COVID-19 Information and Resources

 

COVID-19 Information for Montcalm County

To learn more about COVID-19 cases in Montcalm County, go to Mid-Michigan District Health Department at https://www.mmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus/ where you will find the COVID-19 Update Center and the most recent information, resources, and support.  

COVID-19 Information for the State of Michigan

To learn more about COVID-19 tracking, risk levels, epidemic spread, and public health capacity throughout the State of Michigan, click on the MI Safe Start Map or the State of Michigan's Coronavirus Information Center.  Montcalm County is in Region 6. 
https://www.mistartmap.info/  
https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98159-523641--,00.html 

COVID-19 Tracking for Montcalm Area ISD

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 on October 6, 2020, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District will use 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 the Mid Michigan District Health Department, 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 the Mid Michigan District Health Department.  

In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), personal information on COVID positive individuals will not be provided.

COVID-19 24 Hour Incident Reporting
 

Notification Date

Number of confirmed or probable cases

What buildings, buses, or areas of district affected?

What quarantine action was taken?

11/20/2020 One employee
tested positive
MAISD Satellite Program

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
4 MAISD employees
7 MAISD students

One classroom moved to remote
learning which will continue through the end of the MDHHS emergency
orders on 12/8/2020.

11/20/2020 One student
tested positive
Montcalm Area Career Center

Student quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

11/15/2020

One employee
tested positive

MAISD Satellite Program

Employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

11/12/2020

One student
tested positive

Montcalm Area Career Center

Student quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
3 local district students

11/9/2020 One employee
tested positive
MAISD Transition Center

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
1 MAISD employee

11/5/2020

One employee
tested positive

Seiter Education Center

One employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected 

11/4/2020 One student
tested positive
Montcalm Area Career Center

Student quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
2 local district students

11/4/2020 One employee
tested positive
MAISD Itinerant Staff

Employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

11/2/2020 One student
tested positive
MAISD Satellite Program

Student quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
6 MAISD employees
6 MAISD students

One classroom moved to remote learning through 11/11/2020.

11/1/2020

One employee
tested positive
Montcalm Area Career Center

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
1 MAISD employee

10/31/2020

 

One employee
tested positive
MAISD Transition Center

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
14 MAISD students
  5 MAISD employees

One program moved to remote learning through 11/9/2020.

10/30/2020

One employee
tested positive

Montcalm Area Career Center 

Employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

10/23/2020

One employee
tested positive

Seiter Education Center Employee quarantined 
No other school
contacts affected
 

10/20/2020

One employee
considered
probable case

MAISD Itinerant Staff

Employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

10/18/2020 One employee
tested positive
MAISD Itinerant Staff

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
21 local district students
3 local district employees

10/18/2020

One employee tested positive

MAISD Satellite Program

Employee quarantined

Close contacts quarantined
3 MAISD employees
4 MAISD students
2 local district students

10/18/2020

One employee 
tested positive

MAISD Itinerant Staff

Employee quarantined
No other school
contacts affected

 

Reporting Definitions
 

Confirmed Positive & Probable Cases: The Mid-Michigan District Health Department defines a confirmed case as a positive result from a PCR COVID-19 Test and a probable case as a positive rapid test. 

Contact Tracing: A strategy for slowing the spread of disease in which public health workers communicate with infectious people to identify their contacts. They then follow up with those contacts to provide guidance on how to quarantine themselves and what to do if they develop symptoms of disease.

Quarantine: The practice of keeping someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine must stay home (usually 14 days), separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Isolation: The practice of separating people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation (usually for 10 days) must stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected must separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

Close Contact: A person who was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes with or without a mask. Examples of close contacts include individuals who were close to a person who is infected with COVID-19 by providing care to them at home, sharing a living space, having direct physical contact with them (touched, hugged or kissed them), and sharing eating or drinking utensils. People may also be close contacts if they were somehow exposed to droplets from an infected person (sneezed or coughed on).

Precautions 

As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

Recommended Actions
 
  • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) when around people with whom you do not live.
  • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
  • Practice frequent hand washing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with at least 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.
Additional Information 

This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolate. Those members of the School Community who were or are suspected to have been in Close Contact with a School Associated Case will be notified by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department.

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 maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.

If you have any questions, contact the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. 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.

July 22, 2020

MAISD has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans in accordance with the State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-145 entitled Safeguards to Protect Michigan's Workers from COVID-19 issued on July 9, 2020.

Montcalm Area ISD Preparedness and Response Plans
 

MAISD District Response Plan

MAISD Special Education Programs and GSRP

MACC and Early College

MAISD Safe Start Plan 0-5

MAISD Safe Start Plan K-26

Local School District Preparedness and Response Plans
 

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools

Central Montcalm Public Schools

Greenville Public Schools

Lakeview Community Schools

Montabella Community Schools

Tri County Area Schools

Vestaburg Community School

Flat River Academy

August 20, 2020

Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 5913 into law as Public Act 149.
Section 98a states that in order to receive state aid for 2020-2021, districts must provide for
instruction under an extended COVID-1 9 Learning Plan (“Plan”) that has been approved by an
intermediate district or authorizing body.

The Plan linked below does not replace the District’s/PSA’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, it is an additional plan that includes new assurances and sections on educational goals, instructional delivery, grading, and equitable access. PA 149 does not apply to districts that operate as a cyber school.

Montcalm Area ISD Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan

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

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