Anchor Bay Middle School South


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 4th - No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Teachers
  • May 4th - 4th Qrt Progress Reports Emailed Home
  • May 5th - PSAT Make-Up
  • May 28th - 1/2 Day of School - Memorial Day Weekend
  • May 31st - No School - Memorial Day

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7, 2021! 

Please see the attached MDHSS letter regarding Anchor Bay School Lunch: MS South Lunch Flyer 2021.pdf 

Athletics Update:

Schedules are posted online in the red athletics tab and are subject to change. As the seasons start for softball and track, coaches will also communicate any changes.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from all away competitions.

If you have not done so already, please complete the athletic emergency card found on the MSS website main page. If you did this for a sport already this year, you do not need to complete it again.

After School Tutoring 

  • Monday - Thursday via zoom from 3pm-4pm
  • Starts this Monday, Oct. 26th 
  • Students will access the tutoring zoom sessions from any of their teacher course pages

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook!  

ALL orders are done online, please visit and
follow the directions to our school.

Students of the Week

Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020

Click on the link to view the Video Document Students of the Week presentation.

Dec. 7-Dec. 11, 2020

Click on the link to view the videoVideo DocumentStudents of the Week Video

Dec. 14-Dec. 18, 2020

Click on the link to view the video Students of the Week Video

Congratulations to all the students nominated and the winners!  



 Click here: Middle School Swim & Dive

Track, Softball and Swim start Monday, April 19th.  


  • Track Parent Video
  • Track Practices will be M-Th 3:00-4:30pm
  • SOFTBALL Practices will be from 1:45-3:45pm
    • Coaches know that virtual students will get to the school after their 6th hour and may need drive time.  Athletes can be dropped off at the softball field.  

Athletes must have a physical on file from Last Year dated after April 15, 2019.  Additionally, ALL athletes must complete the Required Health Form at the link below.  If you mark "yes to any of the questions on the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire, you will need to get an UPDATED physical before participating.  Locker rooms will not be available, and students should bring their own water bottle.  

**ALL Athletes participating in spring sports will be COVID Tested at school once a week, starting Monday, April 19th: 

*** Prior Positive COVID PCR Tests:  Individuals who have recovered from a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past three months (90 days) have quarantined and remain symptom-free may participate in team sports activities without antigen testing if they can provide a letter from a doctor or documentation confirming a positive PCR test.  The individual must have had a positive PCR diagnostic test within the past three months. A positive rapid test or antibody test, only, is not sufficient to waive the current weekly test requirement.


MI Safer Sports COVID-19 Testing Program: Participant Code of Conduct

Consent and Registration Form for Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

Softball- Tests every Monday

Track- Tests every Tuesday

Swim - TBD

Required Health Form

Athletic Emergency Card- To be completed for all athletes by their parents.  

Physical Forms

High School Dance
PDF DocumentTryout Packet

High School Dance Tryouts for incoming 9th grade students 2021/22
May 24,25,26 - 5:00-8:00 pm at Anchor Bay High School

High School Cheer

High School Cheer tryouts - June 1-3 - 2:30-5:30 at Anchor Bay High School


PDF DocumentTAFL Youth Football & Cheerleading 



  • 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. 

In-Person/Virtual Schedule with Class Times 

Middle School South Daily Schedule 2020-21

  • All students follow the same schedule during the school day
  • Doors will open for student drop-off each morning at 7:50 am
  Minutes Time
1st Hour   43 Class   8:13am - 8:56am
2nd Hour   43 Class   9:01am - 9:44am
3rd Hour   43 Class   9:49am - 10:32am
4th Hour  Lunch During This Hour   10:37am - 12:03am
5th Hour   43 Class   12:08pm - 12:51pm
6th Hour   43 Class   12:56pm - 1:39pm
Dismissal     1:39pm


Check out AF JROTC

Video DocumentSee our video on YouTube.

Video DocumentClick here to see our informational commercial on the program

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 (,  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!

School Store

School Store: "The Treasure Chest" 

OPEN every Thursday during lunch starting November 1st!
*212 tokens are equivalent to $1.00 please encourage your student to use them in here.

  • Hoodie - $20.00 (adult sizes S - XL)
  • Sweatpants - $20.00 (adult sizes S - XL)
  • Red Pirate T-shirt - $10.00 (adult sizes S - XL)
  • Pirate Prowl T-shirts - $5.00
  • Most small items - $1.00

PDF DocumentSpirit Wear  - Hoodie & Sweatpants

PDF DocumentSpirit Wear - T-shirt

*prices listed above

Upcoming Events

May 8
Mother's Day Flower Sale
10:00 AM
Middle School South Greenhouse
Mother's Day Flower Sale
Date: May 8
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Middle School South Greenhouse
Calendar: MS South Calendar
May 12
Board of Education Meeting - Curriculum
7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting - Curriculum
Date: May 12
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Calendar: MS South Calendar
BOE- Selection of Superintendent (During Reg. Meeting)
7:00 PM
BOE- Selection of Superintendent (During Reg. Meeting)
Date: May 12
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
May 26
Board of Education Meeting - Regular
7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting - Regular
Date: May 26
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: TBD
Calendar: MS South Calendar
May 28
Half Day All Students – PM Teacher Early Release
Half Day All Students – PM Teacher Early Release
Date: May 28
Calendar: MS South Calendar
May 31
No School – Memorial Day
No School – Memorial Day
Date: May 31
Calendar: MS South Calendar
June 9
Board of Education Meeting - Curriculum
7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting - Curriculum
Date: Jun 9
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Calendar: MS South Calendar


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
Phil Latona
Paige Hunter
Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Michele Allen
Office Manager
Pamela Percha
Data Para Professional


Nicole Nestle

School Times

Standard Day: 8:13am - 1:39pm


Sports Physicals

2020-2021 ATHLETES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GET PHYSICALS this year, IF a student has one on file from LAST year. 

Athletes are exempt from getting a physical for the 2020/2021 athletic year if there is a valid physical on file dated on or after April 15, 2019The health form at the below link must also be filled out. If you mark "yes" to any of the questions on the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire, you will need to get an updated physical before participating.  Physical Forms are available below.

PDF DocumentRequired Health Form 

PDF DocumentAthletic Emergency Card- to be completed for all athletes by their Parents

Sports Schedules, Coach Contacts/Tryout and 1st Practice Information can be found in the Athletics tab of the Website as the seasons approach. Please email Mrs.Hunter with any questions at  

Sporting Event Entrance: Doors 3 & Doors 6



  • ***Positivity Award Nomination
  • The AB Fishing Club – a multi species, learning, noncompetitive club – attending local and free events that we host or sponsor. This is no fee club open to all students who reside in the ABSD area. Students in grades 6 to 12, wishing to join the Anchor Bay Fishing Club. please email Captain Shawn Elliott,



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Board of Education Meetings Go In-Person
Virtual Students & Testing

On April 8th, the Michigan Department of Education alerted school districts that Virtual students may choose to participate in testing.  Please review the attached updated letter regarding 3rd - 5th grade testing.

If you have any questions, please call your "home" school Principal.

March/April Digital District Newsletter
MISD Bilingual/EL Alternative Language Program

Tutors will be available to assist students with homework and provide skills to improve reading, writing and speaking the English language. Students grades K through 12 are welcome. Parents will have conversational, reading or writing sessions while students receive homework support.

Kindergarten 2021-22 Registration starts February 16th!

We Love Kindergarten and your kid will too! Visit for more information.External LinkRegistration Paperwork is available on our enrollment page. 

 View our "We love Kindergarten - Get Registered, Get Ready" video

Click here to watch the Kindergarten Readiness Night presentation.