Dear Morrice Parents and Guardians,
The district was notified today that two elementary students tested positive for COVID-19. Once the district was
notified, the Shiawassee County Health Department was contacted to provide further instruction.
What does this mean for our staff and students?
Continue to monitor your children for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. COVID-19 symptoms can include but are not
limited to cough, fever, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you
note any of the mentioned signs or symptoms in your child, please contact your healthcare provider or seek a COVID-19 test by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest.
We appreciate your continued support of keeping our staff and children safe and healthy,
Michael R. Dewey
A regular meeting of the Morrice Board of Education has been scheduled for November 18, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Jr/Sr High School Media Center at 6:00pm.
Beginning Wednesday, November 18, Morrice Jr/Sr High School ONLY (7th through 12th grade) will be closed for three weeks as a result of the MDHHS epidemic order given tonight. This closure is part of the continued efforts to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19.
During this three-week closure, students in grades 7th through 12th will shift to remote learning. These students will continue with the online “practice” day on November 17th. The Jr/Sr High School building will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on November 17th for students to come in and gather belongings they will need during the three-week closure.
Please note the following:
At this time, the Morrice Jr/Sr High School building is scheduled to reopen on December 8, 2020. This remains a developing situation, and Morrice Area Schools will continue to communicate with families and staff.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dear Morrice Parents & Students:
I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the district strives to plan effectively in the event of a school closure.
In order to make a potential transition to remote learning as seamless as possible, the district will not be providing face-to-face learning on November 17, 2020. Instead, all students will attend classes remotely for that day. This will allow the district to conduct a remote learning “practice run” for the day.
As you are aware, transitioning to remote learning can be difficult for all involved. We are confident that having this “practice run” will help work out most of the difficulties that face students and staff during a remote learning transition.
As always, thank you for your patience and grace during this incredibly strenuous time. Morrice is a strong community and we will all get through this together! #OrioleStrong
Michael R. Dewey
The meeting of the Morrice Board of Education scheduled for tonight, November 11, 2020 has been canceled. We will be rescheduling for later this month. We will update the public when a date has been set.
Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in playing basketball, please sign up at the athletic directors office.
Girls who are playing basketball must have a sports physical before practice starts on November 9th.
PRIOR TO REPORTING TO SCHOOL, all students of Morrice Area Schools must complete the coronavirus student screening form each day. This screening tool is based on guidance from the Shiawassee County Health Department, and can be accessed by using a QR code or the following link to submit the form electronically:
OR by using the QR code:
If you respond "Yes" to any questions on the screening form, please reach out to your building secretary or principal for further instructions prior to reporting to school.
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