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October 22, 2020
Boys Basketball Tryout Information

Hayes 7th and 8th grade Boys' basketball tryouts are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 4th at Hayes Middle School Gymnasium. 

8th Grade Tryouts - 3:00 to 5:00

7th Grade Tryouts - 5:30 to 7:30

The boys' tryouts could last as long as three days and students are expected to be at every tryout session. Students should show up dressed and ready to play with gym shorts, basketball shoes and a shirt with their last name written on the back. 

Students trying out for the team must also wear a Mask at all times during the tryout. 

All students planning to try out must have a current physical on file in the Hayes Office. There are two options to fulfill the MHSAA Physical Requirement this school year:

 

1. Submit a current Athletic Physical. A physical is considered current if it is dated and signed by a doctor on or after April 15, 2020.

OR

2. Complete, sign and submit the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire. The Sports Health Questionnaire can only be used for students who received a valid MHSAA sports physical during the 2019-20 school year (dated on or after April 15, 2019). Please visit the link below to print off and fill out the questionnaire:

 

https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/healthquestionnaire.pdf

 

Students may turn in the appropriate medical paperwork to their coach on the first day of tryouts. If a student does not have a current physical or a valid Health Questionnaire they will not be allowed to participate per MHSAA rule. 

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October 21, 2020
Second Meeting about M-43 Connection is 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27

Second Meeting about M-43 Connection is 6:00 p.m., TUESDAY, October 27

 

Three years ago in November 2017, Grand Ledge Public Schools began trying to get access to the “22 acres” from M-43. Since then, Grand Ledge Public Schools has worked with many government agencies to determine what access will be safe and allowed. Grand Ledge Public Schools already held one virtual meeting and is holding another at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27  to share information and get feedback about the M-43 connection. Visit GLcomets.net/Bonds for more information and instructions to access the meeting.

 

Please click the link below at the time of the meeting to join the Zoom webinar / virtual meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127190118?pwd=UndPTjk2SGRkV2xUL2tQa0ZXeE8xUT09

Passcode: 632979

Or Telephone:  +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 436 2866  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 891 2719 0118

October 15, 2020
4th Fridays from Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce

4th Fridays from Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce

The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce encourages people from all around mid-Michigan to patronize all of our Chamber members' businesses on the 4th Fridays of every month.  Many of the Chamber businesses have special deals on the 4th Fridays.  You can learn more at GrandLedgeChamber.com or facebook.com/GrandLedgeChamber

October 15, 2020
M-43 Connection Meetings

Meetings about M-43 Connection and GLPS Bond Work

6:00 p.m., Monday, October 19  -AND-  6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27

Three years ago in November 2017, Grand Ledge Public Schools began trying to get access to the “22 acres” from M-43. Since then, Grand Ledge Public Schools has worked with many government agencies to determine what access will be safe and allowed. Grand Ledge Public Schools is holding two virtual meetings – Monday, October 19 & Tuesday, October 27, both staring at 6:00 p.m. – to share information and get feedback about the M-43 connection. Visit GLcomets.net/Bonds for more information and instructions to access the meeting.

Please click the link below at the time of the meeting to join the Zoom webinar / virtual meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127190118?pwd=UndPTjk2SGRkV2xUL2tQa0ZXeE8xUT09

Passcode: 632979

Or Telephone:  +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 436 2866  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 891 2719 0118

October 12, 2020
Your'e Invited to Participate in a Website Design Competition

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s annual Website Design Competition launched on Oct. 1, 2020.  Middle and high school students will enjoy combining creative expression with technical skills during the longest-running website design competition for middle and high school girls in Michigan.

Since 2006, the program has impacted 2,188 girls who gained HTML skills and built confidence in their technical abilities. We look forward to another successful competition in 2020!  Please share this information with the students in your school/school district.
 
Cash prizes are awarded to winners at each level; middle school, beginner high school and advanced high school. This year’s prizes total over $5,000! 
 
Theme:  Create a website comparing three aspects of your life and how they are different from (or are like) your grandparents’ era.
 
Competition Overview:
Girls can participate individually, or in teams of two.  Participants will use the overall theme as a guide to showcase their website design skills and knowledge of HTML.  Finalists are invited to a virtual event where they present their sites to a panel of IT industry experts who in turn award prizes to winners in each category.
 
Learn more about the competition and Enroll at: MCWT Website Design For Girls under the “About the Competition” tab.
 
Competition Categories:
Middle School 
Beginner - High School
Advanced - High School
 
Website Experience is Not Required – Free Training is Available!
MCWT recognizes that some girls are just beginning to learn HTML and coding, so a series of virtual training workshops are available to provide additional resources for the competitors.  Virtual training session registration is MCWT Website Design For Girls under the “About the Competition” tab.
 
About MCWT
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation provides technology-related programming and opportunities for girls and women including camps and clubs, college scholarships, mentoring, internship opportunities, and a network of over 100 partner companies and over 1000 members who are dedicated to making Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. Learn more at www.mcwt.org.
 
 

October 7, 2020
MDHHS Epidemic Order

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October 1, 2020
Blessings in a Backpack
September 8, 2020
Box Tops for Education

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September 2, 2020
Food Service Reminder & Blessings in a Backpack

Hello Grand Ledge Public School Families, 

Students are about to begin school again, and the excitement and energy are really beginning to buzz. 

I wanted to remind you that last week, our Director of Food Service -- Darrin Gyurich -- sent an email ("Food Service for Start of the 20-21 School Year") offering an option for weekly curbside pickup of breakfast and lunch meals.  I've included his email after my closing.  All meals must be preordered by noon, Friday, September 4.  The first pickup is Tuesday, September 8 at Hayes Middle School (12620 Nixon Rd., GL) from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  Use the Curbside Order Form or call Food Service at 517-925-5733.

Blessings in a Backpack Grand Ledge also asked that I share this letter with our families:

September 1, 2020

Dear Grand Ledge Parent/Guardian,

Does your student qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at school?

If so, your student is eligible to participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program. For eight years, this program has provided bags of food for weekend meals at no cost to hundreds of students in the Grand Ledge area. Nourishing, kid-friendly food will be provided for pick up at Hayes Middle School every other Monday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. These are the same hours as the GLPS food distribution. Examples of some of the food items distributed are: macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, oatmeal, granola bars, fruit cups, and beef ravioli.

If you would like your student(s) to participate in the program, please fill out the form included on this email. If the form is filled out by Monday, September 14th, 2020, your student(s) will receive their first bag on September 21st. If you miss this deadline, you can still sign up for the program at any time during the school year. After you send in the completed form, your student will be eligible for the program.

We do not include peanut products in the bags, but we cannot guarantee that the food we use has been processed in a peanut-free facility. It is your responsibility to check the bags when they come home for any ingredients or foods that your student should not consume.

SEE FORM FOR SIGN-UP INFORMATION!

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK GRAND LEDGE PERMISSION FORM
By submitting this form, I give permission for my student(s) to participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program. This will allow my student(s) to receive supplemental food during the 2020-21 school year (except during school breaks.) Please fill out the following information on our Permission Form.

Thank you for being a part of the Grand Ledge Public Schools community, and thank you for your efforts to make this a good school year!

Thanks,

John Ellsworth, GLPS Director of Communications

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"Food Service for Start of the 20-21 School Year" email from August 25, 2020

Grand Ledge Public School Families,

Grand Ledge Public Schools will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to the students during the 2020-2021 school.  Families & students will have an option for weekly curbside pickup of breakfast and lunch meals.  The pickup location will typically take place on Mondays at Hayes Middle School from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  All meals must be preordered using the online form below or by calling the Food Service Department at 517-925-5733.

Breakfast & Lunch Price

The federal regulation requires us to charge each student individually according to their benefit status.

Cost at Standard price
 - Breakfast $1.50
 - Lunch $2.50
 - weekly total $20

Cost at Reduced-Price Status
 - Breakfast $0.30
 - Lunch $0.40
 - weekly total $3.50

Cost at Free Benefit Status
 - Breakfast $0.00
 - Lunch $0.00
 - weekly total $0.00

If families have a financial situation where the purchase of school lunches is difficult, their child may qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits.  The application process is straightforward and confidential.  There is no distinct identification of students whose families qualify for free or reduced meals.  Applications can be completed online at https://www.lunchapp.com/ or an application can be requested by mail by calling 517-925-5733.

The menus are located online at https://grandledge.nutrislice.com/

Please call the Food Service Department at 517-925-5733 to discuss any special dietary accommodations needed for your child.

You can preorder breakfasts and lunches together for the first trimester using the link below or by calling food service at 517-925-5733.  You only need to order once if you plan to pick up meals each week.

Please call the Food Service Department if you wish to cancel meal pickup or order only specific meals or weeks.

Preorder meals here: Curbside Order Form

Thanks,
Darrin Gyurich, Director of GLPS Food Service

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