Week of August 28th – September 1st

Seeing so many of you earlier this week at Open House was wonderful!   Please take a moment to review the following points to ensure a smooth, safe, and successful first week for all our Harvest Hornets!


Many adults will be outside to support arrival the first week of school.  If you are able to help students who are arriving off the bus, please sign up HERE.  Students will line up with their class.  Check out where each class lines up in this slide deck (starting on slide 7).


Each Harvest Hornet is able to experience a “special” block a day.  Check out the Specials Calendar and Specials Rotation below.


Only full breakfast/lunch meal choices are included as part of the free school meal program.  Families may still choose to fund their students’ accounts using the Meal Magic Portal, in order to cover the cost of ala carte choices and snacks outside of breakfast and lunch. Parents are invited to view the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Here are the following lunch times:

1st 11:00-11:30
2nd 11:35-12:05
Y5/Kdg 12:10-12:40
3rd 12:45-1:15

We GLADLY accept help in the lunchroom each week, please sign up HERE to help!



Please make sure your student’s teacher is aware of how your student is getting home on the first day of school.  Bus assignments are now visible in the Ride 360 app.  If you have any questions about bussing/transportation, the best way to reach the department is by email at transportation@salineschools.org or by phone at (734) 401-4479.



Monday, August 28th will be an ORIENTATION day for district Young Five students and Kindergarten students. Your child leaves with you at the end of orientation.  This type of day provides an opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher and receive important information as part of a small group.  We feel this day will greatly reduce “first-day jitters” and help produce a smooth, easy transition into the school year.  When visiting the classroom on August 28th, please come at the time designated in your child’s teacher placement letter.  Family members and students will stay for the entire 45-minute session.  Please arrive promptly! We ask that you NOT bring younger siblings to this orientation day.  Our students and family members will have several tasks to complete during this period.  Unfortunately, we do not have babysitting arrangements for younger children.

Finally, an important reminder to give your students a lot of grace when they get home this first week of school.  We ask a lot of our young learners as they transition from a “summer schedule” to a “school schedule”.  Please be ready with water, snacks, and (most likely) quiet time when you see your children at the end of the day.  It takes time for young brains and bodies to adjust to the new social, emotional, and academic load.  We get there, but usually not for a couple of days… and water and snacks help!


  • Help make this first week a success with arrival!  You will support students getting off the bus and getting into their correct teacher lines.  We will need support from 8:30-8:50 each day during the first week (and on Tuesday of the second week)!  Sign up HERE.
  • Sign up to help in the lunch room HERE

Did you know that Harvest students can be part of Cub Scouts?  Learn more on September 14th at 6:30pm at the Saline First United Methodist Church.

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