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Merritt News 05-29-2018

May 

  • 30- Preschool Graduation
  • 31- Extra Dress Down Day
  • 31- Academic Night
  • 31- DARE Graduation

June

  • 1-Senior Graduation @ 6:00
  • 4-7- Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
  • 12- Last day of School Supper Happy Fun Day and Picnic Dismissal 1:00 

1. Merritt Academy Safety Update

We continue to up our school safety preparedness through these activities:

  1. Strategic staff in place at arrival and dismissal
  2. Continued drill practices
  3. 3m window film covering (Bullet and crack proof glass that will be getting put on all doors in our high school)
  4. New doors for most main entrances on campus
  5. Alice training (All staff will be trained this summer and our school safety plan will be revised to match what is taught to our teachers)
  6. Alternative locks put on all classroom doors beyond regular lock (In process of happening)
  7. K-9 dog visited our campus
  8. Ok 2 Say Assemblies held for K-12th grades at the beginning of May

All of these listed items above are things we will be doing this summer or items that have already been done at Merritt to increase the safety of our students. During the summer months please remind your children to use the OK 2 SAY hotline if they hear or see something that is not right. We have had numerous phone calls and tips provided to us throughout the school year to this confidential tip iine. Please visit https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say/ for more information.

If at any time you have questions regarding our procedures, please contact the school or come by for a visit. We welcome your concerns, thoughts, and ideas regarding school operations. 

2. School-Wide Extra Dress Down Benefitting Mrs. Morgan's Family

Last week Mrs. Morgan's( our high school math/science teacher) family endured a tragic accident that left her family in need of many things, including money. To help her family we are having an extra dress down day to raise money for the numerous expenses her family is enduring. This extra dress down will take place this Thursday, May 31st. If your son or daughter would like to participate in this they would need to donate a minimum of a $1.00. 

3. Scholastic BoGo Book Fair June 4th-7th

From June 4th-7th Merritt will be having a buy one get 1 free BOGO book fair. Look for more information later in the week for times and more information.

4. Last Day of School June 12th Information

The last day for the 2017-2018 school year is on Tuesday, June 12th. This will be a 1:00 dismissal! The students will be involved with different activities depending on grade level: Super Happy Fun Day, picnic, field day, yearbook signings, and much more will be occurring on this day at Merritt.

* The picnic will take the place of the regular lunch and will be provided for EVERYONE between 11:30-12:45.

** Please note the new dismissal time and make arrangements for your child to be picked up at this time.

5. Academic Night and Senior Graduation

Academic Night is on Thursday, May 31 starting at 6:00. Invitations were sent out to the individual students last week if they are being recognized on this night for honor roll, spirit awards, or perfect attendance. We will also be announcing the TRG scholarship winners and Merritt B. Romine Visionary Award winner on this night.

Senior Graduation is on Friday, June 1st starting at 6:00. We invite all of our Merritt families to come watch this years group of seniors graduate.

6. Merritt MS and HS Music Upcoming Events

Band Banquet - Tuesday, May 29th at 6 pm

Graduation Ceremony - Friday, June 1st at 6 pm