Anchor Bay Middle School South

Announcements:

Upcoming events and reminders for October. 

 

  • Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Oct. 14th - Oct. 28th.  Details will be emailed out this week. 
  • 1st Quarter Progress Reports will be posted via ParentPortal on Oct. 10th. 
  • October 14th - 1/2 Day of School.  Students will be dismissed @ 11:29am. 
  • After School Tutoring will begin on Sept. 26th from 3pm-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Tutoring is free. Click here to sign the permission slip if you wish for your child to attend.
  • Picture Retakes will be Thursday, Oct. 13th.  We will be taking pictures in the morning on this day.  A picture day email will be sent out the week of Oct. 3rd. 
  • South Fall Dance for all grades on Friday, Oct. 28th from 3pm-4:30pm.  An email will be sent out soon with details.  
  • Home Football Games on Oct. 11th & Oct. 25th @ 3:30pm.
  • Home Volleyball Games on Sept. 29th, Oct. 3rd, Oct. 13th, Oct. 17th, Oct. 27th. 

Pirate Prowl Fundraiser 

South's one and only fundraiser, Pirate Prowl, will be Oct. 21st.  Please see the attached document. 

Pirate Prowl 2022 Parent Letter.pdf 

 

New Drop-Off/Pick-Up

Important - New Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures for the back of the school.  Please see the attached document below that was created by MSS and Chesterfield Police Department. 

Click Here: MSS Drop-Off/Pick-Up Map 2022-23


Positivity Project

We are extremely excited to be implementing the Positivity Project (P2) at Middle School South this school year!  The mission of this program is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships and become their best selvesP2 will also partner with South and equip staff with the resources, training, and strategy to teach their students. Please click here for more information on the Positivity Project.

 


Attendance

If your child is absent from school, please call us at 586-949-4510 before 10:00AM. If you get the voice mail message, use ext.2101


MSS After School Tutoring

South will be offering after school tutoring with the purpose of helping students develop a deeper level of understanding on performance tasks/classwork in the following subject areas: Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies. 

Tutoring sessions will be held Monday – Thursday starting the week of September 20th.  Each session will be one hour in length from 3pm – 4pm in room 311.  Transportation home will not be provided.  Students are free to be picked-up in the front of the building anytime throughout the hour.

If you are interested in having your child take advantage of this opportunity, please complete the following permission slip info. 

External LinkPlease click here to complete the permission slip. 

PDF DocumentSecondary Academic Support Newsletter


Check out AF JROTC

Video DocumentSee our video on YouTube.

Video DocumentHere is our informational commercial on the program.

Join the Air Force JROTC After School Club! Come meet the High School Cadets and have fun playing team building games and activities.  Learn the art of leadership, teamwork and followership from High School students and have a good time with friends.  We will meet after school from 3-4:30pm at MSN in room A-17 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. PDF DocumentFill out the attached permission form.

Video DocumentClick here for a video invite to the after school club!


Athletics

External Link MSS Athletics Page

Reminders 

 
  • Remember to check grades on Parent Portal instead of Schoology.  Parent Portal is the official place that grades are stored and updated. 
  • Thank you to all the parents who have dropped off and/or picked-up their child in the back of the school.  The front of the building is for buses only in the AM & PM. 
  • We do have students with peanut allergies, and we ask that no shelled peanuts be brought into school.  Food that is processed with peanuts is permitted.  We ask that no actual peanut shells be brought into the building. 
  • If you drop your child off late to school, please call to the main office to let them know.  
  • We will be continuing our new lockdown protocol known as A.L.I.C.E this school year.  

Medical Forms

Please contact the Middle School South office if your child needs to take medication during the day.  Medication forms will be made available or can be found on the enrollment page.

Alternate Bus Info 

To the Parents or Guardians of Anchor Bay Schools that use alternate locations for either pick up or drop off of your students due to daycare, grandparents or divorce situations, please complete the Alternate Bus form and either email (pdeville@abs.misd.net),  fax (586-725-4223) or mail 51890 Washington, New Balt. 48047 PDF DocumentClick here for the form 

Having this form early gets the correct information to you in August when the postcards go out. Thank you and have a safe and Happy Summer!


Upcoming Events

September 28
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: Sep 28
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar
October 14
Half Day Middle School and High School (Elementary Full Day)
Half Day Middle School and High School (Elementary Full Day)
Date: Oct 14
Calendar: MS South Calendar
October 26
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: Oct 26
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 4
Half Day Elementary Students, PM Teacher Records Day (Full Day Middle & High School)
Half Day Elementary Students, PM Teacher Records Day (Full Day Middle & High School)
Date: Nov 4
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 8
No School - Election Day
No School - Election Day
Date: Nov 8
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 16
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: Nov 16
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 18
Half Day Elementary Students (Full Day Middle & High School)
Half Day Elementary Students (Full Day Middle & High School)
Date: Nov 18
Calendar: MS South Calendar

Spotlights

Box Tops At Middle School South, we collect Box Tops For Education every month to help support our Choir and Life Skills programs. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and can be found on the following products: Betty Crocker, Fiber One, Nestle, Cheerios, Chex, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Yoplait, Huggies, Scott, Cottonelle, Nature Valley, Hefty, Ziploc and many more! Students can turn the Box Tops in to their first hour teacher and the class who collects the most each month wins a special breakfast treat!
Feed The Bay
If you would like to report a bullying incident you can call OK2SAY at (855) 565-2729.  OK2SAY is not an emergency reporting system.  Dial 911 for emergency situations!  Information submitted to OK2SAY is CONFIDENTIAL , so your identity is safe.  Tips may be submitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
OK2Say If you would like to report a bullying incident you can call OK2SAY at (855) 565-2729. OK2SAY is not an emergency reporting system. Dial 911 for emergency situations! Information submitted to OK2SAY is CONFIDENTIAL , so your identity is safe. Tips may be submitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
North Central Association Accredited Through accreditation and related services, NCA CASI continuously improves the quality of education and challenges education entities to prepare each and every learner for success. All Anchor Bay Schools are NCA Accredited.
Anchor Bay Receives Readers Choice Award 1st Place

South Event and Athletics Calendar

Contact Us

Middle School South

48650 Sugarbush
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 949-4510
Fax: (586) 949-4739

Administration

Paige Hunter
Assistant Principal
Laurie Allen
Data Para Professional

Office Staff

Michele Allen
Office Manager
Amy Basacchi
Para

Counseling

Kristin Guerra
Counselor
Kathryn Keena
Counselor
Nicole Nestle
Para

School Times

Standard Day: 8:04am - 2:52pm

Bell Schedule

1st Hour   8:04AM - 9:02AM
2nd Hour   9:07AM - 10:05AM
3rd Hour   10:10AM - 11:08AM
4th Hour   11:13AM - 12:41PM
    1st Lunch    11:13AM - 11:43AM
    2nd Lunch    11:42AM - 12:13PM
    3rd Lunch    12:10PM - 12:40PM
5th Hour   12:46PM - 1:44PM
6th Hour    1:49PM - 2:52PM

 

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Fall Community Newsletter with Bond Information

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2022-23 Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Jankowski

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No Tax-Rate Increase Bond Survey

Share your thoughts about the bond.Click here or on the "Bond Election Info" tab for Project Lists, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.

ABSD Board of Education Approves No Tax-Rate Increase Bond Proposal for Nov. 8th Ballot

A new day in the Bay - Vote November 8thThe Anchor Bay School District Board of Education has approved placing a $169 million no tax rate increase bond proposal on the November 8 ballot.

The multi-phase bond proposal will take approximately 10  years to complete and focuses on five key principles:

  1. Enhancing educational programming Throughout the K-12 educational program, the school district will place a stronger focus on Career Preparation and STEM programming by developing meaningful connections between classroom experiences for students and their future academic and career goals;
  2. Improving safety and security measures by enhancing building security and video surveillance at all facilities, installing emergency alert systems, adding classroom security door hardware, and strengthening building entrance security;
  3. Addressing aging infrastructures in buildings by updating mechanical systems, temperature controls, roofing, and paving;
  4. Correcting geographical concerns by reducing student transportation costs and reducing the time students spend on buses every day; and,
  5. Increasing building efficiency by reducing operational costs by combining and reducing the number of operational buildings.

Food Service Information 2022-23 School Year

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