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Shall East China School District, St. Clair County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Two Million Eight Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($2,810,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, in one or more series, for the purpose of purchasing school buses?

<<Click here>> to watch a 4 minute video explaining the proposal.

<<Click here>> for a printable informational flyer.

Question? Contact:
Steven Skalka, Superintendent
East China School District
1585 Meisner Rd.
East China, MI 48054
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The initial meeting of the committee charged with identifying and reviewing the critical factors related to the closure of an elementary school so as to report the findings and make recommendations to the Board of Education was held Tuesday, October 7th at 4:00 pm in the Board Room at the administration building.  Below please find the dates and times of the meetings:
Tuesday, October 7 @ 4:00 p.m.               School_Closure_Meeting_Minutes_10_07_2014.pdf
Tuesday, October 21 @ 4:15 p.m.             School_Closure_Meeting_Minutes_10_21_2014.pdf
Tuesday, November 4 @ 4:15 p.m.
Tuesady, November 18 @ 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, December 2 @ 4:15 p.m.
Members of the community are welcome to attend, observe the work, and learn more about the issue.
Community members who would like to ask a question of the committee or provide an idea for them to consider may do so by completing the School Closure Questions and Ideas form.

For updated school closure information please review the documents and watch the video below.

Superintendent Report 10 13 2014

Building Closure Considerations 10 13 2014

Board Meeting Video 10 13 2014

On Tuesday, October 7th our High School Marching Bands competed in the MSBOA District XVI Marching Band Festival at Memorial Stadium in Port Huron. At the Festival, Marching Bands are adjudicated by three judges one in each of the following captions: Music, Marching and General Effect Showmanship. A group may enter any classification the director chooses. A final rating is determined by a predominance of ratings. Each band has a 15 minute block of time to enter the field, perform their show and exit the field.

The Mariner's theme was Walt Disney's The Sounds of Fantasia. The Saints' theme was Monte Python and the Holy Grail. Both Schools Earned Division I ratings.

The healthychildren.org website published an article outlining what parents need to know about Enteroviruses. Here are a few snipets of the article. The whole article can be read on their website: http://healthychildren.org.

Currently, there are no cases of Enterovirus D68 in St. Clair County.

Enterovirus D68 is not new. It was first isolated in 1962 but has been rarely reported since then. Enteroviruses of various types cause about 10 to15 million infections each year in the US, usually in the late summer or early fall. This year's outbreak includes a new type that has been associated with many cases throughout the US causing unusually severe respiratory disease in some children.

How are enteroviruses spread?
Enteroviruses are spread by close contact with an infected person. You can also become infected by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

How are enteroviruses treated?
The vast majority of children with enteroviruses such as EV-D68 have mild symptoms and do not need any medical care beyond what is done for the common cold. A number of children with asthma and even some without a prior history of wheezing have had unusually severe cases of EV-D68 resulting in hospitalization; some requiring treatment in the intensive care unit.

Children with high fever and those with cold symptoms lasting longer than 7-10 days should talk with their pediatrician. Those with difficulty breathing should seek emergency care.

Important information for children with asthma:
This virus seems to be particularly hard on children's lungs. Therefore, it is especially important for children previously diagnosed with asthma to follow their asthma action plans and communicate with their primary care provider to know what to do if they get into a yellow or red zone.

To reduce the risk of infection with enteroviruses:
Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.​
Avoid touching, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Stay home when feeling sick, and consult with your health care provider. 

Skylert is East China School District’s automated phone message delivery system.  Skylert is used to notify parents about important, time sensitive information including: school closings, unexcused absences, lunch account balances and even missing homework assignments. Parents have control over both the content (which notifications) and the format (how those are shared) of the notifications.

Skylert Preferences

 You can change your Skylert preferences by logging into Skyward Family Access and click on the Skylert menu item.

After you have clicked on the Skylert menu item you can adjust your notification preferences.

When finished make sure you click on the “Save” button located in the upper right.

The same Skylert preferences are used for all of your children. You only need to set your preferences once.

If you need to change your contact information, contact your child’s school.

Skylert does support Text Messaging. Before signing up, please keep in mind that standard texting rates apply.




25, Sep 2014

Canned Soup Drive

The National Honor Society of Marine City High School is having a CANNED SOUP DRIVE this week.  Please consider donating toward this worthy cause. Drop off all donations to the main office. All items will be donated to local food banks.


The Palms Elementary 4th graders went to Goodells Park and attended "Project Red" (Rural Education Day) and learned about a variety of hands on agricultural topics.  The students learned about Michigan produced foods like sugar, molasses, honey, and much more.  They also learned about different farm animals, how farmers maintain these animals, what the uses of the animals are, and how the animals provide us with food and other resources.  This was a great afternoon for the students as they got to ask questions, have hands-on experiences, and learn about how farming and agriculture are important in our every day lives.

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