November 15, 2020 Update 

Good evening Spartan families,

This evening, a new emergency order was issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requiring the suspension of all in-person activities for students in grades 9-12 only.  This order will be in effect for three weeks beginning on Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, December 8.  This means the last day of in person instruction for high school students will be Tuesday, November 17th.  All face-to-face students should report to school on Monday and Tuesday.  High School Students and Parents:  Mr. Eddy will follow with more information.  Remote learning schedules will be posted online for students, and staff will help prepare students for the transition to three weeks of remote learning on Monday and Tuesday.

For all parents of students in grades pre-K through 8:  There are no restrictions nor are there any changes for students in grades pre-K through 8 who participate in face-to-face learning.  Because there has been little to no person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in our school buildings, we plan to continue to offer face-to-face programming, as permitted by the State Department of Health.   The ICS Board of Education and administrators will continue to evaluate conditions and take direction from the State and local Health Departments in regards to student safety and face-to-face programming.

Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19

EO under MCL 333.2253 requires that school districts, within 24 hours of being notified by a local health department of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, provide public notice to the school community on our website. This communication will be provided below. For information about measures in place, throughout the ICS district, to prevent transmission of COVID-19, as well as measures that individuals can take to prevent transmission, please see our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

November 24, 2020 Notification: Transportation Department
November 23, 2020 Notification: Transportation Department
November 20, 2020 Notification: Borland and ICMS
November 19, 2020 Notification: ICMS
November 17, 2020 Notification: Borland Elementary
November 10, 2020 Notification: Weston Elementary
November 9, 2020 Notification: ICMS and ICHS
November 8, 2020 Notification: Imlay City Middle School
November 4, 2020 Notification: ICHS, ICMS, and Transportation
October 30, 2020 Notification: Imlay City High School
October 28, 2020 Notification: Weston Elementary
October 27, 2020 Notification: Imlay City High School
October 21, 2020 Notification: Imlay City High School
October 20, 2020 Notification: Imlay City High School
October 11, 2020 Notification: Weston Kindergarten

COVID-19 Important Links/Information

11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update-English
11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update-Spanish
11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update Video

Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan
ICS School Closure Learning Information and Schedule 2020-2021 

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan ICS Student Health Screening Document ICS Safe Return to School Plan FAQ CEC Fall 2020 Special Education FAQ ICS Mask Medical Exemption Form

Teacher and School Support COVID-19 Grants (Hazard Pay Initiative)
PA 166 of 2020 has established a grant program intended to recognize the additional time teachers and select school support staff spent outside of normal working hours providing continuity of learning to students during the COVID-related school shutdown last spring, the additional costs these individuals incurred in executing this continuity of learning work, and the work these individuals conducted in hazardous conditions. Under this program, full-time teachers can qualify for a one-time payment up to $500, and eligible support staff can quality for a one-time payment up to $250 based on full or part time status.  

For eligible employees, it is important to note the following:

* ICS provided grant certification/application forms to all grant eligible employees on November 9, 2020
* Employees are responsible to complete the certification/application form and return them to Mrs. Zrembski at the central office no later than December 4, 2020; if a recipient misses the deadline to submit by December 4, 2020, payments will not be made by the Treasury
* ICS is responsible for certifying the eligibility of applicants and upload the list of certified individuals to the state no later than December 16, 2020
* ICS is NOT responsible for handling or processing payments-the grants come from the State of Michigan, not from Imlay City Schools and the funds area held by the state, not ICS
* The State Treasure's office has communicated it will mail checks to recipients on (or around) February 25, 2021

Staff members are allowed to appeal the District's eligibility decisions up to December 4, 2020. If an appeal is received, ICS must notify the person (in writing) the reasoning of why they were found to be ineligible. Appeals should be made to Mrs. Sandy Zrembski, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, no later than December 4, 2020. Staff who either quit or retired after 6/20/2020 are eligible to receive these grants as long as they meet all other qualifications. It is the responsibility of ICS to reach out to these people. 

Teacher and School Support Grant Information
Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification Form 5734

Online Payment System

Imlay City Schools uses My School Bucks to provide families an opportunity to conveniently make deposits, view balances, and see the activity of their student’s lunch account(s). You may make deposits to your student’s account by using this online system. Visit My School Bucks directly at www.myschoolbucks.com or access it through the ‘Parents’ section of our website at www.icschools.us . There is a $2.49 fee per transaction. You may place funds into more than one account within a single transaction and there is no limit on the deposit amount. The Imlay City School district does not receive any portion of this transaction fee. The transaction fee is charged by My School Bucks and their processing company; Heartland, for using their service.

Substitute Teachers Needed

Imlay City Schools is looking for substitute teachers! Pay is $100.00 per day and your day includes FREE lunch and FREE childcare (for children ages 2 years 6 months (must be potty trained) - fifth grade. 

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please visit www.edustaff.org to register and complete the required information. If you have any questions, please call 810-724-2765. 

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