Welcome to Holmes Elementary

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Our Mission

Our school provides a safe, comfortable environment affording students the opportunity to engage, learn and  achieve.

Our Vision

Holmes School, where Young Confident Scholars learn and excel.

Holmes Elementary 1255 Holmes Rd.Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Phone: 734-221-2100 Fax: 734-221-2103
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      Date: Jan 30
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      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022

Mission:

Our school provides a safe, comfortable environment affording students the opportunity to engage, learn and achieve.

Vision:

Holmes School, where young confident scholars learn and excel.

Parent Weekly Update

Greetings Holmes Families!  This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update for Tuesday, November 9th.

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Upcoming Dates:

NO SCHOOL - Week of Thanksgiving (11/22 - 11/26)

  • On Monday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, all YCS School buildings will be closed for DEEP CLEANING.

 

  • Wednesday, November 24th, Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th were already scheduled days off on the 2021-22 YCS calendar.

 

I have also shared the District Communication that went to families on Monday, 11/8 from Superintendent, Dr. Zachery-Ross, regarding this change to the schedule.  District Message

Compassion Resilience Circles

YCS is offering Compassion Resilience Circles for families on the following dates: 11/15, 11/17, 11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/8 @ 1 pm.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Julie Haines, jhaines3@ycschools.us 0r call 734-221-1230 by November 12th.

See the flyer for more information: 

 

WHAT: 

  • Compassion Resilience is the power to return to a position of empathy, strength, and hope after the daily experience of the challenges our children face and those we face as their caregivers. It requires us to be able to find optimism in an imperfect world.

  • A Partnership between Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan and YCS under the leadership of Dr. Polly Y. Gipson, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of DEI and PROMISE. 

Overview of Compassion Resilience Circles:

  • Shore up knowledge about compassionate actions and infuse them into daily life.

  • Increase skills to interact and collaborate with others in compassionate ways

  • Identify proactive strategies to manage stress and increase engagement in work, family, and community.

Benefits for Families:

  • Learn compassion in action

  • Supportive space

  • Respond with wellness and resilience strategies

  • Recognize compassion fatigue

  • Understand expectations from self/others and connection to children’s temperament

  • Food Gatherers produce distribution (free box of fruit & veggies for families) will be available by the parent pick up door off of Peabody St.  Thursday, December 2nd, from 2 pm - 3:30 pm.   

If you need support or if you have any questions please reach out to our social worker, Doug Griffiths, at dgriffiths9@ycschools.us, or 734-221-2104
 

Happening at Holmes

The Mobile Dentist - November 9th and November 10th

The Mobile Dentist will be here this week!  If you would like your child to see the Mobile Dentist please complete and return the form that went home with your child last month.  If you need a new form please contact the office.

Important COVID-19 Information

We have been working hard this school year to implement measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our building.  We enforce a mask policy for all students, staff, and visitors.  We also socially distance ourselves in our classrooms and in the hallways.

Another key precaution we can take is recognizing COVID-19 symptoms and making sure that our students are symptom-free before coming to school.  Common symptoms of COVID-19 we have seen are headaches, sore throats, stomach aches, and fevers.  

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms please consider keeping them home and symptom-free for at least 48 hours before coming to school.  If you are able, we would also recommend getting them tested for COVID-19.  Please note, for any absence due to illness you can call our office at 734-221-2100 to excuse your child.

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time your support is greatly appreciated in helping to keep our students, staff, and community safe.

I have shared a reminder of important information regarding COVID-19.

If you or your child are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please consider keeping your child home until you are sure they are healthyWe would ask that students are symptom-free for at least 48-72 hours.  This is in an effort to help protect from the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

Cough 

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

New loss of smell or taste 

Fever 

Chills 

Body or Muscle Aches

Headache 

Sore Throat 

Nausea or Vomiting 

Diarrhea 

Congestion or runny nose 

Severe Tiredness or Fatigue
 

Updates and Information:

Chrome book Support

Student Chromebooks are needed every day!  All YCS students in 2nd-5th grade are assigned a Chrome book/laptop by YCS.  If you were unable to attend the technology distribution days, you can contact the Technology Department to schedule a time to pick up your device by emailing techsupport@ycschools.us or calling 734-221-1088. The technology department can also assist with any device, software, or application issues/needs you may have.  

If you are unable to make arrangements to pick up your device, you can contact your child’s teacher or email me at ganglin3@ycschools.us or call our office at 734-221-2100.  

 

REMIND App

If you haven’t already, please be sure to sign-up for your child’s teacher’s Remind App.  The Remind app is another way that we will get important information to our families.  You can contact your child’s teacher for their Remind App access information. 

Alternative Transportation Plans.  If you are planning to do parent pick-up instead of sending your child home on the bus, please contact the main office (734-221-2101) or your child’s teacher prior to 2:30 pm.  This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met prior to dismissal at 3:30 pm.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

If you are experiencing transportation issues please contact our Transportation Department at 734-221-2449, or our main office at 734-221-2100. 

Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important.  If you have an address, email, or phone number change please let us know.  You can contact the main office or your child’s teacher to make sure we have your most recent contact information.

If you have any questions, or if you need any support please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or me at ganglin3@ycschools.us OR call  734-221-2102.

Please visit www.ycschools.us for the most up-to-date information and follow Holmes Elementary School on Facebook.

Have a great day!

Mr. Anglin

 

Greetings Holmes Families!  This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update for Tuesday, September 7th. 

Student Chromebooks are Needed Everyday

As we enter the second week of school and we are starting to get into our grade-level curriculum and learning, it is important that students bring their chromebooks to school everyday!  Please be sure that your student brings their Chrome book charged every day in preparation for their daily learning.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Chrome book Support

All YCS students 2nd-5th grade are assigned a Chromebook/laptop by YCS.  If you were unable to attend the technology distribution days, you can contact the Technology Department to schedule a time to pick up your device by emailing techsupport@ycschools.us or calling 734-221-1088. The technology department can also assist with any device, software, or application issues/needs you may have.  

If you are unable to make arrangements to pick up your device, you can contact your child’s teacher or email me at ganglin3@ycschools.us or call our office at 734-221-2100.  

 

Covid-19 Reminders

I have shared a reminder of important information regarding Covid-19.

If you or your child are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please consider keeping your child home until you are sure they are healthy.  This is in an effort to help protect from the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses.

  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of smell or taste 
  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Body or Muscle Aches
  • Headache 
  • Sore Throat 
  • Nausea or Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Severe Tiredness or Fatigue

 

Beginning today, September 7th, once again we will ask that parents drop off students at the outside entry doors only and allow students to walk to their classrooms on their own.  These procedures are to help with the health and safety protocols for Covid-19.  

  • If you need to speak with a teacher or have any questions please come through the main entrance of the building to the office.
  • Also, please remember that all YCS schools have a mask policy for adults whether you are vaccinated or not.  Please be sure to wear a mask when you enter the building to help ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Thank you all in advance for  your support as we continue to work to keep our students safe.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Mr. Anglin

734-221-2102

 

Book Fair

There is a Book Fair opportunity on Saturday, September 18th, in downtown Ypsilanti.  Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information.  Book Fair Information 


REMIND App

If you haven’t already, please be sure to sign-up for your child’s teacher’s Remind App.  The Remind app is another way that we will get important information to our families.  You can contact your child’s teacher for their Remind App access information. 

 

If you have any questions, or if you need any support please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or me at ganglin3@ycschools.us OR call  734-221-2102.

 

Please visit www.ycschools.us for the most up-to-date information and follow Holmes Elementary School on Facebook or on Instagram @holmes.elementary.

 

Have a great week!

Mr. Anglin

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Parent Weekly Update (8/31/2021)

Greetings Holmes Families!  This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update.  We have started another school year and the Holmes staff is excited to work with you and our students for the 2021-22 school year!  

Weekly Updates will be communicated on Tuesday of each week and will contain important information regarding Holmes and YCS.

Also, if you haven’t already, please be sure to sign-up for your child’s teacher’s Remind App.  The Remind app is another way that we will get important information to our families.  You can contact your child’s teacher for their Remind App access information.


Important Upcoming Dates

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, September 3rd and Monday, September 6th due to Labor Day Break.

School Resumes on Tuesday, September 7th.

 

Back to School Information and Procedures

It has been great to see our families dropping off their children for the first days of school as we welcome students back to the building.  

Beginning next week, September 7th:

  • We will ask that parents drop off students at the outside entry doors only and allow students to walk to their classrooms on their own.  These procedures are to help with the health and safety protocols for Covid-19. If you need to speak with a teacher or have any questions please come through the main entrance of the building to the office.
  • Also, please remember that all YCS schools have a mask policy for adults whether you are vaccinated or not.  Please be sure to wear a mask when you enter the building to help ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Thank you for your support as we continue to work to keep our students safe.

 

Parent Drop Off and Pick Up

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-up is off of Peabody St.  Please do not pull into the main loop (off of Holmes Rd.) to drop off (between 8:00 am - 8:45 am) or pick up your student (between 3:10 pm - 3:45 pm).

All students who are dropped off and picked up will enter/exit the building through the East/Peabody St. Doors.  

The main loop needs to remain clear as this is where our buses drop off students in the morning and load students for dismissal in the afternoon. 

NOTE: 

  • If you arrive after 8:45 am, please drop your student off at the main entrance of the building.
  • If you are running late to pick up your student after 3:45 pm, please come to the main entrance of the building.

 

Bus Riders/Walkers:

Students that ride the bus or walk to school will enter through the following doors when they arrive at school (see map below):

  • 2nd Grade - West Entrance
  • 3rd Grade and Special Education - Main Entrance
  • 4th Grade and 5th Grade - East/Peabody St. Doors

 

Technology Devices

All YCS students 2nd-5th grade are assigned a Chromebook/laptop.  If you were unable to attend the technology distribution days over the summer, you can contact the Technology Department to schedule a time to pick up your device by emailing techsupport@ycschools.us or calling 734-221-1088. The technology department can also assist with any device, software, or application issues/needs you may have.  

 

If you are unable to make arrangements to pick up your device, you can contact your child’s teacher or email me at ganglin3@ycschools.us or call our office at 734-221-2100.  

 

If you have any questions, or if you need any support please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or me at ganglin3@ycschools.us OR call  734-221-2102.

 

Please visit www.ycschools.us for the most up to date information and follow Holmes Elementary School on Facebook or on Instagram at holmes.elementary.

 

Take Care!

Mr. Anglin

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Holmes Elementary

1255 Holmes Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-2100
Fax: 734-221-2103
Profile Photo
Gregory Anglin
Principal
Kathleen Miller
Climate and Culture Coach
Rebecca McKenzie
Secretary

Grade Levels

2nd - 5th Grades

School Hours

Full Day
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Tiffany Houston
Ypsilanti Community Schools

https://www.ycschools.us/downloads/district_images/tn_virtual_tour.jpgYpsilanti Community Schools now has virtual tours of all district school buildings!  These tours will allow families to see what each building looks like and is a unique way of learning more about each school's educational programs!
Enjoy the virtual tour experience!

Holmes Virtual Tour