Midland Public Schools continues to follow the guidance of local, state and federal health officials with regard to all communicable diseases. We continue to remind our school community that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the same preventions that are recommended for the spread of the flu and common cold.
As we are still in cold and flu season, parents, students and staff members are encouraged to follow basic prevention guidelines against the flu and upper respiratory viruses which include avoiding contact with people who are sick and washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Midland Public School COVID-19 Communications from Superintendent Michael Sharrow
- April 9, 2020 Special Edition Communique
- April 6, 2020 Communique
- April 3, 2020 Special Edition Communique
- March 30, 2020 Communique
- March 26, 2020 Special Edition Communique
- March 23, 2020 Communique
- March 17, 2020 Special Edition Communique MPS FOOD SERVICE DURING THE MANDATED CLOSURE Location Update
- March 16, 2020
- March 13, 2020 Special Edition Communique #2 - MPS FOOD SERVICE DURING THE MANDATED CLOSURE
- March 13, 2020 Special Edition Communique
- March 12, 2020 Special Edition Communique
- March 5, 2020 Special Edition Communiqué
- February 28, 2020 Special Edition Communiqué
Do you or someone you now need addition support during this time?
Midland Public Schools is a member of the Midland County COVID-19 Coalition, a team of community organizations united in identifying and resourcing community needs. As a partner, Midland Public Schools is asking our families to complete a brief survey to let us know if you or someone you know needs additional support. This support can be food beyond the school provided meals, home supplies, personal hygiene items, school supplies, or other necessities. Please don’t hesitate to fill out the survey to let us know how our community may be of assistance during these tough, unprecedented times. Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J8R9MVV
Expanding Child Care Access for Essential Workforce During the Covid-19 Emergency
Governor Whitmer announced an Executive Order last night to expand capacity for tuition-based child care services for health care workers, first responders and other members of the essential workforce. To all essential workers in Michigan, we say thank you for your service during this crisis.
The Governor has defined essential workers as health care workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, child care workers, corrections personnel, postal workers, public health employees, court personnel, critical infrastructure providers including: utilities, manufacturing, mass transit, grocers, suppliers, and key government employees including: child protective service workers, child welfare, foster care, recipient rights, the Governor’s office, cabinet members and their designees, the Department of Health and Human Services field office staff, Unemployment Insurance Agency employees, and other employees identified by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.
The Governor has called on Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) to help mobilize and coordinate efforts to expand accessibility for child care services during this emergency. The ISDs will be partnering with the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and Michigan 2-1-1 to coordinate these efforts.
If you are a member of the essential workforce defined above and are in need of tuition-based child care, go to www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential and your information will be routed to someone in your community who can help you find care.