2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences in PM
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences in PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Workshop Meeting
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student 1/2 in AM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM Staff Work Day in PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
The following requirements will be in effect for the November 2019 reporting period:
Required for all children entering kindergarten, all 7th grade students, and all children changing school districts:Two doses of varicella (Var) vaccine or history of chickenpox disease. Required for all children 11-18 years of age who are changing school districts or who are enrolled in 7th grade: One dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine, one dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (if 5 years have passed since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine - DTaP, Td or DT).
There are many resources available to you at www.MCIR.org or call the Region 5 MCIR Help Desk at 1-888-217-3904 or the State MCIR Help Desk at 888-243-6652. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to also call your local health department.
Beginning on January 4, 2021. Students in grades Kindergarten – 12 grades and the Farwell Pre School will return to in person learning. The MMCAA GSRP Pre School Classrooms are scheduled to reopen on 1-11-21.
We continue to ask all families to check student’s temperature before putting them on the bus or bringing them to school. Please do not send your student to school if they are having any symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus, or have been exposed to a positive or probable COVID case. Student’s will still be asked to wear a mask on the bus, at school and follow all safety protocols .
Farwell Area Schools
DECEMBER 2020 Update on the Bond Projects
(Download a PDF of this Report)
Construction is underway! On November 30, 2020, the excavating for the new elementary wing began. This wing will house six new classrooms that will be constructed with an early childhood focus. Contractors have installed fencing to safely isolate the worksite from the elementary playground and school. Soon the foundation will be poured and the walls will begin to rise. This is an exciting next step in our bond project, and one that is clearly visible to our community.
The new fence project at the Kerwin Paesens Athletic Complex is wrapping up. This project is also clearly visible to the community. Only the gates remain to be installed. The new 8 foot fence will increase the security of our athletic complex. The new gate locations were designed with input from coaches, athletic department, maintenance department, and the Farwell Sports Boosters.
Another project that kicked off on December 16, 2020 is the resurfacing of the old high school gym floor. This floor will be stripped down all the way to the wood. The new lines and logos will be painted, and finally a new finish will remarkably improve the quality of this playing surface. The new lighter finish will also dramatically improve the lighting in this gym.
Other projects that are not as visible, continue within our schools. New card access readers systems that have been installed in all three buildings are in the process of being activated. This will improve the security of all of our buildings. The wires have been run and soon the new security cameras will be hung and activated. We continue to balance and regulate our new HVAC systems in all of our buildings.
Major projects scheduled for the summer of 2021 include:
This truly is an exciting time for our district. While the excitement for all of us is there, we must make a priority to investigate, discuss, design, and THEN purchase/build. Taxpayers have entrusted us to spend community dollars wisely, so we ask for your patience as we move through this process. We will continue to communicate with you through our website, our Facebook page, and through email messages. If you have any questions, feel free to talk with me (Steve Scoville) by phone at (989) 588-9917 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools of choice applications for 2020-2021 school year
Under the Schools of Choice legislation (Section 105 and Section 105(c) of the School Aid Act), kindergarten through twelfth grade students residing within Clare Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD) and contiguous intermediate school districts, may apply to Farwell Area Schools for enrollment for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Application may be made for all grades (K-12) with unlimited openings.
Transportation for these students is the responsibility of the parents or guardians.
Application must be made to the school district no later than the end of the first week of school.
The Farwell Area Schools has wi-fi access available from the parking lots Please practice appropriate social distancing while using it.
Bond Planning Updates