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Holiday Break 12/22/14 - 1/2/15
Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday season! School will resume on Monday, January 5th 2015.
Video: Why is Math Different Now
Resources: Eureka Math Tips for Parents
Encountering new curriculum is something we are all accustomed to in education; however, there are times when this change has a greater effect on all stakeholders; students, parents, and teachers. This year our shift in math changed significantly and laying the groundwork has been a critical step. Click the link for more information about Eureka Math.
Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed information and resources for parents about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
Please read the article Learn the Facts for more information.
Thanks to our wonderful PTO we have Tobey apparel for sale. The shirts are available in 4 colors and are in the office if interested. Cost is $10 each - Adult and children sizes.
Late Start Days
For the 2014-15 school year all Vicksburg schools will have 5 late start days. Tobey students will begin their school day at 10:50 on these days. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
> October 6th
> November 10th
> February 9th
> April 20th
> May 11th
Keeping Our Children Safe
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone in-boxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at
As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ProtectMIChild FAQ
Parent Roadmap to Common Core Standards
Below is a link to the Common Core Standards your children will be learning and how you can support that learning. These parent roadmaps, for each grade level, also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. Common Core Standards
We are asking that all students bring a pair of headphones in to school for use in the computer lab, as well as for using in the classrooms and other devices. Headphones will be labeled with student names and kept in Ziploc bags.
District Messaging System
This year, Vicksburg Community Schools is changing vendors when contacting you with a general or an emergency district message. In order for us to contact you, we must have your correct phone number, email address, and your contact preference. The District Messaging System works in conjunction with Infinite Campus. If you already have an Infinite Campus account, be sure to update your phone number, email address and contact preference through the parent portal. If you do not have an Infinite Campus account, please contact your school and request an account.
High School (269) 321-1100
Middle School (269) 321-1300
Sunset Lake Elementary (269) 321-1500
Indian Lake Elementary (269) 321-1400
Tobey Elementary (269) 321-1600
See the directions on how to change your contact information click on Change Contact Information Instructions. Please make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you need to create your portal account you can download the form here Parent Portal Account Request Form and send it or bring it into your school.
Accelerated Reader Link
Here is the link to Accelerated Reader:AR
Student Drop Off Times
Just a reminder to parents that students should be dropped off no earlier than 8:40 a.m. Kids Klub is available and opens at 6:30 a.m. if your child needs to be dropped off earlier than 8:40 a.m.
World Book Encyclopedia
Just a reminder that our library subscribes to the World Book Web – an online reference site for elementary-aged students featuring easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations and photographs, and engaging, educational activities. Our World Book subscription allows us to give families access to this valuable reference source from their home computer 365 days a year at no charge!
To access World Book Web for help with homework, special projects and at-home learning, follow these simple steps:
1. Click on this link
2. In the Login ID box, type tobeyworld
3. In the password box, type reference1
Please remember that login and password information is for students and their families only. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library at 321-1680.
Good News from the Lunch Line!
At our new parental website, you can view student activity, make a credit card deposit and check student balances. Please click on the Parent Portal link on the left column to get complete details.
Math and English Websites for Students and Parents
Use the Internet wisely. For a few websites to help your students with Math (including Eureka Math) and English skills Math and English Websites .
Accelerated Reader Book Find
Are you wondering if a book is on AR? Here is the link to find out:AR Bookfinder