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October 22, 2020
Dear Families, 
We want to extend our appreciation to our communities, families, students, and staff for their efforts and flexibility over the past several weeks as we work together to implement procedures for health and safety.   
As we enter the flu season, we are concerned about the impacts of any additional spread of illness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu, is more important than ever.
Please join us by continuing to take an active role in promoting health and safety in our schools and communities by monitoring your student’s health each day and making a corresponding determination when your student should stay home from school and activities and/or seek medical attention. 
Actionable symptoms:  
  • Fever (100.4 or above) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Additional measures such as physical distancing, properly wearing a mask and frequent handwashing are recommended by health professionals.  
Student safety is our top priority. We are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of illness so that we are able to keep our schools safe and open for in-person learning and so that we can continue to offer extracurricular activities. 
Working together, we can make a difference and reduce the spread of illness.  Thank you for your cooperation.  
Dr. Jason Jeffrey,    Superintendent West Shore ESD 
Dr. Tom Langdon,    Superintendent Walkerville Public Schools 
Tim Reeves,    Superintendent Shelby Public Schools 
Mark Platt,    Superintendent Hart Public Schools 
Dr. Scott Karaptian,    Superintendent Pentwater Public Schools 
Jason Kennedy,    Superintendent Ludington Area Schools 
Jeff Mount,    Superintendent Mason County Central Schools 
Paul Shoup,    Superintendent Mason County Eastern Schools 
Rick Heitmeyer,    Superintendent Baldwin Community Schools
Jamie Bandstra,   Superintendent Gateway to Success Academy