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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.
Letter from the Central Michigan District Health Department
April 22, 2021
We are very sad to announce that Matt Helmer, who drove the Dolphin Bus for the Farwell Area Schools, died yesterday as a result of illness. FAS waited to share this information out of courtesy for his family, who asked us to allow them time to notify Matt’s family members before the information was made public.
When a trusted adult dies, students go through many fears and adjustments. They also may begin to worry about the possibility of something happening to their own parents or grandparents.
This is an important time for you to speak to your children. Often families use a time like this to reinforce their own personal spiritual values. It is also important to reassure your children that you are okay and that you are taking good care of yourself. Also, your children need to know that you have planned for someone to give them a place to live and care for them, in case something should ever happen to you. Resources to support you and your family are available on our website.
We have talked with the students that knew Matt, and have counseling available for any student or staff member who would like to talk about their feelings. Please feel free to call if there is any other way we can be of more assistance.
Farwell Area School Superintendent
Good morning, K-12 Schools:
Attached is a document regarding quarantine (14 days) and isolation information. This was also sent out in press release format to our media partners this morning. With case counts increasing, and with vaccine being available now, we thought it would be best to send this out. We are encouraging all those who live, work or attend school in our six counties, and who are ages 16 years and above, to schedule their first dose vaccination appointment, if they haven’t already done so. We have openings in some of our clinics this week, including our clinic site for 16 and 17 year olds. We currently have openings at only one clinic in our jurisdiction for 16-17 year olds and that is Hayes Township Hall in Harrison. They can schedule an appointment on our website. A parent/guardian must accompany them to the appointment. Our Hayes Township Hall clinic, and all of our remaining clinics, can serve those who are 18 years of age and above.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Public Information Officer
Central Michigan District Health Department
2012 E. Preston - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Phone: (989) 773-5921 ext. 1433
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.
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