Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is a half day for all students allowing our teachers to participate in a professional development session in the afternoon. Dismissal times are as follows:
|Belle River Elementary||12:05 p.m.|
|Palms Elementary||12:05 p.m.|
|Pine River Elementary||12:05 p.m.|
|Eddy Elementary||12:05 p.m.|
12:05 p.m. K-5
11:20 a.m. Early Childhood
|Marine City Middle School||10:50 a.m.|
|Marine City High School||10:50 a.m.|
|St. Clair Middle School||11:48 a.m.|
|St. Clair High School||10:48 a.m.|
|Riverview East High School||10:50 a.m.|
ZOMBIE FUN RUN! Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome! St. Clair Middle School 4335 Yankee Road St. Clair, MI 48079. Entry Fee $15.00. On Race Day $20.00. Family $50.00. Distance 3.1. The East China School District Endowment Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to benefit East China School District students. To learn more, visit ecsd.us and click East China Educational Foundation located under the District tab. Costumes welcome! Special awards for best costume in each category: Elementary: up to 5th grade, Middle School: Grades 6-8, High School: Grades 9-12, Adult Lighted Hats will be provided. Start of Race 7:00 PM St. Clair Middle School. No locker rooms or shower facilities. Race will NOT be canceled due to weather. Race will not be timed.
Please follow this link to register. http://register.raceservices.com/search/event.aspx?id=29508
At last night's Board meeting, Board of Education members acted decisively and responsibly to address the structural deficit problem that exists in the District. Specifically, the Board voted 5-2 to approve the following motion - "For 2015/16, the Board of Education votes to direct the administration to close an elementary school."
The administration is now charged with developing options for the Board to consider. Beginning at the September 22 meeting and over the next several months, various scenarios and supporting information will be presented and refined for the Board to discuss, reflect upon, leading to eventually a decision that gives us appropriate time to implement.
The Board meeting schedule is available on the District website at: http://www.ecsd.us/index.php/ecsd/board-of-education/meeting-schedules.html
As this discussion moves forward, our work goes on. Just this morning, I joined Brenda Tenniswood and the elementary principals at Palms Elementary School for a discussion and classroom observation aimed at building common understanding of effective math instruction. The work being done in the classroom by the teacher and students was outstanding, the conversation afterward rich with ideas, and overall another example of the great work being done throughout classrooms in the District.
With this in mind, I am asking for your help and support to not engage in speculation and to stay positive. Our parents and students look to us to be examples of reassurance that day to day we will not lose sight of our purpose to be influential adults providing excellent academic, arts, and athletic experiences.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of your school communities, the District, and one another,
The District contracts with NEOLA, a company that monitors State and Federal legislation to develop policy language based on new or changes to existing legislation. NEOLA provides districts with a link to the Districts' policies hosted on their servers.
As part of their effort to be more transparent in the operation of the school district, the East China Board of Education has taken the step to make District policies public and easily accessible. To access District policies, click on the following link:
You will be taken directly to the Board Policy Table of Contents from which you can access Board policies from each of the ten policy series.
Currently, Administrative Guidelines are not accessible as they must now be reviewed and revised to align with the updated policies.
Ok, bus drivers have run through their routes, custodians have made our schools beautiful, secretaries have been busy doing the magical, mysterious things they do, teachers have gotten their classrooms ready, administrators have met with their staff, we are ready! Send your student off with a good breakfast and a positive word of encouragement and let's make this the best year ever!