Holmes News and Events

 

 

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, November 15th.

Traducción Española

 

Are you interested in the Holmes Action Team?

At Holmes, we value collaboration with our families. Through the Holmes Action Team we would like to provide opportunities to increase dialogue so we know ways that we can better support families and ways families can support Holmes in our collective effort to support our students.

 

If you are interested in participating in the Holmes Action Team, please complete the following questionnaire Holmes Action Team Questionnaire so we can get more planning information as we prepare for the Holmes Action Team in 2023.

 

Thank you!

 

                          Holmes’ Goals:

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 every day.

 

Last week we averaged 85% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th

Thanksgiving Break - (School will resume on Monday, November 28th)

 

 

 

                                   Happening at Holmes

                                         Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers will be delivering produce and grocery boxes every 1st and 3rd Thursday

of the month. The next delivery will be on Thursday, November 17th.

 

If this is something you or someone you know can benefit from, please reach out to our social worker, Candice Cook, at 734-221-2108 or at ccook7@ycschools.us.  Food Gatherers Flyer

 

 

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to one of our awesome Staff Members.

 

Climate & Culture Coach, Mrs. Kathleen Miller

 

Where are you from?

Farmington, Michigan

 

What college did you attend?

Eastern Michigan University

 

Why did you become a teacher?

I became an educator because I had so many great teachers and coaches while I was growing up.  The major reason why was because my grandmother wanted to be a teacher but was not able to receive the education necessary as it was during the depression

What do you enjoy most about Holmes?

What I enjoy most about Holmes are the staff and the children who try their best to get an education

What do you do in your free time?  I try to spend most of my free time with my family. My hobbies are traveling and home improvement.

 

                         Covid-19 Protoco

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 healthresources@ycschools.us

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us.  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 following:

 

  • 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:

  1. You must be asymptomatic by day 5
  2. You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
  3. 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.

                                        Student Illness             

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.

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

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.

Important Information and Reminders:

 

Morning Arrival

 

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. Please drop your student at the Peabody entrance, the busses need clear access to the front of the building

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 734-221-2102 or ganglin3@ycschools.us.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important. Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information. You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2100).

 

  • Alternative Bus Home. If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 1:45 pm. We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • 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 1:45 pm. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • Bus Information - The YCS Transportation Department has the current bus routes (stop location and times) posted on the website. YCS Transportation Info. If you need to change your child’s bus stop location, please contact the Holmes Main Office at 734-221-2100.
 

 

If you are experiencing other transportation issues please contact our

Transportation Department at 734-221-2449.

 

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

Take care!

 

Mr. Anglin

 

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, November 8th. Happy Election Day!

Traducción Española

In addition to increasing student achievement in math and reading, one of Holmes’ goals is student attendance.

Our goal is to have at least 95% of our students attend school every day.

 

Last week we averaged 86% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.

 

Holmes’ Goals:

Are you interested in the Holmes Action Team?

At Holmes, we value collaboration with our families. Through the Holmes Action Team we would like to provide opportunities to increase dialogue so we know ways that we can better support families and ways families can support Holmes in our collective effort to support our students.

 

If you are interested in participating in the Holmes Action Team, please complete the following questionnaire Holmes Action Team Questionnaire so we can get more planning information as we prepare for the Holmes Action Team in 2023.

 

Thank you!

 

Upcoming Dates

 

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 5th

Thanksgiving Break - (School will resume on Monday, November 28th)

 

Happening at Holmes Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers will be delivering produce and grocery boxes every 1st and 3rd Thursday

of the month. The next delivery will be on Thursday, November 17th.

If this is something you or someone you know can benefit from, please reach out to our social worker, Candice Cook, at 734-221-2108 or at ccook7@ycschools.us.       

 

                                  Food Gatherers Flyer

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to one of our awesome Staff Members.

 

2nd Grade Teacher, Ms. Jamie LaGoe

 

Where are you from?

Flint, Michigan

 

What college did you attend?

Eastern Michigan University

 

Why did you become a teacher?

For the love of children.

 

What do you enjoy most about Holmes?

The family atmosphere. Everyone helps anyone in need.

 

What do you do in your free time?

Reading, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Covid-19 Protocol

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us.  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 following:

 

  • 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:

  1. You must be asymptomatic by day 5
  2. You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
  3. 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.

 

 

 

 

Student Illness

 

 

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.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

Important Information and Reminders:

 

Morning Arrival

 

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 ganglin3@ycschools.us.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important. Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information. You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2100).

 

  • Alternative Bus Home. If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 1:45 pm. We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • 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 1:45 pm. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • Bus Information - The YCS Transportation Department has the current bus routes (stop location and times) posted on the website. YCS Transportation Info. If you need to change your child’s bus stop location please contact the Holmes Main Office at 734-221-2100.
 

 

If you are experiencing other transportation issues please contact our

Transportation Department at 734-221-2449.

 

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.

Take care!

Mr. Anglin

 

 

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, October 25th.

 

Traducción Española

 

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 86% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.


Holmes’ Goals:

 

Coming Soon!...

Superhero FLIP Night! (Family Literacy Interactive Program) Thursday, November 10th 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm @ Holmes

 

Please plan to join us for Superhero FLIP Night! Students will participate in fun reading and writing activities at Holmes.

 

There will be:

  • Free dinner...while it lasts!
  • Free books for kids!
  • and giveaways, gift cards and other drawings!
 

Upcoming Dates

Half Day of School - Wednesday, October 26th, 11:45 am Dismissal.    Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Half Day of School - Thursday, October 27th, 11:45 am Dismissal  Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are from 1 pm - 7 pm on:

  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Thursday, October 27th

 

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to schedule your conference day and time.

 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. Thank you for your time and partnership with us.

 

Halloween, Monday, October 31st

If you are planning to allow your child to wear a costume to Holmes on Monday, October 31st, please be sure the costume is school appropriate (no masks, no weapons, no gore). Thank you for your support!

 

Happening at Holmes

 

Q1 Progress Reports

 

We are already at the halfway point of the 1st Semester! Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be available to view in PowerSchool on Wednesday, October 26th in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The Parent Portal provides important information regarding attendance, assignments, grades, and report cards.

 

I have provided information regarding the Parent Portal in the link below. Please reach out to the main office 734-221-2100, or your child’s teacher if you need assistance.

PowerSchool Tutorial Link

 

 

PE, Art, Music, and Science Newsletter

 

Our Unified Arts Team has shared an update of what your child has been working on during Quarter 1 in their classes, and their plans for the coming weeks. They have also included their contact information in case you have any questions.

Unified Arts Newsletter

 

 

Grizzly Gathering

 

We held a Grizzly Gathering this past Wednesday! Grizzly Gatherings are school wide assemblies that are held after breakfast and are an opportunity to reinforce expectations, grow together, and to recognize and celebrate our students, staff, and school.

 

At our Grizzly Gathering we acknowledged all of our students with perfect attendance for the month of September. Keep up the good work! We also talked about respect and kindness and reviewed our Conscious Discipline skill of Composure. This skill reminds us that no one can make you angry without our permission.

 

Food Gatherers

 

Food Gatherers will be delivering produce and grocery boxes every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The next delivery will be on Thursday, November 3rd.

 

If this is something you or someone you know can benefit from, please reach out to our social worker, Candice Cook, at 734-221-2108 or at ccook7@ycschools.us.         Food Gatherers Flyer

 

 

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to one of our awesome Staff Members.

 

4th Grade Teacher, Mr. Ray Nirva

Where are you from?

Taylor, Michigan

 

What college did you attend?

University of Michigan

Why did you become a social worker?

A passion for working with kids and letting them feel seen for who they are.

What do you enjoy most about Holmes?

The opportunity and openness to be your true self?

What do you do in your free time?

I love to be outdoors, on nature trails, etc. I love spending time with my friends and family. My main hobby is watching the pro sports teams here in Detroit.

 

 

Covid-19 Protocol

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us

 

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us.  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 following:

 

  • 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:

  1. You must be asymptomatic by day 5
  2. You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
  3. 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.

 

 

 

Student Illness

 

 

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.

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

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.

 

 

Announcements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER…Morning Arrival

 

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 ganglin3@ycschools.us.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Important Information:

 

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important. Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information. You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2100).

 

  • Alternative Bus Home. If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 1:45 pm. We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • 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 1:45 pm. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • Bus Information - The YCS Transportation Department has the current bus routes (stop location and times) posted on the website. YCS Transportation Info.
 

 

If you need to change your child’s bus stop location please contact the Holmes Main Office at 734-221-2100.

 

If you are experiencing other transportation issues please contact our

Transportation Department at 734-221-2449.

 

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.

 

Take care!

 

Mr. Anglin

 

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, October 18th.

 

Traducción Española

 

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 88% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.


Holmes’ Goals:

 

 

 

Check out our      Holmes Points of Pride: 2022-th2a3t were shared at the October 10th Board Meeting by Holmes students and staff members!

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

Half Day of School - Friday, October 21st, 11:45 am Dismissal

Teacher Records Day

 

SAVE THE DATE - Say Cheese! Picture Day is Monday, October 24th.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are from 1 pm - 7 pm on:

  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Thursday, October 27th

 

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to schedule your conference day and time.

 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. Thank you for your time and partnership with us.

 

 

 

 

Half Day of School - Wednesday, October 26th, 11:45 am Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Half Day of School - Thursday, October 27th, 11:45 am Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Halloween, Monday, October 31st

If you are planning to allow your child to wear a costume to Holmes on Monday, October 31st, please be sure the costume is school appropriate (no masks, no weapons, no gore). Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

Happening at Holmes

 

 

Food Gatherers

 

Food Gatherers will be delivering produce and grocery boxes every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The next delivery will be this Thursday, October 20th.

 

If this is something you or someone you know can benefit from, please reach out to our social worker, Candice Cook, at 734-221-2108 or at ccook7@ycschools.us.

 

 

Food Gatherers Flyer

 

 

 

 

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to our awesome Staff Members.

 

 

   Social Worker, Ms. Candice Cook

 

 

Where are you from?

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

 

What college did you attend?

Eastern Michigan University

 

Why did you become a social worker? Because the most memorable person in my life outside of family was a social worker!

 

 

What do you enjoy most about Holmes?

I enjoy how helpful everyone is!

 

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy cooking/baking, traveling, and spending time with my 3 daughters.

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 Protocol

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 healthresources@ycschools.us

 

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us.  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 following:

 

  • 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:

  1. You must be asymptomatic by day 5
  2. You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
  3. 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.

Student Illness

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.

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

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.

 

 

Announcements:

 

Ypsilanti ‘’G’’ League Grizzlies Basketball

 

(GRIZZLY GIRLS)

Skills,Drills & Fun Saturday October 22nd   9-11am

 GRADES 3-5th

YPSILANTI COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

501 Emerick St.

Ypsilanti,Mi 48197

Ypsilanti ‘’G’’ League GRIZZLY GIRLS BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS CAMP WILL PROVIDE A FUN ATMOSPHERE FOR ELEMENTARY GIRLS TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASKETBALL. THEY WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM YPSIALNTI COACHES AND PLAYERS ON OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE SKILLS DRILLS.ALL CAMPERS WILL BE PLACED IN GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR GRADE AND ABILITY.

WHAT TO BRING

SHOES, SHORTS, GOOD ATTITUDE & YOUR A GAME IF INTERESTED AND MORE INFO CONTACT

 

 

Coach Dave - 734-799-7860 or ddenson7@ycschools.us Coach D-734-323-9602 or idaniel4@ycschools.us

Coach Scott - 313-549-5885 or dscott8@ycschools.us

 

 

Morning Arrival

 

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 ganglin3@ycschools.us.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Important Information:

 

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important. Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information. You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2100).

 

  • Alternative Bus Home. If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 1:45 pm. We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • 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 1:45 pm. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • Bus Information - The YCS Transportation Department has the current bus routes (stop location and times) posted on the website. YCS Transportation Info. If you need to change your child’s bus stop location please contact the Holmes Main Office at 734-221-2100.

 

If you are experiencing other transportation issues please contact our

Transportation Department at 734-221-2449.

 

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 week!

 

Mr. Anglin

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, October 11th.

 

Traducción Española

 

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 89% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.


Holmes’ Goals:

 

 

 

Check out our      Holmes Points of Pride: 2022-th2a3t were shared at the October 10th Board Meeting by Holmes students and staff members

 

 

  1. NOT TOO LATE TO PARTICIPATE…

    Holmes is participating in the SchoolStore.com fundraiser and we need your support.

    Note: For this fundraiser students do not need to sell anything or collect money!

    All they need to do is the following...

    • Watch the video. Each classroom teacher showed the 5 minute video linked below SchoolStore Student Video .
    • Take the Parent Envelope home.Teachers gave your child an envelope that should have gone home already.
    • Bring the envelope back to school for their prize. With your help, students will send email invitations then write the Prize Code on their envelope.
      1. 6 emails earns the stuffed animal prize.
      2. 9 or more emails earns an extra prize.


    Holmes Fundraiser - SchoolStore.com
 

 

 

Holmes will earn money when family and friends shop on the schoolstore site. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

The Holmes Staff

 

Upcoming Dates

 

Half Day of School - Next Friday, October 21st, 11:45 am Dismissal

            . .   Teacher Records Day

 

SAVE THE DATE - Parent -Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are from 1 pm - 7 pm on:

  • Wednesday, October 26th

  • Thursday, October 27th

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to schedule your conference day and time.

 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. Thank you for your time and partnership with us.

 

 

Half Day of School - Wednesday, October 26th, 11:45 am Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Half Day of School - Thursday, October 27th, 11:45 am Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Halloween, Monday, October 31st

If you are planning to allow your child to wear a costume to Holmes on Monday, October 31st, please be sure the costume is school appropriate (no masks, no weapons, no gore). Thank you for your support!

 

 

Happening at Holmes

 

 

 

                                    Picture Day

 

SAVE THE DATE - Say Cheese! Picture Day is Monday, October 24th. Picture Day order forms will be going home with your child soon.

 

            Grizzly Gathering

 

We held a Grizzly Gathering last Wednesday! Grizzly Gatherings are school- wide assemblies that are held after breakfast and are an opportunity to reinforce expectations, grow together, and to recognize and celebrate our students, staff, and school. This past Grizzly Gathering we introduced all of our staff to students and went over our school-wide expectations. It was great to see all of our students and staff in one location for the first time since the 2019-2o school year!

 

 

 

 

YCS is providing Covid-19 Home Tests for each student. The home test will be distributed this week.


Covid-19 Home Tests
 

 

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to our awesome Staff Members.

 

                  2nd Grade Teacher, Ms. Jennifer Dixon

Where are you from?

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

 

What college did you attend?

University of Michigan

 

Why did you become a teacher?

To help children realize their full potential.

What do you enjoy most about Holmes?

How we feel like one big family!

What do you do in your free time?

Yoga, softball, arts and crafts, cooking, and baking.

 

 

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 healthresources@ycschools.us

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 healthresources@ycschools.us.  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 following:

 

  • 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:

  1. You must be asymptomatic by day 5
  2. You must be fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without use of medication
  3. 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.

Student Illness

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.

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

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.

 

 

 

Announcements:

 

Ypsilanti ‘’G’’ League Grizzlies Basketball

(GRIZZLY GIRLS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills,Drills & Fun Saturday October 15 9-11am

 GRADES 3-5th

YPSILANTI COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

501 Emerick St.

Ypsilanti,Mi 48197

Ypsilanti ‘’G’’ League GRIZZLY GIRLS BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS CAMP WILL PROVIDE A FUN ATMOSPHERE FOR ELEMENTARY GIRLS TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASKETBALL. THEY WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM YPSIALNTI COACHES AND PLAYERS ON OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE SKILLS DRILLS.ALL CAMPERS WILL BE PLACED IN GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR GRADE AND ABILITY.

WHAT TO BRING

SHOES, SHORTS, GOOD ATTITUDE & YOUR A GAME

 

IF INTERESTED AND MORE INFO CONTACT

Coach Dave - 734-799-7860 or ddenson7@ycschools.us

 

 

 

Coach D-734-323-9602 or idaniel4@ycschools.us Coach Scott - 313-549-5885 or dscott8@ycschools.us

 

 

 

Morning Arrival

 

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 ganglin3@ycschools.us.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Important Information:

 

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important. Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information. You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2100).

 

  • Alternative Bus Home. If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 1:45 pm. We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • 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 1:45 pm. This
 

 

will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

  • Bus Information - The YCS Transportation Department has the current bus routes (stop location and times) posted on the website. YCS Transportation Info. If you need to change your child’s bus stop location please contact the Holmes Main Office at 734-221-2100.

 

If you are experiencing other transportation issues please contact our

Transportation Department at 734-221-2449.

 

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.

 

 

Take care!

 

Mr. Anglin

Greetings Holmes Families! I have shared the weekly update for Tuesday, October 4th, 2022.

Traducción Española

Holmes’ Goals:

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 every day.

Last week we averaged 89% attendance. Thank you for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.

The 2022-23 school year is off to a great start! Developing good attendance habits now and assuring your child attends “All Day, Every Day” will keep them on track for academic success!

 

 

 

Holmes Family Night Thank you!

The Holmes Staff would like to say thank you to all of our families that were able to join us for Holmes Family Night this past Thursday.

 

We appreciate your partnership!

 

I have shared the Principal and Title I Presentation that was shared with families on Thursday.

 

 

 

Happening at Holmes

 

Count Day is tomorrow, October 5th!

 

As with every day, we encourage your child to be present tomorrow, October 5th. Your child’s attendance allows Ypsilanti Community Schools to receive funding from the state, which in turn, allows us to provide resources to support our student's achievement. Please plan to have your child present on Count Day if they are able and healthy. Thank you for your support!

 

  1. is participating in the SchoolStore.com fundraiser and we need your support.

    Note: For this fund-raiser students do not need to sell anything or collect money!

    All they need to do is the following...

    1. Watch the video. Each classroom teacher showed the 5 minute video linked below on Monday SchoolStore Student Video .
    2. Take the Parent Envelope home.Teachers gave your child an envelope that should have gone home on Monday.
    3. Bring the envelope back to school for their prize. With your help, students will send email invitations then write the Prize Code on their envelope.

    will earn money when family and friends shop on the school-store site. Thank you for your support!


    Fundraiser - SchoolStore.com

Picture Day

 

SAVE THE DATE - Say Cheese! Picture Day is Monday, October 24th. Picture Day order forms will be going home with your child soon.

 

Holmes Staff Highlight

We would like to take time to introduce you to our awesome Staff Members.

Social Worker, Ms. Alyssia Hence.