At our May election, voters decided by a 73% majority to support the passing of the bond proposal. We are currently working on the final scope of the project, anticipating the solicitation of construction bids by early winter and breaking ground by April 2018. Additionally, technology and bus related bids will be addressed this summer. As we move forward in the process, updates will be made available via the website and other school publications. Our district is very excited about the new opportunities being given to our students and families. It is great to live in such a supportive community.
Soon summer break will be here (last day of school is June 9th) and families will be enjoying the outdoors on a more regular basis. With the warmer weather approaching, it is important for individuals to take measures to prevent exposure to ticks. Now through September is the season for ticks and parents should take steps to prevent their bites. Growing up in Northern Michigan and having lived in the Western Upper Peninsula, I have experienced the nuisance of ticks. We seem to be experiencing an increase in their numbers this spring and there are some precautions we should adhere to. Below are a few recommended strategies from the Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHHS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as links to both agencies for additional information.
- Avoid tick infested areas and walk in the center of trails (e.g., avoid areas of tall grass/weeds)
- Use insect repellent
- Perform daily tick checks
- Bathe or shower as soon as coming indoors (especially when in areas of tall grass/weeds)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Treating the school grounds was explored, however we determined that the cost and exposure to pesticides was not worth the benefit.
Have a great summer enjoying your families and all that Michigan’s great outdoors has to offer.
Proud to be a Fighting Bee,