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, 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. 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 on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM using a drive through service at their Upper Elementary.
Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals will be available at the Upper Elementary at the kitchen which is door #10.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and the number of meals needed.
For preparation purposes, if you will be taking advantage of this opportunity we are asking families to sign up using this link:
Greenville Public Schools
Meals will be provided via drive through service on Tuesdays and Fridays at Greenville High School from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For sign up or more details, visit www.gpsjackets.org or call 616-754-3686 and leave a message.
Lakeview Community Schools
we will be running several satellite locations where families can pick up meals. The meals will be available on Tuesdays through May 26 and will follow the schedule below:
Meals provided will cover breakfast and lunch for five days. 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.
10:00 to 10:15 AM
Sylvester Community Church, Sylvester
Ben Gordon's Trucking, Amble
10:30 to 11:00 AM
Mary's Country Store, Townline Lake
Maple Valley Township Fire Department, Coral
11:20 AM to 12:00 PM
Lake Montcalm, JB's County Store
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Wildflower Schoolhouse, Trufant
(formerly Trufant Elementary)
4:00 to 6:00 PM
Lakeview Middle School (Front Entrance), Lakeview
Use the link below to sign up for meal distribution for your students for 4/14 through 5/26. (You only need to complete the survey once for delivery through May).
Montabella Community Schools
Three days of meals will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the locations listed below. Visit www.montabella.com for more information.
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 distribute “Grab & Go” meals (including milk) for children 18 years old and younger on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as follows:
Monday: Meals for Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: Meals for Wednesday & Thursday (Breakfast and Lunch)
Friday: Meals for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (Breakfast and Lunch)
Locations & Pick Up Times:
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. If you have other questions, visit www.tricountyschools.com or contact our Food Service Director at 231-937-4338, ext. 1118.
Vestaburg Community School
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The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
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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
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Communicating with Children During COVID-19
Home Internet Options for Economically Disadvantaged