COVID-19 School Closure

Please Contact Your Legislators

Please read and follow the instructions below on how to contact your legislators

We need urgent action to curtail an economic catastrophe to our operating budget in Maple Valley. Below are some talking points you may want to reference as well as a prepared letter you may email to your legislators. You may also compose your own letter to reflect your personal investment in this issue.

Please take some time to read and familiarize yourself with current COVID-19 Legislative Talking Points.
COVID-19 Legislative Talking Points (as of May 20, 2020)

Please feel free to download and edit as needed. When you have finished, please email to as many of the legislators listed below. It may be easiest to copy and paste content into their messaging system and edit as needed.
Educator Letter - MSWord, RTF (Rich Text Format), HTML (Web Page)
Parent/Guardian Letter - MSWord, RTF (Rich Text Format), HTML (Web Page)​​​​​​​
Community Member Letter - MSWord, RTF (Rich Text Format), HTML​​​​​​​ (Web Page)​​​​​​​

Legislators
Senator Stabenow (US Senate) - Email Debbie
Senator Peters (US Senate) - Email Gary (select "Comment on an Issue" from the drop-down menu)
Representative Walberg (US House) - Email Tim (follow prompts) - all of 49096 and portion of 49073
Representative Amash (US House) - Email Justin (follow prompts) - portion of 49073
Senator Bizon (Michigan Senate) - SenJBizon@senate.michigan.gov (provide name, address, and phone number)
Senator Barrett (Michigan Senate) - SenTBarrett@senate.michigan.gov (provide name, address, and phone number)
Representative Witwer (Michigan House) - AngelaWitwer@house.mi.gov
Representative Calley (Michigan House) - JulieCalley@house.mi.gov

COVID-19 Communications

Maple Valley Communications in Regards to the Coronavirus Disease

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Supporting Our Children Through COVID-19 - YouTube Video
Supporting Our Children Through COVID-19 - PDF Resource List for Parents

Superintendent's Corner Newspaper Articles - 5.30.2020 and 6.6.2020
Due to the challenges of adjusting to the COVID-19 work environment, two of the Superintendent Corners were not able to be published in the paper. During this critical time, we want to be sure you don't miss out on my message as there is so much information we want to be sure the community has at their disposal. These articles may appear at some point in future editions of the paper, but in the meantime, we wanted to be sure you had the information in them as invested partners in the Valley.

NEW - MHSAA Guidelines and MVS Return to Athletics Plan - June 8, 2020
MKnapp - Letter for Seniors' Families - May 4, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 6 - April 27, 2020
Senior Trip Refund Information  - April 17, 2020
MKnapp - Letter to the Class of 2020 and their Families - April 14, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 5 - April 2, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 4 - March 31, 2020
Eaton RESA Update - March 26, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 3 - March 25, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 2 - March 17, 2020
Parent/Guardian Update 1 - March 15, 2020
Kindergarten Registration - March 15, 2020
Eaton County Update - March 12, 2020
Coronavirus Preparedness - March 11, 2020

At this time Maple Valley Schools and the Village of Nashville will be closing their playgrounds to stay in compliance with the social distancing requirement and due to our staff not being able to be there to assure safety. The High School track will remain open for folks that would like a safe place to walk. Please observe social distancing in this space.

Please see the bottom of the page for event cancellations.

Did your student borrow a Chromebook during the school closure?

At this time we've wrapped up our distance learning for the 2019-2020 school year. Our plan is to collect borrowed Chromebooks at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Students may bring them back when they return to school in the Fall. If you'd like to drop off your device(s) during the summer, please feel free to return them to the Bus Garage (998 Reed St., Nashville), Monday - Friday between the hours of 6AM and 3PM.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact: Communications@mvs.k12.mi.us

Breakfast/Lunch Program - PROGRAM ENDS JUNE 30th
Meat Up and Eat Up will start July​​​​​ 1st...details will be sent soon.

Maple Valley School District and Chartwells (our lunch service provider) have come up with a plan to provide meals (for all 7 days of each week) for any person that is a district resident, that meets either of the two following requirements:

A person age 18 and under.
A person, with a disability, aged 26 and under.
These requirements are mandated by policy and cannot be waived in any way.

Please use the link below to access the online form.
Breakfast and Lunch Program FORM

Questions/Concerns, please email: Transportation@mvs.k12.mi.us

School Board Meetings and Committee Meetings

During this time of school closure, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Maple Valley Schools will be holding all School Board and School Board Committee Meetings virtually. Below you will find a list of meetings and their dates. The name of each meeting is a hyperlink to join the meeting virtually. Please read through this document that explains the processes for joining and public comment, and lists the guidelines/etiquette for participating. To see all meetings, please visit the School Board webpage.

Click here to see the legal notice for this process.

Useful Links/Resources

Below you will find some helpful resources either as a PDF or web-link. We will continue to update these as we come across things that are beneficial to our community.

Web-Links

Food Programs
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) - ABOUT
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - ABOUT
USDA Food Distribution Programs
P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits for School Children - Fuller, Maplewood, and Pathways Students Receiving Bridge Cards
Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Educational Resources
Khan Academy
PBS - List of Resources and Sign Up

Documents

TEFAP/CSFP Agency Directory - County-by-county directory of programs.
Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

Event Cancellation Letters

Please see the following letters regarding different event cancellations.
Senior Trip Cancellation Letter - March 27, 2020
6th Grade Camp Cancellation Letter - March 27, 2020
5th Grade Greenfield Village Cancellation Letter - March 27, 2020
Odyssey of the Mind Cancellation Letter - March 11, 2020