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KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP IS APRIL 19
George Long Elementary School's Kindergarten Round-Up for the school year beginning August 23, 2017, will be held Wednesday, April 19. Parent meetings are scheduled for 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on that day.áClick hereáto see complete information for how to get started with the process of registration. We are also accepting schools-of-choice applications for our new Kindergarteners.
WELCOME
The Mission of Grass Lake Community Schools is to provide a quality learning environment that will empower all students to meet their individual needs, discover their potential, and gain essential skills that will enable them to become responsible contributing citizens of our world.

Hi, I'm Dr. Ryle Kiser, Superintendent of Grass Lake Community Schools. Thank you for visiting our website, which will allow you to learn more about our school district and community. We're excited about the progress of our 1:1 technology initiative, which will provide every Grass Lake student with a personal computing device some time during the upcoming school year. This initiative will not onlyáenhance our instructional processes, but it will provide our students with the necessary tools to prepare them for individualized excellence, while providing a supportive, progressive environment for our teaching staff. It is our mission to provide every student with the personal instruction and guidance they need to be successful. Click here to learn more about the 1:1 technology initiative at Grass Lake Community Schools.
áNEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We're glad you have stopped to see our school district's website. Our district enrolls over 1,290 students in our pre-school through 12th grade system in three buildings. We are continually workingáto improve our students' academic achievement by increasing rigor, while promoting relevance and relationships with our students.áWe are located in the Township of Grass Lake in Jackson County in the south-central area of Michigan, just south of Interstate 94, approximately 20 miles west of Ann Arbor and 10 miles east of Jackson. CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN GRASS LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

Transgender Information for Grass Lake Community Schools Families
As is occurring across the nation in schools and in the work place, gender identity equality discussions have become a growing topic for school families and administrators. Protecting the rights of all individuals in our schools is of paramount concern to all of us.

Students who are identifying themselves as transgender are protected under federal law to occupy gender-separated facilities in public school buildings according to their personal gender identity. Recently the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that discrimination based on gender identity, or non-conformity, is prohibited. While this ruling is being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court, schools are required to treat each student as they are gender-identifying themselves, while we refer to them by their identifying pronouns and proper names, allowing them to wear clothing that corresponds to their gender identity, and allowing them to use restroom facilities and other gender-separated areas, regardless of their assigned sex at birth.
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Grass Lake Community Schools is committed to providing a safe, educational environment for all of our students to the extent that the laws allow us, while at the same time protecting the privacy of our students.
Planned School Calendar for 2017-2018
Grass Lake Community Schools families have been inquiring about next year's school calendar. Following are the approved dates for starting date, ending date, and student break days for the 2017-2018 school year. Half days are still being discussed, but the dates given have a very high degree of certainty.
August 23 - First day of school
September 1-4 - Labor Day weekend - Students Off
October 23 - Teacher Professional Development - Students Off
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving weekend - Students Off
December 25-January 5 - Winter Break - Students Off
January 15 - Martin Luther King Day - Students Off
February 17 - President's Day (Mid-Winter Break) - Students Off (As of now there will be school on the Friday preceding President's Day)
March 12 - Teacher Professional Development - Students Off
March 30-April 6 - Spring Break - Students Off
May 28 - Memorial Day - Students Off
June 6 - Last Day of School for Students

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2016 "Festival of Tables" a Success. Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 6th Annual Grass Lake Educational Foundation "Festival of Tables" Fundraiser. It was a wonderful success thanks to our donors, our participants, our volunteers, and our sponsors. Funds raised from this event allow for significant opportunities for our students and we appreciate everyone's support.
Our sponsors included:
5 Healthy Towns Foundation
American Office Solutions
Chelsea Family Dentistry
Centennial Dental Lab
Grass Lake Alumni Association
Grass Lake Medical Center
Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Express Mart - Mobil
Lester Brothers, Inc.
Stone's 1 Stop Auto Stop
Stowe Insurance Agency - Meemic
Susan Cobb-Starrett Insurance Agency - State Farm
Village of Grass Lake Downtown Development Authority

Go toáhttp://bit.ly/2i3xoncáto see each of our sponsor's ads and to gain access to each of our sponsor's websites to learn more about their businesses and organizations, and to find a link to a photo slideshow of the event. Special thanks to Marianne Walter for recording our event in photos.
GLMS and GLHS Achieve Green School Status
Congratulations to the staffs and students at Grass Lake Middle School and Grass Lake High School for being named as Green Schools my Michigan Green Schools. Grass Lake Middle School achieved "Evergreen" status, the highest award, while Grass Lake High School achieved "Emerald" status, which is the second highest award, followed only by "Green" status. Learn more about the Michigan Green Schools program by going toáhttp://www.michigangreenschools.us/green-activities.htmlá
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