GRANT, Mich. — In a letter to families, students and staff posted to their Facebook page, Grant Public Schools announced Sunday evening that Grant High School and Grant Middle School will be shifting to remote learning until Friday, Oct. 9.
This shift is due to a sudden rise in positive cases of COVID-19, as four staff members and seven students have tested positive recently.
All the students attend either the Middle School or the High School, and all staff members are not currently working in-person in a school building.
Because these cases are isolated to the two schools, Grant's Primary Center and Elementary School will continue face-to-face instruction.
As another result of this surge, busing to and from school will be suspended for Grant students of all levels. The schools hope to get the busing back up and running as soon as possible.
Varsity sports teams will be the only ones allowed to practice until Oct. 9, as none of the cases are within those teams.
Grant's Food Service Department is also working to determine the new numbers for weekly food pickups. They advise Grant families to "look for an email communication soon" with more details.
"Thank you to our entire community for your positive thoughts, good wishes and support as we move through this time together," Superintendent Brett Zuver said in the letter. "We will continue to keep you updated as things change. We care so much for our students and our staff, we will continue to work to do what is best. Thank you to everyone again, we are Grant strong."