Important Update from PCS

November 19, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Over the past few weeks our district has experienced a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases, health department quarantines, and other illnesses resulting in a high rate of staff and student absences.  Our positive case numbers so far this year have exceeded our total positive numbers of the 2020-21 school year, with a large percentage hitting late last week and this week.  Our current absences exceed 20%+ of our student population.  

 As a result of this increase in COVID and other illnesses, Plainwell Community Schools will be closed all of next week, November 22-26. This includes all extra curricular activities.  This will provide our staff and families a nine-day break, which will allow for additional time to clean our school buildings and a break for students and staff to get healthy.  School will resume on Monday, November 29. 

 If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms listed below please keep them home and get them tested to reduce the risk of any spread or outbreak. Those symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills,

  • Cough,

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,

  • Fatigue,

  • Muscle or body aches,

  • Headache,

  • New loss of taste or smell,

  • Sore throat,

  • Congestion or runny nose,

  • Nausea or vomiting, or

  • Diarrhea

 I would continue to ask you to report positive cases to your building administrator or administrative assistants.  It is important to have this information to continue to monitor our numbers.

I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and we feel very thankful for your continued support.

Plainwell Community Schools