Monthly Archives: August 2017

Open House Schedule

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Dillon, Dye & Randels Elementaries • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Atlantis High School/Under 16 • 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Rankin Elementary • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • C-A Middle School • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Carman-Ainsworth — Baker Career Academy • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • C-A High School • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


Mornings can be really crazy and sometimes there is no time for your child to eat at home. Please be aware that we serve breakfast in every school building. A nutritious school breakfast helps students be more alert so they can focus in class. It also provides the vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. See below for your school and breakfast serving times.


  • High School – 7:00 a.m.
  • Middle School – 7:35 a.m.
  • Dillon Elementary – 8:05 a.m.
  • Dye Elementary – 8:05 a.m.
  • Randels Elementary – 8:35 a.m.
  • Rankin Elementary – 8:35 a.m.
  • Alternative Ed – 7:10 a.m.

Superintendent’s Letter

Welcome Back Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers!

I am extremely excited about the upcoming 2017-2018 school year! Once again, I am looking forward to the positive partnerships and community engagement opportunities that help ensure academic as well as social success for all Carman-Ainsworth students. There are some important changes to make you aware of for this school year:

  • School-based Health Center at Carman-Ainsworth High School– Our partnership with the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine aligns with the district’s continued commitment to the health and well-being of students and the community. The fully functioning health center will provide valuable resources to our students and families that will include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Physical Exams, Sick Visits, Nutrition Counseling, Health and Fitness Education Programs & Groups, Confidential Mental Health Services and Psychotherapy, Vision Screening and Referrals for Community Resources. You can find more information about health center on the RAHS website at: or by calling 810-591-5473.
  • Free breakfast and lunch for all Carman-Ainsworth students– Based on our current Free and Reduced Lunch data, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools qualifies to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a program designed to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without the burden of collecting and processing free and reduced price meal applications. All students in Carman-Ainsworth, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, will receive one breakfast and one lunch daily at no charge. Although students will receive meals at no charge, all families will be required to complete a Household Information Survey in order for us to fulfill our requirement and obligation for participation in the program. Survey forms are available in the main office of each school.
  • Check out our new website!– After months of hard work, Carman-Ainsworth is excited to announce the launch of our new website. We are continuing to make changes to our website to ensure that information is easily accessible to our school community. Along with our new look; you will soon have an opportunity to download an app to a smart phone or any other auxiliary computer device which will allow for more efficient connections to information concerning your child’s school as well as district information. We hope you find the new website fresh and modern; we are working hard to make sure it contains valuable information to assist you with your student’s needs.
  • New Elementary School Start and End Times– The start and end times for the elementary buildings have been adjusted and will be as follows:

Dillon Elementary and Dye Elementary

Regular Full Day                  8:25 a.m. – 3:39 p.m.

District wide ½ day              8:25 a.m. – 11:49 a.m.

Late Start Wednesdays      9:25 a.m. – 3:39 p.m.

Randels Elementary and Rankin Elementary

Regular Full Day                  8:55 a.m. –  4:09 p.m.

District wide ½ day              8:55 a.m. – 12:19 p.m.

Late Start Wednesdays      9:55 a.m. – 4:09 p.m.

We believe that the new start and end times strike the right balance for our community and all of our unique geographic and traffic realities.

I feel the above initiatives will continue to position us to meet the needs of our students and community and demonstrate our commitment to work together to guarantee learning for every student. Thank you for your continued support of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.



Middle School Schedule Pick-Up/Orientation

Middle School Schedule Pick-Up/Orientation:

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please bring completed forms, pick up student schedules, receive locker assignments and have student school pictures taken. Any student with an outstanding book or equipment fine will not receive a class schedule until the fine is paid or the materials returned. Schedules will also be held if we are in need of proof of residency. Please address these issues in the main office.

If you are not able to attend schedule pick up/orientation, student schedules will be available in the Main Office from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 24 through Thursday, August 31. Please bring all completed forms to receive your student’s schedule.

Picture day for students who miss orientation is scheduled for Thursday, September 28.

Please make sure your student brings their schedule to school with them the first week; new schedules will NOT be issued.

If you were not able to pick up your student schedule during any of the above listed dates, please have your student report to the auditorium the first day of school.