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Genesee County Health Dept COVID-19 School Toolkit (5/10/2021)

FREE Genesee County Covid Testing Sites

For up-to-date information on the Covid-19 virus in Michigan, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Thursday, May 13 2021

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), recently reduced the quarantine window, for a student/staff person exposed to a COVID positive individual at school, from 14 to 10 days.

The GCHD has also reduced the quarantine window when a household member of a student within the school is confirmed COVID positive, from 24 to 20 days.  Students who live in the same house as the COVID positive person are excluded from school while the household member is in isolation (10 days) and the student must quarantine for 10 days after the last date of close contact.   

A close contact is now defined as a person that is:

  • Within 3 feet of a COVID positive person in a regular classroom or on a bus
  • Within 6 feet of a COVID positive individual in a band, choir or PE class or another setting in which there is significant physical activity, or in the cafeteria at meal time

We will be contacting families of students that may return under these new guidelines.  The latest version of the COVID-19 School Toolkit is linked above. 

As we wrap up the last 19 days of this remarkable school year, we thank our families and staff for their support and continued patience.  We will navigate through the ever-changing guidelines in order to maximize safety, as health authorities gradually ease restrictions.


Wayne S. Wright
Superintendent of Schools

The Michigan Learning Channel is now Live!

The Michigan Learning Channel is a statewide project connecting all Michigan students with high-quality distance learning content via a 24-7 broadcast television channel, streaming service, and a robust website with on-demand video and supplemental materials. At launch, the channel will offer instructional programming for children in grades PreK-3, adding grade levels and subjects over time. The channel is operated by Detroit Public Television and is a partnership of all six Michigan PBS stations. The channel’s content will be developed in conjunction with Michigan’s educational community, and each station will work closely with local schools to engage teachers, principals, and families in using PBS’ educational content.


Canvas Tips


Google Chromebook Set-up Tips

iPad Set-up Tips

Scanning work to PDFs from your Phone Guide

Scanning work to PDFs from your iPhone/iPad Guide

Disable pop-up blockers:

Please be sure your Chromebooks have:

We Recommend the latest Chrome OS version

GentNET Virtual FAQs is a site for Administrators, Teachers,  Students & Families – where users can find helpful tools with Canvas.   Some of these tips/tricks even include screencasts to walk users through.   Click the link to access.

Some other helpful links for Canvas. 

How to Clear your Cache and Cookies on Chromebook

  • In the top right corner of Chrome click the 3 dots and select "More tools".
  • After selecting "More tools", click on "Clear browsing data...".
  • Check the boxes next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files" 
  • Click "Clear data".

After clearing the cache in Chrome, close the Chrome browser and reopen it. Then try logging into Canvas again. 

Chromebook Settings


Chromebook pickup
Technology Support is available during regular school hours. 
Please email


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591-HELP (591- 4357)

Students or parents can call this line and be connected with a licensed professional from the GISD (social workers, counselors, therapists)

Callers are able to leave a message after hours and will receive a call back during operational hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

The licensed professional answering the call may assist in the following areas:

○ Provide support to assist students and parents dealing with stressful situations.
○ Provide assistance in accessing resources and getting the help students/families need.
○ Refer students/families to other local and county agencies for additional support. 

It is important to note that the intention of the phone line is not to provide telehealth therapy. If it is deemed that therapy may be needed, families will be assisted through a referral process. 

Stay MIndful
This special collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises below are designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind in the midst of this global health crisis. 

Get your Genesee District Library Card!

A library card will allow your students to access our digital catalog of books, eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, movies, comics, graphic novels and TV.

We also have high quality databases on dozens of topics:  News, genealogy, auto repair, career prep, college admissions test prep, health, culture, hobbies, home improvement, legal information, literature, poetry, science, small engine repair, and encyclopedias, to name a few.

Here’s what to do:

Option 1 – Library Card Application

  1. Click here: https://www.thegdl.org/selfregistration/
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Your library card barcode will be emailed to you within a few days.
  4. Your actual library card will be mailed to you within a few weeks.


Option 2 – Virtual Library Tour and Application

  1. Click here:  https://www.thegdl.org/virtualtour
  2. Have your students create a Beanstack account.
  3. Register for the Virtual Library Tour.
  4. The Virtual Library Tour will walk you through the steps to get a library card, and show you how to access our digital catalogue, services and databases.


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