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When your child is absent from school, please call my voice mail at 668-3361 ext. 1620 stating the student's name and reason for his/her absence.  If I haven't heard from you at school by 8:30 a.m. on the morning of your child's absence, our office will call your home to confirm the absence with you.  Please do not e-mail me about an absence unless it is at least a day ahead of time. In the event that your child has been ill and you do not want them to go outside for recess, I need a note or phone call from you and I can keep your child inside for one day.  To stay in from recess for more than one day, please provide a doctor's note. 

Bus Riders:

If your child rides a bus to and from school, for your child's safety, he must ride his bus home unless I receive a written note or phone call from you.  Please always write down any changes in your child's routine for me or call the school office as soon as you know of the change.  Often a child will tell me, "But my mom said she's picking me up today" but there is not a note in their backpack.  Without a note or call, your child will be put on his/her designated bus.  This rule also applies when someone other than the child's parent is picking them up.  Please discuss this procedure with your child so they understand how this keeps them safe.


All information pertaining to school lunches can be found by going to and clicking on "Services" then "Dining Services". Lunch money is collected on Mondays.  The current cost for lunch is $2.30 and milk is $.50.  Breakfast is available in our Early Elementary Cafeteria starting at 8:30 a.m. with a cost of $1.80.  When sending lunch money to school, please put it in an envelope marked with your child's name, my name, and the amount enclosed.  Checks may be made out to Mattawan Consolidated School.  We use a debit card system which keeps track of your lunch account balance.  Parents can join their kids for lunch any time, and the cost is $3.00 for an adult lunch.  Please direct questions regarding food service at 668-3361 ext. 1865.  You can call at any time to find out your child's account balance.  Overdue lunch money notices are sent home to students periodically.  Please note that our school has implemented a healthy lunch program with Chartwell's.  Your child selects their entree then makes two choices from a Food Bar that contains healthy choices such as: fruit, salad, veggies, jello, pasta, etc.  Please talk to your child about making sure they take their two items from the Food Bar each day. Remember to follow our nutrition guidelines when packing your child's "cold lunches" by making sure you are packing a sandwich with protein and some nutritious sides like fruits and veggies.  Please do not overload your child's lunch with processed junk foods like Hostess cupcakes, Cheetos, etc.

Last Modified on 8/26/2013 6:29:19 PM