Elementary News

September 13, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019/2020 school year!



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2019 Bond Proposal

What you need to know:

  • Vote on November 5th


We believe every Schoolcraft student deserves a quality learning environment that equips them to succeed for a lifetime.


Our current elementary and middle schools and some athletic facilities are old and failing. We've maintained them for as long as possible. They need to be replaced.


We've developed a long-term plan to wisely invest in a better, safer learning environment for students while minimizing taxpayer burden.

  • New Building for PreK-6th grades designed for modern learning
  • New, dedicated, access-controlled addition to the high school for 7th-8th grades designed for modern learning
  • Improved security and safety
  • Athletic facilities enhancements
  • Energy-efficient systems
  • Cost: $39.9 million (3 mills increase)


Know the facts. Ask Questions. Vote on November 5.

See the "SCS-BOND.COM" website can be found below:

Thursday Delayed Starts at Schoolcraft:

Upcoming Delayed Starts:

  • Thursday, Sept. 19th
  • Thursday, Sept. 26th
  • Thursday, Oct. 3rd
  • Thursday, Oct. 10th

What are delayed starts and why does Schoolcraft have them?

Delayed starts allow our students to arrive for a 8:45 am start* which provides our teachers time to collaborate professionally to make informed instructional plans for every student in our building together. This is a powerful time for our staff that ensures that every student's instructional needs are being individually planned for by a group of dedicated Eagle Educators!

*Students can arrive as normal between 7:45-8:00 on delayed starts and participate in activities in the gymnasium OR can arrive "delayed" between 8:30-8:45 and still be considered on time (not tardy).

Parent & Family Advisory Committee:

We are proud to have regular parent advisory meetings at the Elementary School. This team advises the school on important decisions for the current and upcoming school year. For example, the team helped us decide to make our gymnasium a priority this summer and it was updated immensely! (See photo)

To participate and register for this years advisory team,

please complete the following form:

A.L.I.C.E Drill at the Elementary

During the weeks of September 9th and September 16th, the students at Schoolcraft Elementary will participate in a story book called "I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared!" by Julia Cook. This book explains to the students what to expect if we have a "bad someone" in the building and need to respond.

Mr. Webster want's to preface that there are some differences in the way that the Elementary School manages a ALICE drill and the way the drill is managed in the story book. He and the students discussed those differences during the reading.

Please see, or keep an eye out for, the letter that comes home on the day of your child's story reading. It gives you more information and even some helpful questions to ask your child to help ensure they understand what is expected during a ALICE drill or situation.

A Youtube version of the story can be viewed by playing the video below:

Alice - I'm not scared I'm prepared elementary parent letter

The elementary school receives digital fliers at times that offer our age students a healthy activity to participate it. Please see the recent flier from Kingdom Sports:

KIC FLYER August 2019.pdf
Parent Letter - Safety (Drill for Evacuation Off-Site)

Safety drill coming: An "All District Bus Evacuation" will take place Monday, September 16th. The purpose of the drill is to practice evacuating town should a disaster strike. Note that the buses will not actually be leaving/driving in this drill. We will simply load and unload for practice purposes.

Please see the "Parent Letter" from Dr. Stitt.

Family Time!

You may not be aware of this but on Schoolcraft Community School's "One Page Plan" there is a list of values we share that shape how we operate as an organization. One of those values is "Focus on Family". As an elementary school, we decided to share a space in our newsletter that is dedicated to offering ideas and ways to make that family time a priority for everyone, just as we, that work for Schoolcraft Schools, try to keep our own families a priority.

The "Family Time" idea for this edition of Elementary News is...

Free Movie Night at the Kalamazoo Growlers Stadium:

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