Godwin Heights Public Schools Superintendent William Fetterhoff and school administrators are in contact with county health officials and school districts as information unfolds on the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. This is an evolving situation so we will keep you updated as we learn more and/or make any adjustments to activities at school. If you have specific health questions, please contact your doctor or your county health department.
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 23, 2020
Governor Whitmore issued executive order No. 2020-21 mandating a “Temporary requirement
to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.” Per the executive order, Godwin Heights Public Schools (GHPS) must designate in writing, which of their workers are necessary to conduct minimum basic operations and inform
such workers of that designation.
March 20, 2020
Per the Michigan Department of Education (MDE):
Question: If an LEA or PSA (Public Schools) can meet all requirements to transition to virtual learning (online), would the time during the mandated closure be counted as instructional time (will it count toward graduation or progressing to the next grade)?
Answer: No. There is no mechanism to earn instructional time during a period of mandated school closure. However, schools can and are encouraged to offer supplemental learning opportunities to students using distance learning methods as they see fit. MDE will not be granting seat time waiver requests during this time.
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
Governor Whitmer announces closure of K-12 schools until April 6, 2020. This announcement was made at 11pm.
Governor Whitmer held a press conference regarding the coronavirus and announced that she is ordering the closing of all K-12 schools for 3 weeks starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Our spring break is scheduled for the following week so Godwin Heights Public Schools resume on Monday, April 13, 2020.
March 11, 2020