COVID-19 FAQs

*We will continue to update this page as changes are announced*

Are you in need of support or resources? Please call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources.

UPDATE: March 25, 2020 - 10 AM.

Student Access to Technology Survey

In order to continue to provide some additional options to our students, we are assessing the access they have to technology.   Please complete this survey  to help us determine our students technology access.

Thank you for your participation with this survey.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Kooiker
Ivywood Classical Academy Principal

UPDATE: March 23, 2020 - 5:44 PM.

Dear parents and guardians,

We received notice this morning that the governor has extended the school closure mandate until Monday, April 13, in accordance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. She noted that more information regarding school closure will be forthcoming. This has not changed our plan to return to school on April 13 due to spring break the week prior.

Information is rapidly changing and we are taking this mandate from the governor very seriously.

Teachers and staff have been asked to make contact with all of our families throughout this time. We want to know how you are doing and offer any help that we can. Teachers will continue to send out emails and post on Facebook with optional learning opportunities.

Today, more than ever, it is important that we stay connected with one another regarding important updates. Our school community is dedicated to keeping you informed about the updates and actions we are taking during this time of uncertainty. Please have patience with us, as information is changing minute-by-minute, day-by-day. We promise to keep our website updated with new information.

We are here for you.

Thank you for your continued support and communication during this time.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Kooiker
Ivywood Classical Academy Principal

UPDATE: March 16, 2020 - 11 am.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This letter addresses three things:

  • Our current plan
  • Information from our health department if you or someone you have been in close contact tests positive for COVID-19
  • Resources for talking to child(ren) about COVID-19

The safety and health of our Ivywood Classical Academy community, including our students, staff, and families is always of the utmost importance to us.

We have been in touch with the health department and there are confirmed cases in our area, but as of far as we know, none of our students or employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 16, 2020. If we learn of a confirmed case, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Although school is closed for several weeks, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is providing families with an opportunity to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals for all children age 18 and under. Please visit the following site for more information: https://www.pccsk12.com/Home/Components/News/News/20343/19?backlist=%2f

Please note, as you receive opportunities to continue to learn from teachers, please remember these ideas are supplemental to student learning and are designed to prevent learning gaps as time progresses. These assignments will not be used for grading or decisions of unit placement when we return to school. They have been created to provide your children with opportunities to feel routine and normalcy during this time of change.

Please note, our health department asked us to share the following with families: 

If you have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 please:

  • Stay home and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Follow the social distancing suggestion, this includes canceling playdates, meet-ups with family and friends and stay in for meals.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running warm water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.

Please take this time to emphasize the seriousness of this situation with your students while also creating the space for kids to talk about their questions, fears, concerns, and ideas. Here are some resources for you to share with parents to help talk with your their student about the COVID-19 outbreak:

Thank you,
Stephanie Kooiker
Ivywood Classical Academy Principal

Important update:

As of Thursday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m., Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.

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