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Genesee County Health Dept COVID-19 School Toolkit (4/5/2021)

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

Friday, April 9, 2021

At a press conference held this morning, Governor Whitmer urged all Michigan school districts to voluntarily suspend in-person high school classes and shift to remote learning, and to pause both school and non-school youth sports to address a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

Goodrich Area Schools will maintain in-person learning and all youth sports.  We will continue to comply with MHSAA and MDHHS regulations by conducting antigen testing of our student athletes. 

My goal since the beginning of the school year has been to keep Goodrich students learning face-to-face, while also offering a fully virtual option.  Aside from a brief period of remote learning in November, we have been able to do so successfully.  However, we need our Martian families to continue to do their part.  Assess your child’s health each morning.  If your child is displaying one of the major or two of the minor COVID symptoms, please keep them home and have a PCR test administered.  While waiting for test results KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME!  And as always, we ask everyone to maintain physical distance, mask up, and wash your hands frequently.

Governor Whitmer also shared that the most effective way to protect you and your family from this virus is to receive the vaccine.  To date, Michigan has safely administered over 5 million vaccines to 3.1 million residents.  All Michiganders 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated and those who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine when exposed. 

As always, our ability to keep our students learning face-to-face during this pandemic is a partnership between school and home.  Let’s all do our part to get us through the next 10 weeks. 


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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In the event that the governor moves the state back to Phase 3/100% Remote Learning, the Goodrich Children’s Center is considering  offering child care for families.  If this would be a need for your family, please click on the link below for more information and to complete a short survey.

Goodrich Children's Center Phase 3/Remote Learning Childcare Program


ALL Families, regardless of learning option, are asked to log into their ParentVue account to verify or update the information we have on file for your students including parent and emergency contacts, health, transportation needs and permissions required for the 2020-2021 school year.   

For Current and Re-enrolling students of Goodrich Area Schools, click here

For students new to Goodrich Area Schools click here


Families can receive Michigan Educational prices now through September 30, 2020. Many REMC vendors are offering discounts on computers and accessories purchased for personal use.

1. Create an account
2. Select and configure your device
3. Pay online with a credit card.

  REMC Pricing on Dell Consumer Products  

REMC Pricing on HP Consumer Products 

REMC Pricing on HP Consumer Products 

*These programs are listed as a service to our families and are not associated with Goodrich Area Schools. Please direct product and delivery questions to the vendors



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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