Frankfort-Elberta

Area Schools

Superintendent Office | 534 11th St. Frankfort, MI 49635

PH 231-352-4641 | FAX 231-352-5066

School Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day

The Frankfort-Elberta Area School District is located in Frankfort, Michigan in Benzie County and is nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, 45 miles west of Traverse City. The school population for the 2021-2022 school year is 525 students, eager to learn. Educators are dedicated and caring and always look out for the student's best interest. M-STEP and standardized test scores are consistently above state and region averages.

*Our School Board welcomes community input at the monthly meetings. To see the schedule of upcoming board meetings visit the School Board page.

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Check out the Panther Voice Podcast!

Students in grades K-12 are being interviewed on what it is like to be a student at FEAS. The hope is to have a new episode on a biweekly basis with new students and new stories about their experiences! Choose an episode on the right to listen to our Podcast! Episode 4 is now out!


COVID INFORMATION:

Mask Mandate Update from FEAS Superintendent, Jeff Tousley

February 16, 2022

Dear FEAS Parents and Students,

At the February 14 Board of Education meeting, the FEAS Board of Education made the decision to move from "universal masking” to “masking strongly recommended." This change is in line with the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department lifting the mask mandate on February 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Beginning Friday, February 18, FEAS will strongly recommend, but not require, masks to be worn in all FEAS facilities. We will continue to "strongly recommend” all students to wear a mask during the school day while in the classrooms and participating in activities associated with FEAS. Please note, due to federal regulations, masks will continue to be required for all FEAS transportation under a separate mandate. This also includes while riding the Benzie Bus. Currently, the federal transportation mandate is set to expire on March 18.

Student exposures and quarantine guidelines will still be in effect even though we have moved to "masks strongly recommended." If a student chooses not to mask, and is identified as a "close contact" in school, the student may need to quarantine per guidelines listed on the district website. Please keep in mind that moving away from universal masking may cause an uptick in students needing to quarantine. We all hope that will not be the case.

Moving forward we continue to encourage space, washing hands, and asking parents to monitor their children's health prior to sending them off to school. Masks will continue to be available at school buildings, including disposable and KN-95. FEAS will follow guidance provided by the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department and will provide further updates regarding COVID-19 to all FEAS families and staff should additional measures be directed.

As we move through the school year, it is imperative that EVERYONE understands that the challenges of COVID are far from being over. When we enter our school buildings as "FEAS families", we arrive from homes with varying beliefs and opinions regarding COVID. It is very important that we are respectful, kind, and courteous regardless of how each person chooses to manage COVID in his/her own way.

As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns as we keep moving forward. I continue to be very proud of FEAS students and staff as we are in this together!

Şincerely,

Jeff Tousley

FEAS Superintendent

Public Notice

FEAS COVID-19 Case Totals since 8/19/21

Notice of FEAS Case Reports: 127 for 2021-22 School Year

There have been 71 confirmed cases to report at Frankfort High School.

There have been 56 confirmed cases to report at Frankfort Elementary School.

Current Mitigation Level: LOW


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