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2020-2021 School Year Information

Important School Calendar Change

On August 12, 2020, at a meeting of the ICS Board of Education, the Board supported ICS Superintendent, Dr. Cameron's recommendation to alter the school year 2020-2021 calendar.

This change was made in order to provide additional time to adequately plan and execute the logistics of virtual programming for approximately 450 of our students. 

We want to assure that our staff, students and families are comfortable with, and ready to fully implement, the virtual program to our high standards.  An additional week will allow us to do so.

We will continue to provide both virtual and face-to-face education in the fall with a start date of Monday, August 31, 2020. The approved, revised calendar is attached below. 


ICS 2020-2021 REVISED Calendar

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-142  “provides a structure to support all schools in Michigan as they plan for a return of pre-K-12 education in the fall. Under the order, school districts must adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan laying out how they will cope with the disease across the various phases of the Michigan Safe Start Plan.

In turn, the accompanying Michigan Return to School Roadmap offers a guide to the types of safety protocols appropriate during each phase. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Each district (public, public school academy (PSA), nonpublic, and intermediate school district (ISD) that educates pre-K-12 students) shall submit a single completed Assurance Document and Preparedness Plan to its Board in time for approval by August 15 or seven days before the first day of school, whichever comes first.  This template, when completed, serves as a single Assurance Document and Preparedness Plan.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Masks/Facial Coverings

All staff and students are required to wear masks as indicated in the above COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, unless they are medically unable to tolerate a mask. If this is the case, you will need to use the form, linked below, for official medical documentation.

ICS Mask Medical Exemption Form

On July 29, 2020 ICS Superintendent, Dr. Stu Cameron, presented, during a community forum, the latest information for students' safe return in August based on the "MI Safe Schools: Michigan's 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap" including learning options for the 2020-2021 school year.

The link below is the document used during his presentation.

Safe Return to School Community Forum Presentation


We understand that you likely have many questions about the reopening of school. The link below is a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document that we hope addresses many of your questions. 
ICS Safe Return to School Plan FAQ


If you would like for your child to participate in the ICS Virtual Learning Academy, please complete the application linked below. 
ICS Virtual Learning Academy Application 2020-2021

The documents below will highlight what you can expect from the two instructional models being offered for the 2020-2021 school year. 

What Does Online Instruction Look Like in 2020-2021

What Does Face-to-Face Instruction Look Like in 2020-2021


July 7, 2020 Letter: Update on School
Year 2020-2021

July 7, 2020 Letter: School Year 2020-2021 Update 


End of Year (June 2020) and Year 2020-2021 FAQ


June 10, 2020 End of School Year 2019-20, Summer 2020, and New School Year 2020-21 Letter to Families

10 de junio de 2020 Fin del año escolar 2019-20, Verano 2020 y Nuevo año escolar 2020-21 Carta a las familias

Summer 2020 and Back-to-School 2020 FAQ

Verano 2020 y Preguntas frecuentes sobre el regreso a la escuela 2020

Important School Closure Information


Imlay City Schools Continuity in Learning Plan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
ICS Continuity of Learning Plan Feedback Survey

P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits for Families
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) food assistance benefits will go to Michigan families with students ages 0-26 that are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals. This includes families currently receiving Food Assistance Program benefits, as well as those not currently enrolled in the program. Those not currently enrolled will need to complete a school application for Free and/or Reduced Price Meal. Please see the linked letters before for more information.

P-EBT Info Letter to Families
P-EBT Info Letter to Families_Spanish 


The links below will take you to a websites of valuable activities and links for our students. 

Spartan Learning Links
Spartan Learning Links: Special Education
Social and Emotional Learning and Support Resources for Adults and Children

Weekly Learning links are embedded into the Spartan Learning Links website; however, below you will find each week's learning opportunities links.

June 1-4, 2020
May 25-29, 2020
May 18-22, 2020
May 11-15, 2020
May 4-8, 2020
April 27-May 1, 2020
April 20-24, 2020
April 13-17, 2020
April 6-10, 2020

Communication on Coronoavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Letter to Families Regarding Continuity of Learning Plan: April 7, 2020
Letter to Families Regarding Continuity of Learning Plan Spanish: April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Update: April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Informational Letter for Families: March 23, 2020
Coronavirus Informational Letter for Families: March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Informational Letter for Families (Spanish): March 16, 2020
Lapeer County Intermediate School District COVID-19 Communication: March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Informational Letter for Families: March 11, 2020
Coronavirus Informational Letter for Families: March 3, 2020

Food Service During School Closure

Online Payment System

Imlay City Schools uses My School Bucks to provide families an opportunity to conveniently make deposits, view balances, and see the activity of their student’s lunch account(s). You may make deposits to your student’s account by using this online system. Visit My School Bucks directly at www.myschoolbucks.com or access it through the ‘Parents’ section of our website at www.icschools.us . There is a $2.49 fee per transaction. You may place funds into more than one account within a single transaction and there is no limit on the deposit amount. The Imlay City School district does not receive any portion of this transaction fee. The transaction fee is charged by My School Bucks and their processing company; Heartland, for using their service.  

Substitute Teachers Needed

Imlay City Schools is looking for substitute teachers! Pay is $100.00 per day and your day includes FREE lunch and FREE childcare (for children ages 2 years 6 months (must be potty trained) - fifth grade. 

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please visit www.edustaff.org to register and complete the required information. If you have any questions, please call 810-724-2765. 

Imlay City Schools now has an app!

With this app, you can customize your communication and have access to information related to your child's education at your fingertip. The app is available on both Apple IOS and Android Google. To download and access the free app, in your app store, perform a search for "Imlay City Schools." Once the app downloads, you will customize your preferences. This includes selecting from which school(s) you would like to receive notifications and information. From the app, you will have access to district news, our district calendar, upcoming events, access to each building's website, a staff directory, the district's Twitter feed, PowerSchool 's Parent Portal, our district YouTube, athletics information, our district Facebook feed, and food service information. Additionally, you can set up notifications that will alert you when the district or individual buildings have important information to share. 


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