Anchor Bay Middle School South

Announcements:

We are moving our Pirate Prowl outdoor event to Monday, November 1st because of the high chance of rain on Friday. Monday's weather looks much better, but students will need to bring a coat as we plan to be outside in the afternoon. 

Also, all fundraising is due by this Friday, October 29th. 

OCTOBER UPCOMING EVENTS & REMINDERS


Upcoming October Spirit Days Wednesday, Oct 25th - Oct 29th 

 

  • Monday, Oct 25th - PJ Day
  • Tuesday, Oct 26th - Dress like your favorite movie Character
  • Wednesday, Oct 27th - Wear Orange
  • Thursday, Oct 28th - South Spirit Wear/Red and Black Day
  • Friday, Oct 29th - Costume Day/Pirate Prowl

Pirate Prowl Fundraiser  

       Pirate Prowl Fundraiser Letter

External LinkPay For It

            PDF DocumentHow to register on Pay For It
              PDF Document How to Pay On Pay For It
 


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 – Thurday 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


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

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

November 2
Professional Development Day - No Students in Attendance
Professional Development Day - No Students in Attendance
Date: Nov 2
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 3
Strategic Planning Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Strategic Planning Meeting
Date: Nov 3
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar

Anchor Bay School District will be starting a strategic planning process. We welcome input from our staff, community, and students.

Meeting Dates and Topics:

  • September 15 - Portrait of a Graduate & Stakeholder Value Survey
  • October 13 - Facilities
  • November 3 - Student Achievement & Programs
  • December 1 - Mission & Vision/Wrap up

Anyone who would like to participate in the Strategic Planning Meetings need to RSVP to Sherrie DiCristofaro at  sdicristofaro@abs.misd.net.  Meetings will start at 7pm at MacDonald Elementary.  (5201 County Line Road, Casco. Enter through Door #1)

November 5
End of First Marking Period for All Students
End of First Marking Period for All Students
Date: Nov 5
Calendar: MS South Calendar
Half Day Elementary (PM Teacher Records Day) - Full Day Middle & High School
Half Day Elementary (PM Teacher Records Day) - Full Day Middle & High School
Date: Nov 5
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 12
Half Day Elementary (Conferences) - Full Day Middle & High School
Half Day Elementary (Conferences) - Full Day Middle & High School
Date: Nov 12
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 17
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: Nov 17
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: MS South Calendar
November 24 - November 26
No School - Thanksgiving Break
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Date: Nov 24 - Nov 26
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

Phil Latona
Principal
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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2021-22 Feed the Bay Backpack Program

Feed The Bay is a non profit program that offers food for the weekends to those that need assistance. Parents simply need to sign up at their child's school and a food bag will be sent home (in their backpack) on Fridays during the school year. Our first food bags go home October 1.