Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through the expectations of what the beginning of the 2020-21 school year can and must look like. Since Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-142 (EO 20-142) on June 30, 2020, which required schools to develop and adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, the administrative team and teacher leadership have been working together to create a plan that will meet the needs of all of our students and meet the requirements of the state.

Schools were mandated to create a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan based on the Michigan Return to School Roadmap and submit it to the state by August 15 including the following:

  • Phase 1-3 Plan (no school-remote instruction)

  • Phase 4 Plan (in school with strict regulations)

  • Phase 5 Plan (in school with less regulations)

  • Phase 6 Plan

The Roadmap outlines what items are REQUIRED of all schools in the state, as well as items that are “Strongly Recommended” or “Recommended” to be included in their plans. Our plan may be different than one that you might see in another district. This is our plan and what works for HOMER!!!

This school year is sure to require flexibility as we all work through an ever-changing environment. Please continue to keep in mind that we are developing our plan based on current Executive Orders and laws, which could both change suddenly and force us to modify our plans. We continue to make the decisions that are in the best interest of our Homer students, staff, and community! Homer Strong!!!

Homer Plans and Detailed Information

Calhoun County Health Department Documents

Student Support Services

Parent Video

Dealing with the spring school closure, all of the non-stop media coverage of COVID-19, the lack of regular routines and schedules, confusion over what the beginning of the school year could and should look like, and so much more can be difficult for any child or individual. Students and adults are sad, confused, angry, anxious, and so many more emotions that they may not even know how to express.

Below is a very informative video for parents and caregivers by Dr. Stephanie Grant, a developmental psychologist that has done extensive training with our district on trauma-informed practices. She addresses the concerns that parents have about making the difficult back to school choices and explains how to best support your child as they process the COVID-19 pandemic. This is only 14 minutes. Check it out!

Please check back and more information on student and parent resources will be added!

Archived Documents and Sites