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

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.

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 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 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 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 or contact our Food Service Director at 231-937-4338, ext. 1118.

Vestaburg Community School

We will be providing one week of meals every Monday from Noon to 3:00 PM. Visit to sign up for meal delivery or email Laura Kimbell at for more information.  

Student Learning Opportunities

Technology Teaching Tools
Annotated list of educational technology tools and resources

Khan Academy: Free online courses, lessons, and practices                        

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

150 Sensory Learning Ideas

Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions - Grades K-8

The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Read Aloud Videos from Kate Messner                                               

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

20 Virtual Field Trips

19 Immersive Museum Exhibits

National Parks Virtual Tours

Free Virtual Field Trips

Entertaining Kids on a Dime:  100 Fun Activities