Dear Justus Gage Families, I hope this message finds everyone well and sorry for the late message. Power has been restored at Justus Gage Elementary and school will start at its normal time tomorrow. This afternoon, we positioned all students in the hallway for two reasons. Although there was no tornado warning given, all students and staff took their safety positions in the hallway. Secondly, it was also difficult to see during the storm as there was no power. Students and staff returned to their classrooms once we felt it was safe and there was enough light. Thank you for also being very cooperative during dismissal. Respectfully Bryan Henry, Principal
Attention to JGage/Bus 1 Families., Bus 1 is running 15-20 minutes late because of the storm and traffic being backed up in the Dowagiac Area. All of our bus 1 students are safe and will be supervised in the gym until the bus arrives. Bus 16 and 12 students departed safely on time. Respectfully, Bryan
Justus Gage Families, Thank you so much for the wonderful attendance as we packed the gym during Wednesday's Open House. I would also like to mention that our central air is currently working properly and the teachers have prepared ideal learning environments for our student body. The entire Justus Gage staff is very excited to begin the 22-23 school year this Monday. As a reminder, morning arrival and breakfast begins at 8:26 and dismissal is 3:37. Instruction begins at 8:41. First and second graders will be dropped off at the south/point doors, 3-5 fifth graders will be dropped off at the main entrance/office doors. If you would like your child to eat breakfast, breakfast is available from 8:26-8:41. Students will be dismissed and exit the same doors that they used for arrival. For our kindergarten students, transportation will not be provided on the first day and kindergarten students and parents are to bring their students to school at 9:40. A brief meeting will be held in the gym for our kindergarten parents. Kindergarten students will also be dismissed one hour early, (2:40) and will need to be picked up at the Early Childhood doors. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful weekend and Go Chieftains! Bryan Henry, Principal
Wednesday, August 24, our office will be closed until 12:00 pm, due to Professional Development and welcoming our new staff.
The City of Dowagiac has informed us that they will be shutting power down at 12:00 pm today. We will resume offices hours tomorrow Tuesday, August 16. Have a great day!
Kindergarten parents, just a reminder that now is a great time to stop by your in-boundary school to register your children for the school year.
The Technology department still has some items still for sale. Quantities are very limited and is first come first serve. Here is the breakdown. Older Computer Monitors - $10 each Older Desktops just mouse and keyboard (no monitor) - $10 each Extremely low amount of Chromebooks - $20 each Sale is still cash only! Please call 269-782-4477 if you are interested
Just a reminder! The Dowagiac Union Schools Technology Department will be selling equipment Wednesday July 13th from 1-5pm that is no longer being used in the District. The following equipment is available for sale: Desktop computers $25 with monitor; Notebook computers starting at $40 each; Chromebooks starting at $30 each. The sale will be CASH ONLY. Please come to the Auto Shop overhead garage door facing the high school. For questions call 269-782-4477.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Dowagiac Union Schools Technology Department will be selling equipment Wednesday July 13th from 1-5pm that is no longer being used in the District. The following equipment is available for sale: Desktop computers $25 with monitor; Notebook computers starting at $40 each; Chromebooks starting at $30 each. The sale will be CASH ONLY. Please come to the Auto Shop overhead garage door facing the high school. For questions call 269-782-4477.
Fifth Grade Clap-Out Reminder When: Friday, June 10,2022 The lower elementary students of Justus Gage will line the hallways and clap and cheer for our awesome fifth graders as they walk the halls for the last time as students of our school. Our hope is that you will meet them as they exit the building. We would appreciate it if you could decorate your cars with signs, streamers, balloons and or window paint to celebrate the hard work and dedication your students have put into their elementary years. Fifth graders will be dismissed about 10 minutes earlier (11:46) than the rest of the school so be sure to get in the carline about 20 minutes before dismissal tomorrow. Once your student is in the car with you, you can parade them around the school and through the community. If you are unable to join us, or if your child will be riding the bus that day, we will wait with them until regular dismissal. Thanks for supporting our fifth grade students. 5th Grade Teaching Staff & Mr. Henry
Justus Gage Families, I wanted to send out a reminder about tonight's Title 1 Parent's Night. Tonight's outdoor event will be held on the playground and will run from 6-7. Please enter at the basketball gate. You may park along the street or in the parking lot off of James St. Please click on the link for more details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VJEGyLC7jse1cCa6qtqvkX00Nl6FeAkWLJSL1EqbbaY/edit?usp=sharing
The Dowagiac Union School's Technology Department will be selling equipment Monday May 23rd from 3-5pm that is no longer being used in the District. The following equipment is available for sale: notebook computers starting at $40 each; Chromebooks starting at $30 each. The sale will be held at the Technology Office (same building as the Autoshop). Come to the door facing Lowe St, Monday May 23rd from 3-5pm. For questions call 269-782-4477.
Gentle Reminder to our Justus Gage Families, We have a half day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Dismissal for our k-5 students is 11:56. ECSE students will be dismissed at 11:37. Have a great evening!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to our Justus Gage Families. As a reminder, we have popcorn day tomorrow. 50 cents a bag. "Reading Jogs Your Mind". Wear your sweats or favorite jogging/workout pants to school tomorrow! Workout attire must be appropriate for school! Remember to read at home as reading exercises the mind!
Justus Gage Families, You are now able to see the products to purchase. Sorry for any inconvenience. Spring is in the air! Please follow the fundraiser link: https://shop.giveandgarden.com/spring-garden-fundraiser-216.html#!/Seller/261 Thanks for your support!
Justus Gage Families, Please follow the link for more information in regards to our Spring Flower Fundraiser: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eIKY4zY9twyIbtNILb8sUlZ9cIKaWvMC/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116145211601310083058&rtpof=true&sd=true
Justus Gage Families, Please click on the following link for details in reqards to tonight's PTO Winter Carnival. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K1MhsKCKYTbJ97uTfVCm9lQzBu4QVv5lOX1gfXtZfnI/edit?usp=sharing Hope to see you there for some family fun! Respectfully,
Valentine’s Day Celebrations Rescheduled for: Monday, February 14, 2022 Popcorn Day has been rescheduled for Friday, February 25th. Newsletters will go home this Monday. Enjoy your Super Bowl Weekend! Go Chieftains.
Thanks for being an awesome Justus Gage HERO, Kennedy. Please click on the link to learn more about Kennedy's Random Act of Kindness. https://www.leaderpub.com/2022/01/27/dowagiac-fifth-grader-raises-760-for-youth-girls-basketball-program/
Please click on the link if you are interested in the SEAL Michigan Dental Sealant Program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19eSRnkqY32yaS06cCr7b-SAkVXGwNun1a6Vc11B8Kjk/edit?usp=sharing