Dear Hayes Intermediate School Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

Fall Harvest Celebrations
Our classroom Fall Harvest Celebrations will be held on Friday, October 27. Teachers will be coordinating activities and snacks for students in their classes. Please look for communication in the near future from your child’s teacher for the specifics. The celebrations will not include costumes.

Advisory on Phones Outside of School
We have started getting reports of questionable activities that students are doing with their phones outside of school hours. Of course, we don’t monitor student phone usage as phones are not allowed during the school day at Hayes. That said, students often tell us about TikTok and YouTube videos that they watch after school that most parents would not find appropriate for 10 and 11 year olds. Once students see alarming things, they cannot unsee them. We also are occasionally asked to intervene in inappropriate SnapChat or Instagram conversations that happen outside of school. Most social media sites require members to be 13 years old before even creating an account, but kids often bypass that by simply saying they are old enough. For the safety of all, if you allow your child to have a cell phone, please consider setting parental controls and carefully monitor their use.

Picture Retakes - October 17
Have students come dressed for Picture Retakes on October 17, if you want to have your student’s picture retaken

Hayes/Beagle PTO - October 17
The next Hayes/Beagle Parent Teacher Organization meeting will be on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 in the Beagle Middle School Media Center. If you choose to attend remotely, here is a Zoom link:

Online Attendance Reporting
There are several ways to report an absence at Hayes. The fastest way is using the online portal at Once you have logged in, select “Attendance Monitor” from the left navigation menu. Then, click “Report New Attendance.” After you have entered the date, reason, and explanation, click Submit. For more detailed instructions, please click here. Also, you may continue to email or call the attendance line at 517-925-5333. Please note: online attendance reporting is not available in the app; it is only available on the website.

Hayes Happenings
Hayes Happenings is our weekly news show that is directed, produced, and edited under the guidance of teachers Jacque Cosgrove (on maternity leave) and Allison Shumate. Here is a link to the episodes from this school year so far:

October 13th Episode

October 6th Episode

September 28th Episode

September 21st Episode

September 14th Episode

September 7th Episode

View flyers and more from the school district and the community plus learn about upcoming things here:

Take care,
Eric and Scott

Eric Leopold, Principal

Hayes Intermediate School

Grand Ledge Public Schools

Grand Ledge, MI 48837


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