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Continuity of Learning

April 10, 2020 Saugatuck Public Schools’ Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response PlanGovernor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-35 closed school buildings in Michigan for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The order also challenged Michigan educators to provide students with continued learning. During the past week, our teachers, building principals, Saugatuck Education Association, and board …

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Academic Excellence 2020

Celebrating Academic Excellence

Happy New Year! I am proud to share our recent School Index Scores.  Michigan’s School Index System was developed to comply with federally mandated school accountability measures. Key performance indicators include student proficiency in math and language arts, student growth in math and language arts, on-track attendance, graduation rate, assessment participation, advanced coursework, postsecondary enrollment …

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Dear SPS Community,             The coming new year is often a time to reflect on the year gone by and to set goals for the year ahead.  I would like to share an update of new programs and opportunities for our students that were implemented at the start of the 2019-20 school year and provide …

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A Special Time – Every Year

Students aren’t alone in riding the emotional rollercoaster. The first day Back-to-School is a high anxiety, high excitement time for teachers and staff too! It can’t be helped. From enrolling new students, creating new bus routes, preparing lessons, setting up welcoming classrooms, or starting fall sports practices, we continually look for ways we can better …

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First Day of School

It crossed my mind the other day that I have had a “first day of school” consecutively since 1968.  My K-12 years at Shepherd Public Schools and Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools 1968-1980, undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University 1981-1984, math/physics teacher at Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools 1985-2004, and administrator at Saugatuck Public Schools 2005-present. Back to school is …

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