In our ongoing effort to provide updated information to our Forest Hills community, we have created this page to address questions we are receiving, and for the sharing of information, guidance, and resources as it becomes available. Please remember that information is changing rapidly. If you have immediate health concerns, you are asked to call your primary care physician or the Kent County Health Department, 616-632-7100. Everyone can do their part to help and be supportive during this uncertain time. Children take their cues from adults. By upholding the district’s guiding principles of caring, collaboration, open communication, respect, and trust, we are confident that we will get through this together, as a community. We appreciate your cooperation and trust as we proactively work together for everyone’s safety.
Commonly-Asked Questions the District is Receiving about COVID-19
- What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19
- COVID-19 The Truth Behind Flattening the Curve
- COVID 19 when will it get better?
- Items Needed by Area Hospitals and Health Care Agencies: Donation Lists
- FHPS Infection Control Measures
- Reminders of When to Keep a Child Home from School
- Kent County Health Department
- CDC Coronavirus Situation Summary
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map
- Michigan.gov Coronavirus Update
- Spectrum Health: Handwashing Reminders and Protocol
Previous messages from the district about the coronavirus
Dear Forest Hills Families, I share the following sensitive information in hopes that parents and loved ones of our students will be able to process and share this information with your children in a manner that you see fit. I am hearing from multiple sources that the governor will issue an Executive Order (likely on […]
COVID-19 Update: Stay-at-Home Order, Meal Distribution Updates, Tech., Goodwillie, Kindergarten Info.
Dear Forest Hills Families, Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we all adapt to this unique and oftentimes challenging reality. Here is some updated information on a variety of topics: Stay at Home – Stay Safe Order – The State of Michigan issued an order directing all residents to stay in their […]
Dear FHPS Families: Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to work collectively to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Here are a few updates: Thank you to our food service team; we distributed meals today at lunchtime to support 640 young people over the next several days! We will distribute more this evening. FHPS […]
Dear Forest Hills Families: Although school is closed for several weeks, we are providing families with an opportunity to borrow a Chromebook device if one is not available in your home. Our intent is to make the device request and pick up process as simple as possible. The following are the locations and times for […]
Forest Hills Families: Although school is closed for several weeks, we are providing families with an opportunity to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals for all students and children. Our intent is to make the meal pick up process as simple as possible. Following are the locations and times for meal pick up. Central […]
Dear FHPS Families, The situation with the coronavirus is evolving rapidly. The governor has ordered all K-12 schools closed beginning Monday, March 16 until April 6, 2020. Given that Friday, March 13, was scheduled as a half-day for students, we are going to close school effective immediately. School will not be in session on Friday, […]
COVID-19 Update: Joint Letter Released by All Kent ISD Superintendents and the Kent County Health Department
At 4 p.m. on March 12, 2020, all area superintendents, along with the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent County Health Department released the following letter in regard to measures schools are taking in regard to mitigating the spread of the coronavirus. The joint letter begins by saying: “In the interest of public health, […]
Here is a personal message from Superintendent Behm about what Forest Hills Public Schools is doing to safeguard students, staff, and families in regard to the coronavirus. Here are some additional links to helpful information about the coronavirus: FHPS Infection Control Measures Reminders of When to Keep a Child Home from School Kent County Health […]