Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is closely following the direction of local, state and national agencies regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional information about the district's protocols is available in the COVID-19 response plan documents located on this page.
To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools, Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System uses this webpage to provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by Public Health – Muskegon County, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by Public Health – Muskegon County.
STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS
Instruction: All students are engaged in distance learning at this time.
School-Sponsored Functions: Fall sports have been delayed to spring. All applicable MHSAA and MDHHS orders and guidelines are being followed.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATED POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES
We will be cleaning and disinfecting areas of the schools that are used. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.
Mandatory Health Screening Prior to Coming to School
At this time students are only coming to school when absolutely necessary. Any time students come to school in person, parents must accompany students to school and complete a health screener prior to entering the school buildings.
Staff must complete the health screener EACH day they work on school property, PRIOR to entering the school building. All staff and visitors must sign in at the school office immediately upon arrival.
MHPSAS is committed to providing a device to each student. The goal is to provide K-1 students with an iPad and 2nd-12th grade students with a Chromebook. Due to the global shortage of devices we are providing some students with alternative devices until we can receive our order. Family members should contact their building office to ensure they are on the technology device list if they do not yet have the correct device or if the student's device isn't operating fully. Students or family members experiencing difficulties can contact the technology hotline at 231-465-1708 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm.
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is offering home delivery of 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches weekly to all enrolled families. No sign up is necessary. To decline meal delivery or ask a question about this service, please contact Dustin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to Learn Plan Documents
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms:
Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.
Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
Practice frequent hand washing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol).
Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands.
Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested.
Answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.
Members of the School Community who are suspected to have been in Close Contact with a School Associated Case will be notified by Public Health – Muskegon County and/or Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System.
Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your participation, we believe we can help reduce the disproportional impact of Covid19 on our community.
If you have any questions, contact Public Health – Muskegon County at 231-724-6246. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.