Newaygo Public Schools shuttering for a week due to illnesses

Newaygo County

NEWAYGO, Mich. (WOOD) — Newaygo Public Schools has shut down for the rest of the week.

School is canceled Tuesday through Friday. Monday, Nov. 15, was already going to be a day off, so students are expected to be back in class Tuesday, Nov. 16. Elementary parent-teacher conferences will be rescheduled.

Superintendent Jeff Wright announced the closure Monday.

“I recognize that this is a major inconvenience for our families and I am sorry for this situation,” he said.

In a letter to parents, the district said the closure was due to “illnesses (including COVID and others) and some circumstances beyond our control” that were leading to staffing problems. The district also noted a shortage of substitute teachers.

The district is making meals for kids available to be picked up at the high school from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

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