COVID-19 Updates

Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and patience as we work collaboratively to address the unprecedented response to COVID-19. 
 


During these tough times, Greenville Public Schools would like students and families to remember that we are here for you every step of the way. Special thanks to Jay Ortega for all his hard work to make this project come to fruition!
 

Greenville Public Schools urges families to follow the guidelines and restrictions provided by Governor Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Information is changing frequently, please visit the links below for up to date COVID-19 information and resources. 

PDF DocumentGPS COVID-19 Communications & Support - Frequently Asked Questions (updated 3/23/2020)

State of Michigan Website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
World Health Organization Website: https://www.who.int/
Spectrum Health Website: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19
Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Website: https://www.maisd.com/about/school-closing-information-and-resources/
Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/
United Way Montcalm - Ionia Counties Website: https://www.liveunitedm-i.org/covid-19-pandemic-response

  • Stay home when you are sick.  If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.  As always, encourage your child to practice hand hygiene at home and school.


2-1-1 is also the number to call if you would like to VOLUNTEER for your local United Way organization. Please call to register and they will get the information to the local United Way organization. 

 

 

Food Distribution Information

In order to support our students and families during this difficult time, GPS will continue to offer meals to children 18 & under, but we need to implement some changes. Students do not need to be present for the meal pick-up.  

  • Tuesday, March 24 will be the last day GPS will provide meal distribution at Cedar Crest Elementary (622 S Cedar Street) and Lincoln Heights Elementary (12420 Lincoln Lake Rd NE) from 11:30am-12:30pm. 
  • Starting Wednesday, March 25, boxed meals will ONLY be available using a drive-up service at Greenville High School (111 N. Hillcrest St., Greenville). This means Wednesday (3/25), Thursday (3/26) and Friday (3/27) meal distribution will ONLY occur at GHS.  
  • Beginning the week of March 30, meals will ONLY be distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays at Greenville High School. Multiple meals will be provided. 
  • The time frame for the meal distribution at GHS remains 11:30am-12:30pm.    
  • This schedule will continue for as long as school remains closed under Governor Whitmer's school-closure mandate. 
  • These alternations are subject to change as new information from the governor's office is released concerning COVID-19.  

PDF DocumentGPS Meal Distribution Flyer - effective starting March 25, 2020


Additional Resources

 

PDF DocumentFood Pantries in Montcalm County Brochure

United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties is scheduling Feeding America food trucks at several locations within the two counties. As of today (3/19) for Greenville, they will be hosting a mobile food bank in the Greenville High School parking lot (111 N. Hillcrest St., Greenville) every week beginning Monday, March 23 and continuing each Monday through April 27 (6 weeks total). Food distribution will begin at 3 PM and continue until it's gone. Registration is quick and simple and you don’t even need to get out of your car.  Check out the link to their website to view a schedule, be sure to check back regularly as more trucks are added.

External LinkUnited Way Montcalm-Ionia

Learning Opportunities

Please view the link below for FREE education opportunities.
External Linkhttp://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) also has a list of several Student Learning Opportunities listed on their website. 
External Linkhttps://www.maisd.com/about/school-closing-information-and-resources/

If you are seeking low cost Internet options for your home during the time of COVID-19 school closure, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has provided information found in the link below listing several options. There are eligibility requirements with each option, most of which involve what school districts know as economically disadvantaged criteria (also known as eligibility for free or reduced priced school meals).
External LinkMichigan Department of Education (MDE) - Michigan Home Internet Options* for the Economically Disadvantaged

 

Superintendent's Communication

Below are letters that have been emailed to district parents regarding COVID-19 updates.  We are continuing to communicate information as quickly as possible.   

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 26, 2020 (sent at approximately 6:30pm)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 23, 2020 (sent at approximately 5:00pm)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 21, 2020 (sent at approximately 3:00pm)
Includes some updated information on the COVID-19 Communications & Support FAQ document

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 20, 2020 (sent at approximately 12:00pm)
Includes the original COVID-19 Communications & Support FAQ document

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 16, 2020 (sent at approximately 11:00am)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 13, 2020 (sent at approximately 1:30pm)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 13, 2020 (sent at approximately 7:00am)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 12, 2020 (sent at approximately 10:00pm)

PDF DocumentMontcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendents Joint Letter (attached to GPS Parent Letter sent on March 12, 2020)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 11, 2020 (sent at approximately 3:00pm)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - March 11, 2020 (sent at approximately 12:30pm)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - February 28, 2020 (sent at approximately 11:30am)

PDF DocumentParent Letter - February 3, 2020 (sent at approximately 11:45am)

 

 

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