Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Kindergarten Round Up 2021 will look different than previous years, but we have the same goal. Our goal is to provide information and steps for you to enroll your child into Kindergarten or Young 5's at Meridian Elementary. We will provide a live Zoom meeting for parents where we will explain the process of enrolling, what documents are needed, and introduce the Kindergarten and Young 5's teachers. Please click on the link below to provide us with additional information and to receive your live Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions regarding Round Up or kindergarten registration, please contact Sandy Hall at 989.687.3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. https://tinyurl.com/y2p37rx4
Meridian Public Schools will be closed today, Friday April 9th, due to a power outage.
Lost and Found items are growing by the minute! If your student is missing items, please check out our Lost and Found by Friday, April 16th. If lost and found articles are not claimed by then, they will be given to a charitable organization.
Half day of school on Friday, March 26th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
Here are just a few pics of what our kids are doing in Mrs. Goodwin's art class....love the giraffes!!
Half day of school on Friday, February 26th. Early dismissal at 11:25 a.m.
Hearing and Vision clinics begin in April for Kindergarteners entering school in the fall. Call the Health Department AFTER APRIL 1st to schedule an appointment. See the attached flyer for details.
Celebrating 100 days of school "old style" on Wednesday, February 10th.
Good Morning, All evening activities occurring after 5:30pm this evening (February 4th, 2021) have been cancelled. There will be no ski club tonight.
Remember there is no school this Friday, February 5th or Monday, February 8th.
There is no school Friday, January 22nd. It is also the last day of the marking period!
End of Marking Period 2 is January 22nd.
Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 12th due to icy road conditions.
Holiday Spirit Week, December 21st thru December 23rd. Check out the flyer for details!
December 7, 2020 Dear Meridian Mustang Families: We learned this afternoon the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an extension of the pause for in-person learning for students in grades 9-12 and the continued stoppage in all athletic activities until at least December 20th. As such, students in grades 9-12 will return for in-person learning on Monday, January 4th. As announced last week, students in grades K-8 will return to in-person learning on Wednesday, December 9th. In conversation with the Midland County Department of Public Health this afternoon, our 3-week trend in Midland County continues to show a downward trajectory in the positivity rate. Thankfully, the spread that is taking place in communities is not taking place within schools. To date, there have been six outbreaks in schools in the county that have impacted 26 people and none of those have occurred in Meridian. The schools in the county will continue to work side-by-side with the health department and will continue to be aggressive with the quarantine protocols that have been very effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The quarantine period will follow the latest CDC guidance of 10 days with a possible return on day 11. Your understanding is appreciated as we continue to make difficult decisions. Sincerely, Craig D. Carmoney
CLARIFICATION TO THE "NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY" flyer: Students will not report to school on Friday, November 13th. Students will be assigned remote learning for that half-day. This will allow school staff to be provided with additional training on supporting students who are not in school for an extended period. We will also use this day to do an extended deep cleaning of all of our buildings.
No school on Friday, November 13th.
October 30, 2020 Dear Mustang Families, This school year has presented all of us with some unique challenges, and I’m very proud of how our students and staff have responded. Our return to in-person learning has been successful. At the same time, the amount of COVID-19 cases in the community continues to increase and it is having a significant impact within our schools. We have had to quarantine well over 100 students and staff to date and closed multiple classrooms due to students and staff who have been required to quarantine. Thankfully, we have managed this very well with the support of the Midland County Department of Public Health. However, this has placed an extra burden on students, families, and staff who have been directly impacted. We are doing our best to support students while they are quarantined, but this is proving to be challenging due to the number of students and staff impacted. Due to these circumstances, I am making a change to the school calendar. Students will not report to school on Friday, November 13th. Students will be assigned remote learning for that half-day. This will allow school staff to be provided with additional training on supporting students who are not in school for an extended period. We will also use this day to do an extended deep cleaning of all of our buildings. I want to continue to emphasize that the choices that are being made, especially small group gatherings, are having a great impact on the community spread of COVID-19. Schools in the county remain very safe as there has only been one outbreak traced back to a school setting. The one thing that we really need help with is to have those that are exhibiting symptoms to remain home. While we have heard about many symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and the loss of smell or taste, there are some less obvious symptoms such as a runny nose. While I understand that staying home with mild symptoms such as a runny nose goes against what many of us think we should do, this is contributing to the increase in numbers. The conversation around whether or not schools may close is certainly one that I’m well aware of. We are committed to remaining in-person and have the support of the health department. It is a certainty that students and staff will continue to be quarantined and that classrooms and/or grade levels may need to learn remotely for a period of time, so please bear with us as we work through those issues. Perhaps the biggest current threat to in-person learning is staffing levels as there is a shortage of subs for teaching, transportation, and cleaning. All decisions will continue to be made on a case-by-case basis in order to do what is best for students and staff. Yours in Education, Craig D. Carmoney
End of marking period 1 is Friday, November 6th.