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Public Health – Muskegon County Recommends K-8 Remote Learning

Last night, Public Health – Muskegon County (PHMC) released this letter to superintendents and school board members and this recommendation:

It is recommended that school districts revert to (or continue) remote only learning at the Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade levels for a minimum of 10 days past Thanksgiving Day.

This recommendation changes very little from my announcement on Friday.  

  • We are still preparing for Elementary students to return to the Hybrid Learning Model on Monday, December 7.  


  • We are still preparing for Secondary students to return to the Hybrid Learning Model on Thursday, December 10. 


Here are the remote learning daily schedules already announced:
Oakridge Middle/High School (includes FUSION)

Oakridge Upper Elementary

Oakridge Lower Elementary

Oakridge GSRP – announced to parents at the building level

Our Hybrid Learning – Cohort Calendars are still available on our website.  We will continue to follow the cohort schedule on Hybrid Learning days.

Same Safe/Health Protocols

Cleaning/disinfecting protocols will continue as scheduled every day of the week in all buildings. Masks and social distancing will be required at school.

Oakridge Teen Health Center

Remains open for their regular services and hours.  The Upper and Lower Elementary behavioral health sites remain open for in-person and telehealth services.  Please call or visit our website to schedule.

Food Services

Separate communication will be issued for foodservice plans.


SXI and ECSE Goes Remote Only

A change we will make as a result of this PHMC recommendation is that the SXI Programs at the Middle School and Lower Elementary buildings and the Early Childhood Special Education Program at the Early Childhood Center will operate remote only.  Program staff will communicate with these parents in more detail.   Pending further changes, these students will be allowed to return for this service on Monday, December 7.

The MS Building Goes to Remote Only Learning

Another change from my prior message is that this announcement from PHMC recommends students in grades 7 and 8 go to remote only Learning.  Therefore, the exception to allow some MS students to get on the bus to get assistance at school is void next week.  Pending further changes, MS students will be allowed to return for this service on Monday, December 7.

Only the HS Building Will Stay Open to Serve Some Students

Per MDHHS order on November 18, our HS building will remain open to students who may not have access to the internet at home, need a comfortable workspace, or need extra support services from staff during this remote learning period.  Lunch will also be provided at no costThis has worked well for these kids.

If parents send their HS students to school, they must check-in at the main office.  We’ll sign them up for lunch and direct them to a supervised area in the building.  You may call the HS office at 231-788-7300 with any questions.

Buses will run their normal secondary routes at a two-hour delay in the mornings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and will depart the HS Bus Loop at 1:00 pm to bring students back home.  Again, students must be at their normal bus stop two hours later than their regular pick-up time and the bus will stop to pick you up!  Call the Transportation Department at 788-7113 with any questions.

Thank you for your continued understanding and collaboration.

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