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Parent Weekly Update (10/20/2020)

Greetings Holmes Families!  This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update for Tuesday, October 20th. 

The REMIND App

YCS is making plans to begin using a parent-teacher communication app called "Remind".  This is a FREE! secure app that can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device, which will allow our Holmes staff to communicate easily with you via secure text messaging or by phone.  Remind will be used for communications for all YCS K-12 students.

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you soon with information to join their Remind.  

Class Dojo may still be used by your child’s teacher to give feedback on classroom interactions, but Remind will be used to communicate district and classroom information.

Thank you for your support!


NWEA Assessment has begun...

The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)  is a standardized assessment that helps to identify student academic levels and assesses student growth. This year, students will take NWEA in the fall and spring.  The data from this assessment will help us identify areas we can support and any areas your child is already excelling in the curriculum. 

If they haven’t received communication already, your child’s teacher will be communicating with you soon about their specific assessment schedule for their class.

We Appreciate Your Help with the NWEA

We ask that parents and/or family members do not read the test questions or aid their students in answering the questions.  It is very important that we can get an accurate assessment for your student so we can build in the appropriate support for their learning this year.

Areas where families can continue to support with the NWEA:

  • Finding a spot with a good Internet connection.
  • Finding a space quiet enough for your student to concentrate for at least 90 minutes of uninterrupted time.
  • Making sure that your child has their camera on while taking the assessment.

If you have any questions regarding the NWEA assessment, please do not hesitate to contact me ganglin3@ycschools.us, or your child’s teacher.

Friday Project Based Learning Opportunity

I wanted to remind you about an opportunity being offered this year by YCS on Fridays.  This opportunity is led by the District Library Media Staff on Fridays with LIVE Sessions to Explain Projects, Discuss Possibilities, and Monitor Progress.

The FOCUS: Cultivating our Students’ Genius through Project-Based Learning and Stories from our YCS Freedom Dreamers.

Students will respond to the equity prompts and questions, participate from equity panels, listen to monthly speakers, create Public Service Announcement short videos, work with other youth around topics of race that will allow them to do a quick write, as well as, create a 2 to 5-minute video clip that will be placed in the Stories from our YCS Freedom Dreamers website.

The information to join the Friday Project Based Learning opportunity is in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13rl4cQa2_60i-PLLiZv9dExTVq1YMI_K4xGIYtnhN9g/edit?usp=sharing

Food Gatherers 

Food distribution from Food Gatherers will be at Holmes Elementary every Thursday beginning at 9 AM and will be available until 2 pm when the regular meal delivery ends. They will be delivering 100 perishable boxes (with dairy, meat, and produce) and 100 non perishable boxes. 

YCS Food Delivery

Ypsilanti Community Schools will now provide Grab and Go Food Delivery on Friday through December 2020*.  Families can go to a bus route nearest their home to pick up 7 days worth of breakfast and lunch for each student in their household.  Food distribution sites will still remain at ACCE, Erickson, Holmes, Perry and YCHS. All sites are free for any child under the age of 18 or under 26 with special needs.  Please visit www.ycschools.us for detailed information and other up to date information!

Bus 1

  • Clark Road Parking Lot (across from Green Oaks) - 11:00 a.m.
  • Riley Court - 11:30 a.m.
  • Timberlands @ the playground - 12:00 p.m.
  • West Ridge - 12:30 p.m.
  • Arborwoods @ bus depot - 1:00 p.m.
  • MacArthur (Harris @ MacArthur Library parking lot) - 1:30 p.m.

Bus 2

  • Crestwoods Apts - 11:00 a.m.
  • International - 11:30 a.m.
  • At Home Store (fence opening) - 12:00 p.m.
  • Roundtree @ club house - 12:30 p.m.
  • Fairhills Dr. @ Carriage Way - 1:00 p.m.

Bus 3

  • Davis & Arnet - 11:00 a.m.
  • Grove Past South - 11:30 a.m.
  • Old Kettering School Driveway - 12:00 p.m.
  • Huron View Apts @ Clubhouse - 12:30 p.m.
  • Bedford @ Allston Ct. - 1:00 p.m.

Bus 4 

  • Chapelle School - 11:00 a.m.
  • Ferris & Middle - 11:30 a.m.
  • First & Monroe - 12:00 p.m.
  • Russell @ Dakota - 12:30 p.m.
  • Parkwood @ Woodlawn - 1:00 p.m.

826 Michigan

826 Michigan is offering free virtual school work support. Please see the flyer for more information.

 

826 Michigan Flyer 

Classroom Information

If you need your student’s live instruction information, please contact me via email, ganglin3@ycschools.us, or call 734-221-2100.

Technology Devices

All YCS students 2nd-5th grade are assigned a Chromebook/laptop.  If you would like a chromebook or laptop please 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.  

Internet Options

YCS will continue their partnership with Comcast.  If you need Internet Access please review the link below or call 734-221-2100.

YPSI Live Essentials Sign-Up Information

Family Support

YCS Meal Service Information Flyer

YCS will continue meal service at 5 locations this school year.  

Meal Service Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am - 2 pm.  (Monday and Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm at YCHS) 

Meal Service Sites:

  • A.C.C.E. School / 1076 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Erickson Elementary School /1427 Levona St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Holmes Elementary School / 1255 Holmes Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198.
  • Perry Early Learning Center / 550 Perry St. Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
  • Ypsilanti Community High School / 2095 Packard St. Ypsilanti, MI. 48197

 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.

Enjoy Your Week!

 Mr. Anglin

 

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Parent Weekly Update (10/13/2020)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, October 13th. 

 

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Parent Weekly Update (10/6/2020)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, October 6th. 

 

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Parent Weekly Update (9/29/2020)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, September 29th. 

 

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The Fall NWEA Assessment

Dear YCS Parents and Caregivers, 

We are off to a great start this year! As we prepare to dive deeper into academics, students will be taking the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessment. The NWEA is a standardized assessment that students usually take three times a year to identify academic levels and assess student growth. This year, students will take the NWEA assessment in the fall, winter and spring. The data that we get from the NWEA allows teachers to understand what each student knows and what they need to learn as we progress through the year. NWEA benchmark scores also determine student eligibility for reading intervention support.  This data drives instructional planning and will guide small group and individual time with teachers. 

Although NWEA testing will look different this year, it is important that you work with us to ensure your child has the best possible learning and testing experience. A quiet and focused environment is especially important on their scheduled test days. It is also very important that parents and/or family members do not read the test questions or aid their child in answering the questions. We realize how hard it is to see your student struggle, but it is so important for us to assess what your child knows so that we can better serve them in the classroom. 

The NWEA window for assessment is open now through November 12, 2020. Teachers will soon begin sharing scheduled test dates and testing procedures with students and families. 

Please let me or your child’s teacher know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mr. Anglin

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School Information

 

Holmes Elementary

1255 Holmes Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-2100
Fax: 734-221-2103
Kathleen Miller
Climate and Culture Coach
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Gregory Anglin
Principal
Rebecca McKenzie
Secretary
734-221-2101

Grade Levels

2nd - 5th Grades

School Hours

Full Day
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Tiffany Houston
Ypsilanti Community Schools
734-221-1024