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Superintendent's Corner

August 8, 2022

Dear Powell Township School Families,

Summer is flying by and our staff has been working really hard to get our school ready. As some of you may have heard, we had a very small electrical fire here at school on August 2nd. Our neighbors and fire department responded quickly thankfully and minimal damage occurred. We're working extra hard to get the whole building cleaned and ready for school.

There may be a change in transportation this fall due to us having only one bus driver. Right now it's looking like Powell Township School staff will not be able to transport students who attend Negaunee or Marquette Schools.  More information will be forthcoming after the Powell Township School Board meeting on August 15th. Please contact your student's school district directly with any questions. 

School starts Tuesday, September 6th and we're all really excited! We have some new faces again this year due to 3 retirements and one resignation. Mrs. Errica Ingram is our new Special Education Teacher, Mrs. Jessica Laxo is our new Preschool / Kindergarten Teacher, Mr. Tom Gauthier is our new Maintenance Technician and Mrs. Amy Venier is our new Behavior Aide / Playground Supervisor.

Our bus will be dropping off and picking up students on the Deutsch Avenue (Thunder Bay Inn) side of building just like we did pre-Covid.

I'm sure there is a lot more to update you on and I'll be doing that soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll see you soon!


Michelle Gill Superintendent / Principal

2022-2023 VACANCIES

Powell Township School has the following vacancies for the 2022-2023 school year:

*Bus Drivers, Part Time *Substitutes - All Positions

Apply in person, by mail or by email to Superintendent Michelle Gill at immediately,  P.O. Box 160, Big Bay, MI  49808. Positions are open until filled.

Summer Office Hours

The Powell Township School Office will be closed on the following days:

Friday June 17th

Monday June 20th, due to a planned power outage

Friday, June 24th

Summer hours begin July 1st:

Tuesday-Thursday 8am-2pm

School of Choice Notice

The Powell Township School District announces the following school of choice information for the first semester of the 2022-23 school year, which begins September 6, 2022.

Powell Township School District will participate in schools of choice for grades K-8 for section 105 and 105c* for the period August 2- September 2  with a FINAL DATE FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT SEPTEMBER 2, 2022. Interested parties may contact he school office for an application. Available positions from non-resident pupils are kindergarten-8th grade.

*Public Act 297 of 2000 Amends Section 105c to permit school districts to accept schools of choice enrollment applications from students in contiguous ISDs/RESA, regardless of contiguity.

It is the policy of the District that no students shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, creed or ancestry, age, height, weight, or other protected categories.