COVID-19 Information and Updates

Update from Superintendent Meinhardt

March 31, 2020

Dear families,

I hope you are all doing as well as can be expected during a very difficult time. I would imagine many of you, like me, are feeling very overwhelmed with all of the information that we are receiving at a very rapid rate and wondering what is accurate and what is not.
On that note, many of you have seen headlines that Michigan has closed school for the rest of the year. The state has not given that directive to the schools. In a press conference on Monday, Governor Whitmer stated that she would be holding another press conference about education later in the week. I will certainly let you know as soon as I know anything official.
In the meantime, the administrators and teachers have been working very hard to put together supplemental learning activities that will be shared daily at every grade level starting April 7. You will find these lessons on your child's school webpage starting at https://central-montcalm.org/schools/. This will look different at every grade level. We will be sending home a bag with pencils, crayons and paper to support the learning activities if you need them. We will utilize our breakfast and lunch model to pass them out. If our supplies have arrived, we will hand them out during meal pick-up at the UE or drop them off during meal delivery starting April 6. 
Drive-up at UE kitchen, 9-11, Monday, Wednesday and Friday ONLY
Please email If you can't get to our location and need meals delivered to you, please email cmfood@central-montcalm.org with your address and amount of meals needed for your kids.
Thank you for your quick response to the survey we sent out about your hardware and connectivity needs. We are working hard to make sure all students have access. Please be patient as this is a very challenging task and will take time. 
Finally and most importantly, please take care of yourself. It is very important to us that all of our students have access to education but also care deeply about the social and emotional toll this is taking on them. Remember to take the time to talk and hang out with your kids. 
I would like to send a thank-you out to all of the essential employees who are helping us through this challenging time. The businesses and employees still providing and delivering food, the administrators and directors packing and delivering breakfasts and lunches, the internet service providers and their employees for continuing to provide and hook-up our families so we can deliver content, and so many others. It takes a community to endure tough times and I am very happy to be part of this one!
 
Amy Meinhardt
Superintendent
Central Montcalm Public Schools

 

Back Door Lunches

March 27, 2020

Free lunches will be made available on weekends from Noon-1 p.m. at Stanton First Congregational Church, 305 N. Camburn St., Stanton, MI 48888 (north side of the church) 

 

CMPS Family Remote Learning Survey

March 26, 2020

To begin to planning in case of an extended school closure, please provide us with the following information. Complete only one survey per household. Thank you.

https://forms.gle/jnr595P7SxME11Xk6

Updated Student Resources Page for Learning at Home

March 24, 2020

We wanted to let you know that we have updated our Central Montcalm Student Resources webpage. This page provides lots of valuable resources parents can use with their child to continue learning at home. Resources are divided into subjects. At the very bottom you’ll also find additional resources including schedules for learning at home.
Go to central-Montcalm.org/resources/students

Update from Superintendent Meinhardt

March 23, 2020

As you may have heard, the governor has issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order. This order extends school closures through at least April 13, 2020. We have not been given any further information beyond that. We will keep you posted as we learn more. 

We will still be providing breakfasts and lunches at this time as scheduled.

Please visit central-montcalm.org and click on the COVID-19 updates for more information.

Feed America Food Truck Schedule

March 23, 2020

Here is the schedule for the External LinkFeed America Food Truck for our area.

Educational Resources for Students

March 20, 2020

Click on the link below for several online educational resources that parents can use with their children. Check back often as we'll be adding more. Special thanks to our teachers for providing these links.

External LinkEducational Resources for Students

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Milewski, Curriculum Director at
jmilewski@central-montcalm.org

 

United Way 211

March 19, 2020

United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need additional resources and support please dial 2-1-1 and United Way will connect you with organizations in our area.

 

CMPS Meat Up and Eat Up UPDATE

March 19, 2020

We had a great first week of providing meals to our CMPS students. Special thanks to Food Service Director Amy Main and others for organizing all of these meals in these unique times. We will continue to provide meals Monday though Friday 9AM-11AM until April 5, 2020. We have a drive-thru service set up at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary and we will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students 18 and under or 26 and under if they have a disability. 

For preparation purposes, if you will be taking advantage of this opportunity we are asking families to sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/8hQ2Fd4Xgwphpg8eA

If you need meals delivered, please email cmfood@central-montcalm.org with MEALS in the subject line before 10 AM. Please provide us with your address and the number of students you need meals for. We are able to provide meals for multiple days.

Thank you. 

CMPS Meet Up and Eat Up

March 13, 2020

To help keep our students fed, starting Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00am-10:30am meals will be available using a drive-up service for all students 18 and under.  These meals will be available for pick up on weekdays during the entire 3 week period (including CMPS Spring Break) at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary.  Please use the parent loop.

For preparation purposes, if you will be taking advantage of this opportunity we are asking families to sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/8hQ2Fd4Xgwphpg8eA

Additional Information regarding Covid-19

PDF DocumentLetter from the Superintendent regarding Covid-19

PDF DocumentTips for Parents for Talking to Your Children About the Coronavirus