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Last Friday, Governor Snyder signed legislation which includes a change in the number of make-up days as a result of this winter's school closures. While the legislation does not eliminate all days, it does REDUCE the number of days Lake Orion Community Schools originally had to make up. The new schedule will be sent to staff and families by the end of the week. A special thanks to our Superintendent, School Board, and community members who contacted our legislators resulting in an amendment to the legislation spearheaded by Senator Jim Marleau.

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Coming in Fall 2014 Pine Tree Strong

Pine Tree Elementary will begin a new initiative this coming fall, PINE TREE STRONG!  We will be focusing on health and wellness to build strong minds and bodies.  Based upon research, we will be increasing opportunities to include more movement throughout the day which contributes to student learning.  We will also be focusing on nutrition and supporting students in developing lifelong healthy habits.  We want to engage our families in this initiative.  If you would like to become involved, please contact Mrs. Dunaskiss via phone or e-mail.  


Reading Makes News at Pine Tree and Blanche Sims

Evrod Cassimy, Morning Anchor on WDIV's 'Local 4 News Today' shared his love of books and emphasized the importance of reading with students at Pine Tree.  Mr. Cassimy read to the entire student body during an assembly on Tuesday afternoon.  As students listened his expressive reading, they were able to see the books’ pictures projected on a large screen on the stage.  This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to see that reading is valued by adult role models such as celebrities in the media.  

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Make-Up Days for School Cancellations

Winter weather and power outages have caused cancellations at all Lake Orion Schools beyond the six days allowed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). There is proposed legislation (HB4295) that may favorably impact the number of days to make-up; however, while this legislation has passed in the House of Representatives, it is still pending in the Senate.

To be on the safe side, the District is assuming all missed days of instruction beyond the six allowed must be made up, and the school year will be extended. (In the event the legislation indicated above passes, we may have fewer days to make-up, and this schedule will be revised with immediate notification sent to parents.) Click here to see the make-up plan for each school.




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