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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

October 1, 2020

Updated Return to Learn Plan

September 28, 2020

Executive Order Update Letter - 9/28/20

August 18, 2020

Back To School Change Parent Letter 8-18-20

August 6, 2020

Ithaca COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

July 28, 2020

Back to School Information

Use the link below to view the Back to School informational letter and documents.

Back to School Letter and Information

July 27, 2020

In-Town Route Letter

Use the link below to view a letter about the In-Town Bus Route for the upcoming school year. 

In-Town Route Letter

July 21, 2020

GIRESD Fall School Letter

Please use the link below to view the letter from Gratiot-Isabella RESD Superintendents Group in regards to the return to school in the Fall. 

GIRESD District School Letter Fall 2020

July 10, 2020

Parent Letter 7/9/20

Please use the link below to find the Parent Letter from 7/9/20 in reguards to using Trimesters for the 20-21 school year. 

Parent Letter 7/9/20

June 4, 2020

2020-2021 Back To School Parent Survey Clarification

Ithaca Schools Parents:

Due to some confusion over the survey that was sent out earlier this week, we would like to clarify some information and make note of an alteration we have made to the survey. The goal was to have it short and to the point in honoring your time. For this reason, if you answered a certain way on the last question of the first page, the survey submitted and you were done. However, we now know that your answers may differ depending on the scenario for next year. For this reason, the full survey is open now and doesn't stop early depending on your answers. If you have already filled out the survey, but would like to fill it out again and answer the last question or two you may not have had the chance to answer before, please do so by going back to the survey at https://forms.gle/GpBrR6cC6ovXHpZVA

We would also like to clarify our reasoning behind this survey. First, no decisions for next year have been made. All school districts in the state of Michigan are waiting for the state's mandates on education for the 20-21 school year. Whether this is another school closure, a form of social distancing with a partial school opening, or being fully open, Ithaca Public Schools, like all Michigan schools, will have to follow the mandates of the state when they are given. We miss seeing our students and families and hope we can meet in person with some normalcy again next year. However, we can only operate within the legal boundaries we are given by the state. The purpose of the survey is to collect data on some "what-if" scenarios so that when we know what we can and can't do, we will be prepared with some options to further plan for the upcoming school year. 

Thank you for your time and dedication to your child's education!

May 14, 2020

Device Personal Purchase Program

As in the past, Vendors whose pricing has been secured through the Statewide Bidding Process are extending those prices to you to purchase a device for personal use. The PDF at the link below lists the link for each of the vendors as well as a listing of devices on the sites that require a login to view. This allows you to look before the need to create a login. These devices are for personal purchase and Ithaca Public Schools in no way benefits from these sales. 

Parent/Student Personal Purchase Program 

May 13, 2020

Meal Pickup Delay due to Memorial Day

Due to Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, we will be delaying our meal pickup by one day. You will be able to pick up 8 days worth of meals on Monday, May 18, 2020 and then pick up 6 days worth of meals on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 

Times and location of meal pickup will remain the same:

  • Ithaca Jr/Sr High School near Main Entrance from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Pompeii Methodist church, North Star Community Center, or Sumner Community Center from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

April 29, 2020

Graduation Plan

Please take a look at the link below to see the current plans and options for Graduation. 

Plans for Graduation

Sarah Kettelhohn

skettelhohn@ithacaschools.net Interim Superintendent

Concern or question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know by calling us at 989-875-3700 or emailing a teacher or school adminstrator. 

Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OUR SCHOOLS

Ithaca High School
710 N. Union St.
Ithaca, Michigan 48847
(989) 875-3373

North Elementary
201 E. Arcada St
Ithaca, MI 48847
Phone: (989) 875-3047

South Elementary
400 Webster St. 
Ithaca, MI 48847
Phone: (989) 875-4741