Sister Lakes Families! Virtual/phone parent-teacher conferences are Monday-Tuesday, March 29-30 (5-8pm) and Wednesday, March 31 (1-4pm). Notices went home to families last week. If you need to know your conference time please call the school at 782-4468 or contact your child's teacher directly. Thanks! Have a great day! -Mr. Zietlow
Dear Parents and Families, We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise funds for our school with our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair, March 21-April 3. The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters, helping them to become lifelong readers. And, you’ll love the option to experience the magic of the Virtual Book Fair at your convenience. You’ll also be able to enjoy these special virtual shopping features: • Access to more than 6,000 products • Direct to your home shipping • eWallets that allow family and friends to contribute • FREE shipping on all book-only orders over $25 • The chance to support our school (we earn 25% of sales in rewards), while supporting your child’s love of reading Visit our Book Fair homepage between March 21 and April 3 to get started with your virtual shopping. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sisterlakeselementaryschool Happy reading, and thank you for your continued support of our school, Ryan Zietlow, Principal Sister Lakes Elementary School
Sister Lakes Families, Due to the weather, Tuesday 2/16/21 will be a distance learning day. There will be no in person instruction.
Good afternoon Sister Lakes Families, 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.
Due to inclement weather there will be no school today, Friday, February 5, 2021. No classes will be in session.
Due to the weather today will be a distance learning day. Please follow your regular distance learning schedule today. -Mr. Zietlow
Good afternoon parents and Guardians of Dowagiac Union Schools, The weather forecast for tonight 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 for your support and understanding. Jonathan Whan Superintendent
Good Morning Sister Lakes Families! We do have school in person today 1/15/21. See you all soon! -Mr. Z
Happy New Year Sister Lakes students and families! I hope everyone had a great holiday! This is just a reminder that we return to school on Monday 1/4/2021 and will be in distance learning until 1/08/2021. Can't wait to see everyone online! Have a great weekend.
Returning to Distance Learning 1/4/21 - 1/8/21 We will be returning to distance learning per the school board’s decision. During this time we will follow the same daily schedule as used during the first five weeks of school for the distance learning plan. Students will need to take their Chromebooks and other needed materials home with them at the end of school day on Friday, December 18, 2020. Staff and students will work together through the Schoology learning platform and other support programs that have been used throughout this school year. Volviendo al aprendizaje a distancia 01/04/21-01/08/21 Regresaremos a la educación a distancia según la decisión de la junta escolar. Durante este tiempo, seguiremos el mismo horario diario que se utilizó durante las primeras cinco semanas de clases para el plan de aprendizaje a distancia. Los estudiantes deberán llevar sus Chromebooks y otros materiales necesarios a casa al final del día escolar el viernes 18 de diciembre de 2020. El personal y los estudiantes trabajarán juntos a través de la plataforma de aprendizaje de Schoology y otros programas de apoyo que se han utilizado en toda esta escuela. -Mr. Zietlow
Sister Lakes Families! See you all tomorrow! Face-to-Face learning begins tomorrow (Wednesday 12/9/20). -Mr. Z
Sister Lakes Parent Meeting There will be a virtual parent meeting Monday and Tuesday this week. Monday - December 7th at 5:30 pm Tuesday - December 8th at 8:00 am This meeting is to gather parent input for our School Family Compact and our Family Engagement Plan. The compact is the same as last year except we need to include distance learning. The Family Engagement Plan was also adjusted to include virtual meetings. Both times are the exact same meeting but we are providing you two opportunities to attend the meeting. Please let us know which meeting works best for you. You can email Mrs. Barber at email@example.com or Mr. Zietlow at firstname.lastname@example.org A Google Meet link will be sent to you. We hope you can attend! -Mr. Zietlow, Sister Lakes Principal
Good Morning again! Schoology should be working now. Please try again! -Mr. Z
Parents, as we prepare for virtual learning next week, teachers will be sending home at least one QR code that will serve as a login badge for kindergarten-5th grade students to get into Chromebooks. This will help in the login process for the devices. Teachers will be practicing this with students to ensure they are ready. If you have questions, please contact your building office. The following link will give you video instructions: https://www.loom.com/share/ac1244e1259c48189eb6e5a45cebde52?sharedAppSource=personal_library
The students at Sister Lakes are ready for distance learning. Here are a few reminders! Please make sure you login into your live meetings in the morning and afternoon! Remember your times for small group meetings! Complete/participate in all assigned activities and assignments! Work to the best of your ability! We look forward to seeing you again in-person December 9th!! Stay Safe! Los estudiantes de Sister Lakes están listos para el aprendizaje a distancia. ¡Aquí hay algunos recordatorios! ¡Asegúrese de iniciar sesión en sus reuniones en vivo por la mañana y por la tarde! ¡Recuerde sus horarios para las reuniones de grupos pequeños! ¡Complete / participe en todas las actividades y tareas asignadas! ¡Trabaje lo mejor que pueda! ¡Esperamos verte de nuevo en persona el 9 de diciembre! ¡Mantenerse a salvo! -Mr. Z
Parents, as we prepare for virtual learning next week, teachers will be sending home at least one QR code that will serve as a login badge for kindergarten-5th grade students to get into Chromebooks. This will help in the login process for the devices. Teachers will be practicing this with students to ensure they are ready. If you have questions, please contact your building office. The following link will give you video instructions: https://www.loom.com/share/ac1244e1259c48189eb6e5a45cebde52
Meet Up and Eat Up The buses will be running on the following days!! November 23-24 (the 24th will be a 2 day bag), November 30-December 8th. We will be delivering daily breakfast and lunch bags. Please click on the link for more information about the location of food pick up sites. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WCmcC96qx1kaOrU0Gw57sMIwAbA9BH2zYpE4BivSaRo/edit?usp=sharing
Hello Sister Lakes Families, Here is the letter addressing the high school mandate to distance learning effective today and the board of education's decision from Monday night that determined K-8 is going to be distance learning from Monday, November 23 - December 8th. Sister Lakes teachers will be sending home Chromebooks, texts, materials, and logins. Please look for these by this Friday. Please reach out to the school if you have any questions. Stay safe! -Mr. Zietlow https://drive.google.com/file/d/10e7z7sD7gczvt2Wqz1jg8l-pbjqcGNgq/view?usp=sharing
This is just a reminder that we have half days Wednesday and Thursday this week. Pick up time is 12:03 pm on half days. There will be no lunch served on these days. Friday is a full day of school. -Mr. Zietlow - Principal
Looking for Toys For Tots Information - Please click the link https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQngwF5PNVU49m7f9CDp7wpTrMCOKMbkwYyk0QgRdylo4oJFe4UQQQYPIgRw69-hfd7JA5mJ9CZPahF/pub -Mr. Z
Sister Lakes Virtual Book Fair https://scholastic.com/bf/sisterlakeselementaryschool 11/2/20 - 11/15/20
Parent Teach Conferences Hello Sister Lakes Parents, Students and Families! Parent Teacher Conference will be held Tuesday 11/10/20 from 5-8pm, Wednesday 11/11/20, and Thursday 11/12/20 from 1-4pm. Please be looking for a notification letter from your child's teacher about your conference time. Each conference will be either a virtual meeting online or phone call meeting. Your child's teacher will contact you about which way is best to reach you. -Mr. Zietlow, Sister Lakes Principal
Sister Lakes Book Fair Begins Today!! Click the link below to enter the virtual book fair. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=sisterlakeselementaryschool
Parent Teach Conferences Hello Sister Lakes Parents, Students and Families! Parent Teacher Conference will be held Tuesday 11/10/20 from 5-8pm, Wednesday 11/11/20, and Thursday 11/12/20 from 1-4pm. Please be looking for a notification letter from your child's teacher about your conference time. Each conference will be either a virtual meeting online or phone call meeting. Your child's teacher will contact you about which way is best to reach you. -Mr. Z, Sister Lakes Principal
Weekly Newsletter for 10/23/20 Please read our newsletter for this week and every week for important information. https://bit.ly/34p1qg8 -Mr. Zietlow, Principal
Hello Sister Lakes students and families!! We have a virtual book fair beginning Nov. 2 - Nov. 15. Please visit the link below to purchase your books from the fair! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=sisterlakeselementaryschool Mr. Z - Sister Lakes Principal
Hello Sister Lakes students and families! Picture day is October 20th!! Come dress to impress and don't forget your smile!! https://www.geskusphoto.com/ Mr. Z - Principal
Good Morning, Schoology is currently experience issues nationwide. Please keep trying if it isn't working. Sometimes the refresh button helps. Also your teacher can send a link to the meeting or other links as necessary. Please check your student's email account for information on that. -Mr. Zietlow, Sister Lakes Principal
If you have not already signed up for transportation, please contact the transportation department ASAP. 782-4482. If your child is not signed up for the bus, they will not be allowed to ride. Si usted todavia no se a registrado para transportacion por favor de contactar el de departamento de transportacion. 269-782-4482. Si no esta registrado su hijo/a no podran levantarlo/
Greetings! Just a reminder to register your child for school so we make sure we get updated information to you. You can find the registration information on the Sister Lakes webpage!
Dowagiac Community: Due to a recent resignation on the Board of Education, the Dowagiac Union Schools is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education. Applicants must submit a letter of interest to the attention of the Board President (mailed or delivered to Administration Office.) Letters must be received by 4 pm., on Wednesday, August 12th. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in serving on the Board of Education, please submit your letter of interest to the Board by August 12th. Thank you!
Hello Parents, June 5th you can drop off your last students work packet from 9-1:00 p.m. On a different note, as we receive information about next year we will pass that along as soon as we are able.