MacGregor's Message 1/22/21 

Dear Families,

Planning is well underway for the bond projects that will be completed this summer. Many of these projects are less visible than the work that was completed last summer, however, they are equally important. Much of this year’s work will include roofing, concrete and asphalt replacement, and mechanical upgrades such as heating and cooling systems. As we prepare for these projects, I realized that many families have not been in our buildings to see the work that has already been completed. To showcase this, we have put together a video that highlights the work completed so far. You can view the video at http://bit.ly/3iBSCZv.

The district is working to reopen the Highlander Aquatics and Fitness Center (formerly the Howell Area Aquatics Center). Before the center reopens, we will be completing several maintenance projects to the spa and pool. By completing these projects while the center is still closed, we will be able to limit downtime when the center reopens. While the maintenance projects are being completed, we will be hiring lifeguards, instructors, and creating class schedules. You can follow the progress of the reopening on our website at HowellSchools.com/aquatics.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is easy to become complacent with health and safety protocols. We all must continue to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our schools. First and foremost is staying home when showing any symptoms of COVID-19 and when COVID-19 test results are pending, regardless of the reason a test was administered. Additionally, following best public health practices such as wearing a mask in public, frequent hand washing, and limiting social gatherings are important tools in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Three Howell High School Air Force JROTC cadets have been awarded scholarships to attend a flight academy and earn their private pilot’s license. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2020-21 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year is Monday. We are now registering Begindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. You can read more about both of these below.

Sincerely,
Erin J. MacGregor, Ed.S.
Superintendent
Howell Public Schools

Air Force JROTC Cadets Earn Scholarships
Three Howell High School Air Force JROTC cadets have received scholarships to attend a flight academy and earn their private pilot license. Grace Fyke, Clara Jackson, and Lillian Vincent will attend an eight-week summer course at an accredited aviation university. The scholarship is valued at over $22,000 and will cover the cadets’ transportation, room and board, academics, and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. To read more about this, please visit http://bit.ly/3pbe6Pp.

Teacher and Support Person of the Year Nominations Close Monday, January 25
The last day to submit a nomination for the 2020-21 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year is Monday, January 25 at 4 p.m. These awards honor an outstanding teacher and an expectational support staff member for their dedication to the district. To submit a nomination, please visit https://bit.ly/3oJSSYQ.

Begindergarten and Kindergarten Registration is Now Open
Begindergarten and Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open. This year, the Begindergarten and Kindergarten registration process will be done online. To register your child, please visit HowellSchools.com/kdg. You can learn more about our Begindergarten and Kindergarten programs and complete the enrollment process on this site. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 6 p.m., each of our elementary schools will host a virtual meet and greet. In early March, information on these meetings will be posted on our website and emailed to all families who have completed the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact our District Registrar Karen Socia at 517.548.6232 or by email at [email protected].

Posted by gouldt On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM  

 
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