THE ROAD AHEAD
Your gift matters now, more than ever. As we move through this year under the specter of COVID-19, we are taking extra measures to keep our kids and community safe. From maintaining small class sizes to upgrading technology resources, these are just a few examples of how Old Mission Peninsula School is meeting the needs and preparing for our changing education environment .
We don't know what challenges lie ahead but with you support, we will be ready to take them on and meet the moment for our kids and our community.
The values and traditions that we hold dear at Old Mission Peninsula School have, in this unprecedented year, proven more important than ever. As a community, our resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance have given us the tools to navigate through the unexpected challenges. And your support has made our solutions possible.
We spent the summer preparing our staff and our campus so that we could continue to offer in-person classes safely. Our enduring commitment to small class-sizes and extensive outdoor experiences proved to be instrumental not only to the learning experience, but to keeping our staff and kids healthy and OMPS’s doors open. We adopted online-learning options and upgraded our technology resources to offer remote options as well. And we have been successful in balancing safety and learning so far.
But what’s next? What might we need to do to continue the education of our kids- who are the heart of our community and seeds of our future - uninterrupted in the days ahead?
The steps we’ve taken have been costly. We’ve been able to pivot successfully because of your past support and for that, we are so grateful. We ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation so that when we are finally on the other side of this pandemic, we are not just surviving, but thriving. We believe that progress never stands still and while the events of this year have slowed us and the world down, we intend to keep forging ahead, investing in our kids and the community.
The future is bright and we can get there together. Here’s to the road ahead.
Will you help us ensure we can maintain smaller class sizes for safe social distancing, and support us in building up our technology capabilities?
"AT THE HEART OF ANY COMMUNITY IS ITS CHILDREN. THEY NOT ONLY REPRESENT OUR FUTURE, BUT THE CULMINATION OF WHERE WE'VE BEEN."
- OLD MISSION PENINSULA RESIDENT
"THIS SCHOOL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A KEYSTONE OF THE OLD MISSION PENINSULA - ITS VIBRANCY, TRADITIONS, AND RESILIENCE LIVE ON THROUGH EACH GENERATION THAT PASSES THROUGH ITS DOORS."
- OLD MISSION PENINSULA SCHOOL FAMILY
OLD MISSION PENINSULA SCHOOL
Ranked top 1% of Michigan schools in reading proficiency / language arts*
Ranked top 10% of Michigan public schools overall*
The nationally-acclaimed comprehensive core curriculum combines lesson materials and text study to challenge students to think critically about real-world topics.
While always committed to a low teacher:student ratio, small class sizes are now more important than ever to keep us safe
Laptops for remote learning
The procurement of additional laptops for remote learning students, communication software, and remote learning platform subscriptions
Keeping class sizes small
While always committed to small class size for an optimum learning environment, small classes are now critical to our safety and wellbeing
Additional cleaning, PPE
We are safeguarding our staff, our students, and our families by following and exceeding recommending cleaning guidelines and PPE safety measures