Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus ISD Press Release
Posted on 03/26/2020
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UPDATE: March 26, 2020 10:00 AM

See the following update from the district.
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UPDATE: March 13, 2020 1:00 PM
The following events are postponed.  We will do everything in our power to reschedule these events, but it is too soon to begin looking at the calendar as we don't know how long this issue will last. The District recognizes that each of these events are important to our students, families, and community and we will do our very best to reschedule them.

  • Band Barbeque Fundraiser - 3/15
  • Fourth Quarter Athletic Training- Week of 3/16 - 3/20
  • Great Northern Basketball Camp - March 23rd and 24th
  • Youth wrestling Tournament - April 4 
  • Fuzz Buster - April 2 
  • Piano lessons held at the school.
  • Women's Volleyball League 


UPDATE: March 13, 2020 11:00 AM:

Dear Parents/Guardians, 
The District has brought in additional support today to provide your child's teacher with the necessary time to prepare materials that will be sent home in your student's backpacks. We will not introduce any new content or standards, but rather want our students to review regularly.  We will send home library books for our elementary students and encourage families to read together every day.  We are loading our ipads with educational resources and assignments for our junior high and high school students, as well as sending home material for our older students to work on.  Please make sure to check with your children regarding their educational material that is being sent home today.  If you have any questions about the material being sent home from your classroom teacher, please feel free to email them during this three week period.


UPDATE: March 13, 2020 8:00 AM
Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
Last night, at 11:00 p.m., Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a directive to close public schools for a three week period in an effort to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.  Since that time, your school district has been working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.  Throughout the day, and as more information is available, we will be providing updates via facebook and our webpage.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Banner - headshot with bridge graphic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

March 12, 2020 

Contact: BrownT56@michigan.gov 

  

Governor Whitmer Announces Statewide Closure of All K-12 School Buildings 

School building closures will last Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5 

 

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, 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. 

 

As of tonight, the number of presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan is 12. 

 

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” said Governor Whitmer. “I am working with partners across state government to ensure educators, parents, and students have the support they need during this time, and to ensure our children who rely on school for meals have access to food. I know this will be a tough time, but we’re doing this to keep the most people we can safe. I urge everyone to make smart choices during this time and to do everything they can to protect themselves and their families.” 

 

“Closing our K-12 school buildings is the responsible choice that will minimize the risk of exposure for children, educators, and families and mitigate the spread of coronavirus,” said Michigan State Superintendent Michael Rice. “The Department of Education will continue to work closely with our partners in state government to help our students and educators in each school district get through this time. This is about protecting the most people in Michigan.” 

 

Governors across the country, including Mike DeWine (R-OH), Andy Beshear (D-KY), and Larry Hogan (R-MD), have taken similar steps to close schools and ensure the protection of children and families in their states. 

 

“Closing our school buildings is the smart thing and the right thing to do for the public’s health,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “These actions will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. I will continue to work with Governor Whitmer and our four COVID-19 task forces to ensure we protect our children, our families, and our communities.”  

 

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: 

 

The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to: 

 

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus. 

 

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