Online Policy Updates
In keeping with Governor Whitmer's order, all Michigan Conference schools will be physically closed until April 13, 2020. Instruction will still be taking place through online digital tools and offline activities.
Please take daily attendance via zoom or your preferred method. Enter the attendance as: DL (Distance Learning) in Jupiter Ed.
Schools that are using K-8 Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life can access the online platform to create digital assignments and encourage student use of the Dynamic Classroom for teaching and tutorial videos. Teachers can keep records for student activity here as well. If you need help, please contact Sally Smith.
Education Dept Fund Reallocation
We have made some reallocation's in our budget, specifically in our hiring budget considering travel reductions, to help selected situations where there is a need to provide financial resources for schools that have significant technology needs to deliver a great product to our families.
If your school is able to deliver a quality online type of program to your students then this would not apply to you. If you are a school where you lack the ability to deliver a meaningful online experience and could use some resources to purchase computers etc., then it would apply to you. Please send a request with what you would need, the cost, and rationale for the need, and we will review it and allot funds as we are able. This is not a huge amount of money but we know God can multiply it for His purpose!
ACCESS TO BUILDINGS
We are following the state guidelines below)
III. District employees permitted in district buildings
A. Notwithstanding the closure of school buildings under Executive Order 2020-11 or any executive order that may follow it, district employees or contractors necessary to conduct minimum basic school operations consistent with a Plan, including those employers or contractors necessary to facilitate alternative modes of instruction, such as distributing materials and equipment, or performing other necessary in- person functions, are permitted to be physically present in district buildings, as determined by district administrators. District employees and contractors performing
these functions are considered to be performing necessary government activities for purposes of Executive Order 2020-21 or any executive order that may follow it. Districts must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect district employees and contractors, including all of the following:
1. Restricting the number of employees and contractors present in a district building to no more than is strictly necessary to perform the activities authorized by this section III.
2. Promoting remote work to the fullest extent possible.
3. Keeping employees and contractors in a district building at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible.
4. Increasing standards of district building cleaning and disinfection to limit employee and contractor exposure to COVID-19, as well as adopting protocols to clean and disinfect in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a district building.
5. Adopting policies to prevent employees and contractors from entering the premises if they display respiratory symptoms or have had contact with a person who is known or suspected to have contracted COVID-19.
6. Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures relating to COVID-19 recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
B. A district may permit parents and guardians of pupils to visit school property for the purpose of obtaining materials and equipment pursuant to a Plan and using the same social distancing and other mitigation measures required for district employees and contractors under section III.A. Parents or guardians leaving their homes or residences for this purpose are considered to be obtaining necessary services or supplies for purposes of Executive Order 2020-21 or any executive
order that may follow it.
C. Any child care workers at a child care located within a district building (including workers at disaster relief child care centers), are permitted to be physically present t administrators and to the extent permitted by Executive Order 2020-21 or any executive order that may follow it.