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Community Alert Response Generated - Soft Lockdown

April 24, 2019

Dear Nelson and Muskegon High School Parents and Guardians,

Today, at approximately 12:00 pm, the Nelson Elementary and High School main offices received a phone call from our neighborhood police officer (Officer Clark).  Officer Clark indicated that some members of the neighborhood had reported hearing gunshots in the area. While there were no confirmations of gunshots or guns in the area, Officer Clark recommended that we go into a “Soft Lockdown.”  A Soft Lockdown is an emergency procedure used at school whenever there may be an outside risk to our staff or scholars. During a Soft Lockdown, we have all staff and scholars stay in the building, we limit movement within our halls, and we prevent people from coming in or out of the building.  After about 30 minutes, Community Officer Clark called back and confirmed that everything was safe, and that we could go back to our normal routines and procedures. I want you all to know that we practice lockdowns (both “Soft” and “Hard”) along with fire and tornado drills several times each year and our students did a great job during today’s lockdown.  If you have any questions about today’s incident, or any other questions about our emergency procedures, please feel free to contact our Superintendent at 231-720-2004. Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep your scholars safe each and every day here at Muskegon Public Schools.

 

Sincerely.
Dr. Brian Gamm and Dr. Arthur Garner
Principals
Nelson Elementary
Muskegon High School

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Homeless Student Assistance Program District

Homeless Student Assistance Program

The future success of homeless children and youth depends on school enrollment, attendance, and educational achievement. School provides stability for children and youth while their parents/guardians search for permanent housing and employment.

Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Act to eliminate barriers in public schools so that homeless children and youth can enroll in school and receive access to educational opportunities. Services are available through Muskegon Public Schools for students of Muskegon County and surrounding areas.
Services Available:

  • Immediate enrollment in district of residence or district of origin, with or without required documentation (birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records)
  • Transportation provided to district of origin when it is in the best interest of the child or youth
  • Provision of school supplies
  • Access to Title I services, including free lunch and tutoring

 

Please contact Irma Lopez, McKinney-Vento Grant Coordinator for Muskegon County if you would like to learn more: 231-720-2004.