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Dexter Superintendent Offers Relief Effort Updates

The following is a letter sent from Superintendent Mary Marshall to Dexter Community Schools parents.

Dear Parents,

You have raised amazing kids who are learning from your example of volunteerism.  Thank you for all you are doing to support your kids.  We are so impressed and proud to work with you!

I have a few announcements for you related to the relief effort after the storm.

Families who need resources and support can call 734-961-3009

Showers will be available at the Wylie Pool area tomorrow (Sunday) from 8 AM – 11 AM.

The Red Cross shelter at Mill Creek will be closing at 6:00 p.m. as the Red Cross transitions to a new role in resource distribution that will begin at Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Road at 6:00 p.m. today.

In addition to the Red Cross, we have received massive donations from all over the state that are available to our families in need.  We have plenty of donations for now, so no need to bring more until we determine the need later in the week.  What we do need are parent volunteers to help us manage the donations as our neighbors come to access these incredible donations.

If you have 2 hours you can spare this week, would you please consider signing up to help out?  Click this link to sign up www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4CA5AA29AB9-creekside .  Thank you!

The Creekside Donation room will be open from 8:30 – 5 starting Sunday. If you have been affected by the storm and need anything, we have clothes, food, blankets, water, diapers, baby food, laundry soap, personal products, etc.  Please come to the south side doors at Creekside (next to the loading dock) and get what you need.

The Wylie Swim and Gym was a huge success today, so much so that we will do it again Sunday from 1-3.  Bring the kids for some much deserved playtime in the pool or Wylie gym.

Because the DHS parking lot is the DTE staging area, we had to move the Dexter Community Orchestra Concert that is scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 4 PM in the Saline Middle School.  If you haven't heard this group, they really are a must see.  Thanks to our friends in Saline for helping us out.

We are hoping to have school on Monday because we all need to find some normal routine where we can.  Assuming school is a go, we will have counseling services available to all students with the support of our great staff and colleagues from Saline and Chelsea.  Your kids will have a great day, but they will be exhausted by the end of the day, so you may want to plan ahead for a low key Monday evening. We will update you late tomorrow afternoon with any busing changes that might be needed should school go on.

While these details are important, what is most important is YOU and you family.  I hope you are getting the rest you need, the support you need, and are making progress toward a normal routine. Keep the prayers and/or good thoughts coming for our neighbors in need, and do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, principal, counselor, or social worker if we can support you or your child in anyway.

Take good care,

Mary Marshall
Superintendent

Jennifer Johnston March 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM
A big shout out to Mary Marshall! She has done an incredible job of keeping the community informed and chaos under control. We are lucky to have a lady like her leading our community. Thank you Mary ;-)
Jill Boydston March 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I agree! Thank you, Mary Marshall!
Barbara Read March 20, 2012 at 08:08 PM
The tornado response was a topic of discussion at the school board meeting last night. Skip to 33:10 to watch Mary's report. Mark Ouimet was also present. You can skip to 54:32 to hear from him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s12IXmxOWr8

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