Holmes News and Events

September 7, 2021
Parent Weekly Update (9/7/2021)

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 Chromebook charged everyday in preparation for their daily learning.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Chromebook 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 at holmes.elementary.

 

Have a great week!

Mr. Anglin

August 31, 2021
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

August 24, 2021
Holmes' Important Information

Dear Holmes Parent/Guardian,

I would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year at Holmes Elementary!  All classroom assignments have been shared via email, if you have not received your student's 2021-22 classroom assignment please call 734-221-2100.

The first day of school is Monday, August 30th. The school day is Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Doors open at 8:15 am each day.

 

Back to School Safety Information Presentation 

Please review this presentation with our safety protocols, parent pick-up/drop-off routine, and other key information.

 

Bus Route Information

https://www.ycschools.us/downloads/bus_routes/holmes_bus_routes_2021-2022.pdf

 

Popsicles on the Playground

There will be an opportunity to meet the Holmes staff on Wednesday, August 25th from 5:30 pm - 7 pm (weather permitting). Students will be able to have fun on the playground and enjoy a treat. Hope to see you there!

The Holmes Staff is excited to start the school year and we are looking forward to working with you to ensure that this is a successful year for our students. 

If you have any questions, you can contact the Holmes Office at 734-221-2100.

 

Educationally yours,

Mr. Anglin

August 16, 2021
Parent Welcome Back Information

Mr. Anglin's Welcome Back Letter

Welcome Back Holmes Families!

I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer.

We are excited to welcome back our students and families to the 2021-22 school year.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 7334-221-2100, or email me at ganglin3@ycschools.us.

School Information

All Holmes students are scheduled to return to in-person learning this school year.  This year there is no online option offered through Holmes. Holmes will meet Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For K-8 students, an online-only instructional program option will be offered, the Ypsilanti Connected Community School. Families are invited to click here for more information on how to enroll. For information regarding online learning options for high school students, please contact the YCHS administration.

Back to School Event

Please save the date for our Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting) on Wednesday, August 25th, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  Join us on the playground at Holmes to meet the teachers and staff, and play on the playground while enjoying popsicles.

Classroom Placements

We are still preparing for our students' return to the building.  We will plan to have classroom placements sent via email to families by Tuesday, August 24th.

First Day of School

The first day of school for our students is Monday, August 30th!  The school day is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Doors will be open to students daily beginning at 8:15 am.

More details will be shared soon to ensure we can start the 2021-22 school year smoothly and most importantly safely.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Take care,

Mr. Anglin, Principal

Holmes Elementary   

August 5, 2021
2021/2022 YCS Bell Times

The 2021/2022 Bell Times have been assigned to all YCS buildings.  

 

2021/2022 YCS Bell Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to the YCS Code of Conduct

CLICK HERE

Link to YCS Wellness Policy Synopsis

CLICK HERE