While Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced late Thursday night that she has ordered all K-12 schools in the state to be closed starting Monday, March 16, Superintendent Randy Fleenor announced that Lakewood Public Schools will be closed starting this Friday, March 13.
In a facebook post Thursday night, Fleenor said they learned late Wednesday that there was a staff member in the high school who was put on 24-hour quarantine pending the outcome of testing for COVID-19. He said that due to the backlog at testing facilities, they had still not received the outcome as of Thursday night. He said rather than taking a chance, they were going to be proactive and cancel school beginning Friday, March 13. High school students and parents of K through 8th grade students can pick up personal items at school Friday from noon to 2pm.
Fleenor went on to say that Lakewood schools will resume on Monday, April 13th after spring break.
UPDATE; The Districts Operatons team is working with their cleaning service to schedule advance deep cleaning of all areas during the shutdown. Deep cleaning of all technology will also be included in this process.
Lakewood Public Schools has donated all of their perishable food to Manna's Market and several local churches. Clarksville Bible Church at 191 S. Main Street in Clarksville is providing sack lunches every day during the shutdown to school families Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 12:30pm. Kilpatrick Church, 10005 E. Barnum Rd. Woodland has a fresh food initiative every 3rd Saturday. The next initiative is March 21st from 9am to 11am. During this time many families will need this.. This is a great opportunity to donate if you are able.
Your child's teacher will communicate out to families by Honeywell, Facebook or classroom texting apps, essential information regarding at home learning opportunities.
Superintendent Randy Fleenor says they have not received any communication regarding the make up days, and are planning on a regularly scheduled last day, which is Wednesday, June 3, 2020.