Greetings Holmes Families. This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update for Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Our last day of the 2019-20 school year is this Friday, June 12th! It has certainly been an unpredictable journey this school year at Holmes due to COVID-19. I would like to thank you for giving our Holmes staff the opportunity and privilege to work with your child and I am hopeful that we will have the opportunity to continue to support your family at Holmes.
Personally, it has been my honor to serve in my first year as principal at Holmes and I appreciate all of the support you have given me and our staff in working with your child, as I truly believe that it takes a village and we are Stronger Together!
Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in the 2020-21 school year!
The last day of school is June 12th!
If you have student belongings that have been left at Holmes since the school closure, you will have an opportunity to pick them on Thursday and Friday of this week.
- Thursday, June 11th from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday, June 12th from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Teachers will be collecting and organizing any student items that need to be returned. Any items that are not picked up this week, we will hold on to and they will be available to be returned in the fall. NOTE: Holmes will be closed after June 12th in preparation for building construction this summer.
- During the communicated days and times, please pull up in the main drive of Holmes and communicate your student(s) name to a staff member. Please do not get out of your vehicle.
- A staff member will bring out any items that were collected for your student(s).
Lastly, if you know that your child WILL NOT be returning to YCS in the fall, you can drop off their laptop during the outlined times on Thursday and Friday. Please note, all students who are returning to YCS for the 2020-21 school year will keep their laptops over the summer.
If you have any questions please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your student’s teacher.
Final Report Cards
This is a friendly reminder that there are no final report card grades for the 2019-20 school year. Distance learning from April - June was for student academic enrichment, but not for grades. We thank you for helping to ensure that your child could participate in this opportunity that was offered during the COVID-19 school closure.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s final report card will only reflect Quarter 2 grades, which already went home to families in January.
- Quarter 1 progress reports went home in November.
- Quarter 2 report cards went home in January.
- Quarter 3 grades not completed due to COVID-19 school closure.
- Quarter 4 final grades not completed due to COVID-19 school closure.
2020-21 YCS Enrollment Information
The Superintendent’s office sent out a detailed letter and enrollment survey to determine our pupil numbers for the fall of 2020. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to fill out the survey and review the message to learn about the different learning options available in the fall.
Ypsilanti District Library Summer Challenge
The Ypsilanti District Library is launching their summer program. They have put together a really wonderful slate of online activities for participants of all ages.
Families can sign up now for the Summer Challenge at ypsilibrary.org/summer and log activities from June 13th - August 31st. Program Information
COVID-19 Assistance for Families
YCS Food Distribution
The YCS Food Distribution Program will continue at the ten locations on Thursday's in the Ypsilanti area until June 25th. Once food distribution is over on June 25th, the district will transition to the Meet Up Eat Up food program beginning July 1. More information on locations will be communicated soon on program logistics.
Also, we are excited to announce a new program that will be available to families on Tuesdays, that. This program is called the Heeren USDA Farmers to Family Food Box program FLYER and it will provide 200 families weekly fresh produce boxes. The distribution of the produce boxes will occur every Tuesday from 12-2 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Old Willow Run Middle School. To maintain social distancing regulations, distribution will be done with patrons staying in their vehicles.
In an effort to better support our families and community, YCS has implemented a hotline.
- Name: YCS COVID-19 Hotline
- Call with questions or concerns regarding: Technology, Operations, Academics, Programing and Athletics
- Phone number: 734-302-2606
- Managed: Live at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- All other hours will go directly to Voicemail.
- Name: Family Needs Hotline
- Phone Number: 734-221-1061
- Call with questions or concerns regarding: Physical Health, Mental Health and Family Necessities
- Managed: Voicemail
Current site locations for Thursday food distribution. This distribution will end on June 25th.
The site times are 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Parkridge and Strong Tower Ministries* will also have distribution from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in partnership with Food Gatherers.
Site locations are as follows:
- Ypsilanti High School
- ACCE High School
- Erickson Elementary
- Holmes Elementary
- Arbor One Apartments
- Parkridge Community Center*
- Sycamore Meadows
- Christian Love Fellowship
- Strong Tower Ministries*
- West Willow Community Center
Food Assistance Benefits
If you have questions regarding your EBT/SNAP card you can call 1-833-905-0028. This number often has wait times due to a high volume of calls from around the state, but this is the best number to help answer any questions you may have regarding EBT/SNAP benefits.
The state of Michigan provided information that every YCS student will receive an EBT/SNAP card to help supplement food during this emergency closure. For families who already receive benefits, the funds will apply to your current card. For families that do not have an EBT/SNAP card, one will be mailed to your household for each child ages 5-18. The card will provide money for March, April, May, and June.
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 email@example.com OR 734-221-2102.
Please visit www.ycschools.us for the most up to date information and follow Holmes Elementary School on Facebook.
Also, continue to follow the Washtenaw County Health Department prevention guidelines to ensure your family's health is protected. For detailed information please visit https://www.washtenaw.org/.
Have a safe summer!