News Updates & Resources

 

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Muskegon Area ISD (MAISD) is in regular contact with Public Health-Muskegon County to continue preventative health measures to keep students and staff safe during this health crisis.

All MAISD programs and buildings will be closed for the remaining 2019-2020 school year as mandated by the Executive Order signed by Governor Whitmer. This includes Wesley School, Career Tech Center, Transition at Craig Campus, Lakeshore Learning Center, MAISD North and South buildings, and all MAISD Early Childhood Programs.

Letter to Parents from the MAISD and Public School Districts located in Muskegon County

Fox 17 Interview with MAISD Superintendent John Severson

IMPORTANT NOTE: All MAISD Professional Development workshops are canceled through June 30, 2020 unless restrictions are lifted.

 

Latest News

MAISD Educational Tools

MAISD Continuity of Learning Plan 2020 - Updated 5/6/20

MAISD Remote Learning Toolkit
 

Headlines

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Meal Info to Share

Brown Bag LunchFREE meals are available throughout the school shutdown to all children ages 18 and under and students with disabilities ages 18-26 with an active IEP who either reside in or attend the district. All private and charter school students can access meals through the district in which they live. See the list of confirmed locations and times.

NOTE:

  • Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is moving to a new once a week distribution beginning April 22. Families are asked to register with this online form
  • Oakridge is offering once a week meals on Fridays.
  • Ravenna is offering once a week meals on Fridays.
  • Some families are receiving additional food assistance via added benefits to their Bridge cards or Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (P-EBT) cards. 

Additional food assistance for 350,000 Michigan families approved in response to COVID-19 emergency; SNAP work requirements also temporarily waived

 

TeleHealth Appointments

Teen Boy StressedHackley Community Care School-based Health Programs are offering telehealth appointments for patients and parents of school-aged children who would like to speak to a counselor, Monday through Friday, 8AM - 4PM.  To schedule a phone visit with a school-based mental health provider, please call one of the Teen Health Centers: Muskegon 231-733-6680 or Oakridge 231-733-6830 - After Hours Number 231-737-3882

 

Hotline Announced

Telephone Operator HotlineThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has just launched a statewide hotline where public health and other experts will respond to health-related questions about coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. The team can also direct people to resources in their local communities and in other state government departments. Staff cannot provide individual clinical advice or diagnosis through the hotline.


 

Health and Disease Prevention Resources

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has published this Fact Sheet to explain what the virus is, how it is spread, who is at risk, and how to protect yourself from the virus. It explains the risk to the general public for contracting the virus is low, while travelers to and from certain areas of the world may be at increased risk.

Additional updates (including current case information for Michigan) can be found at the MDHHS COVID-19 website (The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website).

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Boy Washing HandsThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourage the general public to watch this series of videos to learn how they can keep themselves healthy by practicing improved hygiene.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO Coronavirus Transmission GraphicWorld Health Organization videos recommended for staff, students, and parents about Covid 19:

Novel Coronavirus 2019

How to Protect Yourself Against Covid 19