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Access student information, grades, and attendance in ParentVue, our online Parent Portal.

Lunch Accounts

If you would like to add money to your child's account, you may do so using www.sendmoneytoschool.com
Students who receive meal benefits (free/reduced) must reapply every year. Please use www.LunchApp.com to apply or reapply for the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information, please visit our Nutrition Department pages.

Lunch Menus and More

School Hours by Building

Andersonville Elementary School
8:30am - 3:45pm
Half Days: 8:30am - 11:46am

Bailey Lake Elementary School
8:30am - 3:45pm
Half Days: 8:30am - 11:46am

Independence Elementary School
8:30am - 3:45pm
Half Days: 8:30am - 11:46am

Springfield Plains Elementary School
8:30am - 3:45pm
Half Days: 8:30am - 11:46am

Clarkston Elementary School
8:15am - 3:30pm
Half Days: 8:15am - 11:31am

North Sashabaw Elementary School
8:15am - 3:30pm
Half Days: 8:15am - 11:31am

Pine Knob Elementary School
8:13am - 3:30pm
Half Days: 8:15am - 11:31am

Sashabaw Middle School
7:35am - 2:25pm
Half Days: 7:35am - 10:53am

Clarkston Junior High School
7:40am - 2:35pm
Half Days: 7:40am - 10:58am

Clarkston High School
7:25am - 2:25pm
Half Days: 7:25am - 10:43am

Renaissance High School
7:15am - 2:10pm
Half Days: 7:15am - 10:33am

Early Childhood Center
SPICE Program
8:35am - 3:15pm
Half Days: 8am - 11:15am

DOLLS Program
9am - 10:30am
Tues./Wed./Fri.

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Stay informed of Clarkston Community Schools news and updates with email notifications ... it's simple!

  1. Go to www.clarkstoncalendar.org.
  2. Click on "Email Reminders."
  3. Enter your email address and click "Next."
  4. Scroll through the list and select those groups from which you’d like to receive email notifications. For individual schools, click on "CCS" and then scroll to the bottom of the list and select "Next" to choose subgroups.
  5. Scroll through the subgroup list and select those schools/other subgroups from which you’d like to receive email notifications. When finished, click on "Submit."

You’re all set! You should begin to receive eBlasts from the groups and subgroups you selected within days.

Volunteer Background Check

Volunteer background check

The following information is to provide clarification and consistency in the procedures for performing background checks on individuals that volunteer in the Clarkston Community School district.

  1. The State of Michigan requires by law that school districts perform background checks of school employees.
  2. Board policies require all potential volunteers be screened through ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Tool) and OTIS (Offender Tracking Information Services-sex offender registry). This is to be done prior to the first time an individual participates or volunteers for a school sponsored activity.
  3. All records are kept confidential and will not be received or disseminated to anyone not directly involved in the screening process.
  4. The district reserves the right to perform additional background checks at any time for the duration of the volunteer's service in the district. This can be performed regardless of self-disclosure of inappropriate behavior following the initial check.
  5. A master list of approved volunteers will be maintained by the district in accordance with Board policy.

Clarkston Community Schools Volunteer Background Check Form

Bus Changes

new Bus Change Procedures for 2017-2018

Effective for the 2017-2018 school year, students who wish to ride a bus other than the one they are assigned, or get off at a different stop than usual, they must present a signed Alternate Stop Form to their school building office no later than 2pm that day. Please plan ahead!

Alternate Stop Form

Plan of Care (Student Medications)

To edit PDF files, please download the PDF to your computer by doing the following steps:

  1. Click on the link for the document you want to download.
  2. Download the document and open.
  3. Input the required information.
  4. Get physician's signature (if needed).
  5. Print and bring document to school and/or scan then email to your counselor and dean.

Kids Connection

For more information about Kids Connection, our before and after school childcare program, please visit the Kids Connection page.

Curriculum Guides

For elementary curriculum information, please see the "Academics" tab on your child's school webpage.

CIDL "Pack Pass"

Students can use their new Pack Pass library card to access the tools they need for school, like downloadable e-books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Use the number on the back of the Pack Pass Card and the last four digits of your phone number to access Clarkston Independence District Library's online services.

Students can visit the Clarkston Independence District Library with their Pack Pass card and check out books, movies, maker kits and more.

Need more help? Ask a librarian, or contact us at packpass@cidlibrary.org.

Pack Pass

District Policies & Student Code of Conduct

Discrimination Acts

The Clarkston Community Schools, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, states that it is the policy of the Clarkston Community School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry, age gender, marital status, disability, height, weight, and/or any other legally protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

If any person believes that the Clarkston Community School District or any part of the school organization is guilty of discrimination as noted above, he/she may bring forward a complaint which should be referred to as a grievance to the following public officials:

Deputy Superintendent (Section 504 Coordinator)
Clarkston Community Schools, 6389 Clarkston Road,
PO Box 1050, Clarkston, MI 48347-1050

(All other inquiries related to discrimination)
Executive Director of Personnel & Auxiliary Services
Clarkston Community Schools, 6389 Clarkston Road

Athletics "Pay to Play"

Make a "Pay to Play" payment using e-Funds for Schools.

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Pest Management Notice

Clarkston Community Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize pest exclusion and biological controls. However, as with most pest control programs, pesticides are occasionally applied. You have the right to be informed prior to any application of an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide made to the school grounds or buildings during the school year. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any application. If you would like prior notification, please complete the information below or contact Jessica Kimmel at the Office of Facility Services at 6590 Middle Lake Road Clarkston, MI 48346.

Statement on Herbicide Applications at Schools

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The health and well-being of our children and school employees is of critical importance to us and we appreciate the concern a few have had about the use of chemical products on our lawns and common areas. As you will note below, we have thought through this issue very deliberately. Our view is, as with prescription and non-prescription medications and a host of commonly-used household chemical products we all use, the safety concern lies not in the actual use of the product but in the misapplication or misuse by those not following the product label. There is no shortage of products we all have in our homes that if used incorrectly, can be of danger. So when it comes to keeping our turf healthy, green, weed and pest free, it is why we trust our service to TruGreen, the largest professional lawncare company in the United States. As the industry leader, their educated and trained professionals are vigilant regarding the products they use and how and where they are applied. We have worked with them on a very targeted approach to herbicide use on the grass and remain very comfortable with our decision and their professionalism in this area. Specifically, our decision is based on:

  1. Employ Trained Professionals. Our overall commitment to health and safety is reflected by our decision to use a professional turf care company to apply needed products. We use the largest professional turf care company in America that employs a trained team of professionals who only use products that have been vigorously tested and registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and approved for use by our state agencies.
  2. Follow Best Practices. The best practices related to herbicide application reflect an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to turf care. As US EPA notes on its “Integrated Pest Management” website, IPM calls for the use of herbicides just in the areas where they are needed and not on a wide-area basis. Similarly, it notes that fertilizers should be applied several times during the year, rather than just using one heavy application a year. As a result, the turf care company we employ does not “blanket” the turf with herbicides for broadleaf weeds; rather, they focus them just on the problem areas. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/.
  3. Use the Right Products to Minimize Risk. The products that are applied to our property do not contain any of the active ingredients that either the International Agency for Research on Cancer or the US EPA have classified as known or probable carcinogens, nor are likely to be carcinogenic. The products are mixed and applied in a highly diluted solution as instructed by the manufacturer’s label. A typical fertilizer or weed control mixture will consist of 92% water.
  4. Products Applied are Well Known. Products used are no different than any product anyone can purchase at Lowe’s, Home Depot or at a local lawn and garden center – the only difference is in our case they are applied by educated, trained and experienced professionals that are properly licensed / certified by the state. Additionally, those professionals have no financial incentive to use more product than they need to be effective given the cost of most chemical products.
  5. Use Approved and Thoroughly-Tested Products. We remain 100% committed to only using products that satisfy the U.S. EPA’s rigorous qualifications in order to provide maximum peace of mind. To address potential environmental and health risks, the US EPA oversees a rigorous process to assure that the public and the environment are protected from unreasonable risk. Federal law requires herbicides to undergo lengthy and detailed scientific testing before they can be registered and approved for sale and application. To make such determinations, EPA requires more than 100 different scientific studies and tests from applicants. For more information on these and other EPA standards, please review the pesticide fact sheet.
  6. Ample Product Data Available. There is a tremendous amount of data available on the nature and use of all types of chemicals. The types of products we apply are those which have been thoroughly evaluated by federal and state government agencies and pass their test, those which come from reputable manufacturers, and perhaps most importantly, products which have undergone thorough, peer-reviewed scientific evaluation. There are a variety of sources which can be tapped for additional background and information: a. US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Information on herbicides, herbicide use and a variety of related topics can be found at: www.epa.gov/pesticides

The Environmental Health Foundation (EHRF). Background

The EHRF is a nonprofit, scientific research foundation focused on furthering the understanding of science related to health and the environment, and especially the interaction between the environment and human health. EHRF works through its national network of scientists who are experts in relevant academic fields to foster an approach to addressing health and environmental issues of broad public importance in a manner based on the most up-to-date scientific information. (www.ehrf.info).

Turf Care-Related Research

EHRF Executive Director Dr. John Heinze has written on the benefits of green space . EHRF Affiliated Toxicologist, Dr. Katherine von Stackelberg (also of NEK Associates, Ltd. and the Harvard School of Public Health) has written on the Ecosystem Services from Green Space and the Safety of Products Used to Maintain Green Space.

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) Background: RISE is an industry organization which represents companies involved in various parts of the turf care industry. Please see www.pestfacts.org/.

In closing, we are certainly aware there are some organizations and individuals who have concerns about any chemical usage, from indoor cleaning fluids to food additives to outdoor turf products. It is for that reason we believe only educated, trained professionals certified by the state using US EPA registered products should be trusted with our service.

Pest Management Prior Notice Request

Safety Drills

Drill Requirements

All Michigan schools that operates any of grades Kindergarten to 12 must conduct at least:

  • Five fire drills per school year. Three of which must take place by December 1. (There must be a reasonable interval between each drill.)
  • Two tornado safety drills per school year. One of which must take place in March.
  • Three lockdown drills per school year, including security measures appropriate to an emergency "such as the release of hazardous material or the presence of a potentially dangerous individual on or near the premises." At least one of the drills must take place by December 1 and at least one after January 1. (There must be a reasonable interval between each drill.)

It's also important to note that schools are required to conduct at least one of the above-listed drills during lunch, recess, or at another time when a significant number of students are present, but not in classrooms.

2017-2018 Safety Drills

Clarkston PTA Council

PTAC Mission

The Clarkston PTA Council mission is to promote well‐being of all Clarkston children through ...

  1. Advocacy.
  2. School-family partnerships in collaboration with CCS Administration and Clarkston Community.
  3. Support to local entities.
  4. Sharing.
  5. Providing training and advice.
  6. Coordinating district involvement in the "Reflections" arts program.

Contact

Administrative Offices
info@clarkston.k12.mi.us
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48346
P: 248.623.5400
F: 248. 623.5450

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