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. 

School Food Programs

Montcalm County Food Pantries

Brochure of Montcalm County food pantries

State of Michigan Meet Up and Eat Up Locator

https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/

United Way Food Truck Schedule

For the Month of April
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For the Month of May
https://www.liveunitedm-i.org/sites/liveunitedm-i.org/files/May%20Food%20Truck%20Schedule%206.png

Carson City - Crystal Area Schools

On April 7, school officials will have 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.  Deadline to order meals is April 4 at midnight. 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 understands the important role the district plays in providing daily nutrition to our students. We take pride in our ability to provide free nutritious meals during this unanticipated school closure and we have the following plan in place:

Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals will be available at the Upper Elementary at the kitchen which is door #10
*Meals available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
*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 may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.

*If you cannot get to our location and you need meals delivered to you, email cmfood@central-montcalm.org with your address and the number of meals needed.  

We will provide updates if there are changes to this plan.  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

Greenville Public Schools

NOTE:  There has been a change to the meal distribution plan.  Distribution will take place at Greenville High School only.  There will no longer be distribution at Cedar Crest or Lincoln Heights.  

March 25, 26, and 27
Drive through service at Greenville High School
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Week of March 30 
Tuesday & Friday pick up only
Drive through service at Greenville High School
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Week of April 3
Tuesday & Friday pick up only
Drive through service at Greenville High School 
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Lakeview Community Schools

In order to support our surrounding community, we have outlined the following schedule to offer breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and under. Starting Tuesday, March 24, we will be running several satellite locations where families can pick up meals. The meals will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays (4/3, 4/7, and 4/10) and will follow the schedule below:

Meals provided on Tuesday will cover breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Meals provided on Friday  will cover breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
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 may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.

9:00 to 9:45 AM
Sylvester Community Church, Sylvester
Ben Gordon's Trucking, Amble
Pine Township Hall, Langston

10:30 to 11:25 AM
Mary's Country Store, Townline Lake
Maple Valley Township Fire Department, Coral
Douglass Township Hall, Entrican

12:00 to 12:45 PM
Wildflower Schoolhouse, Trufant
JB's Country Store, Six Lakes

4:00  to 6:00 PM
Lakeview Middle School (Front Entrance), Lakeview

Please know that we will be continually monitoring this program to work out any potential issues, so we ask that you please be patient with us.

Montabella Community Schools

Listed below are the delivery times for the meals throughout the Montabella community. The times are based on the number of families that indicated they would pick up meals at that location along with the routes that were established. If you have not filled out the survey and would like the meals, please do so through the following link.  This will allow us to ensure that we have enough meals at each location for everyone. 

https://forms.gle/fFGPPnTHFYHCntia7

Food will be delivered on the following dates:

Tuesday 3/24, Thursday 3/26, Tuesday 3/31 and Thursday 4/2

Blanchard (former Blanchard Elementary) from 9:50 AM to 10:30 AM
Cedar Lake (Post Office parking lot) from 9:20 AM to 9:45 AM
Crystal Fountain from 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Double Six from 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Edmore (Curtis Park) from 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Montabella Elementary School (front entrance) from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Goldsworthy Gas Station from 9:20 AM to 9:40 AM
McBride (Day Township Fire Hall parking lot) from 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Six Lakes (parking lot across from Post Office) from 9:20 AM to 10:00 AM

Tri County Area Schools

Tri County Area Schools will begin distribution of “Grab & Go” meals for all children 18 years old and younger, beginning Monday, March 16.  Meals will be available through delivery via our bus route system and by pickup at selected building locations. This free service is for any child 18 years old or younger in the Tri County area, including homeschool programs, charter school students, private schools, and online school students.

Meals (including milk) will be available for pickup and delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning March 16 through April 3, following the schedule below:

Monday:  Meals for Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday:  Meals for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Breakfast and Lunch)

Friday:  Meals for Saturday and Sunday (Breakfast and Lunch)

Locations & Times for Building Pick Up Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

Tri County High School:  10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

MacNaughton Elementary: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Sand Lake Elementary: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Tri County Transportation will be running their regular elementary routes to deliver meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Multiple days of meals will be delivered on these routes, per the schedule above. The buses will depart at approximately 10:00 AM.  Stops will be approximately 3 hours later than normal elementary route times, and 4 hours later than the normal HS/MS route times. We will be stopping at all HS/MS stops, so typical route times may be delayed slightly.  Parents and students are welcome to take a “grab & go” meal bag for each child in the home 18 years old or younger from the bus.

Please know that we will be continually monitoring this program to work out any potential issues, so we ask that you please be patient with us.  If we miss your house or location, please contact us at 231-937-4386 and we will make sure you receive meals. If you have other questions, please contact our Food Service Director at 231-937-4338, ext. 1118.

Vestaburg Community School

We will be working with families to provide food for those that are in need during the school closure. We realize that for some, breakfast and lunch at school are vital to many of our children. Thus, we will be delivering food to those that request it.  Anyone 18 and under qualify for the program. You do not need to be a student at Vestaburg.  Every person will receive supplies for 2 meals a day for the full week.  Deliveries will take place on Mondays between Noon and 3:00 PM.   Someone must be present at the time of the delivery.  All requests must be submitted using the link below by the end of each week for the following Monday delivery. 

https://docs.google.com/…/10R5vGPe7PCVSm_GoUntnfE2Wuko…/edit 

Student Learning Opportunities

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
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RRv9cENXMp1frTxMmGv3HrNkag6e2RqRZirpHSRzy44/htmlview?sle=true&fbclid=IwAR1E5bt0U7tqfG-qc2oddvTdGFq9KG6PospyPfLpkPmYatf25k_4JN6sO_g#gid=0

Detroit Public TV - Options for Grades K-12
https://www.dptv.org/education/?fbclid=IwAR39OErZTdKnmW6cGpYELGxhlEjoVFBq-BaVX8uYrYSVDRppwyQqYj5AkvM

TED Talks for Kids and Teens From We Are Teachers
https://www.weareteachers.com/ted-talks-students/?utm_content=1584648481&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3yGTfELfSJ7atp8WaxR9c1UxHx8asUm4qjj2sBkOhZIhtaL4PR7r2eptc

150 Sensory Learning Ideas
https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/?fbclid=IwAR04UwpqLJMDjZ86N3Oniy5NzCsLjWoi9A5HRcrZdbPYSx6h7Acaa3yrmbo

Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions - Grades K-8
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR0ApZQCDotn9Yp2YJmnvzE15_pg-Y4KZfDglNWrVFK6tF-mES-AdHh0BYo

The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
ttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDVZvie0DnFbFEVFB8U3j89o1mD5BCUXTE6ymbb9y_k/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR0aIuwTGWiSvAiNBf6jVy99AX4G8nGKxkJSWFF8-SXaKQteOlp-iHOOmmg&slide=id.g4f60ec15fb_1_0

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
https://growingbookbybook.com/online-literacy-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0SjCoWrDo4p9qtmjDFJ5ot-12isFLuVRBUBotvtqhveQmp5NfWghL__Eo

Children's Authors Doing Online Read Aloud Videos from We Are Teachers
https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1_2xQVm5jkzxfbHkKMt7DWvVFlOVhmz5K-feELEuIvBadwmPYpMHn4lZM

Literacy How Resources
https://t.e2ma.net/webview/91qkxd/1b5b780ded6505bcd1a3276ea2fb12de

Tumble Book Library Grades K-12
K-6 children's eBooks database
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

K-6 math eBooks database
https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

Grades 7-12 eBooks database
https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

All ages audio book database
https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

50+ Reading and Writing Websites for Grades K-8
https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/50-language-arts-websites-to-keep-kids-reading-and-writing?fbclid=IwAR1TCh08vwrbfbSnvEubkc_eol__4Z8elJLATM9A_4gCvAZ_PFF7sceSuOU

60+ Websites for Teaching and Learning Math
https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites/?fbclid=IwAR1tZRhAj-_UZn3G4lBBF9OoXCvFvu_jV8Bjds4BYUlc6YwDpKuTHYEeIiE

Math Centers for Grades PK-5
https://happynumbers.com/?fbclid=IwAR0mqGNVDCyRlMHBIbqs2D0H0-qhc3Absiige9JuU_WpZRJU9Agcim-nPCs

Using Legos to Teach Math from We Are Teachers 
https://www.weareteachers.com/lego-math/?utm_content=1584622921&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3Vpi9Z5InbSzu29OrJmJ8LmZl7EDEG3yK6TUpab2memH47f4fE4nBc9DU

40 Science Websites for Grades K-8
https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/40-science-websites-to-keep-kids-engaged-and-entertained-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1_2xQVm5jkzxfbHkKMt7DWvVFlOVhmz5K-feELEuIvBadwmPYpMHn4lZM/resources/40-science-websites-to-keep-kids-engaged-and-entertained-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1_2xQVm5jkzxfbHkKMt7DWvVFlOVhmz5K-feELEuIvBadwmPYpMHn4lZM

42 Website to Learn Social Studies for Grades K-8
https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/42-fun-websites-to-learn-and-teach-social-studies-from-home?fbclid=IwAR2JFBHq6eMeAiSE1QoWEhqlhip_N0kfg2rCmYIxR7GP4izSpQzjGNpXEv0

Physical Education at Home Grades K-5 (shared by Baldwin Heights Elementary)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16daHAQamaPlfmTmIsaCHXS4OulUG61-T/view?fbclid=IwAR02ZR8OpOEoLSSsdSqNZss_vbOz4j11l5Z8cmLan9pY4loUXDABUjvrHdQ

Ranger Rick from the National Wildlife Federation - Free Access through June
https://rangerrick.org/stuck-indoors/?fbclid=IwAR2Zg0StpGE2CV-pNMBGuQzz-7OCS3I6KN2RgZCI04SRaX48clXLfCugLpA

20 Virtual Field Trips
https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR1t445Qr0Wsphp2wMOQy5jJ169_3xjbq5sXTVxr0tLCw67i-Un3SXU0nGs

19 Immersive Museum Exhibits
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/19-immersive-museum-exhibits-you-can-visit-from-your-couch?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour&utm_content=1584453638&fbclid=IwAR1qQ4lYVRQGOSnQqRuZtUtNfpqVMKrkq17ZkOdQz_KwxBxzNdYjfi7bs9c

National Parks Virtual Tours 
https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/virtual-national-parks-tours?fbclid=IwAR3zPuR2n-9EFycm4-pvyR70AHuIKoe4nPl7rbjkzgapR8Xb7uLDAcNWWpQ

Free Virtual Field Trips
https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/?fbclid=IwAR12EOezHRDEGih9T7hkkb9-POh4P4lKRBo1tvO-3zIayA_amVYncG1un4I

Entertaining Kids on a Dime:  100 Fun Activities
https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2020/03/13/100-activities-to-do-at-home-during-school-closures/?fbclid=IwAR14UQ8Rr-jwjL8b0-Sc7agFP5eLOVV5uEgm2ORfj4E4XsInjQzezPI62uA