Open House Plans for Dowagiac Schools Fall of 2021 Justus Gage Elementary Date: Wednesday, August, 25, 2021 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Back! All Families will go straight to classrooms. Kindergarten and ECSE Families: Please enter and exit through the Early Childhood wing doors, which are located at the north end of the staff parking lot-James St. Third -Fifth Grade Families: Please enter and exit through the main office doors, located on James St. First and Second Grade Families: Please enter and exit through the point doors, located at the south end of the building. Format: Parents of Children with last names beginning with the letters A-M Time: 5:30-6:00 First Session families leave @ 6:00 Parents of Children with last names beginning with letters N-Z 6:30-7:00 Second Session Families leave @7:00 We look forward to seeing our returning families and meeting our new families! Respectfully, Bryan Henry, Principal Justus Gage Elementary
Letter from Superintendent Whan with information for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Click this link to view: https://5il.co/wl5b
Desktop computers for sale! If you are looking for a one of our used desktop computers there will be one more opportunity to secure yours. Wednesday July 21 from 9am-noon at the Autoshop Building. Cost is $25 for a complete desktop unit (computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse). The supply is limited. Call 269-782-4477 with any questions.
Pre-registration is now open for School Supply Spectacular 2021! United Way of Southwest Michigan is proud to partner with businesses and organizations in Cass County to present the School Supply Spectacular. This annual event provides backpacks with age-appropriate school supplies to students living throughout Cass County. Receive a FREE Backpack filled with age-appropriate school supplies. Backpacks will be available, pre-registration required, to Cass County children (pre-K to 12th grade). Children must be present in order to receive a backpack and must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for students residing in or attending schools in Cass County only and is intended to serve those families in Cass County who are experiencing financial hardship and are not able to afford school supplies and backpacks for their children. Pre-Registration is required at https://www.uwsm.org/school-supply-spectacular Event Dates: Wednesday, August 18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Marcellus High School 303 West Arbor St, Marcellus Saturday, August 21 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brookside Learning Center 61662 Dailey Rd, Cassopolis
Reminder: Dowagiac Summer School will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend. Sincerely, The Dowagiac Summer School Staff
Attention all current Dowagiac Elementary Summer School students and families! Dowagiac Elementary Summer School is currently taking place at Patrick Hamilton Elementary School. The program runs Monday - Friday 8:00 - 12:45. Session 1: June 21 - July 16 Session 2: July 19 - August 13 For the maximum benefit we strongly encourage students to attend both sessions and five days a week! Please call 269-782-4450 with any questions.
Families, This text did not go out last night to our fifth grade families. Please click on the link! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVXHGWreZXwqkQs6y_GiFA1CP5W5dwMRS2Epibiay2I/edit?usp=sharing
Fifth Grade Families, This message should have reached you last night but it did not. Please follow the link. Respectfully, Bryan Henry https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVXHGWreZXwqkQs6y_GiFA1CP5W5dwMRS2Epibiay2I/edit?usp=sharing
Good afternoon Justus Gage Families. Please click on the following link in regards to receiving a refund of your Chromebook insurance deposit. link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B0vYEWFOtA6NudJlC0Fe7TRDTWleVCtU/view?usp=sharing Have a good evening. Bryan Henry
Justus Gage Families, Please follow the link that pertains to a School Climate Survey. Thank you https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FdgdmbxPTeOQjX3lEHo1AgJvFRhKPgdlpEpe_ICJOF0/edit?usp=sharing
Summer is quickly approaching, and that means Fitch Camp will soon begin! Follow this link to sign up! http://bit.ly/fitchcamp
VIRTUAL CONFERENCES NEXT WEEK If you have not made an appointment for your student's conference please do so as soon as possible. Your teacher sent you an email with a link to sign up for a virtual/phone conference. Please email your child’s teacher or contact the office at 782-4460 if you need additional help to make an appointment. CONFERENCES are Monday - Wednesday! 1/2 Day Reminders: We have a 1/2 day on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday April 1. Half day dismissal times are 11:50. Sack lunches will be provided on the 1/2 days. The Justus Gage Staff is looking forward to discussing your child's progress next week either virtually or over the phone. Have a great weekend and stay Safe. Respectfully, Bryan Henry
Good afternoon parents and Guardians of Justus Gage Elementary, The weather forecast for tonight, 2/15/21, is describing some possible challenging weather coming our way. Because of this, students will be bringing home their tech/Chromebooks and learning materials. If the weather is severe enough, we will announce, as early as possible, that tomorrow will be a distance learning day. If we have a distance learning day, we will follow the same schedules used earlier in the year. This idea is based on maximizing as much instructional time this year as possible. Thank you
Good afternoon Justus Gage Families, Staring today, we will not be sending home Chromebook devices unless we are notified of a potential "Virtual Learning" snow day that would be forecasted for the upcoming Monday. Stay warm and safe! Happy Valentine's Day!
Good morning Justus Gage Families. We will be outside for lunch recess as the temp/wind chill will be above 10 degrees. Please remember to have you child bring hat, gloves and boots. Snow pants definitely help keep the little ones warm as well. Go Chieftains!
Thrill Share # 4th Grade Report Cards Good Afternoon 4th Grade families. This is the principal of Justus Gage, Bryan Henry I wanted to inform everyone that we are having a few glitches with Standards attaching and generating onto the 4th grade report cards. We expected to have this glitch completed by the first part of the week. We want to make sure the report truly reflects your child’s performance and also shows all the standards that have been covered this first semester. We will be notifying you once these cards are ready and when they will be sent home. Sorry for any inconvenience and have a safe and warm weekend.
Good Evening Justus Gage Families, This is Bryan Henry, Principal of Justus Gage Elementary School. There is potential for inclement weather and that is why Chromebooks were sent home this afternoon. If we have a snow day, please have your child login in the morning and follow their Justus Gage Distance Learning schedule from home. If we do not have a snow day, we will see you in the morning for Face to Face Instruction. Stay Tuned and Stay Warm.
Good evening Justus Gage Families, I'm sending you a gentle reminder that we will be returning to Face to Face(In person) instruction tomorrow morning, (Monday, January 11th). As a reminder, morning drop off begins at 8:30 and school begins at 8:40. Please remember to return your Chromebooks fully charged and clean. Our entire JGage staff is looking forward to greeting our students tomorrow morning. Respectfully, Mr. Henry
Justus Gage Families, The Dowagiac Union Schools announces the sponsorship of the Extended Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below: The buses will be running on the following days!! January 4-8, 2021. We will be delivering daily breakfast and lunch bags. Please follow the link for the delivery schedule. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUbu9-SOQz74881DV2j2WU5emjKBHRtN/view?usp=sharing
Justus Gage Families, Enjoy your holiday break. Stay warm and safe. Please click on the link for our staff Christmas Card! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSuALQ4bzsjwGg7ghKC7abCXiu-IvexENtoqW3dDHoNYx1I-6xNZU26DLxvVQMRBQn8LRiB9ucySvAd/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000 Season Greetings, Justus Gage Staff