COVID-19 FAQs

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COVID-19 FAQs2020-03-25T09:46:01+00:00

*We will continue to update this page as changes are announced*

UPDATE: March 23, 2020 – 10 AM.

Dear parents and guardians,

We received notice this morning that the governor has extended the school closure mandate until Monday, April 13, in accordance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. She noted that more information regarding school closure will be forthcoming.

Information is rapidly changing and we are taking this mandate from the governor very seriously.

Teachers and staff have been asked to make contact with all of our families throughout this time. If you have not heard from your teacher, please reach out to me directly. We want to know how you are doing and offer any help that we can. Teachers will continue to send out emails and post on Facebook with optional learning opportunities.

Today, more than ever, it is important that we stay connected with one another regarding important updates. Our school community is dedicated to keeping you informed about the updates and actions we are taking during this time of uncertainty. Please have patience with us, as information is changing minute-by-minute, day-by-day. We promise to keep our website updated with new information as it becomes available.

We are here for you.

Thank you for your continued support and communication during this time.

Sincerely,

Michelle Nighbert

Program Director/ECS

UPDATE: March 16, 2020 – 11 AM.

Although school is closed for several weeks, we are providing families with an opportunity to access free breakfast and lunch for children under 18 years of age. Our intent is to make the meal distribution process as simple as possible.

We are offering free Breakfast and Lunch Wednesday-Friday (trial bases this week) 8:30-10:30pm at the carline arrival door, decision to move forward will be made based on school community participation

Because the situation is complex and evolving, our plans may change. If they do, we’ll let you know.

Important update: As of Thursday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.

Q: Is there a way my child can continue learning?

A: At this time, your school is working to offer materials for students. Please keep an eye out for updated information as we know more.

*Updated 3/13/2020

Q: I’m concerned about providing food for my children, will there be any provided to my child by the school?

A: Your school will be in touch regarding the details of feeding students (if your school provides free & reduced breakfast/lunch to students).

*Updated 3/13/2020

Q: Will anyone be at the school building in case I need to drop off enrollment paperwork or pick up something from my student’s locker?

A: At this time, your school is working to offer times for families. Please keep an eye out for updated information as we know more.

*Updated 3/13/2020

Q: What do I do if I or a family member is sick?

A: According to the CDC, you need to call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. Follow the steps in this link:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

For additional questions on monitoring your health, contact your local public health officials (Michigan: 1-517-335-9030)

*Updated 3/13/2020

Q: Are there any restrictions on personal travel?

A: The CDC has indicated travelers returning from (SEE BELOW) specified countries must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. It is recommended staff and students utilize the free virtual COVID-19 screening through your healthcare provider,  if you have any concerns you may need to self-quarantine. Please see the CDC travel health notices for an updated list of travel restrictions and guidelines.

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*Updated 3/13/2020