Announcement: WOPS Information & Updates Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Read the latest about how we are preparing to
slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 23, 2020 – Memo to Staff regarding State of Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-21
March 16, 2020 – WOPS School Closure Food Dhttps://www.westottawa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Memo-Re-Executive-order-No.-2020-21.pdfelivery Program
Dear West Ottawa Families:
Please know that we are working hard to continue to support students and families during these uncertain times. One way that we will do this is to provide breakfast and lunch to any district student who may need it. Please see the linked flyer below for the district school closure food delivery program.
Estimadas familias de West Ottawa:
Tenga en cuenta que estamos trabajando duro para continuar apoyando a los estudiantes y las familias durante estos tiempos de incertidumbre. Una forma de hacerlo es proporcion
ar desayuno y almuerzo a cualquier estudiante del distrito que lo necesite. Por favor vea el folleto adjunto para el programa de entrega de alimentos del distrito escolar.
WOPS school closure food delivery flyer – Updated March 20, 2020
March 13, 2020 – Preparations Underway Based on the Governor’s Order to Close all K-12 Schools
Based on Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 schools, West Ottawa Public Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16. Due to Spring Break, we will not reopen until Monday, April 13.
Preparations are underway for lunch availability for students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program during the closure. We will have additional information regarding such preparations and school closures shortly and will alert families once plans have been finalized.
We understand this is a difficult situation filled with uncertainty. As such, we appreciate your patience at this time.
Thomas K. Martin
Superintendent of Schools
March 12, 2020 – Message from the superintendent about how the District is preparing to slow the spread of COVID-19
March 12, 2020 – Message regarding spring Parent Teacher Conferences:
In accordance with the recommendations provided by the Health Department to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, specifically the following addressing large gatherings,
Cancel or postpone large gatherings, conferences and sporting events (e.g. events with over 100 people)
we are going to be postponing Spring Parent Teacher Conferences.
The following message was sent to our families:
Due to recommendations from the Health Department regarding the Coronavirus, we are officially postponing Spring Parent Teacher Conferences for all grades K-12. We will follow up with further communication at a later date with the hope that they will be rescheduled in the future. Please continue to monitor your email and Infinite Campus for future communication.”
In order to preserve the time needed for the future re-scheduled parent teacher conferences, K-8 staff are dismissed with students for the half day. Teachers plan on having school tomorrow.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through this ever-changing situation.
Superintendent of Schools
March 11, 2020 – Letter from the superintendent
March 2, 2020 – Letter from the superintendent