Grass Lake Community Schools
899 S. Union Street
Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
Instructional Hours - All Buildings
Grass Lake Middle School - 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Grass Lake High School - 7:35 AM-2:35 PM
George Long Elementary School - 8:35 AM-3:35 PM
No School Monday, January 17
There will be no school for students on Monday, January 17, as we recognize Martin Luther King Day.
Two-Tier Busing vs. One-Tier Busing
Because of a shortage of bus drivers to begin the 2021-2022 school year, our school district implemented two-tier busing that included two runs: an early run with 6th through 12th graders, and a subsequent run with Kindergarten through 5th graders. This system was an alternative to our former system of one-tier busing that included all K-12 students riding the same bus for a single route.
The Grass Lake Board of Education is now asking for input from our school families regarding your thoughts toward two-tier busing and one-tier busing, which will provide information toward planning bus transportation for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/
r/GLCS_Busing_Survey to complete a survey that will help our Board of Education with their decision to continue with two-tier busing, or to return to a one-tier busing system at Grass Lake Community Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This survey will expire at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 28.
Reminder - Masks on Buses Required
We continue to field questions regarding the requirement for all bus passengers to wear face masks properly while on our buses. This requirement is a federal mandate through the Center for Disease Control that is in place until March 18, 2022. Our school district has literally gone through thousands of disposable masks as we supply them for our students who do not carry them. To slow the flow of disposable masks, effective Wednesday, January 12, we will have three-layered cloth masks in our school offices that will be distributed at no cost to students requesting them. It will be our plan that students receiving these masks will keep them in their possession. It is our expectation that 100% of our bus passengers are wearing masks whenever they are on our bus. https://www.transit.dot.gov/TransitMaskUp
Substitute Teachers Needed
Grass Lake Community Schools pay substitute teachers $120 per day for working in our classrooms. As a substitute you would be an employee of EDUStaff and will have to go through their hiring process, which includes fingerprinting, some information modules and an orientation meeting. If you are interested, go to www.edustaff.org and apply. Once you are officially hired as a substitute with EduStaff, please contact our school offices to let us know you are available and that we can call you directly to fill positions.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH OPPORTUNITIES
Go to https://bit.ly/2UJCvBD to access information toward gaining support for school lunches. You may be surprised that you qualify for this totally confidential food program.
Grass Lake Community Schools
Go to https://bit.ly/3xblmzb for all the information you need to register your child at Grass Lake Community Schools for the 2021-2022 school year for grades 1 through 12. Go to https://bit.ly/3u7IDRc to see all you need to know to begin the enrollment process for students entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2021 at George Long Elementary School. Click here for Schools of Choice Enrollment information
Return to Learn/COVID-19 Information
For our families using their Smartphones to view our website, go to https://bit.ly/3f4pMPR to access all up to date Continual Learning files. This information includes our COVID-19 Dashboard.
In light of the recent tragic events, it is important to our district leadership to remind each and every one of you that, above all else, student safety is our primary concern in Grass Lake Community Schools. Click on the heading of this article for more information
Warrior Web Experience Virtual Help
Get help with......1. Getting to Schoology (for students)2. Navigating a Parent Account3. Adding Google Drive Resource App (new students to Schoology)4. How to Submit an Assignment via Google Drive5. Checking Assignment Comments6. Sending a message to your TeacherClick on the heading of this announcement to access these videos compiled by Grass Lake Community Schools Learning consultant Sarah Sherwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)