COVID-19 Information


COVID-19 DATA Reporting for NPS

The Health Department is required to notify the school, within 24 hours, of school-related cases. In many instances, our school staff and parents report positive cases directly to NPS and therefore we have this information before the Health Department is able to notify us.  

Parents, students, and community members are reminded that when a person who attends or works at NPS reports a positive test result, this does not indicate where COVID was contracted or spread.

The number of positive cases of staff and/or students that have occurred at NPS since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year is as follows:

Newaygo Elementary School - 59
Newaygo Middle School - 69
Newaygo High School - 68

COVID Data for 2020-2021 School Year:

Newaygo Elementary School - 23
Newaygo Middle School - 20
Newaygo High School - 36

Questions?  Contact Nurse Jen Stephens or Superintendent Jeff Wright

Updated : 01/25/2022

Compiled by Superintendent Jeff Wright and updated August, 2021.

Q: What happens if the school hears about a positive case?
We investigate. Nurse Jen Stephens may speak with the student, parent, and Health Department to confirm positivity.  If confirmed, we do contact tracing.  We examine seating charts in the classes the positive case was in and identify students who were within 6 feet of the positive individual for more than 15 minutes.  If applicable, we notify the bus driver and figure out any close contacts due to bus seating arrangements.

Q: How do I know if my kid was a close contact?
Nurse Jen Stephens or a NPS administrator will contact the parent/guardian within the day, or early the next day. We also know that parents appreciate hearing directly from school personnel.

Q: Who else gets notified of the positive case?
All staff who work in that particular building are notified by email of the positive case (no identities are shared). Parents of students who attend that building are sent a letter via Skyward (H.S. & M.S.) and/or a letter is sent home in backpacks (NES).

Q: How is lunch handled in the school buildings?
Students will be eating lunch in the cafeterias.