Week of November 9th – November 13th

A Note From Ms. Sickler

On Thursday, November 5th, a survey to gather feedback about your family’s school/instructional model preference and transportation needs was sent to the primary email contact for each child in your family. It will be open through tonight, Sunday, November 8. This year, the Second Trimester runs from Monday, November 30th, 2020 through Friday, March 12th, 2021.

If your survey link is not working, you did not receive a survey invitation, or you are missing a link for one of your students, please click here:


If you have any questions regarding this survey, feel free to reach out to me.

Ms. Sickler

Here are your “home school” updates:

A Note From Saline Social Workers

Dear SAS Families,

As we head into the winter/holiday season and the global pandemic continues, we know that the needs of our families may be significant.  This year, we are partnering with Saline Area Social Services to offer assistance to struggling families.  Saline Area Schools families (including school of choice students and employee children) are eligible to receive bags of supplies for a Thanksgiving meal from Saline Social Services.  Supplies include:

  • Stove Top Stuffing – 1 box
  • Green beans – 2 cans
  • Cream of Mushroom – 1 can
  • Gravy – 1 can

*Please note, if a family has 4 or more people, they will receive two bags.

Please call Saline Social Services at 734-429-4570 by Monday, November 16th.  When you call, let them know that you are a Saline Area Schools family and indicate whether you would prefer to pick up your supplies at Saline Social Services or at your child’s Saline School.

Saline residents may also apply with Saline Social Services for on-going assistance including:

  • A weekly food pantry that includes fresh, frozen, canned and boxed goods, diapers, toiletries and paper products.  We also provide special items, like laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, deodorant and feminine hygiene products to our clients monthly.
  • Referrals to government agencies and additional resources that can help our clients with specific needs.
  • Limited assistance with rent, energy bills, car repair and prescription co-pays.
    • Rent assistance, in emergency situations only.
    • Utility must be in client’s name.  Client must be on a budget plan or payment protection plan or have a shut-off notice. In shut-off situation, client must go to Department of Human Services first and get verification of what DHS will pay.
    • We can assist with co-pays for prescriptions filled at our partner pharmacy (Saline Pharmacy) once the client enrolls in the Washtenaw County Prescription Plan, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, or a private insurance carrier.
  • Personal items — such as eyeglasses, backpacks, children’s musical instruments and supplies.
  • Back-to-School backpacks and supplies, including new shoes.
  • Birthday gifts for children under the age of 18.
  • The Holiday Meal Program, providing a complete holiday meal for Easter, Thanksgiving,and Christmas.
  • Adopt-a-Family Program, which matches our families with generous adopters for gifts during the Christmas season.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your building’s School Social Worker.  Contact info can be found here.

Thank you and take care,

SAS School Social Work Team

Harvest Specials

In-Person Students: Here is the schedule and rotation for the days that you are in school.

On the days that you are not in school, check out these enrichment activities.  This will also be shared via SeeSaw on Monday.

Virtual StudentsYou will be back following your daily special schedule.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Media Lab Art PE Music
1st Grade Music Media Lab Art PE
2nd Grade PE Music Media Lab Art
3rd Grade Art PE Music Media Lab

District Notes

Tuesday, November 24th, will be an asynchronous day for all students.  Students will begin the day with their morning meeting and have activities to complete at home for the remainder of the day.  Staff will be supporting students that are leaving their classroom for a different learning model and/or helping to onboard students that are moving to their classroom for 2nd trimester.  Following Thanksgiving Break (November 25th – November 27th), we will begin our 2nd trimester on Monday, November 30th.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 9th


Tuesday, November 10th

  • 6:30pm – Board of Education Meeting @ Liberty School

Wednesday, November 11th


Thursday, November 12th


Friday, November 13th

Save the Dates

  • November 16 & 17th – Picture Retake Day
  • November 18th & 19th – Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences; 1/2 Day
  • November 20th – Asynchronous 1/2 Day
  • November 24th – Asynchronous Day for ALL students – 1st Trimester ENDS
  • November 25th – 27th – NO SCHOOL; Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th – 2nd Trimester BEGINS

PTA Points

Hi Harvest Families!
For the last 5 years, we have held a great fundraiser called Original Works. I’m Amanda Ledy, parent coordinator of this program, which has successfully generated thousands of dollars for our teachers’ classrooms.
I’m excited to announce that we are hosting an Original Works fundraiser! In a year where we have limited availability to raise funds for the school, this is a great opportunity to give directly to the classroom. Teachers love getting the money from this program and purchase books and supplies for the current school year!
This year’s program will be different, as we navigate through our virtual processes. Students will create art (either in-person or virtually) and then families will be able to turn that art into gifts. THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE GALLERY. Artwork will be uploaded to the Original Works website directly by families. Simply snap a picture and shop on the Original Works website, adding your student’s art to many different products. Put our school’s special code in the order form field and we get the fundraising credit! Products will be shipped directly to your home – order early to guarantee holiday shipping.
Please review the program flyer and reach out with any questions.
Thank you for your support!
Amanda Ledy

Sweet Tweets of the Week

Did You Know?

Did you know that Harvest now has an Instagram account?

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