School Closing Information and Resources
Montcalm Area ISD and the local school districts in Montcalm County are diligently working to provide food programs and learning resources for our students, parents, and communities. We have provided information here that may be helpful during the extended time of our school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back to this site often as we continue to update the resources and information found here.
Montcalm County Food Pantries
State of Michigan Meet Up and Eat Up Locator
United Way Food Truck Schedule
Visit the link below and scroll down the page to find boxes to click on for each month's schedule of Feeding America food trucks for Montcalm and Ionia Counties. There are schedules posted for April, May, and June.
Carson City - Crystal Area Schools
On Tuesdays, a pack of 7 meals available for students 18 and under. Meals will be delivered on a bus route delivery. For students who do not ride the bus, there will be one central location pick up spot at the grades 4-12 building in Carson City. Bus delivery starts around 10:00 AM. For students coming to the pick up location, pick up hours are 10:00 AM to Noon. Meal sign up is done through the Google form linked below. If you can't access the form, or need help, please call 989-584-3175, Ext. 3231, and leave a message for Lauri Grace.
Use this link to sign up for food service. https://forms.gle/wPMssUcGUdYVo7im9
Central Montcalm Public Schools
Central Montcalm Public Schools will provide meals for Grab and Go pick up at the Middle School, door #11, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until June 19 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM using a drive through service. Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Food services at Central Montcalm will open again August 3 - 14 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Greenville Public Schools
Meal pickup will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the high school parking lot. On each pickup day, the meals will consist of 3 days breakfast and 3 days lunch. This will continue till August 9. Meals will not be offered the week of June 28 thru July 5.
During the month of June, fresh produce will be available for anyone that needs it. This comes from USDA food banks and consists of 25 lbs. of produce. This can be picked up at the same time and location as the meals. The produce will be available through the month of June
For sign up or more details, visit www.gpsjackets.org or call 616-754-3686 and leave a message.
Lakeview Community Schools
In order to support our surrounding community, we have outlined the following schedule to offer breakfast and lunch. Starting Tuesday, June 2, we will be eliminating satellite locations for meal distribution. However, we will still be offering meal pick up at Lakeview Middle School, through June 23, from 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm. Students need not be present. Please sign up below (you need only sign up once and you are good through 6/23/2020).
- Meals provided on Tuesday will cover breakfast and lunch for 5 days per child.
- Free to anyone 18 and under..
- Students do not need to be present for pick-up of meals.
- You may pick up meals for families with no transportation.
- You will pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.
Montabella Community Schools
Contact the Endeavor Center located 302 West Main Street in Edmore for their community summer food service program. Their phone number is (989) 427-3737.
Tri County Area Schools
Meals will be Grab-N-Go via pick up services. Meals no longer be delivered via bus routes.
Wednesday pick up for 3 meals (W/Th/F)
Friday pick up for 4 meals (Sat/Sun/M/Tu)
10:30 am—12:30 pm at all locations
GRAB-N-GO STATION LOCATIONS:
High School, MacNaughton Elementary, Sand Lake Elementary
BUS STATION PICK UP LOCATIONS:
Pine Grove Church, M-82, Howard City Pierson Bible Church, Pierson Skate Estate, M-46, Howard City Baptist Lake, by the Boat Launch Gordon Park, Federal Rd, Sand Lake
If you have other questions, visit www.tricountyschools.com or contact our Food Service Director at 231-937-4338, ext. 1118.
Vestaburg Community School
Food service programs for students will be featured again in August. Watch for those details to be announced. Visit www.vcs-k12.net or email Laura Kimbell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Technology Teaching Tools
Annotated list of educational technology tools and resources
Khan Academy: Free online courses, lessons, and practices https://www.khanacademy.org/?bclid=IwAR2xaaQhljp7dPeGb6mN3brZ87abLmf1H7UKV65TsdmO_dFEGSKoD3nswd0
Amazing Educational Resources - Google doc from their company
Detroit Public TV - Options for Grades K-12
TED Talks for Kids and Teens From We Are Teachers
Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions - Grades K-8
The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
Read Aloud Videos from Kate Messner https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0jlowElAGTu0uvXGZDY2gMWE84GkhsojRPW7XyT1iBeo74AhkKY1byDvE
Growing Book by Book: A Guide to Nurturing Young Readers
Children's Authors Doing Online Read Aloud Videos from We Are Teachers
Literacy How Resources
Tumble Book Library Grades K-12
K-6 children's eBooks database
K-6 math eBooks database
Grades 7-12 eBooks database
All ages audio book database
50+ Reading and Writing Websites for Grades K-8
60+ Websites for Teaching and Learning Math
Math Centers for Grades PK-5
Using Legos to Teach Math from We Are Teachers
40 Science Websites for Grades K-8
42 Website to Learn Social Studies for Grades K-8
Physical Education at Home Grades K-5 (shared by Baldwin Heights Elementary)
Ranger Rick from the National Wildlife Federation - Free Access through June
19 Immersive Museum Exhibits
Entertaining Kids on a Dime: 100 Fun Activities
Mental Health Crisis Text Line 741741
United Way Ionia-Montcalm Counties
List of resources from The Daily News --click and scroll down to see list on left side.
A Parent Resource: Talking to Children about COVID-19
From the National Association of School Psychologists
Helping Young Children through COVID-19
Communicating with Children During COVID-19
Home Internet Options for Economically Disadvantaged