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Bill Schomberg = Assistant Principal
Email: bills@eupschools.org
Phone: 635-3839 Ext 5711

Mr. Schomberg graduated from Waterford Mott High School in Waterford, Michigan. He attended Lake Superior State University and later transferred to Eastern Michigan University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with minors in science and social studies from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Michigan University.

Mr. Schomberg started his teaching career at Jesse Loomis Elementary School teaching 5th grade. He came to Sault Ste. Marie when he accepted a position as 6th grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. Mr. Schomberg transferred to Sault Area Middle School in 1998 to teach 7th grade science. He has held that position until becoming Assistant Principal at SAMS. He also has experience in teaching 6th and 8th grade science as well as 7th grade social studies and rec. safety.

I have served on several school-related committees including the School Improvement team, Curriculum Review team, Personal Learning Community and Battle Creek Science Kits. I have coached both boys and girls basketball at the elementary and middle school level. I have also been the Junior Varsity Girls basketball coach at Sault High and spent the last 9 years as the Varsity Boys basketball coach at Sault High. I will miss coaching, but you can be sure that you will see me at many middle school and high school athletic events. Sometimes I am a color commentator on the local radio station for girls basketball.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and go fishing and hunting. I play on a bowling league at Dondee Lanes and also a golf league at the country club. I enjoy watching almost every sport and I am a regular viewer of ESPN.


The Assistant Principal is responsible for overseeing attendance and school discipline. Please call if you have any questions.
This web page will highlight school policies on a monthly basis. Student success starts with regular attendance. The month of September will highlight our attendance policy.
Attendance Policy
In accordance with the Michigan Compulsory Attendance Law (380.1561), "Every parent/guardian or other person in this state having control and charge of a child from the age of 6 to the child's sixteenth birthday, shall send that child to school during the entire school year. The child's attendance shall be continuous and consecutive for the school year fixed by the school district in which the child is enrolled

The total number of allowable excused absences per semester in each class is eight. This does not include school excused/imposed absences or an absence due to extenuating circumstances.

School imposed absences do not count toward the ten day limit. These absences include:

  • School related absences such as field trips, athletic events, service clubs, etc.
  • School imposed absences, such as in/out of school suspensions

Extenuating circumstances may also be taken into consideration. These absences may include

  • Serious illness, hospitalization, or immediate family emergencies verified by a written medical note. The school district resources the right to require corroborative evidence when deemed necessary.
  • Attendance at a funeral or death in the family verified by a written parental excuse
  • Religious instructions, family vacations and/or other obligations arranged in advanced with student's teachers and The Attendance Office. Prearranged absence forms are available in the main office.
  • Professional appointments that cannot be scheduled after school (i.e., dentist, physician and court appointments) Verified with a professional excuse submitted to the main office.

Any questions regarding the attendance policy or its interpretation should be brought to the attention of the building principal.



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