Dear Hayes Intermediate School Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

Day of Awesomeness

Our Day of Awesomeness will be held on October 6th. The Day of Awesomeness celebrates our students but also YOU, our families who helped make the fundraiser an incredible success. The PTO is still recruiting a few Parent Volunteers to make the day run smoothly for our students. Here is the Sign Up. Please note: Parent volunteers need to have a background check completed. Please complete the Volunteer Registration form at this link. 

Upcoming Safety Drill

By state law, we are required to have 3 lockdown drills over the course of the school year. To that end, we will have our first required lockdown drill this coming week. While teachers have spoken about this with students, please also have discussions at home so students can be prepared. During a lockdown drill, staff will be unable to answer the phones or answer the door.

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:

September 28th Episode -

September 21st Episode -

September 14th Episode -

September 7th Episode -


Looking Ahead

Week of October 2nd - Lockdown Drill

October 6 - Day of Awesomeness

October 17 - Picture Retakes

Thanks for giving us the joy of working with your students each day!

Eric and Scott

Eric Leopold, Principal
Scott Millbrook, Assistant Principal
Hayes Intermediate School

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