School Info & Resources

Information and resources our families may need throughout the school year.

Report an Absence
+ Absence Reporting Form

+ 2023-2024 Major Dates Calendar
+ 2023-2024 Events Calendar

Policies, Forms, and Guides
+ 2023-2024 Family Handbook (coming soon)
+ 2023-2024 After School Program Parent Guide
+ 2023-2024 Health Forms
+ New Family FAQ
+ Parent Volunteer Driver Form
+ Curbside Pick-up and Drop-off Guide
+ Food Allergy Policy
+ Financial Aid Information and Application

Other Resources
+ Library Online Catalog
+ Middle School Book Orders
+ Middle School Supplies List
+ Middle School Book Buyback Guide
+ Tutors – Emerson Teachers
+ Tutors – Others

Hot Lunch Program

Harvest Kitchen Hot Lunch Program

Harvest Kitchen is Ann Arbor’s premier farm-to-table meal delivery service showcasing chef-driven health-focused comfort foods. Harvest Kitchen has created a lunch program to specifically meet the needs of the Emerson community featuring healthy and diverse vegetable and grain-focused child-friendly meals in a 3-week meal plan rotation.

Sign-up Instructions:

  • Click on to create a family account.
  • Provide a mobile phone number for weekly ordering reminders, alerts, and updates (this is how Harvest Kitchen will communicate with you).
  • Input your home address.
  • For the delivery option, choose your child’s classroom number. Contact the school if you don’t know your child’s classroom number.
  • Add a credit card for payment in the check-out screen under “Payment Information.”
  • If you have more than one child at the school who will be ordering lunch, click on “add another plan” at the top of the home page over the green “Complete Order” button.
  • Add a plan for each child.
  • You will receive weekly reminders when the new menus are posted and when the deadline is approaching. These alerts will have links to order from the new menu.
  • Menus are posted on Monday evening for the following week’s lunch. The ordering deadline is Wednesday by 9:00 p.m.
  • Make your lunch selections before the deadline. Check to make sure that both the order and classroom number is correct. Your stored credit card information will be charged.
  • Please contact Harvest Kitchen with any questions or concerns at or (734) 436-1052.

Important notes about hot lunch ordering through Harvest Kitchen:

  • Dietary concerns are taken seriously and options are available on Harvest Kitchen’s website.
  • Hot Lunch Program will not be available on school-wide pizza lunch days; pizza lunch dates can be found here.
  • Milk orders can be made through the business office by contacting Michelle Schefsky at
  • If school is canceled, Emerson will notify Harvest Kitchen as soon as the determination is made.
  • If parents know that a student is going to be absent on a hot lunch day, they must notify Harvest Kitchen 24 hours prior to the date of absence directly through the Harvest Kitchen portal.

Delivery questions should be directed to Kristin Davidson at

Billing questions should be directed to Harvest Kitchen either through the Harvest Kitchen portal or by emailing

Learning Support

To support students with whatever emotional or learning needs that may arise, Emerson maintains an exceptional Learning Support team, including a full-time Counselor, Learning Support Specialists, and Learning Support Tutors. Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss whether Learning Support may be appropriate for your child.

Health and Safety

Emerson continuously works to ensure the safety of our students, which include the following ongoing initiatives.

Emerson routinely conducts drills so students, faculty, and staff are prepared to react to emergency situations safely, efficiently, and effectively. These include fire drills and tornado drills, both scheduled and at random times, and ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drills for responding to on-campus threats.
+ A record of Emerson’s safety drills is available here, as legally required.

Health and Safety Committee
Emerson has a Health and Safety Committee comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators, which meets monthly. This committee analyzes student injury reports, reviews and responds to concerns brought by community members, and ensures the completion of regular drills (such as fire, tornado, and ALICE). We try to work proactively (what can we do to prevent injury?) as well as reactively (what should have been done differently, and what can we change?). The committee’s goal is to routinize our examination of risk with a goal toward constant improvement.

Risk Task Force
The Board of Trustees maintains a Risk Task Force charged with consideration of all potential risks to Emerson’s students, employees, and equipment. From this review, the Risk Task Force both makes recommendations to the Head of School for action, as well as prioritizes suggestions for future capital expenses for increasing safety. This Task Force takes a strategic view of risk in the broadest sense, and its work is ongoing.

Tuition and Fee Information

 2023–2024 TUITION

  • Young Fives: $17,766
  • Kindergarten: $20,003
  • Grades 1–5: $24,455
  • Grades 6–8: $26,681


Emerson School recommends participating in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan, which provides families with tuition obligation coverage in the event of a student’s withdrawal or dismissal from the school before the academic year is completed. The fee for the 2022-2023 school year is:

  • Young Fives: $380.70
  • Kindergarten: $428.63
  • Grades 1–5: $524.03
  • Grades 6–8: $571.73

+ A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Insurance Plan coverage


By default, families will continue with the same payment schedule for the current school year unless you choose to modify it. Please email Dayna Hock, Controller, at with changes to your tuition payment plans.

Plan A – Full Payment Plan
The tuition will be paid in full by June 15 of the current school year. There is no annual fee for this payment option. If tuition is not paid in full by June 15 of the applicable school year, then this payment plan shall become the 10 Month Payment Plan (Plan C).

Plan B – 2 Month Payment Plan
FACTS will bill tuition in two (2) monthly installments, (May 15 and September 15 of the applicable school year). The $20.00 annual installment fee will be added to the student account. If tuition is not paid in full by September 15 of the applicable school year, then this payment plan shall become the 10 Month Payment Plan (Plan C).

  • Young Fives: $8,883.00 per payment
  • Kindergarten: $10,001.50 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $12,227.50 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $13,340.50 per payment

Plan C – 10 Month Payment Plan
FACTS will bill tuition in ten (10) monthly installments, beginning May 15 preceding the upcoming school year and ending on February 15 of the applicable school year. The $50.00 annual installment fee will be added to the student account.

  • Young Fives: $1,776.50 per payment
  • Kindergarten: $2,000.30 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $2,445.50 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $2,668.10 per payment


The Emerson School Parent Organization (ESPO) collects a $50 annual due to help supplement the many school enrichment events it coordinates throughout the year. Please contact the Business Office if you would like to opt-out of your ESPO dues contribution.


Enrollment for students automatically renews until you tell us otherwise—no need to complete another reenrollment contract. This makes it easier for re-enrolling families without adding any extra work for those who don’t.

What to Expect

  • You will be notified of any tuition and fee adjustments, as well as financial aid awards, prior to the disenrollment deadline.
  • Your child’s enrollment will automatically renew and 10% of your total tuition for the school year will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

If You Don’t Intend to Reenroll
Complete an Intent to Enroll or Disenroll form through your SchoolAdmin parent portal. You won’t be billed, and your space will be made available for new applicants. Please take a moment to answer the questions on the disenrollment form, as we value your opinion and the input will help us to improve our programs here at Emerson.

Families will receive information on enrollment and disenrollment in early February.