As many of
you know, our Governor placed a "Stay Home, Stay Safe"
Executive Order yesterday afternoon. Many are interested
to know what this means to our school operations,
especially in regards to if we are considered essential
workforce. Our Michigan Association of Superintendents
and Administrators is working closely with Governor
Whitmer's office and came out with this clarifying
"While the order
extends school closures until at least April 13, 2020,
educators supporting public and private K-12 schools for
purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing
other essential functions, including food services, are
considered essential workforce."
So we continue
to operate to serve our community. Some updates:
pickup for this week will take place tomorrow,
Wednesday March 24, from 11 am to 1 pm at Barkell
Elementary. This is curbside pickup to comply with
social distancing requirements. Information on how
to sign your student up of the program can be found
Our activity packet delivery
will be moved from next Monday, March 30 to
Wednesday, April 1. It will be part of the student
lunch pickup at Barkell Elementary, curbside pick up
to ensure compliance with social distancing
We will offer weekly book
checkout and chrome book check out from the Hancock
District Library. See
attached document for directions. Weekly pickups
will occur at Barkell Elementary during the student
breakfast/lunch pickup process. Again, this process
will ensure social distancing protocols are being
A note that March 25 is National
Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor was created in
1861, it is the highest military honor. It is also
Tolkien Reading Day, created in 2003 by the Tolkien
Society to encourage others to read Tolkien's works like
The Lord of the Rings.
Our staff continues to
clean and sterilize our facilities, in preparation and
hope for your students return to our buildings. Words
cannot convey how proud I am of our teachers and staff
in response to this crisis.
Thank you for your
continued support as we navigate these unprecedented
challenging times. We will continue to pass on factual
information as it is passed on to us.
Hancock Public School
Library We have thousands of e-books and
audio-books available to you that you can read or listen
to on a phone, tablet or computer.
Free Bagged Breakfast and Lunch distribution.
This is an opportunity to sign up for free
bagged, breakfast and lunch meals for children 18 and
younger within your household. The link within the
document will take you to a Google form in which to
complete by 12:00 PM, Tuesday March 17.