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**********ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS!******** Law states that if your child(ren) will need medications administered at school(this includes Tylenol or Ibuprofen) you have to fill out a medication form. Please Stop by the office during open house or have your student bring one home. If we do not have it we CANNOT administer medications.
First day - MS and HS students meet in the gymnasium for teacher antics and to get all first day information (schedules, locker assignments, etc.)
These emergency forms will be coming home with your student on the first day of school. We need one completed per household and turned back in by Friday August 23rd. These are very important for us to have! Also any changes that are made throughout the year, including phone, address, allergies, etc. Please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!
HELP PUT BOOKS IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN!! Donate Here: https://tinyurl.com/SJCISDBookDrive Make a difference by giving children the gift of books. St. Joseph County ISD has partnered with United Way and Scholastic to put books in the hands of children in St. Joseph County. By donating as little as $10 we can put books in the hands of every student, in every school, in St. Joseph County. How to make your donation matter most? Donate specifically to your child's school! Scholastic will award a free book to every child in the school with the greatest donation percentage over all by the end of our drive. How to double your donation? United Way of St. Joseph County will match donations, up to the first $10,000! Donate early to make your dollars count the most! Donate Here: https://tinyurl.com/SJCISDBookDrive Please feel free to share this email, as well as sharing the Facebook Post, $10 for 10,000 Kids!! We are also accepting new and like new books to re-share in our community. These can be dropped off at St. Joseph County ISD, 62445 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032.
As the new school year approaches we would like to remind families that all school activities and events can be found at Burroakcs.org . Also, if you are not receiving an Oak Opening please contact the Laurali Gates at 269-489-5181 to have your name added to our mailing list. Any other questions feel free to contact us.
There was a mistake printed in the August Oak Opening. It states that the first day of school is August 21st this is NOT the first day of school for students. The first day for students is Tuesday August 20th. Sorry for any confusion.
July 29, 2019 Welcome Back! You are receiving this letter, either because you have a new student enrolled in the Burr Oak Community Schools’ system or your student is entering Middle School (5th Grade). I want to begin by welcoming you to Burr Oak Middle/High School (MS/HS). In addition to a warm welcome, I want to inform you that Burr Oak MS/HS is a One-to-One (1:1) digital campus. What does that mean? It means that all of our students and teachers in grades 5-12 have their own District provided Chromebook. The Chromebook will be issued to the student in 5th grade (or when enrolling in Burr Oak Schools in any grade above 5th grade) and will remain the property of that student until he/she either graduates from Burr Oak or leaves the District. As a requirement for receiving a Chromebook, EVERY student and parent must attend an orientation session at the school. The session will cover general information about the Chromebook, policies that apply to the use and care of the Chromebook and paperwork that needs to be signed by both student and parent upon receiving the Chromebook. This year’s orientation meeting will be in the school library on August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. High School students will be allowed to take their Chromebook home with them at this time but Middle School Chromebooks remain at the school at all times. If you cannot attend this session you will need to make arrangements with the school to attend a session at a mutually agreed upon time. If you have any conflicts or questions please feel free to contact me at the school at 269-489-5534 Ext 319 or by email at email@example.com Thank you Terry Greene Technology Coordinator
For the Love of Books: In order to increase a love of literacy, Burr Oak Schools will be sharing some our gently used books with the community. Join us in the High School library on Friday 7/26 from 1:00-2:00 pm to browse our collection and take home some books for free to help build your at home library.
Yearbook Pick up will be available tomorrow (Friday, 7/26) at the High School Library from 1:00-2:00 pm. If you ordered a 2018/19 yearbook you may come and pick it up at that time (otherwise they will be distributed the first week of school). Books will be released only the student or Parent/Guardian. You may not have a friend pick up your book for you.
Parent Survey and high school and middle school report cards are being mailed out this week. Please be looking for them. Please fill out the survey and mail it back in the stamped envelope enclosed .
Reading in the Park TODAY Join Mrs. Leaverton and others at Church Park today from 12:30 to 1 - bring whatever you are reading. She will have a few books with her as well.
Due to weather our spring sports cookout will be in the cafeteria tonight at 5:30
Drivers Education starts June 4th! There is still time to sign up! Please go to Rita's office to sign up.
Because of lines down near the school, Burr Oak Schools will be on a two hour delay this morning.
There are only 8 spots left for Camp Fort Hill! Don't forget the deadline to sign your student up is May 31.
3rd - 12th grade robotic members and their parents are invited to the Robotics Dessert Night this Thursday May 23rd, at 7 PM in the High School Gym.
Just a reminder we are accepting applications for Camp Fort Hill. It is $20.00 for Burr Oak Students. The deadline is May 31.
5th and 6th grade dance will be this Friday, May 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. There is no cost to come!
Congratulations to Brooklyn Hernandez and Zion Schwemer for submitting and winning the Kids To Parks Grant for the 9th and 7th grade classes. The 7th & 9th grade students will use grant funds to visit Tree Runner Park in Grand Rapids on May 15. This park is a high ropes obstacle course and zip-line park that specializes in student team building activities. Our students will work together on team building and leadership skills as well as completing a park stewardship project. Field Trip Forms will be sent home today for all 7th & 9th grade students.. Please sign and return them to the school ASAP. Additionally, please visit this link to sign an online waiver form for Tree Runner Park. https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5c546fc7229a7/web/
Junior high track meet has been cancelled for tonight.
Baseball and Softball games for tonight have been cancelled.
Because our robotics team has made it to World Competition, we will need to move the date of the science showcase from Wednesday April 24 to Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Michigan's weather can be so unpredictable. Please remember to dress your student in layers so they can be comfortable outside and inside.
"Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) is here! We kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge (Formerly Jump Rope for Heart) a few weeks back and our school has is excited for Heart health. We are thrilled to participate as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and learn how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives. You can join our school team online by visiting http://www2.heart.org/goto/burroakes or download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App (App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android). Students can earn Echo, the Ninja Unicorn now with their first $5 donation, and Finn, the baby shark with a $10 online donation. PLUS all students who register online will also receive a glow in the dark wristband!"
Tonight's Varsity Baseball and Softball games have been cancelled for tonight, Thursday April 18.
Burr Oak Robotics Team will be hosting a pop can drive starting today and will run through Thursday April 18th. Thanks for your help.
SMILE! Kindergarten Graduation Pictures! Tuesday April,16th!
Just a reminder. The 5th grade bake sale starts tomorrow, Tuesday April 16th and will run through the 17th.
Tomorrow April 9th we will have grades 5,8,10, and 11 all testing. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast. And as a reminder we offer free breakfast to all students.
Walk-in parent/teacher conferences are today from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Also, book fair will be open during conferences.
CORRECTION!!!! 7th and 8th grade Dance Friday March 22nd, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Cost is $2.00 per person or $3.00 a couple
Prom Grand March will be at the high school.
Prom is this Saturday March 23rd. Prom will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 11:00 p.m. at Rouche World. Parents and public are invited to the grand march only. The grand march is from 6:00 p.m. it should end around 6:45 p.m.
Just a reminder FREE milk distribution will be today from 3:00-4:00 in the school parking lot.
GOT MILK? We do! Join us for free milk on Thursday March 14, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Burr Oak Elementary welcomes Senator LaSata tomorrow, Monday morning!
Join us for our spring drama production of Krazy Kamp, on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for students.
Elementary Publishing Party will be this Thursday February 28th in the cafeteria. The 3rd and 4th graders will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 1st and 2nd graders will begin at 9:30 a.m. Hope you can make it.
This is a reminder that Burr Oak Schools will still be observing Mid-Winter Break by not having school tomorrow February 15 and Monday February 18.
Bowling match is cancelled for today, they will have practice.
Because of the icy conditions Burr Oak Schools are closed today Tuesday, February 12.
Join us tomorrow night, for Fun With Numbers Night. The fun will start at 6:00 p.m. and is for grades kindergarten through 8th. Hope to see you there.
Don't forget today is FREE milk day in the school parking lot from 3:00-4:30.
GOT MILK? WE DO! Join us for FREE milk distribution on Thursday, February 7, from 3:00-4:00 in the school parking lot.
Tomorrow is 100's day! Most of our Elementary classes will be celebrating tomorrow.
The rescheduled Varsity Girls Colon game at Colon has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, February 2nd at 1 p.m. Thanks!
Burr Oak Schools will be closed again today Friday February 1. Please stay safe and warm.
Don't forget to get your Super Bowl Subs! The senior class and NHS students are selling subs. Cost is $3.50 each. Orders due February 1st, and will be delivered on February 2nd. Please contact a senior or NHS student to place your order.
Burr Oak Schools will be cancelled tomorrow Thursday, January 31. Stay in and stay warm.
Correction from the previous cancellation message. School is cancelled for Wednesday January 30, no cancellation yet for Thursday January 31. No school for Wednesday only.
Because of projected wind chills, Burr Oak Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday January 30. Again, no school on Wednesday January 30.
Because of extreme weather conditions, Burr Oak Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, January 29. Again no school today.
Good morning. Because of expected heavy snow Burr Oak Schools will be closed today, Monday January 28. Again, no school today.
Tonight's Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball games at Will Carelton have been cancelled. Keep an eye on our Athletic Schedule web page for make up dates. http://www.burroakcs.org/athletics--314
Due to hazardous icy conditions Burr Oak Schools will be closed today Wednesday, January 23. Again no school today.
Because of icy road conditions, tonight's boys basketball game has been cancelled.
Due to expected wind chill Burr Oak Schools will be closed tomorrow. Again, no school tomorrow because of extreme cold. Also no teacher PD.
Just a reminder, Monday January 21st will be a half day of school. The students will be released at 11:30 a.m.
Tonight's girls varsity game against Climax has been cancelled and rescheduled for February 26. Also the varsity girls will not have practice tonight.
Elementary Classes are having dress up days this week for Pennies with Patients Tuesday- Neon for nickels(wear Neon) Wednesday- Dazzling dimes( Shiny or Sparkly) Thursday- Crazy quarters(crazy hat and/or Socks) Friday- Team up for leukemia(wear your favorite sports team/jersey)
With the current cold snap we have had, we just want to remind you to make sure your child has appropriate cold weather clothing. We will go outside until wind chills are below 10 degrees.
Just a reminder Mother / Son fitness night for grades kindergarten through sixth, tonight from 6:00-7:00 pm in the high school gym. Hope to see you there.
Mother Son Fitness Night will be tomorrow, Wednesday January 9th in the gym.
Today is the free milk distribution from 3-4 in the school parking lot!
Tonight is the Elementary Christmas Program at 7:00 Students need to report to their classrooms at 6:45.
GOT MILK? We do! Come get your FREE milk Thursday December 20th from 3-4 p.m. at Burr Oak Schools.
Just a reminder: If your child plans on attending the memorial for Issac Brooks, please send a note with them or call the school to excuse them. Thank you.
Segment II drivers training begins on December 20, from 6:30-8:30. Please have your student stop by Rita's office for the informational packet to get registered.
Good morning! Just a reminder, today Burr Oak Community Schools Living Skills Class will host their annual Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A $3.00 donation is appreciated, but not necessary. Hope to see you there.
The Father/Daughter dance will be this Friday, November 16, at 6:00 pm in the Burr Oak Cafeteria. This will be for girls Kindergarten through 6th grade. Light refreshments will be served. There is NO charge to attend this event. Hope to see you there!
The High School Drama Class will be performing their fall play on Saturday, November 17th at 7:00 pm. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3.00 for children. Hope to see you there!
FREE Fresh Food Initiative & Milk Distribution, Thursday, November 8 From 3:30-5:30. Rain Or Shine Bring A Box Or Bags To Put Your Food In.
The weather is so unpredictable in Michigan. Please make sure you dress your child so they can be comfortable when they go outside for recess.
Just a reminder book fair will be open during conferences this week.
This is a reminder that parent, teacher conferences are tomorrow, Thursday October 25th from 3:30 to 5:30 and again from 6:00 to 8:00
NO VOLLEYBALL GAME TONIGHT! Unfortunately it has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. See you for the last home game on Thursday October 25 at 5:30
The Book Fair will be open October 22-26 in the morning from 7:30-8:00 and after school from 3:00-3:30.
Just a reminder we still have FREE smoke detectors available at the elementary office or get one by contacting the Burr Oak Fire Department.
Unfortunately, the fresh food truck will not be on site this evening. We are unsure what the issue is at this time but have been told we can schedule another one soon. Sorry for the confusion.
OCTOBER IS FIRE PREVENTION MONTH! The Burr Oak Fire Department would like all homes to be ready! They are offering free smoke detectors that they will install, or send home with you to install. Please Call The Burr Oak Elementary office or Captain Perry for your FREE smoke detector! Burr Oak Elementary 269-489-5181 Captain Perry 269-384-9192
The Fall Food Truck will be here today in the school parking lot from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The weather is changing. Make sure you dress your child in layers so that they can be comfortable when they go outside and when they are in the classroom. Also encourage your middle school and high school students to dress for the weather as well.
Tomorrow is walk to school with Mr. Stephens day. Buses will drop students off at the gazebo around 7:15. Parents are welcome to join on foot or bike. When students arrive at school, the day will continue as usual.
SMILE!!!! Tuesday October 9th(tomorrow) is picture day!
Parents: You have the ability to access your child's grades 24/7 through our Parent Interface in Synergy. If you have never been given access to, or remember how, please contact Mr. Greene by email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder that Burr Oak Schools will be dismissing at 11:30 Monday as it is a scheduled half day of school.
When should I keep my child home from school? Following are some tips to consider when wondering if you should keep your child home or send them to school: A fever over 100.4 fahrenheit can be contagious. Send them back when they have been fever free for 20 to 24 hours without medication. Vomiting and diarrhea - send them back when they have been free from symptoms for 20 to 24 hours. Excessive coughing - this is how germs spread quickly. Keep them home and/or take to a doctor if it persists. Lice: Live bugs keep home. Tips - Check often, wash clothing in hot water, dry on high heat. Put cloth items in garbage bags, seal up, and let sit for several days (or longer if possible). Pull nits out of hair and put in a soapy vinegar or bleach water. (hot water is best)
Reminder. Because of the holiday, Burr Oak Schools will be closed on Friday, August 31 and Monday September 3. See you on Tuesday.
Please be patient as we implement our all school lunch program. We are working to get the correct numbers each morning.
Just a reminder that Burr Oak Community Schools' first day is Tuesday, August 21. It is a whole day. You can find the yearly calendar on burroakcs.org
The spring sports banquet for Baseball, Track and Golf will be Monday June 11 @ 5:30 in the Courtyard.
Bobcats Softball plays in regional tournament on Saturday morning at 10:00 against Whiteford in Hudson.
This evening's Baseball and Softball games with Martin have been canceled
Congratulations to Michaela Ultz for passing all of the tests associated with becoming a bus driver!
Attention MS & HS students, if you are interested in performing in the talent show on May 15, your registration forms must be signed by your parents/guardians and turned into Mrs. Rita by Monday. If we do not have enough students signed up to perform, we will have to cancel the event. Show us your talent!
Baseball and Softball at home tonight against Athens. Double Header starting at 4:00
It’s STEM night! Come see all the great projects our students have been working on. 6pm to 7pm. All grades.
Reminder: The school day ends at 3:07 - parents who pick up, please help us keep security protocol in place by not entering the building until the bell.
Congratulations to Burr Oak robotics on making it to state!
Blood Drive reminder. Tomorrow March 20, 2018 in the HS Gymnasium 9:00 am - 2:45 pm
New Safety Protocol: Monday, 3/19/2018, all school doors will be kept locked until 3:07 p.m. We are requesting parents to wait outside the building until students are released from their classes.
The sports banquet will be Monday night March 12 @ 6:00 for all Boys & Girls winter sports
Good luck to the Varsity Boys Basketball team at District's tonight. 7 pm at Martin HS
Boys District Basketball tomorrow night March 7 vs Climax. Play is at 7 pm in Martin.
Good luck to the Lady Bobcats at their District game tonight v Colon @ Climax at 5:30
Reminder, the boys basketball games scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow starting at 2:00
Friday night's boys basketball game has been postponed until Saturday at 2:00.
Burr Oak Schools will have a delay start on Friday February 23 for Staff Development time. School will begin an hour later at 9:05 am.
Tonight's varsity girls basketball game at Waldron has been cancelled.
Because of the dense fog school is now cancelled. Enjoy your day.
Due to foggy conditions, school is delayed 2 hours today.
Tonight's boys basketball game at Colon has been rescheduled for Monday Feb 19.
Tonight's girls basketball game at Colon has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 16 @ 4:30.
Due to predicted adverse weather conditions, school will be closed tomorrow.
The bowling meet today in Sturgis is cancelled.
Due to the weather Burr Oak Schools will be closed today.
Because of Bellevue's school being cancelled there will be NO girls basketball game tonight.
Tonight's Boys Basketball game at Colon as well as last night's Girls game has been rescheduled for next Friday February 9. The girls will begin at 4:30, followed by JV and Varsity Boys.
Girls Varsity Basketball tonight at Colon. Game time 6:30
Boys basketball tonight vs Litchfield. JV starts at 6:00
Varsity Boys Basketball vs Pittsford tonight. See you there 6:00
Halftime Waldron is up against Burr Oak 39-14
Varsity girls against Waldron tonight. See you there at 6:30!
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