Holmes News and Events
Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, September 27th.
In addition to increasing student achievement in math and reading, one of our Holmes’ goals is student attendance.
Our goal is to have at least 95% of our students attend school everyday.
Last week we averaged 87% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.
Happening at Holmes
Holmes Family Night - Thursday, September 29th from 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Family Night will be an opportunity to meet your child’s grade level team and receive information regarding our curriculum, student assessment measures, and ways that we can work together to support your child.
We hope to see you there!
Holmes Spirit Wear - Ends Sunday, October 2nd!
We have an exciting opportunity for families to purchase Holmes spirit wear for your students!
Go to: https://holmesstudent22.itemorder.com/ and order your Holmes Spirit Wear items through October 2nd. Items will be delivered to Holmes the week of October 10th.
Please check out the information below:
Holmes Staff Highlight
We would like to take time to introduce you to our awesome Staff Members.
2nd Grade Teacher, Ms. Taylor Love
Where are you from?
What College did you attend?
Eastern Michigan University.
Why did you become a teacher?
I have always wanted to help others and I love to see children be proud of work that they accomplish.
What do you enjoy most about Holmes?
The staff cares a lot for each other and our students.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy golﬁng, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Thank you for all of your continued support with our arrival and dismissal routines. We would ask that when dropping off students in the morning that you continue to keep them with you until we open the doors at 8:15 am, especially as the weather is getting colder. This will help ensure that students are safely supervised before school begins.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 734-221-2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!
The fall NWEA assessment has started at Holmes. The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a standardized assessment that helps to identify student academic levels and assess student growth. This year, students will take NWEA in the fall, winter, 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. The fall assessment window closes on October 10th.
If you haven’t received communication already, your child’s teacher will be communicating with you soon about their specific assessment schedule for their class.
Covid-19 Protocol Update
I have shared Covid-19 protocol information for this school year. Please reach out to our Health Resource Nurses with any questions you may have at 734-221-1232 or at email@example.com
If your child has tested positive for Covid-19 please be sure to contact the District Health Resource Nurses at 734-221-1232 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the main office at 734-221-2100 and we will contact the Health Resource Nurses on your behalf.
Once contacted, the District Health Resource Nurses will want to know the
- Date of onset of symptoms (They use this criteria to determine your quarantine timeline. Date of onset of symptoms is Day 0 in the count. If you do not have symptoms, Day 0 is the day your positive covid test was performed.
- Date last at school
- Date of test
- Type of test
- Where were you likely exposed if you know.
With the newest, updated protocol, students and staff are able to return to school after a full 5 days of isolation/quarantine if they meet the following criteria:
- You must be asymptomatic by day 5
- You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
- You must keep your mask on at all times when at school, and you must wear a well-fitting mask (it can't fall below your nose), for the following 5 days (day 6-10)
You DO NOT have to receive a negative rapid antigen test on day 5 of isolation. If you choose to and it is negative, you may return to school, but you must still follow the above guidelines.
If you test positive, you must stay home for days 6-10. (A PCR may turn positive for the next 90 days. Do not get a PCR test, only rapid antigen.) Please use your best judgment as to whether or not your child is healthy enough to return to school. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Once they know the day your symptoms started (or the day you tested positive if no symptoms), they will direct you on your 5 day/10 day isolation. If your child does not
meet all of the above criteria, they will have to complete the full 10 day isolation
If your child is 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.
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of smell or taste
Nausea or Vomiting
Congestion or runny nose
Body or Muscle Aches
Severe Tiredness or Fatigue
If your child will be kept at home due to illness please be sure to contact the main office at 734-221-2100 so their absence can be excused.