COVID19 Update 3/16/2020

COVID19 Update 3/16/2020
Posted on 03/16/2020

Harper Creek Community Schools’ Communication related to COVID-19 – March 16, 2020

Harper Creek Community Schools is coordinating plans and services to address the closure of all Michigan schools as announced by Governor Whitmer on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Governor Whitmer ordered the closure of all K-12 school buildings from March 16 through April 5. Additionally, Harper Creek Community Schools will be closed April 6 – 10 for our previously scheduled spring break. School is scheduled to resume on April 13 barring further state mandated closures.

As of this morning, Monday, March 16, 2020, there are 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, including one child.



  • Educational Services
    • At-home learning links will be availabe on the district website on Tuesday and will be updated periodically.


    • Learning packets will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, March 17 from 8:00am – 4:oopm at the administration building located at 7454 B Drive North.


  • Food Services
    • Brown bag breakfasts and lunches (and books for all ages!) will be available Monday – Friday beginning Tuesday, March 17 at bus stops. Buses will leave the school at 8:45 AM and will drive their regular routes. A general schedule by bus will be posted on the district website.


    • ‘Take-out” only breakfasts and lunches will be available Monday – Friday in the high school auditorium lobby from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.


    • At this time, Elementary Weekend Food Bag Program will be delivered by bus on Fridays.


    • A food service hotline has been established. The hotline will be manned from 8:00am – 12:00pm Monday through Friday. Please call 269-441-8543 with your questions or concerns.



  • Building Access
    • All building offices are open today, Monday March 16, 2020. As of tomorrow, elementary and middle school buildings are closed to staff and community until further notice.


    • All school buildings are being cleaned and sanitized


Governor Whitmer closed Michigan K-12 schools to allow for cleaning but also to limit close personal contact between individuals to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus. We encourage all students, families, and staff to practice social distancing and limit large-group activities. We remind you to follow these recommended health measures to prevent the spread of illnesses: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • 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. 
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others. 



Rob Ridgeway


Harper Creek Community Schools