McGuire News

School Closed

Date: March 16, 2020

UPDATE: Per Governor Whitmer’s order, Mount Pleasant Public Schools will be CLOSED through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Links for activities at home 

Date: March 19, 2020

Choices Game Board: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/choicegameboard ** This site is used in computer lab and has a ton of links to other sites that the students use! 

  1. Reading Eggs: https://readingeggs.com/
  2. Prodigy:  https://play.prodigygame.com/
  3. ABCya: https://www.abcya.com/
  4. PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/

Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/ 

Social Studies: www.historyforkids.net 

Writing: www.typingclub.com 

Science: www.mysterydoug.com and https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Squiggle Park: www.squigglepark.com    

Epic Books: https://www.getepic.com/ 

Scholastic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Virtual field trips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic 

Resources: 

Lots of sites for learning! http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ 

Expanding Child Care Access for Essential Workforce During the Covid-19 Emergency

Date: March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Governor Whitmer announced an Executive Order last night to expand capacity for tuition-based child care services for health care workers, first responders and other members of the essential workforce. To all essential workers in Michigan, we say thank you for your service during this crisis.

The Governor has defined essential workers as health care workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, child care workers, corrections personnel, postal workers, public health employees, court personnel, critical infrastructure providers including: utilities, manufacturing, mass transit, grocers, suppliers, and key government employees including: child protective service workers, child welfare, foster care, recipient rights, the Governor’s office, cabinet members and their designees, the Department of Health and Human Services field office staff, Unemployment Insurance Agency employees, and other employees identified by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.

The Governor has called on Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) to help mobilize and coordinate efforts to expand accessibility for child care services during this emergency. The ISDs will be partnering with the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and Michigan 2-1-1 to coordinate these efforts.

If you are a member of the essential workforce defined above and are in need of tuition-based child care, go to www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential and your information will be routed to someone in your community who can help you find care.

 

Jonnie Taton, NCSP, S. Psy. S.

Director, Regional Preschool Partnership

3917 Jefferson Avenue,

Midland, MI 48642

jtaton@midlandesa.org

Phone: 989-631-5892 ext. 110

Employee Rights – Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Date: March 31, 2020

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

From Superintendent Verleger Regarding Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to Suspend In-person Instruction

Date: April 3, 2020

April 2, 2020

Dear Mt Pleasant Students and Families, It’s my sincerest hope all of you are at home, staying safe and healthy! To the parents and relatives of our Oiler students working on the frontlines during this time of emergency, please know we truly appreciate all of you and the services you’re providing all of us…you all are heroes in our eyes!

Earlier today, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order that suspends in-person instruction for all K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although this decision will cause a variety of stress and anxiety for all of us, there is some good news. Through this Executive Order, Michigan school districts have been empowered to provide support and educational opportunities for our students. We are working diligently at this time to create those plans of action.

Please know MPPS administrative, instructional and support staff team members have been working for the past 2-3 weeks in preparation for this announcement. This week we began distributing academic enrichment packets for most students. We also continue to work closely with our regional partners within Gratiot-Isabella RESD. Our regional team acknowledges that “together we can achieve more!” Consequently, please understand many meetings are taking place to provide support and educational services for your child. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our regional colleagues and still have the flexibility to develop a plan that works best for MPPS.

I appreciate your patience as we need additional time to complete our plans moving forward. More detailed information will be provided in upcoming days. Today, I want to reassure you that we are here for your family. We know these are challenging times for everyone. We will continue to support your child and family academically, emotionally and nutritionally.

To the members of the Class of 2020, you have my commitment that we will find a way to appropriately celebrate your achievements. They will not go unnoticed. We are proud of you!

Together we will succeed! Stay safe and stay healthy, Oilers!

Jennifer Verleger

Superintendent