Welcome to Van Dyke Public Schools
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READ BY GRADE 3 LEGISLATION
Please read the letter below from the Superintendent:

Read by Grade 3 Legislation

Van Dyke Public Schools Problem-Solving Process

In Van Dyke Public Schools, we strive to work together as a community to support your children.  Connecting home and school is one of the most important factors in increasing productivity and academic achievement for your students.  As much as we love hearing from you when things are going well, we know that sometimes you need to let us know your concerns. 

Our goal is to solve issues quickly and carefully, with every child’s safety and education in mind.  Because of this, we must have a proper channeling of complaints. 

For items involving students during school hours, please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact your child’s teacher directly regarding anything that took place during instructional time.  This will provide you with the clearest and quickest form of information.  You may contact the teacher via email (Click on the teacher if you are in the Parent Portal.) or by calling the school.  Remember that the teacher will not be able to talk during instructional time, but they will be able to call you back within 24 hours if you leave a message. 
  2. If you have not received a resolution at that time, the next step would be to call the building principal or assistant principal.  They will be able to assist you, and you will receive a call back within 24 hours if you leave a message.
  3. After speaking to building administration, if you do not feel your issue has been resolved, please contact the district’s administration building.  District administration will continue the investigation by speaking with the building and with you to work on a resolution. 

Following this process will save you time and frustration, and will allow all parties to properly investigate what you may bring up during our conversations.  We appreciate you as partners in the educational process, and look forward to watching your children grow together. 

News

CLASS OF 2020 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Class of 2020 Information - Updated 


VDPS Newsletter - Special Edition - May 2020
 

Click below to find our Continuity of Learning Plan and our At-Home Learning Plan for Van Dyke Public Schools, both created as a result of the mandated school closure due to COVID-19.

At-Home Learning Plan

Continuity of Learning Plan - Van Dyke Public Schools

VDPS Supplemental Learning Websites

HERE IS THE MOST RECENT UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND OUR CONTINUITY OF LEARNING (AT-HOME LEARNING) PLAN

COVID-19 Update April 15, 2020

 

PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO BELOW FROM CARLSON ELEMENTARY STAFF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0KIfNYV_BY&feature=youtu.be

 

PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO BELOW FROM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY STAFF:

https://youtu.be/4SwvYecrkng


FOOD DISTRIBUTION:

Food will be distributed every Monday & Wednesday at the following locations:

 

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Carlson Elementary School - 12355 Mruk

McKinley Elementary School - 13173 Toepfer

Lincoln High School - 23900 Federal - Pick up on MacArthur side

 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Administration Building - 23500 MacArthur Blvd. - Pick up on Timken side parking lot.

 

 

High School Transcripts

To request a copy of your high school transcripts, please contact Lincoln High School at 586.758.8310.  Request transcripts via email.

School Aged Child Care through Lakeshore YMCA

This will be offered at two locations this year: Carlson Elementary, and the Kennedy Early Childhood Center.  Before and after school care is available.  For more information, please call 586.778.5811.

Links During COVID Quarantine

Vaping Prevention

Promoting Resilient Children

Self Care Link During COVID Quarantine

Link to State website for updates:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675---,00.html

Link to CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Keeping Healthy Link:
http://health.macombgov.org/health-PracticeHealthyHabitsToAvoidIllnessThisHolidaySeason19

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES:
SEL Resources for Families

Van Dyke Support Hotline  586-698-4125

The Van Dyke Support line is available starting Friday May 15, 2020. Please use this number to for mental health referrals, county service referrals, academic support, behavioral support, access to staff and administration or any other needs you may have. We will be operating this number from 8:30-10:30 am, 12:30-2:30 pm, and 4-6 pm daily. When you call the hotline, it may go to voicemail. PLEASE leave a message with a working number or other way you can be reached. Someone WILL get back to you the same day if it is during the hours designated above or within 24 hours during the week if it is after hours.

Van Dyke Staff are here to help. We looking forward to assisting you.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXERCISES

Please see the links below for exercises specifically for Occupational Therapy:

Resource Template
FREEZones
Sight Word Shape Puzzles
Spring Worksheets
Writing Warm Ups
Full Spring Packet
Back to School Packet
Shoe Tying
Pincer Grasp Exercise

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following persons via e-mail.

Shazia Khan
Kim Orosz
Laurie Similuk 

 

VDPS Annual Education Report

VDPS Annual Education Report Cover Letter to Parents and Families

Parent & Student Concussion Information

District Anti-Bullying Policy

District Wellness Policy

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of Van Dyke Public Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any program or activity or in employment.  For further information, contact 586.758.8337.

Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to:  Ms. Susan Ludlum, Section 504 Coordinator, 23500 MacArthur, Warren, MI 48089; 586.758.8338.  Direct all other inquiries related to any other discrimination to:  Ms. Edie Valentine, Director of Personnel, 23500 MacArthur, Warren, MI  48089; 586.758.8337.