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EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL PHONE INFORMATION
MAIN OFFICE/ATHLETICS: 591-4696
ABSENCE HOTLINE: 591-4697
ATTENDANCE DESK: 591-3598
COUNSELING OFFICE: 591-3583
Mr. Sokoloski (A-K): 591-3589
Mrs. LaFleur (L-Z): 591-3582
Daily Schedule
EMS Hourly Schedule
Homeroom: 8:05-8:17
1st hour: 8:17-9:14
2nd hour: 9:18-10:15
3rd hour: 10:19 - 11:16
4th hour: 11:20-12:56
A lunch (6th): 11:20-11:50
B lunch (7th): 11:53-12:23
C lunch (8th): 12:26-12:56
5th hour: 1:00-1:57
6th hour: 2:01-3:02
WELCOME TO GRAND BLANC EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grand Blanc East Middle School is a community of life-long learners engaged in a partnership with its staff, its students and their parents. Together we strive to create a safe and educational environment where quality work is expected of all students regardless of varying backgrounds and ability levels. Within a relevant and useful curriculum, we will include character education and critical thinking skills while promoting an appreciation of the arts and the environment.

1:1 Device Information Page (Grades 5-12)

15 days ago


During the 2017-2018 school year, Grand Blanc Community Schools will provide each student in grades 5-12 an Acer Chromebook for school and home use.


Click HERE for help updating the Chrome OS of your device.

Click HERE for information on Charging your Chromebook.

Click HERE for the required form for Parents.

Click HERE for the complete 1:1 Device Handbook.

Click HERE for the Pay Schools Link for Insurance Payment via check or Credit/Debit Card. 

If you are purchasing insurance for 2 or more of your children, please assign the insurance to your oldest student and then enter your other student's name(s) and ID number(s) in the comment box on the payment screen.

Click HERE to enjoy a Chromebook Care Video.   

Click HERE for a video displaying Digital Citizenship


Chromebook Program Key Points

  • Students will be assigned a Chromebook device at the beginning of the school year. 
  • The device will come in a hard protective case.
  • Devices will be kept for 3-4 years or until the student graduates.  It is the intention to have students retain their original Chromebook each year while enrolled in Grand Blanc Community Schools.*
  • Families will be able to purchase optional insurance each year to help defray the cost in the event of accidental breakage.
  • Teachers have been trained by our technology consultants (Communications by Design out of Ada, MI) in how to use the device effectively within the curriculum as one of the many tools they teach with.  Please understand that our teachers and students will learn and grow in the use of the Chromebooks in the classroom as the year progresses.
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    *Students do not have a separate right to a device.  It is the District’s intention to issue the same device barring abuse, breakage, theft, etc.

District Acceptable Use Policies

CLICK HERE

1:1 Device Handbook - Program Details

CLICK HERE


Acer Chromebook 

C-740

Please click below for an electronic version of the manual.

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Internet Options for Low Income Families


Learning can occur “Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace,” but to continue learning in the home, high speed reliable broadband is crucial. With more devices in the hands of students, districts have shifted away from traditional approaches to homework. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seven out of ten teachers assign homework that requires high speed internet access, yet in some communities as few as one in three students have home internet connectivity. When students do not have internet access at home, the gap widens in terms of what students can do. Equitable access to the internet is essential to maximize lifetime learning and success.

Families can access www.everyoneon.org to learn what internet options are available in their communities, including mobile hotspots. The website also lists information on discounted computers for qualified families as well as local technology training opportunities. In the coming year, the FCC’s Lifeline program will begin to include internet access. Information on the updated program will be forthcoming.


Free WiFi Hotspots in the Grand Blanc Community*

*Not a comprehensive list

 

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Big Boy Restaurant, 11432 S Saginaw St, (810) 694-6617
Biggby Coffee, 2223 E Hill Rd, (810) 771-3600
Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Culvers, 9090 Holly Rd, (810) 771-7755
Firehouse Subs, 11501 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-7205
McDonalds, 9293 Holly Rd, (810) 953-1495
McDonalds, 5543 Fenton Rd, (810) 234-7231
McDonalds, 12237 S Saginaw, (810) 694-7460
McDonalds, 2330 W Grand Blanc Rd, (810) 655-8169
McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd, (810) 694-5310 
Leo’s Coney Island, 6238 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-0500
Panera Bread, 6224 Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-1960
Sophia’s Kitchen, 11395 Saginaw St, (810) 695-8555
Starbucks, 11355 Saginaw St, (810) 603-3402
The Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Tim Horton’s, 11334 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-0629
Tropical Smoothie Café, 2383 Hill Rd, (810) 953-2233


We Need Substitute Teachers!
We need substitute teachers in our district!
If you know of anyone interested in substitute teaching, please give them the following information.

To be a substitute teacher complete the following process;
· Complete application process with PESG www.mypesg.com PESG is the contract company that the majority of the Genesee Area School Districts use for substitute teachers.
· Must be fingerprinted for school employment (NOTE: Make sure to request that a copy of the fingerprints goes to Grand Blanc Community Schools)
Pick up a fingerprint request form at Grand Blanc Schools Central Office, 11920 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You must call and make an appointment to be fingerprinted and there is a fee.
Can be fingerprinted at the GISD (810)591-4400 or at the local Police Departments.
· If he/ she doesn’t have a valid MI Teaching Certificate then he/she will need to apply for a MI Substitute Teaching Permit Contact the GISD, (810) 591-4400 for more information

· Let me know when he/she has completed the process. My contact info Paula Catalano (810)591-6005 or pcatalan@grandblancschools.org
I will need the new substitute’s name and contact information, then I will request he/she into our district.

Individuals interested in support staff substitute positions such as paraprofessionals and noon hour supervisors
· Please Contact Century Temporary Services, 810-695-1606
· Must be fingerprinted for school employment (NOTE: Make sure to request that a copy of the fingerprints goes to Grand Blanc Community Schools)
Pick up a fingerprint request form at Grand Blanc Schools Central Office, 11920 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You must call and make an appointment to be fingerprinted and there is a fee.
Can be fingerprinted at the GISD (810)591-4400 or at the local Police Departments.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
You must complete a new meal application (one per family) each school year. We process each application and mail you a letter letting you know what you qualify for. If you did not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals after October 16, 2017. If your child is currently receiving free/reduced meal from last year’s application, the deadline for completing the new application this school is OCTOBER 16, 2017. Applications can be found in the school office and all kitchen cashiers during breakfast and lunch.

If you do not currently receive free or reduced meals but feel you may qualify, an application may be completed and turned in any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who become unemployed may become eligible for free or reduced meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

For questions or help with your meal application, please call Karen Smith (810) 591-6674
Upcoming PSAT information
Attention students interested in taking the PSAT test (6th grade or younger), ACT and/or SAT through Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search.

Registration is now open for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 testing dates.

Registration information can be found in the EMS main office. Please see Mr. Sokoloski or Mrs. LaFleur if you have any questions.
Engicats Robotics
Attention all prospective Engicats robotics team members – our first team and mentor meeting takes place Monday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30. All team members are expected to attend. If you cannot make this meeting for any reason, you must see Mr. Brumwell before the meeting takes place. Build teams will be decided during the meeting and if you are not present you will not be placed on a build team.
Grief Group Forming
Attention students… East MS will be partnering with Reverence Home Health and Hospice to run a grief support group. If your child is struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, please encourage them to participate in this 6-week support group. Students and parents can direct interest in this group and any questions you may have to the child’s counselor.
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