Last Friday, Governor Whitmer signed snow day forgiveness legislation for the four days that were declared as a State of Emergency. As a result of that legislation, Meridian Public Schools will return to the originally published school calendar and end with a half day on Thursday, June 6th. We thank you for your patience as we waited on our legislators in Lansing to take action.
Phones are currently down at Meridian Elementary. If a message must be delivered to our office, please contact the Administration Office at 989-687-3200. Thank you.
To clarify, the previous message regarding early dismissal is for the high school ONLY. The high school will dismiss at 2PM tomorrow to allow safe travel time for those heading to Petoskey. We apologize for any confusion.
Students will be released at 2PM tomorrow to allow adequate travel time to make it safely to the boys' basketball quarterfinal game in Petoskey. Buses will still run at 3 PM for all students who remain on campus at the end of the day. Look for an email with more information.
There will be no pre-sale tickets for the basketball game tomorrow night. Tickets must be purchased at the door.
Meridian is hiring! See the attached postings for more information, or visit https://www.merps.org/o/meridian-public-schools/page/human-resources--77
The Meridian Public School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until the November 3, 2020 election. Interested persons are to submit a letter expressing interest along with their qualifications for the position, no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019 to: Meridian Administration office, Attn: Board President Bowen, 3361 North M-30, Sanford, MI 48657 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with interested candidates at their March 18, 2019 meeting. If you have any questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a Board Member, please contact Craig D. Carmoney, Superintendent of Schools, at (989) 687-3200.
Meridian is hiring! We are looking for a full time special education teacher for the 2019-2020 school year! See the attached job posting for more information. You can find the employment application and contact information on our website at www.merps.org under Human Resources.
Meridian Public Schools is currently having an online auction of used equipment. Items 1-66 are from our district. If interested, check out the sale here. https://jmarshauctionsandestatesales.hibid.com/auctions/
The Competitive Cheer meet WILL BE held as scheduled tonight.
Meridian Public Schools will be again on Wednesday, February 13th. Many of the roads that were plowed yesterday have drifted back shut.
Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th as conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the morning hours.
Meridian Public Schools is closed again on Thursday, February 7th. Freezing rain is creating very slippery conditions this morning with temperatures not expected to rise above freezing until mid day.
Meridian Public Schools are closed on Wednesday, February 6th. The latest storm has brought a slippery wintry mix that continues to get worse. Unfortunately, it also appears that we could be dealing with similar issues on Thursday as well, so just a heads up that more ice is possible for later in the week.
The boys basketball games scheduled for tonight in Clare WILL BE PLAYED as scheduled. Go Mustangs!
The High School Boys Basketball games that were scheduled to be played against Houghton Lake have been rescheduled to Monday, February 4th at HOME. All teams (Freshmen, JV, and Varsity) will play with Freshmen beginning at 4:30pm. Go Mustangs!
Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 1st. With actual temperatures expected to be lower than this morning when they were around-20 and lowering the thermostat to comply with the Consumers Energy request, we are making the decision early to assist families in their planning. The forecast for next week is much better, so school will resume next Tuesday. Monday is a scheduled day off in the school calendar.
Girls basketball games have been CANCELLED for tonight. They have not been rescheduled yet.
The High School wrestling meet scheduled for tonight has been CANCELLED.
Meridian Public Schools will be closed again on Thursday, January 31st due to the extreme cold that is expected to continue. We are hoping to be in session on Friday as the warning is set to expire tomorrow with very light wind during the night on Thursday. This means that the decision on Friday might not be made until the early morning hours in order to monitor real time conditions. In addition, we will not know anything on make up or forgiveness days until perhaps April or early May.
All evening activities have been CANCELLED for tonight. Please stay safe and warm.
Due to a declared State of Emergency and Wind Chill Warning, Meridian Public Schools will be closed again on Wednesday, January 30th. We will evaluate the conditions for later in the week tomorrow and provide as much early notification as possible.
The competitive cheer meet for tonight has now been cancelled.
Meridian will be closed again on Tuesday, January 29th. The Road Commission is reporting that secondary roads will not be plowed until tomorrow and some not until Wednesday.
All athletic events and practices have been CANCELLED for today. Please stay safe.
The High School bowling competition scheduled for tonight has been CANCELLED.
Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 28th due to the expected winter storm. Please stay safe and warm.
The wrestling meet scheduled for tonight in Gladwin has been CANCELLED.
The Competitive Cheer meet for tonight has been CANCELLED.
The wrestling meet will be held as scheduled tonight. 6pm start. Go Mustangs!
Meridian Public Schools is closed on Wednesday, January 16th due to icy road conditions.
Wanting to watch the basketball game tonight but don’t want to travel the roads, our game is being broadcast online at: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/hemlock-high-school-hemlock-mi/gam9074f6c35d Go Mustangs!
The Competitive Cheer meet scheduled for tonight has been CANCELLED. The boys basketball games schedule for tonight WILL BE PLAYED as scheduled.
Meridian Public Schools is closed on Tuesday, January 14th because of freezing rain that fell during the night. All untreated surfaces are very slippery.
From all of us here at Meridian Public Schools, Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎅🏻🎄
Meridian Public Schools Student/Parent Transportation Handbook Changes. The Meridian Board of Education recently authorized changes to the Transportation Handbook. Specifically, an adjustment was made to the “Temporary Changes” portion of the Handbook. The previous requirement for “Temporary Changes” was a notice of 72 hours. The new policy is as follows: · Temporary Changes to the scheduled transportation for a student may be made upon written request at least 24 hours in advance from the parent/guardian. The timeline for 24 hours advance notice is no later than 2:00 pm the day prior to the request. · Temporary Changes must be for a currently established stop. · Changes must be directed to the Meridian Transportation Office using forms that are available on-line or at the school office. · The Transportation Request must include the student’s name and destination and must be signed by a parent/guardian. · The decision to approve the request will be based upon seating capacity of bus. We cannot guarantee seating and because we attempt to maximize seating on buses for efficiency, it is unlikely that large groups can be accommodated. · If we are not able to honor the request, the Transportation Department will notify the parent/guardian. · Request will be honored in order of submission. · School personnel, upon receipt of your written request, will authorize your request and/or complete a bus pass that will given to the driver. · The revisions will begin on January 2, 2019.
Boys Basketball games WILL be played tonight at normal time. Go Mustangs!
Meridian is closed. The weather is expected to deteriorate over the course of the morning.
All girls basketball practices at the High School have been cancelled. All Junior High practices have also been cancelled.
Due to a partial power outage, the elementary, JH, & HS buildings have limited lighting. Parents who are able can pickup children after 11:30. We will keep those who stay until 3pm to avoid sending kids home to empty houses. Grandparents Day at the elementary has been cancelled.
Phones at Meridian are not accepting calls at this time. We are working on getting them back up and running. We will let you know when they are back up. Have a great day
On the November 6th Ballot is a is a proposal to add School Resource Officers to Midland County Public Schools. The attached brochure provides information on this issue. https://drive.google.com/file/d/18BZvWbI3qO_Vma3wPN_qbKkjh4uq9F3U/view
Reminder: High School Parent/Teacher conferences are TONIGHT from 4-7pm. We encourage students to attend with their parents. We hope to see you there!
Phones are back up and working at all buildings. Have a great day!
Incoming phone calls to all district buildings are offline. We are working on the issue and will update you when they are back up.
Did you know that you can pay for items online? Check out E-Funds! You can pay via checking account or debit card. There is no fee is you pay with a checking account. You can pay for items like: Food Service, Daycare, Pay-to-play, Sports passes and more! http://bit.ly/mpsefunds
Do you know someone looking for a job? We are hiring! Check out the open positions that we have on our website! We are looking for paraprofessionals, teachers, cooks, and a receptionist! http://meridianpsmi.apptegy.us/o/meridian-public-schools/browse/23936
Today's Cross Country meet has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 9/6.
And don't forget to check out our new Android and iOS apps!
Welcome to our new website!