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

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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 2020-2021 school year is 475 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.

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FEAS COVID Vaccination News: 4/16/2021

Dear FEAS Families,

I am excited to share with you that vaccinations for students ages 16 and older will be available to your child on April 22 at Frankfort High School. It is my understanding some of our students have begun the vaccination process from other providers which is also good news. In working with the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, Frankfort High School will be one of the sites for students to be vaccinated.

Students that are fully vaccinated, which is 14 days after their second shot, are not required to quarantine if they are listed as a contact trace due to an exposure. It is also very important that even though more vaccinations are occurring, we continue to wear masks and follow the mitigation measures we have in place. Being vaccinated is not a golden ticket to let our guard down. Many thanks to the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department as the collaboration between FEAS and BLHD has been outstanding. They are tireless health providers and have been very responsive to my questions. I encourage you to reach out to BLHD if you have any questions or concerns.

Please review the documents from the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department regarding the link to schedule your child's vaccination, review of consent forms, and other information listed below:

Pfizer EUA with MCIR for Patients

HIPAA Consent Disclaimer

COVID Adolescent School Outreach Letter

Pre-immunization Questionnaire and Consent Form

Take care,

Jeff Tousley, FEAS Superintendent

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school. With the change of season from winter to spring comes the beginning of lots of road work. Frankfort will be undergoing extensive road work on M-22 beginning at the bottom of Gateway Hill.

This work will require detours to arrive at both the elementary and high school sites with our return to school on Tuesday, April 6.

Refer to the school detour map to the right, or click here for a full size PDF. This work will continue into the summer months with the detour being in place for the remainder of the school year.

Important info for road work starting April 6th!

If your child has been typically dropped off on Leelanau Avenue, in front of the elementary, please use the Main Street detour when coming from the east. If you are coming from the high school and dropping your child off on Leelanau Avenue, please use the Harbor PL alley, turning right (just before the blinker) and then to Sixth Street. Please drive with caution as the detours will congest traffic a bit more than usual.

COVID Update: Spring Break Letter from ISD Superintendent's and Northwest Education Services. (Formerly known as Traverse Bay ISD

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Public Notice - FEAS COVID-19 Case Reporting

Notice of FEAS Case Reports: 26 since March of 2020

There have been 15 confirmed cases to report at Frankfort High School.

There have been 11 confirmed cases to report at Frankfort Elementary School.

In accordance with state emergency orders and the FEAS Preparedness and Response Plan, FEAS will initiate communication and reporting procedures immediately upon learning of a probable or confirmed "school associated case" of COVID-19. A school associated case is defined as a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case among students, teachers, school staff members, or any other person, who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission, or contraction, of COVID-19 during their infectious period. The following communication will occur:

  • The local health department will contact FEAS within 24 hours of learning the results of a positive or probable school associated case.

  • FEAS will immediately support the health department with the contact tracing process upon notification of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Persons identified through contract tracing as a close contact to someone in the school setting, who tested positive for COVID-19, will be contacted directly by your local health department. The health department will advise those individuals on what steps to take. If you, or your family member, is not contacted by the health department, you or your child are not identified as a close contact.

  • Mr. Tousley, FEAS Superintendent will communicate with the specific building principal to keep them informed of all necessary information related to a specific COVID-19 case.

  • FEAS will provide public notice to the community on the district home page of the FEAS website within 24 hours of being notified by the health department.

Please know that FEAS will adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures including Family Educational Privacy Act (FERPA, HIPPA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Therefore, specific information may not always be available regarding any particular case. We must do all our part to avoid gossip and speculation to ensure that all students and staff members feel welcomed and supported, especially those who may be absent, or are returning to school after an absence.

Procedures for Students Pending COVID-19 Test Results:

Students who have been directed by their primary care physician or health clinic to quarantine pending the results of a COVID-19 test are asked to provide a doctor's note prior to returning to school. The school district continues to collaborate with doctor's offices and health departments to help create consistency across medical practices. It is also noted that a return to school note by a doctor is not required, but FEAS is strongly recommending we have documentation stating your child is cleared to return to school.

Click the MI Safe Start button above to access helpful COVID-19 Back to School documents and resources.

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