** Please go to the Return to Learn page (https://www.stlouisschools.net/domain/255) for the most up-to-date information on our Return to Learn plan.
July 29, 2020
Dear St. Louis Families,
The Return to Learn Task Force has met twice now to problem solve and develop solutions to issues in regards to students and staff returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year (Return to Learn Task Force meeting minutes are below).
We are continuing to offer two different options for our families (face-to-face and a virtual option). Please click the following link to be able to see the difference between the two options.
Description of each learning option: Face-to-Face Learning vs. Virtual Learning
Part of our planning requires us to find an approximate number of families who are ready to commit to the virtual learning option for the start of the school year. This will allow us to appropriately place our resources to support both face-to-face learning and virtual learning. We are asking families who are looking to commit to the virtual learning option to sign up using the below survey. Please fill out a survey for each individual child you are signing up. We are asking that only a parent or guardian fill out the survey, as we will need parental consent for a student to move to the virtual learning option.
We are requesting families to fill out the survey by Wednesday, August 5th at 11:59 p.m.
If your family is making the choice to return for face-to-face learning, we do NOT need you to complete the survey.
We are continuing to implement safety protocols and procedures. We will continue to work to implement all of the safety requirements in all of our buildings to ensure the safest environment for our staff and students.
Please feel free to contact me or your building principal with questions.
July 10, 2020
Dear St. Louis Families,
On June 30, 2020, Governor Whitmer released Michigan's 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap. The roadmap contains the safety requirements we will follow when we return to school. Next week a task force will meet to collaborate on the different ways we will adapt to the requirements. The task force is comprised of staff (teaching, support staff, food service, transportation, and maintenance), parents, and community members. We will also be asking students to be a part of the task force once we get a little further into the planning. In order to assist the task force with valuable input and information from our St. Louis Publis Schools' families, we are requesting families to fill out the below survey. The task force will be meeting on Wednesday, July 15th, at 2:00 p.m. We hope this provides families sufficient time to complete the short survey.
We will have a plan for our students to return to school, based off the requirements set forth by the State of Michigan, and ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Our plan will include options for students to return in-person or virtually. This will continue to be a fluid plan which will allow us to adapt to the ever-changing times.
We will share additional information as it becomes available.
Kindergarten Round Up Starts April 14!
Carrie Knause Early Childhood Learning Center will begin Kindergarten Round Up April 14. Call (989)681-3535 to book an appointment! For more details please check out our informational flyer.
FFA State Degree Recipients
The State FFA Degree is the highest honor a State FFA Association can bestow upon its members. To qualify for this degree, members must have been enrolled in agricultural education for at least two years and complete 360 hours of school-based agricultural education. They must also have a productive Supervised Agricultural Experience, which is conducted outside of school where they have invested an additional 300 hours. Members must have also demonstrated their leadership abilities through a speech, demonstration of parliamentary procedure, and serve as a committee member or as a chapter officer. FFA Members who receive this award have completed a minimum of 25 service hours and have a satisfactory academic record verified by the school administration. The Michigan State FFA Degree is also counted by Michigan State University for six general education credits and can be applied to any degree track at MSU. This year’s recipients are Kassidy Acker, Corban Allen, Michael Hrabal, Taylor Marr, and Jaden Simmons.
St. Louis Students Assist in the Need for Blood DonationsAnatomy and Physiology students successfully hosted two blood drives this year through Michigan Blood and collected 180 pints of blood from staff, students and community members. The students worked hard to recruit donors, get food donations from local businesses and organized all aspects of the day. They did an amazing job!
SLHS Wrestling Program Secures Its Fifth District Title in a Row!
The St. Louis High School Wrestling team took home its fifth consecutive district title February 11, in the Shark Tank! This is the first time in Shark history that the varsity wrestling team has won five consecutive district titles. Gavin Giles, Alex Newton, and Dylan Marr advanced through regionals to compete at the state competition in Detroit on March 6. Good luck Sharks!
Little Free Library
Take a Book ~ Share a Book
You may have noticed a new addition outside of Carrie Knause! We now have our own little free library! One of our 2nd graders in Mrs. Jenkin's class thought this would be a great addition to our school. Her and her classmates then pursued a grant through the Youth Advisory Council with the Gratiot Community Foundation to secure the funds for this project! Please feel free to grab a book when your child needs something to read or swap us books after your child has finished reading one of their books!
Digital All-State Athlete Display
Please check out our new interactive touch screen display just outside the gym for All-State athletes at SLHS! All you have to do is walk up and touch the display to interact with it. This is an ongoing project by some of our business students and we are working to get it updated and current. If you have additions to this site, please email Mr. Hemker. Also, for most of the athletes we had to scan in old yearbook photos so if you have an updated photo of yourself, please send it on as well. Check out the video in the recent Shark Scene article to see it in action. You can also view the site online.
Schools of Choice
Schools in Gratiot and Isabella counties participate in a cross-district Schools of Choice Program. Parents can consider a school that best fits their child's individual needs. Schools of Choice applications must be completed and submitted to the Gratiot-Isabella Region Education Service District. Check out the Schools of Choice brochure for more information.
St. Louis Bond Promo Video
We are the St. Louis Sharks!
Our motto that St. Louis Public Schools lives by is: “Together we Can, Together we Do!” We have had that motto for the past two years and will continue to live by that. “Together we Can, Together we Do!” means we really need to work together. Working together will bring support and pride to everyone. Working together will allow for us to always put kids first. We take pride in our programming, our staff, our students, and our community.
Check out our Shark Pride Archive to see what's been happening throughout the year.
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Points of Pride
- Supportive City & Community
- Excellent Leadership Team
- Quality & Caring Teachers
- K-12 Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
- 1:1 Technology Initiative
- Outstanding Facilities
- Spanish Club
- Spain & Germany Trips
- Music & PE
- Active FFA Program
- Well Known BPA Program
- Strong Athletic Support
- Virtual Learning Program
- Alternative Choice Program
- 4th Grade Mackinaw Island Trip
- 6th Grade Camp
- Band grades 6-12 & Steel Drum Band grades 3-12
The technology foundation exists solely for the purpose of raising money for the purchase of technology and other educational items for the St. Louis Public Schools. Purchased technology will be used directly by teachers and students and will help the teachers provide the highest quality education. Make a purchase from Amazon.com through the search form at the bottom of the Tech Foundation page and the St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation will receive up to 20% of your purchase price!
Check out the Sharks Technology Foundation Website - http://www.stlouissharks.org/