purchasing Available
The Negaunee Public Schools has an on-line purchasing system available for parents to purchase their child’s tickets/make deposits for breakfast and hot lunch program. The system is easy to use and you can make one deposit and split it among all of your children in the school system.
To set up an account, go to the district web page: www.negaunee.k12.mi.us/
Go down the left hand side of the page to Powerschool – Meal Magic and click on this heading. Once on this page, go to the bottom of the page and click on the web address for the Send Money to School web page. Follow the directions found on this page to set up an account. You will need the student ID number for each child you would like to make deposits. If you do not know your child’s student ID number, you can call your child’s school and they can provide it to you.
Any funds left in a student’s account at the end of the school year will be left on deposit for the next school year or you can send a written request for a refund to Mary Kay Johnson, 101 S. Pioneer Ave. Negaunee, MI 49866.