Superintendent Office | 534 11th St. Frankfort, MI 49635
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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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Public Notice - FEAS COVID-19 Case Reporting
Notice of FEAS Case Reports: 2
There are two confirmed cases to report at Frankfort High 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.
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools Early Release Days
During the 2019-2020 school year, students had a later start to the school day, known as Late Start Wednesdays. These days are invaluable to the district as staff use this time for professional development, child study team meetings, curriculum work that includes cross-grade conversations within grade levels, and in many cases between buildings that allow us to look at scope and sequence of curriculum areas. The preference would be to continue with Late Start Wednesdays if this was a typical year. However, due to our established health protocols, we will be having Early Release Days on Wednesday's throughout the school year beginning on November 4. The district calendar is updated and can be found on the district's main page. We have no more than two Early Release Days per month.
The elementary preschool rooms will not release early on the given Wednesdays. However, if you have a preschool child in the program, you are welcome to pick-up your preschool child along with his or her siblings at the 1:30 p.m. dismissal time. We will do our best to limit any inconveniences for our families. As a district we appreciate your support with the early release days.
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Congratulations to the
Frankfort High School Class of 2020!
Watch Graduation below!