COVID-19 Resources

Ottawa Area Center COVID-19 School Dashboard

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Ottawa Area ISD and Ottawa Area Center are committed to the health, safety and social-emotional well-being of our students, staff, and school families.  We will not compromise on this priority. We’ve have been an will continue to adhere to strict cleaning and sanitizing protocols in accordance with local health officials and the CDC.

This dashboard was developed in partnership with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health and provides information on “school-associated” COVID-19 cases among staff and students in our district school buildings.  Numbers are updated daily at 3:00 pm.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) defines “School Associated Case” as a case of probable or confirmed COVID-19 amongst students, teachers, staff members, coaches, volunteers, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period.

Return to OAC Parent Survey

As we are working on creating safety protocols and a return to school plan for OAC, it is required that we receive your feedback on a few questions so we can best prepare for a safe return to school at the end of this month.  Our OAC return to school plan will be shared with you once it is finalized.  In the meantime, please take a moment to answer the questions in the Return to OAC Parent survey to the best of your ability.  This information will help guide our planning.

This survey needs to be completed by Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Thank you for your time completing this survey.  

Return to OAC FAQs

PDF DocumentFrequently Asked Questions regarding OAC's Return to School

Food Resources

PDF DocumentOttawa County Food Resources - English

PDF DocumentOttawa County Food Resources - Spanish

Family/Student Remote Learning Survey

We wanted to take some time to check-in with you.  We would like to know how you are doing, how Remote Learning has been, what support you may need, and what your hopes are for returning to school in the Fall.
 
If possible, we would love to hear the perspective of both guardians and students in this survey.  If you are filling this survey out as a guardian, please feel free to discuss the questions with the students in your household and record their responses.  
 
This survey is 7 questions long and should take you 5-10 minutes to complete.
 
 

Music Therapy Online:

OAC students and families, feel free to sing and play along with Music Therapy...Online with CC Zaya! This will be the start of a video series so you can stay connected at home with OAC Music Therapy and the OAC Student Playlist.

Physical Therapy Website:

Please take a look at the helpful pages included in the Physical Therapy website for information, resources, tips and tricks to help you and your child navigate this time at home.

Speech Department Website:

The Speech Department has created a website that all families can access if they are looking for some activities and resources to support communication skills. New information will be added weekly. We will continue to add to this page throughout this period of distance learning. Check back often for more great resources!

Morgan Addis' SCI Class:

Ms. Morgan's classroom website has all the information to support students and families in their distance learning plans. 

Krystal Draveling's MOCI Class:

Krystal Draveling's MOCI 1 classroom website was created as resource for parents to use during our contingency learning. Feel free to use the resources at your own pace! The link below shows how to use the power point as slide show.

Courtney Hearit's SCI Class:

Courtney Hearit's classroom website will be a way for all of the learning opportunities to be in one spot and easily accessible.  We as a classroom team will be posting information based on a schedule similar to the one our class follows through the regular school week.

Jen Hedberg's SXI Classroom:

This site is all inclusive with read alouds, news, interactive cooking lessons, resources, and helpful tips. We will update it weekly!

Alyssa Hollemans/Kris Bour's SXI Classroom:

Alyssa Hollemans/Kris Bour's classroom website is a place to share our activities and lessons with our students and families. As we navigate these unknown times, we want to support you in the best way possible. New videos, information, and activities will be added frequently.

Jenny Kavaluskis' SCI Class:

Jenny Kavaluskis' SCI classroom website will be filled with activities, resources, weekly Zoom meetings, and music therapy videos. The site will be updated as time goes on.

Ashley Stedman's SXI Class:

Ashley Stedman's SXI classroom website will be filled with some activities, supports, and tips for integration that you are free to use at home with your students. The site will be updated as time goes on.

May Newsletter from Autism Support of Westshore:

Autism Support of Westhore provides the May edition of their newsletter, including some helpful resources for families and students during this time. 

Michigan’s COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide:

The Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide provides information on programs that can support Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs in this guide are supported by the state and federal government, private companies, and nonprofits. There are special sections for programs serving Detroit residents and local resources for other areas of the state.

COVID-19 Resources Free Student Meals:

Ottawa Area ISD has been working with local food service directors of K-12 school districts to ensure that all students throughout the OAISD service region are included in meal distribution plans during the school closure period amid the COVID-19 emergency.

Food Resources - Ottawa County:

A number of food resource agencies have changed their schedules due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please refer to the Ottawa Food website for the most up-to-date information regarding food resources in Ottawa County.

Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative:

The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative website lists food pantry resources for those living in Allegan County. 

Spartan Caregiver Support:

The COVID-19 outbreak has left thousands of caregivers in the State of Michigan without behavioral and social support for people with autism. Spartan Caregiver Support aims to address this urgent need by providing caregivers with free informational support via phone, video chat, or other electronic media.

Storyline Online:

Storyline Online is an online collection of books that are read by celebrities. Includes books such as Peter Rabbit, Stella Luna and many more.

Free Access to Kids Workouts:

During this unprecedented time, we want to continue helping families stay healthy and sane by offering some fun ways to expend energy together. With schools out and no formal recess or P.E., we hope you’ll use these workouts to make family fitness fun and a part of your daily routine.

Cosmic Kids Yoga:

Healthy screen time for 21st Century kids! More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Cosmic Kids. Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy. But the videos are brilliant fun so kids love doing them!

Educational Games:

Educational Games is a website that includes games by grade level. These games work on counting, reading, letters, and numbers.

Champion Force Athletics Videos:

Free cheerleading, martial arts, and workout videos from Champion Force Athletics.

Social/Emotional Resources & Activities:

This social/emotional resources and activities website is a one-stop shop for some helpful resources and activities to navigate these uncertain times. Some of the resources and activities include coping skills, mindfulness, card deck prompts, and caring connections.

Mindfulness Class for Kids:

Mindful Schools has created ten free mindfulness classes for kids! Join us online – for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds – and let’s have fun exploring mindfulness together.

Family Mindfulness Schedule:

The PDF Documentattached PDF includes mindfulness techniques that can be practiced with your student during a busy daily routine. 

Second Step Providing Free Resources through June 30:

We know this is a stressful time for students, families, and educators. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are growing. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources you can use to help young people learn the social-emotional skills they need to get through these challenging events.

Free Mental Health Resources:

The free mental health resources compiled by the OAISD address many issues educators, parents, and children are experiencing right now. Please take a moment to care for yourself and share these resources with others.

Parent Link

The Parent Link newsletters will still be published and sent to families electronically through the COVID-19 closure. Both current and past Parent Links can be found in the "Newsletters" section of the OAC website for ease-of-access. These newsletters will also oftentimes include many helpful resources for families and students during the school closure.

Medicaid Billing Notification


PDF DocumentParent Notification for Medicaid Billing Notice (opens new window)

Resources for Parents

Lakeshore Center for Indpendent Living

426 Century Ln.
Holland, MI 49423-3079
(616) 396-5326

External LinkARC/Advocacy & Resource Center (opens new window)

665 136th Avenue, Suite 90
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 738-8570
E-mail: peggy@arc-resources.org

External LinkAssociation for Children's Mental Health (opens new window)

(Kent County)
(616) 874-1352
1-800-782-0883

External LinkChildren's Law Center (opens new window)

1695 Service Drive
Suite 101
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

External LinkAutism Society of West Shore (opens new window)

P.O Box 39
Spring Lake, MI  49456
(616) 395-3222

RICC Regional Interagency Coordinating Committee

665 136th Avenue, Suite 90
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 738-8570
E-mail: linda@arc-resources.org

External LinkOttawa County 211 (opens new window)


Dial 2-1-1 for Health and Human Services

External LinkOttawa County Community Mental Health (opens new window)

12265 James St.
Holland, MI 49464
(616) 392-1873