Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Missed our Informational Sessions?

Check out the video below for important information on how to access your scholar's online learning accounts and activities! 

Questions?

Please reach out to your scholar's advisory teacher for more information!

Due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) public health order, our staff will be working virtually from Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, December 8, 2020. There are no changes to our scholar's virtual learning program. Please note you may still get that in touch with our office team by calling (313) 494-8141 . 

 

In addition, there are no changes to the current breakfast and lunch schedule. Both breakfast and lunch will be served as “grab-and-go” style. The schedule for breakfast/lunch distribution is as follows:

 

Mondays 11AM - 2PM

  • Two days worth of breakfast/lunch available for Monday and Tuesday

Wednesdays 11AM - 2PM

  • Three days worth of breakfast/lunch available for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Families may pick up in the school parking lot. The building will not be open.

Quick Tips for Online Learning:

Google Classroom Tutorial - Set up and Navigation

COVID-19 Prevention & Resources

The best defense against any contagious illness is frequent and effective handwashing and seeking immediate medical assistance if experiencing symptoms. Below are guidelines in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.

  • Social distance: Remain at least 6ft from others whenever possible

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources 

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Checklist to Guide Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Support for Teens and Young Adults

 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Resources

Face Coverings FAQ

Wayne County Public Health Division Resources

Wayne County Public Health Division Main Page 

Free Testing Site Information

Wayne County Public Health Orders

 

Detroit Public Health Department

Detroit Public Health Department Main Page

Free Testing Site Information

School Support COVID-19 Grant Program

The state has opened the School Support COVID-19 Grant Program for eligible K-12 school teacher and support staff to recognize the additional time spent outside of normal working hours, hazardous conditions, and additional costs school support staff has incurred or experienced to provide services to students during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STATE HAS SET REQUIREMENTS THAT DETERMINES THE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM. 

 

Promise Schools will notify the eligible school staff via email with the required next steps, including completion of Form 5734 no later than November 9, 2020. Eligible staff must return Form 5734 no later than November 24, 2020. Staff will be required to submit the completed form via email to eruiz@promiseschools.org with the subject lime - Last Name, First Name Form 5734. Grant distribution will be issued via check from the Department of Treasury to the qualified team members starting on February 25, 2021. This will NOT be issued via payroll.

 

Funding eligibility is as follows: Eligible Teachers - $500 Eligible Support Staff - $250

 

If you believe you are eligible but were not notified, you may contact Liz Ruiz at eruiz@promiseschools.org to discuss the appeal process. 

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