Good Evening Mustangs, I hope that is communication finds you and your family well as we navigate through these uncertain and unfamiliar times. Meridian Public Schools are continuing to make plans in the likely event that the school closing order extends beyond April 13th. We have put together a survey that is intended to find out how we can further support our students and families. The survey will only take a couple of minutes to complete. We would ask that you complete the survey no later than Friday, April 3rd. We certainly miss all of our students and look forward to seeing them as soon as we are allowed too. Survey: bit.ly/merpssupport If you are looking to sign up for our meal distribution program, please sign up at bit.ly/merpsmeals. If you have already signed up, no need to sign up again. We have you on our list.
Did you miss meal sign up? Don’t worry! You can still sign up here: bit.ly/merpsmeals Reminder that meal pickup or deliver is on Monday and Thursday! If you have already signed up, no need to sign up again; we have you on our list. #ReachHigher
Meal signup reminder: if you are looking to sign up your child 18 or younger for our meal program, please do so by 8am Wednesday. You can sign up at bit.ly/merpsmeals If you have already signed up, we have you on the list. Please do not sign up again. Thank you!
Meridian Public Schools has complied a list of resources for everyone to use during this time. From food to mental health, internet and transportation; you can find a resource here. You can view it here: bit.ly/MerpsResources
For those who are still looking to sign up their children 18 or younger for our food program, please do so with this link: https://forms.gle/ogscz2bK3RHnPiRf8 If you have already signed up, you are on the list. This is for those looking to sign up for the first time. Responses are due by Wednesday at 8am.
Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network Mobile Pantry is giving away free no questions asked food TODAY, 3/20. Please bring empty bags and/or boxes Proof of income will not be needed Signatures are not required. Registration: 9:00 AM in your car. Distribution: 11:30 AM. Food brought to your car. Stay in your car. Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2206 Airfield Lane, Midland Ph: 989-486-9393
Did you miss signing up for meals this last week? You can sign up for them now! This is open to any children under 18, regardless of income. IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR MEALS LAST TIME, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP AGAIN - you are on our list still. Please use this link to sign up for meals: https://forms.gle/sPzdDj74r1wGBMGo6 Responses are due by 3pm on Friday. Thank you for all of the support! We were able to provide 3,300 meals to 330 students in 141 families! It’s a great day to be a Mustang! 💙💙💙💙 #ReachHigher
Reminder: food sign ups must be completed by TODAY at 4pm. If you have NOT signed up yet, sign up at https://forms.gle/wvNyfLUFm1XGaRmi8
Our meal program has been finalized. Meals will begin on Thursday. They are available for pickup at Meridian Junior High from 12-2pm or Sanford Elementary from 4-6pm. Delivery is available if you do not have the ability to pick up. Delivery is Monday & Thursday from 12-2. Pickup days after will be Monday and Thursday at the same times. If you did not fill out the form before needing meals, please do so: https://forms.gle/jnYorHCtwgWLTGHi6
Meridian will be providing meals to children under 18 during the school shutdown. We are looking to see if families are interested in this. Please complete the survey at https://forms.gle/377QfQhobxaKEjDk8 or by going to www.merps.org and click on menu, quicklinks and school shutdown meal information. Responses to this form are due by MONDAY, MARCH 16, AT 9AM.
Charter Communications is offering free internet access to families with school age and college age children during the school shutdown. Starting March 16, this will be available for 60 days. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived.
Meridian Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, February 18th. Several inches of heavy snow followed by rain have made driving conditions very difficult. Stay safe Mustangs and see you Wednesday.
Meridian Public Schools are closed on Monday, February 10th. Stay safe Mustangs and we will see you on Tuesday.
Safety and security of MECHS learners and staff is our top priority. MECHS held a schedule lockdown drill today, Feb. 5th, at 1PM . These drills are required by law and in the event of a safety/security threat help ensure students and staff are prepared to respond appropriately.
Meridian Public Schools is hiring! We are looking for a MTSS Coordinator & Student Support Specialist. See the attached job posting, or head on over to our website www.merps.org/human-resources--77 to find out more about other available positions! #ReachHigher #Employment
We want to take a few minutes to thank our wonderful School Board Members for their many years of service and dedication to the students and staff of Meridian Public Schools. We want to especially thank Board President Michael Bowen for his 25+ years of service and Board Secretary Dennis Cole for his 18+ years of service. We truly appreciate all of the time and hard work that all of our Board Members have put in towards being a Meridian School Board Member and we want them to know that we couldn't be where we are today without their support. Please thank our Board Members in person if you see them around! Michael Bowen - President, Deborah Passmore - Vice-President, Dennis Cole - Secretary, Rebecca Hitsman, - Treasurer, Kristy Brawt - Trustee, Janice Goodall - Trustee, Stephen Grubaugh - Trustee
Meridian Public Schools is hiring! We are looking for: 3 paraprofessionals, one driver/server in the kitchen, and Junior High Track coaches! Use the link below to be taken to the list and find answers to questions you may have! #ReachHigher #WeAreHiring http://bit.ly/MerPSHiring
MECHS is always striving to improve. We need your help in collecting feedback regarding how we communicate. This survey is only 10 questions and should take less than 2 minutes to complete: https://forms.gle/2VLMiX2UkEtQu4Gs8
Meridian Public Schools is looking for substitutes! We are looking for subs in the food service department, custodial crew, and for paraprofessionals. Interested individuals can apply at https://www.edustaff.org Come and join the team! #ReachHigher #ComeAndJoinTheTeam!
Half Day Reminder: TOMORROW, Friday, October 25, is a half day of school. Meridian Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. Have a great day!
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 email@example.com. 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!