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Posted on January 20th, 2022

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MDHHS updates COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

Posted on January 12th, 2022

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Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2022

CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112, WuthC@michigan.gov

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.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

To find a vaccine, visit VaccineFinder.org.

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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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Specifications for snow removal

Posted on July 13th, 2021

Click the following link for Bid specifications


2021 – 2022 School Calendar

Posted on May 14th, 2021

 


Athletics Forms that must be completed and on file for all spring sport athletes

Posted on March 26th, 2021

The following forms must be completed and on file at FAS for all spring sport athletes.  Testing will begin the week of April 5th.


School Board Meeting Schedule for 2022

Posted on March 10th, 2021

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the high school media center.
Click on the link below for more information on meeting dates.


Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan Training on Delivery, Access, and Use of Virtual Content

Posted on January 21st, 2021

 


Parents Guide to Google Classrooms

Posted on November 2nd, 2020

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Parents Guide to Google Classrooms


K-12 Virtual Meeting Times

Posted on October 30th, 2020

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

 


Fairview Area School Extended Covid-19 Learning Plan

Posted on September 15th, 2020

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MAISA GELN COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan (Fairview)

Posted on August 12th, 2020

Click the link below for the Fairview MAISA GELN COVID – 19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

 

 


Recharge, Refresh and Improve your Mood with myStrength

Posted on April 18th, 2020

 

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TBCHS Telehealth Counseling

Posted on April 18th, 2020

Hello:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TBCHS has been offering telehealth services for all school-based behavioral health patients and their families. We have a team of behavioral health providers who have been reaching out to our school-based patients and families to offer telehealth services. If the student/family does not have the capability for video, we can provide telephonic support. TBCHS will not contact the home of any student who previously requested confidential services. Any student age 14 or older (under Michigan law) can contact our call center directly at (989) 742-4583 to seek confidential counseling. We are paying close attention to ensure the confidentiality of these individuals. Our telehealth services allow TBCHS school-based behavioral health students to continue to receive counseling services on a sliding fee basis during the pandemic. When the Governor’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” order is lifted, our goal is to get our school-based counselors back into the school setting to continue telehealth services. Please share our call center number (989) 742-4583 for any student or family you feel may benefit from a telehealth visit. We appreciate it if you can share the information below across your websites or other means of student and family communications.  As always, I am available at your convenience should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc. (TBCHS) has telehealth counseling services available during the COVID-19 pandemic. If a student/family does not have video capability, telephone support is available. Please call TBCHS at (989) 742-4583, and a counselor will assist you.


Self-Care During Times of Crisis

Posted on April 11th, 2020

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Health and Nutrition Services

 

Self-care is important every day, but it is essential, especially during stressful times. Below is a link to some self-care options. Do one, or do as many as you want, throughout your day. Make your self-care a priority and make it fun. Do one item from this list daily. Or, try to do one of everything listed, daily. If you would like, you can use the Weekly Self-Care Checklist to track your self-care practice.


SwiftK12 School Notification System

Posted on May 23rd, 2018

We have recently implemented a new school notification system called SwiftK12. This notification system is loaded with new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family. To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times.

Learn more about SwiftK12 School Notification System »


Box Tops for Education

Posted on December 29th, 2017

Box Tops for EducationPlease continue to save and scan in Box Tops for Education from General Mills, Campbell, Our Family and Spartan UIC bar codes. Go to https://btfe.com for the app and to scan in receipt.

Also the Media Center recycles small electronics, ink cartridges and cell phones.


Transcripts Requests

Posted on August 20th, 2017

Fairview students are to request transcripts sent to colleges through Parchment. Since 2003, their platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities exchange more than 20 million transcripts and other credentials globally.

Learn more about Transcripts Requests »


Fairview Area High School Receives “A” Grade

Posted on January 13th, 2017

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy award for outstanding achievement for 2017 for Fairview Area Schools.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy released its high school report card — which takes both academic performance and socioeconomic status of students into account to create a statewide rankings list — with Fairview Area High School receiving an “A” grade.

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