Class of 2017 members should be applying for their GO stipends now
Genesee County students graduating or obtaining GEDs in 2017 are encouraged to apply for their 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.
Kearsley partnering with University of Michigan
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 now 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.
Kindergarten round-up takes place this month
Parents wishing to register their child(ren) for kindergarten can do so from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:15-4 p.m. April 26; 1-7 p.m. April 27 and/or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at Weston Elementary, 2499 Cashin St., Burton. Be sure to bring students' original birth certificate, Social Security number, shot record and three proofs (any mail with your name and address on it) that you live in the Kearsley district. For more information, call (810) 591-8483.
to provide students with health services
We have exciting news to share with you! Kearsley Community Schools is partnering with the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine to offer supplemental health services to SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS within the Kearsley school district and community at large. The program will provide physical and mental health services, along with support and education on matters ranging from insurance to wellness, prevention and substance abuse.
Funded through a grant, RAHS will establish and operate a comprehensive health center at Kearsley High School. Services will be available to patients with or without insurance. Patients will be able to access the service through an outside entrance, so they do not need to enter the high school.
This partnership aligns with the district’s continued commitment to the health and well-being of students and the community. The center is provided at no cost to the district. RAHS provides services for uninsured and insured patients.
We anticipate that the health center will be up and running in late spring 2017. Please click on the link above for more information.
If you have any questions, call me (591-7611) or District Nurse Nicole Cameron (591-3506). RAHS representatives also will be answering questions at Kindergarten Round-up from 2-4 p.m. on April 26 at Weston.
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.