Weiss Salmon Project 2013
Bed Bug Notice
Gibraltar School District maintains a clean, safe, and orderly district. A small number of students have been identified with bed bug bites due to their HOME environment. Gibraltar School District has conducted investigations and continues to investigate. NO bed bugs have been located in any of our buildings. Again, NO BED BUGS HAVE BEEN FOUND in any of our buildings.
Nonetheless, the District has been pro-active and precautions are being taken. Bed bug eradicator ovens are currently available for in use in each building and we have moved up the time between normal extermination services. Gibraltar School District is following and exceeding the expectations and protocols of the Michigan Wayne County Department of Health.
Actual bed bug infestations in schools are uncommon. Bed bugs are only active at NIGHT. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly.
The safety and well being of our entire school community is our number one priority.
For up to date and reliable information on how to identify bed bugs, bites, etc., please visit www.michigan.gov/bedbugs.
Thank you for your concern and understanding.
Claymation Collaboration Project
Earth Day Poster Contest Winner
"We Are" Carlson High
Kindergarten Registration begins in each elementary building March 4, 2013. An appointment for kindergarten screening will be given when the child is registered.
Thursday, April 11, 2013, is Kindergarten Parent Night from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the Gibraltar School District Board Office, Vreeland and Allen Road Woodhaven.
Week of April 23 - 26, 2013, is Kindergarten Screening at the Gibraltar School District Board Office, Vreeland and Allen Road—by appointment only.
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Click here for enrollment forms.
Click here for the kindergarten waiver.
Weiss Colonial Days
Mrs.Wickenheiser's 5th graders, know Colonial Days at Weiss Elementary is a true hands-on experience. Her social studies classes are responsible for creating a shop to represent their colonial trade. Among other activities, they are responsible for reading related literature books, researching and writing speeches about these various aspects of Colonial history.
Students also gathered and made replicas of artifacts that would be typical of 18th century colonial shops. Students were encouraged to dress in Colonial Day attire, we hand sewed bonnets and aprons and made three cornered hats. Students had a great time celebrating their learning for their families, teachers and friends at Weiss.
December 17, 2012
Dear Gibraltar Family,
We cannot begin to understand the senseless violence that has plagued the community of Newtown, Connecticut; the tragedy not only affected the families of the 27 students and staff, but tore a hole in the hearts of many who live hundreds of miles away. I grieve for these people in a way I’ve never felt before. My thoughts and prayers will be with the families and the community for a long time to come.
I want to reassure our Gibraltar Community that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Our school staff works with students, parents, police, fire departments, and community leaders to keep our schools as safe as possible. We have a safety plan in place, for each of our buildings, which covers a wide range of concerns. Additionally, we have direct access to first-responders from Wayne County and throughout the State. Staff members regularly participate in training and awareness programs to be prepared for emergencies, and we limit access to our schools by locking the doors and monitoring those who come in.
You can help. Each person in our community can play a role in keeping our schools safe. When you see suspicious behavior, or people’s actions that frighten you, report those things to the police. If you feel that this behavior is something that the schools should be aware of then please relay that information on to the school and we’ll relay it on as appropriate.
In my heart, I believe we are a safe school and a safe community and I look forward to coming to work every day. I ask for your continued partnership with Gibraltar Schools, as we work together to keep our students and staff safe, and as we focus on the instruction to raise our students to become global citizens. Together, we may one day be able to rid the world of this horrific violence.
Bruce S. Burger
New Pottery Exhibit
Click here to see work from our new coil constructed ceramic vases exhibit.
Updated Vaccinations required for 6th Graders to Attend School in 2012-2013
Immunizations are an important part of your child’s health and Michigan law requires that children going to school be vaccinated to help prevent certain vaccine-preventable diseases. As the district school nurses, we are writing to inform you that the Michigan State Public Health Department requires vaccination updates at age 11 years.
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MEAP Score Explanation
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School Breakfast Information
School breakfast provides 1/4 of your child’s daily nutrition needs and research shows breakfast provides fuel for school and boosts brain power. Breakfast at school is affordable, too. It’s available for all students and if you qualify for free or reduced price lunch, you also qualify for the free or reduced price breakfast.
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Important Cold & Flu Information
The following are helpful tips from our school nurse:
Free & Reduce Lunch Info
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Great Start Readiness Program
The Gibraltar School District is offering free pre-school experiences for a limited number of eligible four-year-old children who reside within the district limits. Read More