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
3/7 - 5th Grade Ski Trip
3/13 - 5th Grade to KIA
3/14 - PTO Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00
3/17 - PTO Meeting 4:00-5:00
3/18 - Book Fair
3/19 - Book Fair
3/20 - Book Fair
3/20 - Cpt. Drew Russell's Birthday Cake Celebration
3/20 - McTobey Night - Sprinkle Rd. 4:00-8:00
3/28 - Spring Pictures
3/29 - Mother/Son Skating - Great Skate 1:00-3:00
4/2 - End of 3rd Marking Period
4/3 - No School for Students
4/4 - No School for Students & Staff
4/7-4/11 - Spring Break
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.
Late Start/Early Release Schedule 2013-2014
This year we have scheduled five Late Start/Early Release Days. On those days secondary students will start later than normal, and elementary will dismiss earlier than usual. Teaching staff will spend the time analyzing student achievement data, determining next steps to make a difference, curriculum development, and other related school improvement work.
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.
In an effort to improve system practices, Tobey Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Just simply go to: Parent Survey.
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 Web Sites for Students
Use the Internet wisely. For a few web sites to help your students with Math and English skills Math and English Web Sites .
Accelerated Reader Book Find
Are you wondering if a book is on AR? Here is the link to find out:AR Bookfinder