Coronavirus Response Information

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UPDATE: Both MMSA campuses will remain closed throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
April 2nd, 2020: Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-33, which recognizes the expanded scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by the virus. The order also formally declares a state of disaster.

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,“ Whitmer said.

This order extends to schools across the state, and as of today, all schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We recognize this is a long time to be away from the classroom but we are committed to providing learning opportunities for our students during this extended period.

Both Michigan Math and Science Academy campuses will be closed during this time. Our schools will continue to support our families with resources including e-learning plans. As the Governor has mentioned, districts will submit their e-learning plans to Intermediate School Districts for the next two months. I am proud to say that we already have plans in place to continue extended learning for our own students, plans that have been thoughtfully developed with our teachers and staff over the past several weeks. Please continue to follow the school websites, social media accounts, phone calls and email communication from schools for updates and resources including our plans for e-learning.

There are still some steps we have to work through, including submitting our plans to Macomb ISD for approval, which is required by the executive order. We have some time to process those as our calendar calls for Spring Break beginning tomorrow through the end of next week. We have all been operating in a state of uncertainty and temporary plans. We encourage you to use this “break” as a time for you and your family to focus on your physical and emotional well-being, knowing that we will be with you every step of the way.


March 13, 2020

As an update on the most current developments and guidance regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic:

Last night, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the closure of all schools in the State of Michigan beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through April 5. 

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,“ Whitmer said.  

Governor Whitmer’s order extends into our scheduled Spring Break, which means that classes at Michigan Math and Science Academy will resume on Monday, April 13. We recognize this is a long time to be away from the classroom but we are committed to providing learning opportunities for our students during this extended period.

In the meantime, our custodial staff will regularly disinfect door knobs, drinking fountains, and other high-frequency “touch points,” and of course restrooms and cafeterias.  

As always, and especially during flu season, anyone who becomes sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing needs to stay home. Contact your medical provider with questions.

We know decisions like these impact families, and we understand the sacrifice this will entail, but it is the right thing to do.  Our top priority is the health and safety of students and staff, and we will continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health officials in this evolving situation.

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Watch for Updates

We will post necessary updates on all communications channels, including the event  websites and via email.

Always an innovator, we are looking into alternative possibilities to learning.  Please look for updates soon.

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PARENT & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We continue to encourage everyone to join us in following public health advisories by taking all of the appropriate personal hygiene measures being recommended. Click here (PDF) for an overview of personal precautions to take.

Here are some websites to stay familiar with COVID-19:

Coronavirus Infographic (Johns Hopkins Medicine) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC, National)

US Department of Education Coronavirus Information (DOE, National)

World Health Organization Coronavirus Information (WHO, International)

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STUDENT ONLINE RESOURCES

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the governor’s mandate to suspend school activities in the school buildings we are preparing to continue educational services online for distance learning. Until we are aware of whether public schools are making up days, we are asking that you review materials from email daily for messages from teachers with educational resources. All MMSA students have been assigned school emails, some students have already been using these accounts in various classes, however, in an effort to ensure that all students have access to email, we have reset passwords and we are providing the updated passwords below.

Below is a list of online resources that we use, resources that require student logins are indicated with the marker (Login). If your child is unaware of their login information for these resources, please contact your child’s teacher for login information. All other resources have no login or password.

• Google Classroom (Login)
• IXL (Login)
• Khan Academy
• BrainPop (Jr.)

• Code.org

• Discovery Classroom

• Raz-Kids (Login)
• Starfall
• Tynker
• ABC Mouse (K-2)
• PBS Kids

• ABCYA
• Kids A-Z
• Class Dojo (Login)

All of our parents have already been provided with the passwords, but if they have questions, they can contact the teacher through Dojo for assistance.

Contact Us
As always, please direct any questions  to cougars@mmsaonline.org