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Hello Parents the district is offering free vaccines to students ages 12-17 who are accompanied by their parent or guardian at the HS location. This is not a requirement from the district but just an opportunity for those who wish to vaccinate their children. Forms will be available at the site as well.

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Fact Sheet

  

October 18, 2021

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

After a week of no confirmed COVID-19 cases, we did have one case last week here at Lincoln Middle School. The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Lincoln Middle School have conducted a contact investigation.  If you or your child were identified as a close contact, you would have already received notification from building administration. We will continue to keep you informed. If you have not been contacted, you child was not considered as being in close contact according to current MCHD guidelines and you or the child does not need to quarantine or be tested. We will continue to implement successful procedures to minimize the expose to COVID in the school. Please continue to support these procedures by evaluating your child’s health both in the morning and at night. Support the wearing of mask properly during school, spacing, and washing of hands frequently.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) and unmasked. Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

We are asking you to monitor your child's health before sending them to school each day. If they have any of following symptoms: fever (check your child’s temperature twice a day), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms develop, please error on safety and keep them home, consult your healthcare provider, and have your child tested for COVID-19.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us here at the school. Additionally, you can contact the Macomb County Health Department Communicable Disease Program at (586) 783-8190. 

Sincerely,

Victor Breithaupt

Mr. Breithaupt

October 4, 2021

 

Dear Lincoln Families,

 As many of you may have recently seen in the media, TikTok is promoting monthly challenges for its users to participate in and record. During last month’s challenge called “Devious Lick”, students were encouraged to steal or destroy school property such as soap dispensers, fire extinguishers, clocks, etc. The middle school did experience some bathrooms vandalized in the past month. We can’t attribute it directly to this challenge but it is concerning.

I feel it’s important for me to address this situation because the challenges become more concerning over the course of the year, so it is imperative that our students understand the repercussions of their actions if they were to choose to participate in any of these challenges.

This excerpt describes the upcoming monthly challenges: “October’s TikTok challenge is to slap a teacher or staff member, in November you have to kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school, then in December, you have to show your breast in the school hall. January is apparently the month to jab a girl, and in February you have to mess up school signs. Then, in March you have to make a mess in the cafeteria.”

We understand that young people are impressionable, and many times make decisions impulsively. However, school discipline will be enforced through the Student Code of Conduct for any incident that occurs at school. For example, if a student “slaps a staff member or teacher” this month, the school will file charges with our local police department and the student will also face up to a 180-day expulsion from school, meaning they cannot attend public school anywhere in the state of Michigan. Please have a conversation with your child and stress to them that decisions they make now may seem fun or entertaining, but these choices can have a major impact on their future, especially as it relates to online activity and posting information on social media platforms. Thank you for your assistance in helping us address each TikTok challenge.

In Education,

 

Victor Breithaupt

 October 1, 2021

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

There has been 1 case of a Lincoln Middle School students with COVID-19 reported this week. The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Lincoln Middle School have conducted a contact investigation.  If you or your child were identified as a close contact, you would have already received notification from building administration. We will continue to keep you informed. If you have not been contacted, you child was not considered as being in close contact according to current MCHD guidelines and you or the child does not need to quarantine or be tested. We will continue to implement successful procedures to minimize the expose to COVID in the school. Please continue to support these procedures by evaluating your child’s health both in the morning and at night. Support the wearing of mask properly during school, spacing, and washing of hands frequently.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) and unmasked. Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

We are asking you to monitor your child's health before sending them to school each day. If they have any of following symptoms: fever (check your child’s temperature twice a day), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms develop, please error on safety and keep them home, consult your healthcare provider, and have your child tested for COVID-19.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us here at the school. Additionally, you can contact the Macomb County Health Department Communicable Disease Program at (586) 783-8190. 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Breithaupt

  September 24, 2021

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

There has been 2 more cases of Lincoln Middle School students with COVID-19 reported this week. The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Lincoln Middle School have conducted a contact investigation.  If you or your child were identified as a close contact, you would have already received notification from building administration. We will continue to keep you informed. If you have not been contacted, you child was not considered as being in close contact according to current MCHD guidelines and you or the child does not need to quarantine or be tested. We will continue to implement successful procedures to minimize the expose to COVID in the school. Please continue to support these procedures by evaluating your child’s health both in the morning and at night. Support the wearing of mask properly during school, spacing, and washing of hands frequently.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) and unmasked. Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

We are asking you to monitor your child's health before sending them to school each day. If they have any of following symptoms: fever (check your child’s temperature twice a day), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms develop, please error on safety and keep them home, consult your healthcare provider, and have your child tested for COVID-19.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us here at the school. Additionally, you can contact the Macomb County Health Department Communicable Disease Program at (586) 783-8190. 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Breithaupt                             

      

September 15, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in two students that attended school during the week of September 13th. The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Lincoln Middle School have conducted a contact investigation. If you or your child were identified as a close contact, you would have already received notification from building administration. We will continue to keep you informed. If you have not been contacted, you child was not considered as being in close contact according to current MCHD guidelines and you or the child does not need to quarantine or be tested.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) and unmasked. Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed. As you know we have implemented wearing mask in the building and the students are doing a great job following the rule. 

We are asking you to monitor your child's health before sending them to school each day. If they have any of following symptoms: fever (check your child’s temperature twice a day), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms develop, please error on safety and keep them home, consult your healthcare provider, and have your child tested for COVID-19.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us here at the school. Additionally, you can contact the Macomb County Health Department Communicable Disease Program at (586) 783-8190. 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Breithaupt

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NWEA Parent Toolkit
Van Dyke Public Schools has a universal screening program for students in grades six through ten.  A universal screening is a test or a battery of tests that every student in the school takes in each fall, winter, and spring.  The results of the test are used to identify students who need extra help with reading and math
The two assessments Van Dyke is using are the Measures of Academic Progress, published by the Northwest Educational Association (NWEA) and the Scholastic Reading Inventory, published by Scholastic Reading.  The Measures of Academic Progress and the Scholastic Reading Inventory both measure reading.  The results, however, are reported in different formats and therefore are not comparable.  Neither test has a grade equivalent assigned to the score.
Measures of Academic Progress Scores are reported as a Raush Unit or RIT and the longer version provides five data points. For example, the reading score includes a total RIT and then scores for Word Recognition, Narrative Text, Informational Text and Comprehension.  The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress tests are more comprehensive than the Scholastic Reading Inventory and allow teachers to determine where students are experiencing difficulties so they can tailor their instructional program to better fit the needs of their individual students. More information regarding the Measures of Academic Progress at NWEA.
The Scholastic Reading Inventory provides only one data point which is reported as a LEXILE level.  There are two kinds of LEXILE levels; one for books and one for students.  The Scholastic Reading Inventory scores are used to match books to students’ ability levels, not their grade level.  LEXILE formulas are own by MetaMetric.  More information about LEXILE levels.
Students often experience variances in their ability to read based on the type of book they are reading.  Student test results can vary as well.  We are looking at student performance on a number of tests over a period of time.  A test score is a snapshot of a student’s performance on one day in time.  We will gather many snapshots over the course of students’ middle and high school career.  While scores from the last test event are important, what’s more important are the scores students receive the next time they take the test.  We are looking for growth over time.  The scores from these tests and other assessments will be used to select the types of instructional programs and courses students need to be successful.