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Remind children to be safe

Dear Parent/Guardian,
     As the days get shorter and with so many kid-orientated activities like homecoming and fall fun activities in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to remind students and parents of some safety tips while kids are out and about.
     Please take a few minutes to remind your children of the importance of being aware of their surroundings and review with them what they should do in case they are approached by a stranger.
     Here are some helpful safety tips. 

· Know where your children are at all times. Make it a rule that your children must ask permission or check in with you before going anywhere. Give your children your work and cell phone numbers so they can reach you at all times.

· Point out safe places. Show your children safe places to play, safe roads and paths to take and safe places to go if there’s trouble.

· Teach children to trust their instincts. Explain that if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable, they should get away as fast at they can and tell an adult.  Tell them that sometimes adults they know may make them feel uncomfortable, and they should still get away as fast as possible and tell another adult what happened. Reassure children that you will help them when they need it.

· Teach children to be assertive. Make sure they know that it’s OK to say no to an adult and to run away from adults in dangerous situations.

· Encourage your children to play with others. There is safety in numbers!

· As always, if you see any suspicious activity, please call 911 and report it immediately.

     It is unfortunate that these types of incidents take place but we must take them seriously. Please know that your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us.

Robert Ploof named coach of the year
Robert Ploof, coach of the girls' bowling team, has been selected coach of the year by the Michigan High School Athletic Coaches Association. Congratulations!

Health center open for business in KHS
The Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS), a division of Michigan Medicine, has opened a health center in room 603 at KHS. The center is open year-round from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for youth 21 years and younger.

Services include immunizations, sick visits, physical exams, nutrition counseling, insurance enrollment and mental health services. Insured and uninsured patients, regardless of ability to pay, are welcome.

Visit umhs-rahs.org or call (810) 591-5330 for more information and to schedule an appointment. C
heck out the RAHS newsletter here.

Class of 2017 members should be applying 
for their GO stipends
Genesee County students who graduated or are obtaining GEDs in 2017 are encouraged to apply for Genesee Opportunity stipends now. The stipends provide financial jumpstarts for students looking to continue their education after high school. Students are eligible to receive the stipends for one year after high school. 

Genesee County seniors are eligible to receive the GO stipend regardless of family income level. The stipend covers tuition, mandatory training costs and certification testing, and is paid directly to qualifying training providers in and out of state.

Students can apply even if they are uncertain where they will be going to school because applications can be updated. To learn more or to complete the stipend information, go to www.geneseego.org.

Substitute teachers and bus drivers are needed
The Kearsley School District needs substitute teachers, bus drivers and substitute bus drivers. For more information about substitute teaching, call PESG at (866) 782-7277. For more information about driving bus, call Ronda at (810) 591-7622.

Dial 2-1-1 for a community resource specialist   
Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with agencies/organizations that provide water, food, clothing, education, counseling, health care, shelter, support groups, employment, legal aid, public safety, utility assistance, transportation, mental health services and more.
   To contact Michigan 2-1-1, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, dial 2-1-1 or go to www.mi211.org
   A community resource specialist will discuss callers’ needs and give information and/or referrals that callers can contact for assistance.




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  HORNET stands for Helping Others Recognize Noteworthy service, Excellence and Tradition! This is a program designed to provide parents, school employees, students, volunteers or visitors with an opportunity to recognize any Kearsley staff member who exemplifies educational excellence and / or extraordinary service to others. 

   Click on the award above and download a nomination form. Please share with us your suggestion for the staff member(s) who unselfishly provides either educational excellence or an extraordinary service above and beyond the call of duty.