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Summer Fun at Kirtland

Posted on May 16th, 2022

Summer Fun at Kirtland

Kirtland is bringing some adventure to summer this year


Girls Basketball
June 13-16
Join Tom Ritter, Kirtland’s Woman’s Basketball head coach, for a camp designed to improve basketball skills in a competitive and fun environment. Ages: Entering 6, 7, or 8th grade.



Boys Basketball
June 20-23
Join Nile Finney, Kirtland’s Men’s Basketball head coach, for a camp designed to improve basketball skills in a competitive and fun environment. Ages: Entering 6, 7, or 8th grade



Illustrating for Young Artists
June 16, 23 & 30
Learn the basics of creating characters for comics, games and movies and how to bring them to life, creating your own artistic legacy. Classes take place at the Kirtland Grayling location in the Art Department with Scott Rice. Ages 11-17.



Coder Kids
June 14-16
Join Matt Bierman, IT Director at Kirtland Community College, for a fun three day program that covers the Linux operating system, and exploring computing concepts with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is an actual computer that students will learn how to use and then will be able to keep to continue working all summer after the course is complete.
This course is designed for students who are at least 12 years old.



Crash Course Automotive
June 14-16
Are you ready to learn about the automotive technician world? Kirtland Automotive instructors will teach students basic under-hood inspection and maintenance skills. The brand new auto lab at the Kirtland Grayling location is outfitted with state of the art technology that will allow students to gain insight into the automotive industry. Participants
will learn about tune-ups, brake repair, computer-based diagnostics, scan tools, shop safety and electrical systems. Ages 12 – 17.



Life of a Stylist
June 15
Learn the basics about entering into a career as a professional stylist. Students will get to choose three services to have done all while learning about the training required to become a stylist. This action packed session takes place at the Kirtland Grayling location, and takes advantage of instructors, students and all the state of the art equipment used in the Kirtland Salon. Ages 14 and older.



Biology Exploration
June 21, 23, 28 & 30 , July 12, 14 ,19 & 21
Biology is a big subject and is full of hands on fun. Join us at Kirtland this summer to Learn to use microscopes, learn about how biology applies to forensic investigation, and DNA research. Participants will also learn about blood typing, animal behavior, dissection, human anatomy/physiology and insects. Ages 13 and older.



Law Enforcement Simulation Day
June 29
Learn the basics about entering into a career of Law Enforcement. Students will get time in the reaction simulator, understanding the importance of physical training, investigative techniques and more! This action packed session takes place at the Kirtland Grayling location, and takes advantage of training staff and tools used for the Kirtland Regional Police Academy. Ages 13 and older.



Path to Success” Family Day
June 22

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Posted on January 20th, 2022

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Click on the link below for more information

MDHHS updates COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

Posted on January 12th, 2022

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Press Release


CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112,

MDHHS updates COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its K-12 school quarantine and isolation guidance to reflect recent updates made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that modifies or shortens the quarantine and isolation periods to as short as five days in some circumstances.

Changes include language on isolation guidance that allow students, teachers and staff to return to school sooner after infection, under certain circumstances. Quarantine guidance is also updated, allowing students, as well as staff and teachers, to return to school sooner after a school-based exposure.

The state is committed to ensuring Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom. When layered prevention strategies such as vaccination, masking, distancing, testing, isolation and quarantine are applied consistently, school-associated transmission of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. MDHHS continues to recommend universal masking in K-12 settings. This guidance will help K-12 schools maintain in-person learning by outlining mitigation strategies when students, teachers and staff are exposed to a COVID-19 case in a school setting.

“We always advocate for preventative measures that keep our children safe,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive. “Children of school age – ages 5 and up – are now eligible to get vaccinated, and children ages 12 and up are eligible to get boosted. In addition to masking and testing, we feel confident that schools can remain as safe as possible for our children.”

Quarantine and isolation are determined by the local health department and are used as important tools to prevent the spread of disease.

  • You isolatewhen you are already infected with COVID-19 and have tested positive, even if you do not have symptoms. Isolation is used to separate people who are infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected.
  • You quarantine when you might have been exposed to COVID-19. This is because you might become infected with COVID-19 and could spread COVID-19 to others.

Overview of COVID-19 Isolation Guidance for K-12 Schools  

  • Students, teachers & staff who test positive for COVID-19 and/or display COVID-19 symptoms should isolate regardless of vaccination status: 
  • If positive with no symptoms, monitor for symptoms from day of exposure through day 10 of isolation; and
  • Isolate at home for 5 days (day “0” is day symptoms begin or day test was taken for students, teachers & staff who do not have symptoms); and
  • If symptoms have improved or you continue to have no symptoms, return to school, while wearing a well-fitted mask, for days 6 -10; or
  • Stay home for 10 days if unwilling/unable to wear a mask.

If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools 

  • Close contacts of a COVID-19 case do not need to quarantine at home if they:

These contacts should still monitor their symptoms and “Mask to Stay” for 10 days from the date of last exposure.

  • Close contacts of a COVID-19 case who do not meet the criteria above need to quarantine or may test to stay and/or mask to stay. Exposed individuals may:
  • Home quarantine for days 1-5, if feasible test on day 5, AND “Mask to Stay” for days 6-10; or
  • Test to Stay” for days 1-6 AND “Mask to Stay” for days 1-10; or
  • Home quarantine for days 1-10 if unable/unwilling to mask

Students, teachers & staff should monitor for symptoms throughout quarantine period (days 1 through 10). Day “0” is day of last close contact with any COVID-19 positive student, teacher or staff.  If symptoms develop, get tested. 

Symptom Monitoring

During days 0-10 following exposure:

  • Watch for symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If symptoms develop, get tested immediately and isolate until receiving test results. If test is positive, then follow isolation recommendations.
  • If symptoms do not develop, get tested at least five days after last exposed.
  • If possible, stay away from others in the home, especially people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

For the full 10 days after last exposure, avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings

Test to Stay: test every other day for 6 days following the exposure and consistent and correct use of a well-fitted mask.

Mask to Stay: is the consistent and correct use of a well-fitted mask when around others and in school and public settings.

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School District Record of School Associated Cases of Covid

Posted on September 27th, 2021

Click on the link below for more information and the link to the virtual meeting.


Joint Letter to Families

Posted on August 10th, 2021



Joint Letter to Families

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