The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect in so many areas of our lives. Our goal is to stay open to serve our families and community. If Portage Public Schools should move to a fully virtual model during the 2020-21 school year, we hope to be able to accommodate full day care and assistance with virtual learning for the elementary students. We would also hope to continue our normal preschool class schedule as well. We will do this by following the guidelines that LARA and the local health department have set for opening safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. As much as we would like to provide care for all of our families, there could be a time when your child may need to be excluded from care due to symptoms or exposure. It also possible, that we may be instructed to close by the health department or by executive order. Due to these possibilities, it is very important that all families plan for backup care. If our preschool class should have to stop meeting in person for more than three days, we will continue preschool instruction through at home learning. This will be accomplished through both virtual class meetings and provided hands-on materials. Please review our COVID Response and Preparedness Plan to learn how we are operating during this time.
The Pathfinder Kids on a field trip to Western Michigan University. They visited many buildings, but one of their favorites was the chemistry building where they got to tour labs and lecture halls while also learning some fun facts about the building and it's artwork.