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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68): What You Need To Know
School and District Accountability Results
Recently the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released school and district accountability results. Nearly all K-12 public schools are ranked based on participation of all students in the state assessment program, proficiency rates of students on the MEAP or MME, attendance rates, graduation rates, evaluation of educators, and levels of compliance with state mandates. Schools are assigned a color coding, a top to bottom ranking, and in some cases also receive an additional label.
- Explanation of the color coded Accountability Scorecards
- Explanation of Priority School label
- Explanation of Reward School label
- Explanation of Focus School label
Congratulations to our Reward Schools: Brummer and Sayre Elementary Schools and South Lyon East High School!
Bartlett Elementary is our only Focus School and it is the result of Bartlett recently housing the Academically Talented program. We believe that the outstanding performance of our academically talented students created a wider gap at this school as the bottom 30% of students at Bartlett scored similar to the other six elementary schools in our district.
While the Magnet program moved to Brummer Elementary in 2013-14, students must have attended a full school year for their scores to count in the calculations of their current school, therefore the scores of students in fourth and fifth grade Magnet classes were sent back to Bartlett. Additionally, because of how scores are assigned based on full academic year attendance, the scores of students redistricted to Bartlett for the 2013-14 school year were sent back to the previous school rather than attributed to Bartlett.
We anticipate that Bartlett will cease to be a Focus School after this year as the scores of the students in the Magnet program will be attributed to Brummer Elementary instead.
- The district’s letter explaining school labels
- The letter sent to Bartlett families
- Congratulatons to SLCS Betty Campion District Winner
Patty Barlow - CMS
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year District Winners
Sue Uvick - Sayre Tammy McKenzie - MMS Ed Robinson - SLEHS
- Message from the Superintendent
Bond Facilities Committee Charge
"The Bond Facilities Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Board of Education regarding the content and dollar amount of the next bond issue, working within the parameters that the bond issue cost will not raise the current tax rate. When making this recommendation, the committee will consider the major components of the bond issue, including but not limited to, capital improvements, new technology equipment, and the physical structure of a new elementary school.
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Message from the Superintendent
Already our winter has proved to be a challenging one with at least two “true Michigan winter months” to go. It is not even February and we have already canceled four school days district wide for weather-related events. Therefore, I wanted to take this opportunity to explain many of the factors that contribute to the decision to close schools.
Canceling a day of school is a decision that is not made lightly. The two most common reasons to cancel school are for building issues, such as power outages, or weather-related issues. Canceling school due to a building issue is an easy decision; it's the weather-related ones that can be difficult. Members of our transportation staff spend time driving the roads, sometimes as early as 1:00 a.m., to determine whether road conditions are such that our buses can safely transport students. Our district covers more than 83 square miles and encompasses both paved and dirt roads. Often the main roads are fine but the back roads and subdivision roads are more challenging. I will also drive the roads if I believe there is a need.
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Thank you to our School Board
As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. They are alternately described as having the most important volunteer jobs in the country and facing the toughest challenge in elected American government. Yet school board members are just ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our nation’s public schools. All Michigan citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and the crucial role they play in the education of our children.
Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are deeply rooted in U.S. tradition. It’s the foundation on which our democracy was built. Today local school boards continue to do the most important work of their communities—that of educating our youth.
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- ________________________________________________________________________Message From the Superintendent
As I begin my 19th year as Superintendent, I feel it is time to take stock of what we have accomplished together. We are at the top of our game. I believe we are one of the finest school districts in the state, and while we were the best kept secret for many years, the secret has certainly been getting out.
It has taken many years of commitment by all our stakeholders to achieve this. It has not been any one person, but it is something that we have built together. I often tell my colleagues about “The South Lyon Community Schools’ Way” when they ask about our successes in areas such as student achievement, cost containment, long term planning, human resources, and facilities and grounds. What is the South Lyon Community Schools Way you say? Let’s start with a simple illustration. Click here for more information.
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- Bus Drivers Needed
Contact Chena Burton at 248-573-8900
- Parent Reunification Letter Please click here to read the South Lyon
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- School of Choice At this time there is no need for an
intra-district School of Choice lottery
to be held on April 22, 2014.
If circumstances change before the start
of the school year, individual families
will be contacted.