Notice.
3 days ago, Laurali Gates
Burr Oak    Community Schools  326 East Eagle Street / P.O. Box 337 Burr Oak, Michigan 49030 269-489-2213 269-489-5198(Fax)  Main Office (269) 489-5181 Fax: (269) 489-5198 lgates@burroakcs.org   Kristina Owens- Superintendent/  K-12 Principal kowens@burroakcs.org                  Cynthia Hernandez- Dean of Students chernandez@burroakcs.org                  Terry Greene- Technology & Virtual Academy Director  269-489-3198 tgreene@burroakcs.org        July 11, 2024  Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:   I want to give you an early heads up regarding our new student cell phone policy for the 24/25 school year.   We have decided, based on student and teacher feedback, that less screen time will benefit student learning by encouraging more classroom discussions and collaborative projects; engaged students retain information. We are committed to improving our students’ classroom experiences and believe this is a positive step toward that goal.   For the 24/25 school year, all student cell phones must be kept in backpacks/bags while in the classroom. Students will not be allowed to use their cell phones during class time. The only time they will be allowed to use them during the school day (7:45 to 2:20) will be during their scheduled lunch. In addition, Chromebook usage will also be limited during class time. Teachers will be providing more direct instruction and creating lessons that require human interaction.   We acknowledge that many parents want to be able to hear from their children in a possible emergency situation, which is why we are not banning phones completely or forcing them to be kept in lockers.   As always, we consider parents as partners in the educational process and look forward to your support in this effort. The entire cell phone policy is attached and will be added to the 24/25 student handbook.   Sincerely,  Mrs. Kristina Owens
 Cell Phone Use Students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices during school hours. Cell phones or other electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or backpack during school hours if a student chooses to bring them to school. Students are personally and solely responsible for the security of their cell phones and other electronic devices. The District is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage of any cell phone or other electronic device. Taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal photographs, video, audio, or other similar data, whether by electronic data transfer or otherwise (including via cell phone or other electronic device), may constitute a crime under state or federal law. A student engaged in any of these activities at school, at a school event, or on school-provided transportation, may be subject to discipline pursuant to this Policy and the student code of conduct. A student engaged in any of these activities outside of school may be disciplined if the student’s activities substantially disrupt or negatively affect the school environment. School administrators and teachers may confiscate a student’s cell phone or other electronic device if the student’s use or possession of a cell phone or electronic device violates this Policy, the student code of conduct, or any applicable building or classroom rule. The building principal or designee may require a meeting with the student’s parent/guardian to discuss the rule violation before returning the cell phone or electronic device. Students who violate this Policy are subject to corrective or disciplinary action, consistent with Policy and the student code of conduct.] Legal authority: MCL 380.1303(2) Date adopted: June 24, 2024 Date revised: June 24, 2024
We are hiring!
5 days ago, Laurali Gates
We Are Hiring. Positions Available:Secondary Science Teacher Lead Teacher - GSRP  4-Full Time Paraprofessionals K-12 Physical Education Teacher . Apply at burroakcs.org.  You can also send your letter of interest and resume to  kowens@burroakcs.org
Notice!
13 days ago, Laurali Gates
Due to the roof replacement project, the main office (door #1) will move to the 2-story bldg. (door #5) for the month of July.   Hours will continue to be M-F 7:30-3:30.
Notice
12 days ago, Laurali Gates
The office at Burr Oak Community Schools will be closed July 1-July 5.
Here are the July Meet Up & Eat Up menus
21 days ago, Laurali Gates
Breakfast july
Lunch july
Here are some informational flyers about GSRP enrollment.
25 days ago, Laurali Gates
GRSP
GSRP
Welcome!
27 days ago, Laurali Gates
Help us welcome  Miss Molly Mayes K-12 Counselor for 24/25   Hello Burr Oak Community Schools! I am SO excited to be a part of your community! I am a recent graduate from Central Michigan University with my master’s in counseling. I have worked in both clinical and school settings and recently became a licensed school counselor. In my free time I enjoy nature, fishing, hanging out with my family and watching cooking shows. I am new to the area so feel free to recommend any places for me to visit! Please feel free reach out if you have any questions.
Kindergarten Enrollment Information
28 days ago, Laurali Gates
Kindergarten Enrollment  If you need to enroll your student in kindergarten we have enrollment packets available in the office. Your student will need to be 5 by  September 1.  Please call 269-489-2213 and set up a time to enroll your student. You will need:  Immunization Record  Birth Certificate  2-Proofs of Residency Dental Screening Record  Welcome to Kindergarten Little Bobcats!
NOTICE!
about 1 month ago, Laurali Gates
NOTICE  Burr Oak Community Schools is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicle:   2014 IC Bus - CE 300                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              77 Passenger 89,000 miles  Bidding will close on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 3:00pm. Sealed bids can be submitted to Superintendent Kristina Owens by mail:  Kristina Owens PO Box 337  Burr Oak, MI 49030
Notice
about 1 month ago, Laurali Gates
Notice of Budget Meeting   Please take notice of the work session meeting of the Board of Education of Burr Oak Community School, Burr Oak Michigan.   Date Posted                                          Thursday, June 6, 2024  Date of Meeting:	            	         Monday, June 10, 2024  Place of Meeting:    		                   Burr Oak Community Schools Board Room                                                                           Burr Oak, Michigan 49030 							         				 		  Time of Meeting:       		       7:00pm  Telephone Number of Principal Office of Board of Education:		                    269-489-2213 EXT 208  Board Minutes Are 			         Superintendent's Office Located InThe Principal		         326 E Eagle St  Office of The Board of		         Burr Oak, MI 49030 Education				         www.burroakcs.org 						           	       Purpose Of Meeting	                         2024/2025 Fiscal Year Budget                                                                                                                                                           ________________________ Jeanne Root Secretary, Board of Education
Congratulations to the Burr Oak Community Schools 2nd semester honor roll!
about 1 month ago, Laurali Gates
Burr Oak Community Schools 2nd Semester Honor Roll  Honor roll is any student that achieves a 3.0 GPA  or higher for the semester.  5th Grade Raecyn Baxter NaKiah Davis Turner Ditmer Spencer Eldridge Kenlee Fraim Mario Hernandez Raeleigh Hicks Landen Krueckeberg  6th Grade Henry Ayala Kaesyn Miller Koraline Moran Alayna Woods  7th Grade Samual Hochstetler Cole Sullins Braxton Trennepohl  8th Grade  Audrianna Ahlgrim  Jersie Cornejo  Blake Groff Emma Henschel Kaiden Hirschy  Ethan Johnloz Brayden Miller Hanna Perry Peyton Roggow Chance Root Blake Tillmon Linda Ultz Ivan Vargas Colton West  9th Grade Braxton Boyles Keyton Kelley Coen Miller  10th Grade Karl Ahlgrim Katelynn Didion   Kaynen Ledyard Braxton Palmer Aubrey Perry  Tatiana Wheeler  11th Grade  Brennan Baldrige Ethan Boyles Jasmine Broker Austin Cole  Saryia Cornejo Addison Eldridge Braylyn Hernandez Cristal Hernandez Sarah Hirschy Elaine Holtom  Lucille Marks Brooklynn Root Drake Williams   12th Grade Cristian Ayala Charles Brooks Madelyn Dirschell Natalie Hemenway Lilly Holtom Garrett Johnson  Amy Ledyard Haley Tillmon
We are hiring for the 2024/25 school year.
about 1 month ago, Laurali Gates
We are hiring. Positions available. Secondary Science, Lead teacher GSRP, 4 full time paraprofessionals, special education teacher. Apple at burroakcs.org or you can also send a letter of interest and resume to kowens@burroakcs.org
This week at Burr Oak Community Schools. For more information, please go to burroakcs.org
about 2 months ago, Laurali Gates
This Week At  Burr Oak Community Schools  5/19-5/25Sunday "Baccalaureate 2:00pm Graduation 3:00pm" Monday "Assessment/Review/Exam Week SCAA Golf Championship @ Ella Sharp Park 9:00am Baseball and Softball vs Bellevue (Double)4:00pm Varsity Football Parent Meeting 6:00pm" Tuesday "SCAA League Varsity Track Meet @ Hillsdale College 3:30pm Baseball  @ Litchfield 5:00pm Softball @ Mendon (Single) 4:00pm Kindergarten Graduation 6:30pm" Wednesday 8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm Thursday "Last day CTE Elementary Awards Assembly 8:30am Baseball and  Softball vs Waldron (Double)4:00pm" Friday "Students Last Day-Early Release @11:30am MS/HS Chromebook Check In 7:45 – 9:45am Softball vs Union City(Single) 4:00pm"   For More Information Check out our website Burroakcs.org
This week at Burr Oak Community Schools 5/12/2024-5/18/2024 Additional information can be found at www.burroakcs.org Events are subject to change.
2 months ago, Laurali Gates
Monday  "Varsity West Division Track Meet @ Colon 1:00pm Golf Jamboree @ Riverside Golf Course 4:00pm School Board meeting 7:00pm" Tuesday  "GSRP Field Trip Fort Wayne Zoo Baseball @ Mendon (Single)4:00pm Softball @ Mendon (single)5:00pm" Wednesday "4th Grade Field Trip, Covered Bridge Farm" Thursday "Third Grade Field Trip Last Day Of GSRP Baseball @ Athens (Single)5:00pm Softball @ Athens (single) 5:00pm" Friday  "Community Clean Up Day 9:00am Seniors Last Day Softball @ Centreville (Double Header)4:30pm "
We will have some positions open for the 2024/25 school year. Thinking about something new? Lets talk!
2 months ago, Laurali Gates
We are looking for you! Retired teacher looking for something to do? Do you have a bachelors degree? Are you working on your teaching degree? Part  and full time teachers wanted. Lets talk! Send resume to kowens@burroakcs.org
There is still time to sign up for Camp Fort Hill! Please make checks payable to Burr Oak Community Schools
2 months ago, Laurali Gates
Burr Oak Camp Fort Hill Day Camp 2024   Burr Oak Children ages 7-12 years may attend day camp.  Dates: Please indicate which week(s) you would like to register for on the permission form.  June - 10-14 (Burr Oak)  June - 17-21 (Sturgis)  June - 24-28 (Sturgis)  July - 15-19 (White Pigeon)  July - 22-26 (Sturgis)  *The Sturgis bus leaves the Eastwood parking lot at 9:00am, please arrive a few minutes early. The bus leaves Camp Fort Hill and returns to Eastwood at 3:00pm.  Cost: Burr Oak Students ONLY $20per child, per week (only during Burr Oak week), Online registration and payments are now available!  *Scholarships are available based on need.  Day Camp Activities Include: archery, arts and crafts, boating, climbing wall, fishing, hiking, nature study, swimming, water games and more!  Breakfast and Lunch are provided daily.  Please Bring the Following Daily: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray, shoes for walking/hiking and a backpack to carry items.  Please be prepared for the weather each day.  No electronics allowed.  Registration form and payment due Friday, May 17th, 2024 by 4:00pm.  Please return form and payment to the following location:  Sturgis Community Education 107 W. West St. Sturgis, MI 49091  Accepted forms of payment include cash and check.  Online registration and payment now accepted.  Visit www.campforthill.org/day-camp for details. Make checks payable to : Camp Fort Hill  Have a question?  Call Cathy at 269-659-1537
 Burr Oak Camp Fort Hill Day Camp 2024   Burr Oak Children ages 7-12 years may attend day camp.  Dates: Please indicate which week(s) you would like to register for on the permission form. 	 June - 10-14 (Burr Oak) 	 June - 17-21 (Sturgis)  June - 24-28 (Sturgis)  July - 15-19 (White Pigeon)  July - 22-26 (Sturgis)  Time:   *The Sturgis bus leaves the Eastwood parking lot at 9:00am, please arrive a few minutes early. The bus leaves Camp Fort Hill and returns to Eastwood at 3:00pm.  Cost: Burr Oak Students ONLY $20per child(only during Burr Oak week, per week. Only  Online registration and payments are now available!  *Scholarships are available based on need.  Day Camp Activities Include: archery, arts and crafts, boating, climbing wall, fishing, hiking, nature study, swimming, water games and more!  Breakfast and Lunch are provided daily.  Please Bring the Following Daily: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray, shoes for walking/hiking and a backpack to carry items.  Please be prepared for the weather each day.  No electronics allowed.  Registration form and payment due Friday, May 17th, 2024 by 4:00pm.  Please return form and payment to the following location:  Sturgis Community Education 107 W. West St. Sturgis, MI 49091  Accepted forms of payment include cash and check.  Online registration and payment now accepted.  Visit www.campforthill.org/day-camp for details. Make checks payable to : Camp Fort Hill  Have a question?  Call Cathy at 269-659-1537
Check out what is happening this week at Burr Oak Community Schools.
2 months ago, Laurali Gates
This Week At  Burr Oak Community Schools "Bobcat Extravaganza 8:00am Community Clean Up Day 9:00am 1st Grade Field Trip 9:30am SCAA League Jr. High Track Meet @ Hillsdale College 4:00pm"Saturday Prom at The Party Place 8:00pm-12:00am  For More Information Check out our website Burroakcs.org
We are hiring! Click the link below to apply. https://burroakcs.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=62
2 months ago, Laurali Gates
Part Time Kitchen Assistant   4-6 hours daily  $12-14 depending on experience    Duties: Help prepare breakfast up for following day. Help write up production sheets. Set up salad bar for the lunch. Prepare food for G.S.R.P. (Mon – Thu) Cashier Wash dishes Help with cleaning the cafeteria. Help count food at the end of day. Be a team player. Flexibility is essential.  MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK!
3 months ago, Laurali Gates
This week at Burr Oak Community Schools.
3 months ago, Laurali Gates
Monday  "Golf Jamboree @ Ella Sharp Park 4:00pm Softball @ Pittsford (double) 4:00pm " Tuesday  "NWEA testing K-11 (Language Arts) Baseball @ Climax-Scotts (Single) 4:00pm Softball @ Climax-Scotts (Single) 4:00pm" Wednesday "Varsity Track Meet @ Climax 5:00pm " Thursday "NWEA testing K-11 (Reading)  Baseball @ Colon (Single) 5:00pm Softball @ Colon (single)5:00pm" Friday  "4th Grade Field Trip Kalamazoo Expo Center Baseball @ Addison (Double) 4:00pm "Burr Oak Softball Tourney 9:00am