Director’s Note April
Spring is here, and our break
is scheduled from April 6 through
April 10. I hope that all of you find some
enjoyable family time. When we return from spring break, the Michigan academic testing season will begin. The new assessment, the M-Step, will be given to the various grade levels at different times. The eighth and fifth grade will take their English Language Arts assessment on April 14 and 15. Math and Social studies will be given the 21 through 23. The other grades will take assessments during the following weeks. You will find the entire schedule later in this news letter.
Please keep in mind that we take a low-pressure approach to assessment. All we ask is that students arrive rested and fed. Participation is critical as our funding, academic rating, and charter reauthorization are all dependent on the data generated through this assessment.
Last month I sent out an email regarding immunization waivers. I’ve recently been informed by Washtenaw County Public Health that they are anticipating a high volume of requests for waivers. As we have large numbers of medically fragile students in our building, I strongly encourage you to immunize your child, but if you chose to waive your child’s immunizations, you must make an appointment at the Washtenaw County Public Health Immunization Clinic to speak with a nurse. The clinic is located at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti. The phone number is 734-544-6700. All students entering kindergarten or seventh grade or enrolling in the school for the first time must submit either an immunization record, a physician issued medical waiver or a Washtenaw County Public Health issued waiver. Students who do not have one of these forms of documentation will be excluded from attending Honey Creek Community School until appropriate documentation is submitted. If you plan to obtain a waiver, I urge you to contact Washtenaw County Public Health to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Have a healthy spring break!