School Closing and Information

LMAS Update 4/3/2020

Update 4/2/2020

Good afternoon! I'm sure you all have heard that Gov. Whitmer most recent Executive Order has officially closed schools for the balance of this year. At this point, we are going through the order to make sure we have a good understanding of it. We also have virtual meetings today and tomorrow to get clarification. We will be sending out an update to our students, parents and staff, we hoping tomorrow afternoon.We will send an update tomorrow regardless to let you know where we are.

Update info 3-30-2020 from Superintendent Parmentier (Click here)

Additional info 3-26-2020
Important info from OSF to share:


We are recommending patients go to to utilize our chatbot Clare, a digital assistant capable of educating and triaging people who are concerned about COVID-19. Additionally, community members can use OSF COVID Companion, which is a free text messaging tool that provides guidance about COVID-19. The text messaging program links users with critical recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. To subscribe, users can text OSF to 67634. People also have a third digital option, which is to call the triage line directly at (833) OSF-KNOW. Please consider sharing our Facebook posts about Clare and OSF COVID Companion, as they have proved to be very helpful.  Most importantly, these screening services limit the number of people unnecessarily entering our facilities during this time. 

Early Childhood Resources
During COVID-19
Michigan's Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC)has developed aCOVID-19 resources pageto help our state, regional, and local partners navigate the developing information about coronavirus. There are many things we can do to help lessen the spread of thisdisease and its negative impact on young children and their families.
Our growing list of resources, from the government and the private and nonprofit sectors, for families with young children and for organizations that serve young children and families includes information on the following topics:
  • Critical Resources during this Emergency, including where to find information on today’sStay-at-Home Executive Order
  • Child Care and the Essential Workforce during this Emergency:
  • How to find child care if you are a member of the critical infrastructure and essential workforce
  • Latest child care subsidy payment information
  • Information for child care providers who are willing to stay open or re-open to help during this emergency
  • Resources for Families and Parents:
  • Where to access meals for children during school closure
  • Hotline to connect with statewide resources (diapers, food, rental assistance, bus fare, etc.)
  • How to navigate talking with children about COVID-19
  • Learning activities for children
  • Resources for Child Care Businesses:
  • Unemployment
  • Small business loans and grants
  • Federal Relief Legislation during COVID-19
  • Local and Regional Resources
Every day, we will update theCOVID-19 and Early Childhood pageand distribute content through theECICFacebookpage.Pleasesend usyour questions or suggestions for additional resources and content that we can share.

Update 3-23-2020

Good afternoon! I'm sure many of you may have already heard that Michigan is now a shelter in place. Schools will remain closed through April 13th. This means that the building will be closed until further notice. Governor Whitmer did say additional information will be coming regarding schools. When I hear anything, I will get you the information. 

Some questions you may have regarding what is are the exemptions:

Food service for our students will be exempt and we will continue to work with Jacks to feed our students. I'm currently working on getting bag meals to outlining areas...such as Curtis, Germfask, Cooks...etc. When I am able to do this I will let you know.

Stay safe and healthy!

Howard Parmentier, Superintendent 

Good afternoon. This morning I was on a conference call with State leadership. There are no significant changes to report currently with K-12 education. The plan is still to return 
on April 6th. There has been talk about locking down the state...shelter in place. That was brought up in the call and the governor at this time has no intentions of doing this. If anything changes, I will let you know.
Thank you,
Howard G. Parmentier
Manistique Area Schools

Press release from Manistique Area Schools and the DSISD regarding COVID-19.