Alba Public School will be closed today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 due to icy roads.
Alba Public School has changed our two hour delay for the start of school on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to a full closure. As such, no school will take place on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 due to icy back roads.
Alba Public School will be on a two hour delay on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 due to icy backroads. Classes will begin at 10:00 am.
Alba Public School returned to face to face instruction following the COVID-19 shutdown and Christmas Break on Monday, January 4, 2021. Students attending the enrichment session each morning should arrive for breakfast prior to 8:00 a.m. to have breakfast and be ready to begin class at 8:00. Students not attending enrichment classes should arrive by 9:00 a.m. for first period. CTC students will be taking these classes remotely on Mondays- Wednesdays and will be in Traverse City for classroom sessions on Thursdays and Fridays. They may either come to the building each morning or attend the remote CTC classes from home and report to the school at lunch time. Dismissal at the end of the day will be at 2:25 p.m.
Alba Public School will be resuming face to face instruction on Monday, January 4. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for students who need to be dropped off earlier. Please remember to wear your masks at all times. See everyone soon!
All of us at Alba Public School would like to wish our students and community members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Alba Public School will be delivering food to students today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. For those families who pick-up food at the school this can be done today, beginning at noon until 2:00 p.m. The delivery today will be for two weeks to see our families through the return to school on January 4, 2021.
December 18, 2020 Dear Traverse Bay Area regional school community, As we approach the winter holiday break, we want to take this opportunity to extend warm wishes to all school families for a happy holiday season. On behalf of a consortium of area leaders representing the medical, educational, public health and business communities of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties, we thank you for all the positive measures you have taken to support our community in 2020. We know this has been a challenging year for everyone and we commend you for your perseverance as we continue to work through this pandemic together. We are reaching out to you again to ask for your help in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Our community has shown incredible resilience and a willingness to support the changing dynamics of life and routine and our northwest Michigan region has benefited from the positive results. We know that following basic safety measures such as washing hands, wearing masks, and social distancing works and we encourage you to remain vigilant during the holiday season. Safety remains a top priority, and our organizations are committed to work in partnership and using public health and other data when making decisions that impact our regional school communities. In addition, we will continue to follow state guidance and the Response and Preparedness plans of each individual district as we move ahead. Each day, we are reminded of how critically important it is to conduct education in-person and we urge families to continue to take positive steps to help mitigate the spread of germs. Measures we each take right now, such as keeping holiday gatherings small, will be the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick, and will help support a safe return to in-person learning in the new year. Below is guidance from MDHHS and the CDC to consider before, during and after a gathering to stay safe this holiday season. ● MDHHS Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 ● MDHHS tips on TRAVELING during the holiday season ● CDC Know Your Travel Risk ● CDC Know When to Delay Your Travel to Avoid Spreading COVID-19 Again, we thank you for your continued support. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19! Best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season. Respectfully, Dr. Nick Ceglarek Traverse Bay Area ISD Superintendent with community partners listed below Regional Health Officers Dr. Josh Meyerson, Medical Director and Lisa Peacock, Health Officer Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest MI Kevin Huges, District Health Department #10 Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger, Grand Traverse County Health Department Health Officer Dr. Michael Collins, Grand Traverse County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Christine Nefcy, Munson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Regional School Leadership Rich Satterlee, Alba Public School Superintendent Mark Brenton, Bellaire Public Schools Superintendent Amiee Erfourth, Benzie County Central Schools Superintendent Jessica Harrand, Buckley Community Schools Superintendent Mike Hill, Crawford School - Excelsior District #1 Superintendent Julie Brown, Elk Rapids Public School Superintendent Josh Rothwell, Forest Area Community Schools Superintendent Jeff Tousley, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools Superintendent Jon Hoover, Glen Lake Community Schools Superintendent Jim Coneset, Grand Traverse Academy Superintendent Mike Buell, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Superintendent Robert Walker, Greenspire School Head of School/Superintendent Trey Devey, Interlochen Center for the Arts President Terry Starr, Kalkaska Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Smith, Kingsley Area Schools Superintendent Arden Wilson, Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy Head of School Stephanie Long, Leland Public Schools Superintendent Jeff DiRosa, Mancelona Public Schools Superintendent Darci Long, North Central Academy Principal Neil Wetherbee, Northport Public Schools Superintendent Renee Kolle and Danielle Clayton, Old Mission Peninsula School Principals Lisa Medina, St. Mary Hannah School Principal Megan Glynn, St. Mary Lake Leelanau Catholic School Principal Casey Petz, Suttons Bay Public Schools Superintendent Michele Shane, The Children’s House Head of School Rob Hansen, The Leelanau School Head of School Jill Vigenski, The Pathfinder School Head of School Dr. John VanWagoner, Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Tyler VanSchepen, Traverse City Christian School Superintendent Kyle Smith, Trinity Lutheran School Jeremiah Stieve, Woodland School Director Community Leadership Nate Alger, Grand Traverse County Administrator
Alba Public School will be distributing food to our students who need it from 10:00 a.m. until noon today, Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The food can be picked-up at the elementary entrance on Elm Street. For those families who need the food dropped off at home, distribution is currently taking place.
Santa is at the school today, 3:00-5:00!
Santa will be at Alba Public School
Santa is coming to Alba High School!
Alba Public School would like our families and community members to know that food pick-up today, December 9, 2020 at the school will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Those families who typically come to pick-up the food for their students may do so at the Elm Street elementary entrance starting at 10:00 a.m. Delivery to those families who cannot come to the school is currently taking place.
As you all are most likely aware, the State of Michigan extended the three week pause to December 20, 2020 leaving the choice of educating preschool through eighth grade students up to local districts in the interim. All high school classes are to be done remotely and athletic events are postponed. The decision to bring back the preschool through eighth grade students has weighed on my mind and I have struggled with the decision. I believe best place for kids is in school, this is especially true of the little ones who need consistency in their learning. On the other hand the fact that we are being told it is not safe for some kids to be in school makes me question the logic of having any students here. The safety of our students, staff and the community as a whole is and should be the first priority for everyone. After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that despite my desire to keep kids in school the safety of all is most important. As such, I am notifying the community that Alba Public School will remain closed to face to face instruction through the end of Christmas Break with a return to in person instruction planned for Monday, January 4, 2021. Alba Public School will continue to work with all students through our remote learning model until the normal start of Christmas Recess on December 23, 2020. The students will not be required to participate in remote instruction during Christmas Break from December 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Alba Public School will also, be continuing with our home deliveries of food to the students of the district until the return to school on January 4, 2021. In addition, if any of our students are having conductivity issues with logging into virtual coursework, I would ask the parents please call the school at 231-584-2000 so we can make arrangements to assist your child with the coursework.
Alba Public School will be delivering food to our students around 10:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, December 1, 2020. For those families who pick-up at the school this can be done from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today. Pick-up will be at the elementary entrance on Elm Street.
As a reminder to all Alba Public School students and parents,...All Alba Public School students should be meeting with their teachers through GOOGLE Classroom and completing work multiple times per week during the "Suspension of Services" due to COVID-19. For the students to be successful they need to be doing this as grades are continuing to accumulate and we do not want them falling behind. Should you have questions regarding this, please feel free to call the school at 231-584-2000.
Alba Public School will be delivering food to our students during the three week COVID-19 Suspension. Delivery will occur today, November 18, 2020. Parents can also pickup food at the school for your student today between eleven and one p.m. at the front of the school at our Elm Street entrance. If you prefer to come to the school and get the food, please call the office at 231-584-2000 so we can set it aside for you.
Alba Public School continues to work with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in determining the best course of action for our students and staff. Due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school on Monday, November 16, 2020, Alba Public School will be closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. As many of you have likely already heard, the MDHHS Director Robert Gordon has suspended a number of items due to the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Among those businesses and activities required to close are high schools and any associated high school activities including athletics. The suspension of activities will continue through December 8, 2020. Elementary buildings are still allowed to remain open, but given the uniqueness of our school building, Alba Public School has opted to close our entire building Pre-K through 12th grade. On Monday, November 16 we will be sending home Chromebooks and materials with the students for remote instruction. Please work with your child during the remote instruction time so that all students can return to school in early December ready to learn. Should you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to call the school at 231-584-2000.
Alba Public School with Star Township Fire Department will be delivering Thanksgiving meals to community members who would like one. On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 we will be preparing and delivering Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, a vegetable and stuffing to bring a little cheer to our community. If you are interested in receiving a meal please or know somebody who could use one, please call the school at 231-584-2000 to let us know. The deadline for notification to the school will be Monday, November 23, 2020.