CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE INFORMATION

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UPDATE: Both MMSA  campuses will remain closed throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

April 2nd, 2020: Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-33, which recognizes the expanded scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by the virus. The order also formally declares a state of disaster.

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,“ Whitmer said.

This order extends to schools across the state, and as of today, all schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We recognize this is a long time to be away from the classroom but we are committed to providing learning opportunities for our students during this extended period.

Both Michigan Math and Science Academy campuses will be closed during this time. Our schools will continue to support our families with resources including e-learning plans. As the Governor has mentioned, districts will submit their e-learning plans to Intermediate School Districts for the next two months. I am proud to say that we already have plans in place to continue extended learning for our own students, plans that have been thoughtfully developed with our teachers and staff over the past several weeks. Please continue to follow the school websites, social media accounts, phone calls and email communication from schools for updates and resources including our plans for e-learning.

There are still some steps we have to work through, including submitting our plans to Macomb ISD for approval, which is required by the executive order. We have some time to process those as our calendar calls for Spring Break beginning tomorrow through the end of next week. We have all been operating in a state of uncertainty and temporary plans. We encourage you to use this “break” as a time for you and your family to focus on your physical and emotional well-being, knowing that we will be with you every step of the way.


March-16th : In accordance with the Governor’s order, MMSA will be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting on Monday, March 16th. Governor Whitmer’s order extends into our scheduled Spring Break, which means that classes at Michigan Math and Science Academy will resume on Monday, April 13. We recognize this is a long time to be away from the classroom but we are committed to providing learning opportunities for our students during this extended period.
We will provide additional information for you in the near future.


PARENT & COMMUNITY RESOURCES


STUDENT ONLINE RESOURCES

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the governor’s mandate to suspend school activities in the school buildings we are preparing to continue educational services online for distance learning. Until we are aware of whether public schools are making up days, we are asking that you review materials from email daily for messages from teachers with educational resources. All MMSA students have been assigned school emails, some students have already been using these accounts in various classes, however, in an effort to ensure that all students have access to email, we have reset passwords and we are providing the updated passwords below.

Below is a list of online resources that we use, resources that require student logins are indicated with the marker (Login). If your child is unaware of their login information for these resources, please contact your child’s teacher for login information. All other resources have no login or password.

K-12:
• Google Classroom (Login)
• IXL (Login)
• Khan Academy
• BrainPop (Jr.)
• Code.org

K-3:
• Raz-Kids (Login)
• Starfall
• Tynker
• ABC Mouse (K-2)
• PBS Kids

K-5:
• ABCYA
• Kids A-Z
• Prodigy (3-5 Login)
• Think Central/GoMath (Login)
• Class Dojo (Login)

Passwords are set to student’s school ID numbers. Students are able to access google accounts using gmail.com. Elementary Teachers will be using both Class Dojo and Google Classrooms to reach parents. For tutorials on how to access Google Classroom please visit: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/?hl=en#topic=9049890

If you have any questions, please contact us as info@mmsaonline.org

Contact Us
As always, please direct any questions about MMSA Dequindre to info@mmsaonline.org, MMSA Lorraine to cougars@mmsaonline.org