Anchor Bay Middle School South

Announcements:

Click here for Important Reminders/Upcoming Events for May & June. 

 

Cedar Point Trip - Thursday, May 26, 2022

CASHLESS: Cedar Point is now cashless, they will not take cash for any transactions. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards and most debit cards. They also accept Apple Pay or Google Pay. 
They have cash to card kiosks that the students can put their cash on the card to use while at the park. The cards are FEE free, unless they are not used for 92 consecutive days, at that point a $3.95 monthly fee will apply. You can load between $5 and $500 onto the cards. If you have a balance left, you can use the cards anyplace Visa is accepted. 
Any other questions regarding the cashless policy may be answered by

Click Here for the Cedar Point cashless policy

 

Cedar Point Rules & Reminders

Anchor Bay Honors Academy Update 

We are excited to announce the opportunity for current eighth-grade students to be part of the Anchor Bay Honors Academy!  

NWEA testing is currently taking place and will be used for placement into the Anchor Bay High School Honor Academy. Parents and students will receive notification of their placement by February 4th.  

The Anchor Bay Honors Academy is a four-year advanced academic environment with all the traditional high school experiences for academically motivated students. The rigorous courses are carefully planned to prepare students for college and their careers while offering opportunities to earn college credits through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.  

Honors Academy acceptance letters will be sent out by February 4th with a link to a virtual parent meeting held via Zoom on February 15th at 6:00 pm. During the meeting parents will meet key staff members and will be provided an overview of the program. Information for those who are unable to attend the virtual meeting can be found using this link:External LinkAnchor Bay Honors Academy

Anchor Bay Honors Academy Important Dates 

Placement Notification by February 4th 

Virtual Parent Meeting: February 15th @ 6:00 pm 


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. 

Please 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!


MS South General Class Supply List

Below are some general supplies for the first day of school. 

  • (1) 3" Binder
  • 1 Folder for each class (6 total)
  • 1 Notebook for each class (6 total) 
  • Pen/Pencils 
  • Highlighters

Athletics

Middle School Dance Team Try-Outs
Try-Outs May 16th and 17th-  Go to the MSS Athletics page below for more info

External Link MSS Athletics Page

External LinkYouth Football Camp Info

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

May 25
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: May 25
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar
May 30
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day
Date: May 30
Calendar: MS South Calendar
May 31
School Resumes
School Resumes
Date: May 31
Calendar: MS South Calendar
June 4
ABHS Graduation at 5 pm & 7:30 pm
on the ABHS Athletic Field
ABHS Graduation at 5 pm & 7:30 pm
Date: Jun 4
Location: on the ABHS Athletic Field
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
June 8
Half Day Middle & High School (Exams) - Full Day Elementary
Half Day Middle & High School (Exams) - Full Day Elementary
Date: Jun 8
Calendar: MS South Calendar

PM Teacher Records Day

June 9 - June 10
Half Day All Students - (Middle & High School Exams)
Half Day All Students - (Middle & High School Exams)
Date: Jun 9 - Jun 10
Calendar: MS South Calendar

June 9 - PM Teacher Records Day

June 10 - PM Teacher Early Release

June 10
Last Day of School - End of Marking Period (Half Day)
Last Day of School - End of Marking Period (Half Day)
Date: Jun 10
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.

Contact Us

Middle School South

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

Administration

Paige Hunter
Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Michele Allen
Office Manager
Pamela Percha
Data Para Professional
Amy Basacchi
Para

Counseling

Kristin Guerra
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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***NEW for 2022-23 School Year***

photo of flyer PowerSchool Parent Portal will be used for ALL new and existing students! 

Summer School

summer schoolAnchor Bay is excited to announce our 2022 Summer School Programs. Click here for the Summer Programs - Class Descriptions.

Summer School Enrollment ends Friday, May 20th.

Questions - Contact the Anchor Bay Curriculum Department at 586-725-2861.

Registration for Early Childhood Center Preschool Classes

Registration for Early Childhood Center Preschool Classes opens on Monday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. Here is the link to register: https://absd.reg.eleyo.com/

External LinkGo to ECC's website for details.

 

Enroll New Students Here for 2022-23!

Click the link to fill out the pre-registration form for Kindergartners/New Resident Students and School of Choice Applicants. Once approved in 7-10 business days, you will receive an email to create your parent portal account to access the online enrollment packet. 

Don't know your resident building? Find your school by clicking here!

If you do not have a device to access this system, a time can be scheduled to come in an fill out the forms at one of our buildings. 

Questions, email: enrollment@abs.misd.net; phone: Central Admin at (586) 725-2861

Aquatic Center COVID-19 Testing Site is Closing Feb. 13

The number of individuals seeking testing for COVID-19 at the aquatic center has dropped significantly therefore, the clinic performing the service is closing the site. The last day of testing will be Sunday, February 13, 2022. The district is grateful for the partnership that was created as it helped many of our students, staff, and members of the community. The clinic performed more that 3,200 tests since it began testing on November 16, 2021. 

Okay2Say

Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Phone: 855-565-2729
Text: 652729
Email: OK2SAY@mi.gov
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