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March 19, 2020 Update

Starting tomorrow, Friday, March 20th, the building will be open intermittently through the remainder of the closure period. Essential staff will either be working from home or on a limited and variable schedule in the building. Calling the main line 906-647-6285 and dialing a specific extension will allow you to leave a message our voicemail. We can access these messages offsite. We will also closely monitor our email. If you need to contact us, please use the following information:
 
Angela Nettleton -- angelan@eupschools.org / ext. 2204
Tracy Rye -- trye@eupschools.org / ext. 2203
Janet Haske -- jhaske@eupschools.org / ext. 2202
 
Mrs. Rye should be your first contact regarding questions or information about the student meals pick-up/delivery. The meals will be available on Wednesday, March 25th for those who have signed up in advance.
 
Due to the massive amounts of information that we are receiving regarding COVID-19, the mandated closure, Executive Orders, and other updates from the CDC, MDE, etc., we are going to focus on monitoring voicemail and email almost exclusively. The District Facebook page will be used as a means to share out information, but we will not be responding to post comments or messages sent through Messenger to the page. PLEASE contact us via email or call. Classroom teachers are able to be contacted via their school email as well. Individual teachers may also communicate via Class Dojo or another application, but that is up to individual teacher preference.
 
At this point, we do not have any new or updated information regarding the end of the closure period (still April 5th) or whether additional days will be forgiven (180 days is still the mandate). We will share any updates with you as we receive them. Families are encouraged to listen to calls from our messaging system, check email, watch for notifications from the Pickford Schools app, and monitor our social media accounts for ongoing updates.
 
Remember that the best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:
 
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
 
The latest information on COVID-19 is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus
 
Stay safe and be well....
 

 

 

March 13, 2020

 

Dear Panther Families,

 

As you are all well aware, last night, Governor Whitmer announced the mandatory closing of all Michigan K-12 public and private schools, effective Monday, March 16th through Sunday, April 5th to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan. Our district has closely monitored all information and recommendations that have been circulated by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  We have also continued to be in close contact with the Chippewa County Health Department throughout this past week. All cleaning/disinfecting, communication and information sharing, and prevention strategies have been put into place as they have been recommended to us.  

We understand that this extended closure will be a hardship for all involved: students, parents, staff and community. We will continue to work together to find solutions for several issues.  Here are a few things that we already have in place:

 

Ongoing access to academic content/skill practice --All Students in grades 4th-12th will be encouraged to bring their laptops/chromebooks home.  We have completed a student survey today to attempt to determine levels of internet access across our district and by our students. It is possible that additional resources will become available to try to boost that connectivity, but those plans are still in initial stages and dependent upon other entities.  A resource page is being created on the District website that will list specific websites and resources by grade span. These resources are intended to provide students with opportunities to practice learned skills and investigate content appropriate to current classroom curriculum. Some teachers may also load content into their Google Classrooms or push out resources via Class Dojo.  If your child’s teacher regularly utilizes one of these platforms, please check to see what is available. We will attempt to notify as resources are added. Offline resources are also available. Some classroom teachers sent skill practice and enrichment packets home with their students today. If you are concerned about finding resources for a student at a particular grade level or within a particular content area, please let us know.

 

Grading -- At this point, all teaching staff have been asked to ensure that all assignments are graded and entered into their gradebook as soon as possible so students are aware of any missing work.  It is likely that we will extend quarter 3 into quarter 4 and give a semester grade (end of the year) only. This is still an open discussion, so no final decisions have been made.

 

Meals/Food Service -- We are working very hard to ensure the families  have meals during the mandatory school closure issued by Gov. Whitmer. A survey entitled “Free School Meals” has been created and can be accessed on the home page of the district website https://pickford.eupschools.org/.  This survey will allow us to collect information (CONFIDENTIALLY) from families who would like to receive free meals for their children during this closure.  Meals will be dropped off at student residences by our bus drivers. Delivery dates are yet to be determined. Please watch for announcements on Facebook and via our School Messenger system regarding dates and times, along with more specific details.

 

School Access -- The building will be locked during this closure.  Administrative and other essential staff will report to work. All teaching, support, and coaching staff will continue to have building access, but are asked to limit their presence in the building due to the cleaning and disinfecting work that will be occurring.  There will be NO school sponsored activities, student extra curricular events, or athletic practices (including open gym or weight room access) during this closure period.

 

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

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others. 

 

Statewide, citizens are being asked to avoid large assemblages and events. Remember that individuals can carry the virus without exhibiting any symptoms, but could pass it on to others who may be more susceptible, especially those with weakened immune systems and the elderly.   The latest information on COVID-19 is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/CoronavirusFamilies are encouraged to check email, watch for notifications from the Pickford Schools app, and monitor our social media accounts for ongoing updates specific to Pickford Public Schools. 


Let’s work together to keep our families and community safe and healthy.   Thank you to our Panther family and the Pickford Community for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through this unprecedented event.  If you have questions, please contact me directly (906) 647-6285 ext. 2204 or angelan@eupschools.org.

 

Mrs. Angela Nettleton
District Superintendent
Phone:  906-647-6285 ext. 2204
Email:  angelan@eupschools.org