Remote Learning Opportunities

March 18, 2020 

Dear Wellspring Prep Families, 

At this point, we would like to offer broad learning recommendations and provide weekly learning opportunities to students to keep learning alive and to continue making progress as we await additional guidance from the MDE. 

We are encouraging the following:

  • Starting Monday, March 23rd, students should check Google Classroom for their courses; each course will be updated on Monday with work for the week to be completed by Friday. Teachers are available via email and will have office hours available on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu.  
  • Students can work on completing or finishing any missing work that was assigned prior to the closure.  
  • Students enrolled in online courses, dual enrollment courses, or Early College courses must continue to make progress through their online platforms; instruction is continuing at this point. 
  • Students completing 60-90 minutes in Khan Academy daily is recommended (click here).
  • The GVSU Charter School Office has curated helpful learning activities/ideas (click here).
  • AP students can check for updates posted by CollegeBoard (click here).

We understand that flexibility is paramount during this time; each family is experiencing different circumstances during this time. To the extent possible, please encourage your student to make an honest attempt to complete the lessons and assignments being posted and to utilize Khan Academy and the other resources provided as ways to keep their brains active and continue learning.

If you are in need of internet support or resources, both Comcast and Charter have created programs to support families during this prolonged school closure.

As additional communication related to post-April 5th education is provided to us by the Governor or MDE, we will be sure to update you as quickly as possible. 

 

Sincerely,

Emily Hurrell

Principal

Food Service during School Closure

March 16, 2020

Dear Wellspring Prep families,

We know there are many questions surrounding the availability of food services during the emergency closure period. I am writing today to share our plan for providing nutritional resources to families during this time.

Beginning this week through the week ending Sunday, April 5, we are committed to distributing breakfast and lunch meals at Wellspring Prep to be prepared and eaten at home. Households may pick up breakfast (shelf-stable) and lunch (frozen, with reheating instructions) from our school at designated pick up times (see below). Please know, we will provide food for weekend days on the last distribution day of the week.

Pick up times will be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, while supplies last. The pickup will include breakfast and lunch during one stop at the school. The Tuesday pickup may be for enough meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; the Friday pickup may be for enough meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Students do not need to be present in order for parents to receive their child(s) meals. Items may be picked up from the school main doors. Families are not allowed to enter into the school building.

We have been, and will continue, to follow established best practices to reduce risk – much as we do during the cough, cold, and flu season. We have shared these best practices with you in previous notes sent home with your child, including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • If you are sick, stay home.

We are in unprecedented times and we thank you for your support and patience as we work to share timely, accurate updates with you. Please refer to the local news and GRPS for other meal sites that are open to the public during the three-week closure.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Wellspring Prep.

Sincerely,

Emily Hurrell

Wellspring Prep Closed 3/13/20

Wellspring Prep will be closed Friday, March 13th. Staff is to report to school at noon. There will be a more detailed communication sent out later today in regard to the long-term closure of Michigan schools recently announced by Governor Whitmer. We will keep you posted. Stay clean and safe Wolves!

Wellspring Prep Early College Program Applications Due March 6th

Thank you for all of our parents/students who came out to learn more about our Early College Program last night! If you are interested in the Early College Program and were unable to attend last night’s meeting, please reach out to Mrs. Hurrell (ehurrell@wellspringprep.com) to schedule a time to learn more about the program and application process.

Applications for the Early College Program are due on Friday, March 6th by 4:00PM to Mrs. Hurrell.

Spring Play Auditions

Come audition for our Spring Play:

What: Spring Play Auditions for “Charley’s Aunt”
When: Tuesday, January 28th from 3:00-4:30pm
            Thursday, January 30th  from 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Room 311
How: There will be sign-up sheets and auditions forms in the cafeteria. Please sign-up for a time slot that works for you. If you cannot make either of these audition dates, please speak with Ms. Anys or Mr. Marzka as soon as possible.
Show Dates: Thursday, April 30th
                      Friday, May 1st
                      Saturday, May 2nd
Performance Location: Dog Story Theater

FAFSA Night

Seniors and Senior Parents –

We invite you to come to a FAFSA Workshop on November 6th at 5:30PM. Please bring your parent, parent(s) 2018 tax return and a charged laptop to get specific support on filling out your FAFSA from representatives from Davenport University.