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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILIES

Lake Orion Community Schools has been notified by the developer that is starting construction on the land east of M-24 between Scripps Road and Stadium Drive that it plans to begin clearing land beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, which is our first day of school. We have asked them to delay, if possible, until later next week but have not been assured that will happen.  At a minimum, they have agreed to begin work after the start of our school day so the construction vehicles will not interfere with our school buses, parent and student drivers in this already congested area.  We also expect to have additional patrol cars in the area and at all of our schools the first week of school. Drivers may want to plan a little extra time for arrival to school in the event of traffic delays.

In addition, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, a fiber line will be relocated along Scripps and Lapeer Roads.  Several buildings will not be able to receive incoming calls.  The work will begin around 8 a.m. and last approximately six hours.  The buildings affected are Carpenter, Orion Oaks, Webber, Waldon and the Transportation Department.

We have made it known that the timing on both of these projects is extremely inconvenient for our school community; however both of these situations are outside of our control.


LOEF Destination: Dragon Dreams Scholarship Raffle Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the Lake Orion Education Foundation’s “Destination: Dragon Dreams” scholarship raffle are on sale now.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and the winner will receive a post K-12 scholarship for a designated recipient of up to $25,000, depending on how many tickets are sold.  A Cash Prize option also is available.  Each ticket costs $50.  A drawing will take place on Nov. 21, 2015, at the LOEF Dinner Dance at Indianwood Country Club.  For more information, CLICK HERE.


Important information on the new My Stop school bus app

The Lake Orion school district is very happy to provide the MyStop school bus locator phone application to the community. Many people have been trying to log in already, but receive the message, “The username/password entered is invalid.” The MyStop system is tied to our active transportation database. Currently, this database is set up for the Carpenter year-round school to handle summer transportation. The new database, for the upcoming school year, will be loaded at the end of this week at which time the application will work for all families.

In addition, the district wants MyStop users to understand that the system only works while their student’s bus is traveling on the bus route to and from school. When the bus is off the route, after hours, on weekends, etc. the map will not display a bus or bus route and the system will show, “No active routes found” at the bottom of the screen. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our services to our district families.


New state rules in place for nonmedical waivers for immunizations

The State of Michigan has modified the rules that change how nonmedical waivers for immunizations will be processed for schools and childcare programs.  The new nonmedical waiver rule, which actually went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, applies to children enrolled in both public and private schools, including licensed childcare, preschool and Headstart programs.  It also applies to new kindergarten, seventh grade and any newly enrolled student in a district.  It does not take away one’s right to obtain a nonmedical waiver for a student for religious or philosophical objections, but it must be obtained from a county health department. 

Parents/guardians who want a nonmedical waiver for their student must contact the Oakland County Health Department for an appointment to speak with a health educator.  During the visit, there will be a discussion about the benefits of immunizations with the health department staff.  If, at the end of the visit, one still requests a nonmedical waiver for a student, the health department will issue a current, certified (stamped and signed) waiver form from the State of Michigan.  If a student has a legitimate medical reason for not receiving a vaccine, a physician must sign a State of Michigan Medical Contraindication form, available at one’s doctor’s office.  A child without a current, up-to-date immunization record, certified nonmedical waiver form or a physician-signed medical waiver form will be excluded from school or childcare on October 13, 2015.  For more information, visit www.oakgov.com/health.


Superintendent's Blog: New school year brings changes and challenges

CLICK HERE to read Superintendent Ginopolis' latest blog entry, which focuses on new programs being introduced to the district this fall, as well as significant challenges that are being evaluated by the school district's long-range planning committee.


Registration for Returning Students

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Looking for a Good Summer Read? Open Up the Latest Issue of Dragon News!

Scenes from this year’s high school graduation, the formation of a long-range planning committee, new standards-based grading, student media success, spring sports highlights, a new district principal and administrator, spring play highlights and more can be found in the Summer 2015 edition of Dragon News!  CLICK HERE


Swimmers Wanted! LOHS Summer Open Pool Hours

The Lake Orion High School pool is open this summer to the public during open swim hours.  Persons of all ages are welcome to enjoy the pool and its amenities. Lifeguards are on duty.  For a schedule of open swim days and times, CLICK HERE.


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