Grass Lake Community Schools

  • Grass Lake Community Schools
    899 S. Union Street
    Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
    517-867-5540


    UPDATED FOOD DELIVERY INFORMATION - 3/26/20

    Tomorrow, Friday, March 27, we will be delivering three sets of breakfast/lunch packages for each family for the weekend, and will not be delivering on Monday, March 30.

    ATTENTION RIDGEWOOD VISTA AND
    COACHMAN COVE FAMILIES

    Grass Lake will be delivering breakfast lunch packets to these two locations Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM-11:30 PM at Ridgewood near the office, and 11:45 AM-12:15 PM at the Cove, also near the office. East Jackson Schools families are welcome to participate, also. We will be serving from the rear of our school bus.


    Superintendent Update - March 24, 2020

    With Governor Whitmer's update yesterday informing us that our schools would be closed through Monday, April 13, Superintendent Kiser shares information about several topics that have been on the minds of our school families. Go to https://bit.ly/3amXeOw to see this information. If you know of anyone who does not have access to the Internet, please share this information with them.


     Governor Whitmer Extends School Closures
    Through Monday, April 13

    As directed by Governor Whitmer, Grass Lake Community Schools will continue to be closed through Monday, April 13, with plans to re-open Tuesday, April 14. Little Warriors Child Care is also closed. 

    From Governor Whitmer's directive of Monday, March 23, "This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm."


    Updated School Contact Information
    Due to School Closure

    During our school closure our school building offices will be closed, but school secretaries are monitoring their emails and will be responding to your inquiries. If you have questions, contact the following offices:
    George Long Elementary School: jena.tengman@grasslakeschools.com
    Grass Lake Middle School: kim.brown@grasslakeschools.com
    Grass Lake High School: laura.kulwicki@grasslakeschools.com


    Additional Community Services
    Being Provided

    In addition to our school district's efforts to provide breakfasts and lunches to those in need while our students are not attending our schools for the upcoming weeks, Grass Lake's community leaders have also come together to provide additional services. Go to https://bit.ly/3b8CLNp to view the services that are now available.


    Free Breakfasts and Lunches Available
    During School Closure

    Grass Lake Community Schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch meals to anyone in need Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Go to http://bit.ly/2Qvtnvp for details. (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE BREAKFAST/LUNCH PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP BEHIND GEORGE LONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEAR THE BUS GARAGE FROM 11:00 AM-11:15 AM ON OUR SCHEDULED DAYS OF DELIVERIES. See the calendar on this website for delivery days.)


    Grass Lake Schools
    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

    As directed by Governor Whitmer, Grass Lake Community Schools will be closed Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13. Go to http://bit.ly/39OeQ5z for a complete update on the status of Grass Lake Community Schools operations as our District responds to the Governor's directive to close our schools.


     

Grass Lake Community Schools Announcements

  • 2020-2021 GLCS Holidays and Breaks Announced

    Important dates for the 2020-2021 school year for Grass Lake Community Schools can be found by clicking on the heading of this announcement.

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  • Coronavirus Protection

    While the Coronavirus Covid 19 is being monitored by our government agencies, the Michigan Department of Education reminds all of us to maintain basic cleanliness and prevention methods that include: o Remaining at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick. o Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. o Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable. o Covering cough and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve. Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and no-touch trash cans.

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  • School Closing Information

    From time to time, school must be delayed or closed due to weather-related or emergency conditions. Every attempt is made to make the decision before 6:30 a.m. On rare occasions school may be delayed for two hours. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Lauren Doser and Nathan Maynard - Spelling Bee Champions

    Congratulations to George Long Elementary School 5th Grader Lauren Doser for winning the George Long Elementary 5th Grade Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 30, and to Nathan Maynard, who was our runner-up. Lauren will represent George Long Elementary School at the regional spelling bee on Wednesday, March 11, at the Western High School Performing Arts Center, where she will be spelling against regional 5th through 8th grade students. If for some reason Lauren is not able to attend the Bee, Nathan will stand in her place. Well done Lauren and Nathan!

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  • GRASS LAKE STUDENTS ROCK THE 2018-2019 STANDARDIZED TESTS!

    Congratulations to our Grass Lake Community Schools students and teachers as we review the results of standardized testing that was completed during the 2018-2019 school year. The growth among our students' proficiency levels, and our leadership in Jackson County, as well as our overall positive comparisons with all other State of Michigan school districts, illustrate very positive academic growth in our students' preparation for their successful futures. Well done!

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  • Grass Lake Community Schools Described

    The staff at Grass Lake Community Schools educates students in three buildings that are located in the growing community of Grass Lake. Our school district has a proven record of continuous academic improvement. Our offerings include: 1) K-12 education, 2) our Little Warriors preschool program, which includes the Great Start Readiness Program, and 3) our Little Warriors child care program for children ages 12 months old through 12 years old. We boast a strong academic program that offers a variety of curricula, along with numerous interscholastic and extra-curricular activities that offer enrichment opportunities for all segments of our school population.

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  • Our Grass Lake School Food Services Department Gives Thanks

    Our Grass Lake community's benevolence is remarkable, and that includes a high level of giving toward our school district's food services department to help feed our students whose families find difficulty paying for their hot lunches. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Information About Consequences of Making Threats in Schools

    To the Parents/Guardians of Grass Lake Students: Due to some recent events that have occurred within Jackson County, it is important that we as a district once again stress the importance of student and school safety. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Parking Lot and Driveway Restrictions

    Please note there are time restrictions in effect for student and parent automobile passage in our school parking lots and driveways that are in place for student safety and for maintaining clear routing for our school buses. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Fall, 2019 "Smoke Signals" District Newsletter Now Available Electronically

    The electronic version of Grass Lake Community Schools 20-page "Smoke Signals" is now available. While you may have received the "Smoke Signals" in your postal mail, there are updated features and dates in the electronic version that came in after the hard copy went to press. Click on the heading of this announcement to find a link.

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  • 2019-2020 1:1 Computer Initiative Handbooks Available

    All Grass Lake Community Schools Kindergarten through 12th grade students are eligible to receive individual personal computing devices. With those devices come responsibilities for the students and the parents. New rules for damages have been instituted. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Apply Now for Free and Reduced Lunches for Your Children

    Registration has begun for Grass Lake Community Schools families to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches for their children during the 2019-2020 school year. We highly encourage our families to apply for this accommodation. Click the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Grass Lake Community Schools "Order of Contacts" Established

    In order to assist parents and community members in addressing questions that may arise throughout the school year, the district has established the following process or steps that will guide you in speaking with the right person. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • New Online Store Available Through Our GL Athletic Department

    We have a new on-line store for the athletic departmental, and the link is this: https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/michigan/grasslake/grass-lake-high-school. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • George Long Elementary Parents Share Their Experiences

    "Thank you" to parents of students attending George Long Elementary School for sharing comments about your experiences, and the experiences of your children, at George Long Elementary School given to us during this Teacher Appreciation Week. Click on the heading of this announcement for parent comments.

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  • Technology and Youth: Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression

    With the rapid proliferation of Internet access and the use of social media by our children, the Center for Disease Control has created a 2-page "Tip Sheet", along with a 24-page brief that offers parents and youth a full description of what "electronic aggression" is defined as, and describes ways to be informed and to help prevent electronic aggression.

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  • School Emergency Procedures

    It is our highest priority to keep our students in a learning environment that is safe and secure. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Pupil Safety - Our Primary Concern at Grass Lake Community Schools

    Dr. Kiser expresses to our Grass Lake Community Schools families that in light of the tragic events that occurred in Florida, 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 announcement for more information.

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  • FAFSA Help Available Online

    Many of our Grass Lake High School families will begin thinking about financial aid as our students begin making plans for paying for their education after high school. An important element to that process is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An online guide that will answer questions about the process can be found at https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

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  • Bus Drivers Needed at Grass Lake Schools

    Grass Lake Community Schools has openings for school bus drivers. Pay rate is $17.94 per hour. Contact the Transportation Office at 517-867-5544 for more information.

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Superintendent's Corner - Information for Our Stakeholders

  •  Dr. Kiser

    Understanding Michigan's 3rd Grade Reading Law - August 29, 2019

    In this August, 2019, installment of the "Superintendent's Corner", Superintendent Dr. Ryle Kiser shares information about the State of Michigan’s Public Act 306, which has come to be known as the “3rd Grade Reading Law”. Click on the heading of this feature to see Dr. Kiser's comments regarding the law’s impact on Grass Lake Community Schools.

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