January 24, 2020

First, read through the general Homeschool Connections news!
Then, each campus' announcements are listed.

Please read thoroughly every Friday!
For Self-Pay Families!
Early pay discount ($140 per class* instead of $175) ends January 31st!
How to take advantage of the discount:
Orbund Invoice will say $175/per class. (Make sure you are in the correct semester.)
ONLY pay $140 per class that is not being funded by a district.
  • Example: If you have 6 classes on your invoice, but 4 are being paid for by a district, your early-payment for the remaining 2 classes is $280.
Add Lunch ($15 per student/per semester) and Study Hall ($65/per hour/per student) fees to that amount to get your total payment due.
A $35/class credit will be applied to your account after January 31 for each class paid.
After January 31 all classes are charged the regular rate of $175 per class & are due on or before April 3, 2020.

*Kindergarten is 3 classes.
Balances for Winter 2020 Semester is due April 3, 2020
Payments received after April 3rd may be subject to a late fee and your account will be locked for our Fall 2020 registration until it is paid in full. Please make sure you are in the correct semester when making payments - Winter 2020.
If you have any questions please email me at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com. 
Thank you - Pam Koskinen 
For Funded Families!
  • Remember that the districts do not pay for registration fees, lunch, study hall, certain science lecture classes and any other class that they have told you they will not cover. When you are in Orbund, double check that you are in the correct semester.
  • You MUST satisfactorily complete any requirements as specified by the district in order to be eligible for district funding.
  • If you have questions about what they will pay for, please reach out to Ken Janczarek, Clarkston representative at: kpjanczarek@clarkston.k12.mi.us 
  • Verified and approved district funding credits will be applied to your account once count is complete, usually by mid March. 
  • If balances are not paid in full by registration for the following semester your account will be blocked from being able to register until the balance is paid in full.
If you have any questions please email me at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com. 
Thank you - Pam Koskinen 
Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process.

  • Auburn Hills - 1/27 from 12:30-2:00
  • Clarkston - 1/24 from 9:00-10:30
  • Rochester Hills - 1/28 from 12:30-1:30
  • Romeo - 1/30 from 9:00-11:00
  • Troy - 1/30 from 9:00-11:00
  • Shelby Twp - 1/24 from 9:00-11:00
General Announcements!
Behavior Reminders - Please read these with your children!
Inappropriate conversation: Please talk with your children and teens about what they discuss with their fellow students. They should NOT be discussing movies with thematic/gory/thriller elements. Also, no swearing is tolerated. Students should not discuss culturally sensitive subjects, violence or cults.

Clothing is to be modest, not excessively tight, low or revealing, have no culturally sensitive, vulgar or inappropriate designs/sayings, not excessively ripped or dirty. Tight pants or leggings must be worn with a top that comes down to the top of the thigh (fingertip length).

In-class behavior: Participation in classes, being on time, completing homework on time, contributing to discussions and bringing all required books and supplies to class is expected.

Skipping classes and excessive tardiness will not be tolerated and could be cause for dismissal from the program. If your student is repeatedly late, they will not be permitted to go to class.

Cell phones, computers, tablets and other electronic devices must be securely put away at all times unless being used privately during study hall or under teacher supervision. Students may not share their devices, including videos and memes from social media. No Electronic devices are allowed to be out during lunchtime.

Read the full agreement here: form link
Picture Retakes Day
Monday, Feb. 3 at Auburn Hills - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Rochester Hills - 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 7 at Shelby Township - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Portrait Retake Day is open to new students as well as those wanting a retake from the Fall Portrait Day.  We have three options available to accommodate you, listed above. Portraits will be taken at each of the campuses between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.  Students from any Homeschool Connections Campus can be accommodated at these locations and times. New families can purchase photographs online at mep.orderschoolpix.com/28020 or print the online form ( click here ) from home, fill it out, and send it with your child along with payment when being photographed. Questions... contact Chris Belli at Midtown Event Photography at 586-219-0063. Thank you!
Deadline for Tickets is TODAY!
Please put your children's names in everything - especially their coats!

Also, please check lost & found at your campus!
Seniors! Send your pictures!
If you'd like your senior photo in the yearbook, please send it to Ellen Oskoian at ellenoid@yahoo.com.
Auburn Hills Campus - Enter/exit through NORTH doors.
January 20 is Session 2 - January 27 is Session 3
Please park in a parking space, not at the door or in front of the mailbox!

Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Auburn Hills on 1/27 from 12:30-2:00.

Pizza Day is February 3rd! Prepay your campus supervisor. Cheese and pepperoni slices are available for $1 each.

Picture Retakes are February 3rd! More information in the general announcements above.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Vickie Turner - 248-807-4147
  • Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1001
Clarkston Campus - Enter/exit at door #7
January 24 is Session 2 - January 31 is Session 3
Please dress warmly to play outside after lunch!

Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Clarkston on 1/24 from 9:00-10:30 .

Pizza Day is February 7! Options are cheese or pepperoni. Pay $1 per slice to your campus supervisor.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1003 or 248-840-5626
  • Lora Vogler - 248-765-1221
Rochester Hills Campus - Enter/exit through BACK doors.
January 21 is Session 2 - January 28 is Session 3
PJ Day is January 28!

Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Rochester Hills on 1/28 from 12:30 - 1:30pm .

Picture Retakes are February 4th! More information is above in the general announcements.

Valentine's Dress Up Day is February 11th!

Pizza Day is February 11th! Prepay your campus supervisor $1 per slice. Options are cheese and pepperoni.

NO CLASSES at Rochester ONLY MARCH 10 (there is a local election). Rochester Hills WILL have classes on May 12 to make up this day of classes.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Katie Vallus - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
Romeo Campus - Enter/exit through NORTH doors.
January 23 is Session 2 - January 30 is Session 3
Check lost & found! The collection is growing!

Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Romeo on 1/30 from 9:00-11:00 .

Pizza Day with be February 6! Slices are available for $1 each. Options are cheese or pepperoni. Please pay your campus supervisor.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Jodi Kloock - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
  • Erika Bowers - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
Shelby Township Campus - Enter/exit through the SOUTH doors.
January 24 is Session 2 - January 31 is Session 3
Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Shelby Township on 1/24 from 9:00-11:00 .

PJ Day is January 31!

Picture Retakes are February 7th! More information is given above in the general announcements.

February 14th is Valentine's Dress Up Day AND Pizza Day! Prepay your campus supervisor $1 per pizza slice. Pizza options are cheese and pepperoni.

SPRING BREAK CLARIFICATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict the Shelby Twp. campus WILL MEET on Friday, April 17, but WILL NOT on Friday, April 24.   

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Katie Vallus - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
Troy Campus - Enter/exit through the EAST doors.
January 23 is Session 2 - January 30 is Session 3
Clarkston Community Schools K-3 Reading Screening Schedule:
The CCS teacher mentors will be onsite at our campuses according to the schedule below to assess the K-3rd grade students as they did in November. We expect a very smooth process just like the first screening process. CCS will be at Troy on 1/30 from 9:00-11:00 .

Pizza Day is February 6! Prepay $1 per slice to your campus supervisor. Options are cheese or pepperoni.

February 13: Wear your favorite Valentine’s Day gear and let’s play Valentine’s Day bingo at lunch. Prizes for the best outfit and bingo winners!

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Michelle Davis-Poeder - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016
  • Shelly McMahon - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016
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