Marcellus Community Schools

Best High Schools - US News & World Report Bronze 2018


Ms. Nanette Pauley

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Marcellus Virtual

Interested in Virtual Learning opportunities for your child?  Please click on the link below for more information.

“Where Students Are First!”

Marcellus Community Schools will provide a challenging curriculum, a safe learning environment and a competent, dedicated staff necessary for our students to become life-long learners and productive community members.



Student Covid Exposure Letter

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Covid Letter

Covid Letter


September 11, 2020

Dear Marcellus parents, staff and community members:

As our country fights the spread of COVID-19, we believe one of our greatest responsibilities is to communicate transparently and often with you, our school community. It is our hope that accurate and up-to-date correspondence will help you make well-informed decisions for your family. Nothing is more important to Marcellus, than the safety and health of our students, our employees and their families. When we work together, we can provide the best care for all involved.

Late this afternoon, we learned the following information: A middle- high school teacher recently learned that one of her family members tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member has exhibited no symptoms of the illness; however, she is self-quarantining at this time as an added precaution and safeguard.

Marcellus Community Schools will continue to clean and disinfect surfaces inside all district schools. As more cases are being confirmed across the state, it is important to remain vigilant. The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of this global pandemic:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Stay at home, if possible.
• If you must go out, practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.
• Avoid gatherings that include more than 10 people.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath among other symptoms of illness or some have no symptoms. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, you are encouraged to contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Do not come to work or school until you are fever free for 3 days and it has been 10 days since you started feeling ill. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.

If you would like to learn more about COVID-19, the following links are reliable and accurate sources for information:
CDC COVID-19 Information
Talking to Children About COVID-19

Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. Please continue to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Marcellus Community Schools.

Nanette Pauley,

The Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is not currently testing at our location.
If an individual suspects they have COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and take one of the following steps:
• Call their primary care provider (PCP) via telephone
• Do a virtual visit with their health system/provider
• Contact one of the three Care Advisor Phone Numbers or Web Pages provided by our local health systems. *these numbers are helpful for individuals who do not have a PCP.
• *If your symptoms are life-threatening call 9-1-1

Care Advisor Phone Numbers and Webpages
(269) 341-7788
Ascension Borgess
(833) 978-0649
Spectrum Health Lakeland
(616) 391-2380
*a Chatbot is available online
*Drive-up testing is available but all patients require a physician's order to be tested.

InterCare Health Network
(855) 869-6980
*Drive-thru testing is available. Individuals do NOT have to have a lab order (does NOT have to be InterCare only)

Car Routes per Building

Building Car Routing Plan

MS/HS Student Entry and Exits

MS/HS Student Entry and Exits

Elementary Drop Off and Entry Points 

Elementary Drop Off and Entry Ponits

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Return to School Plan

Parent Letter - Fall 2020 Options

July 30, 2020

Dear Wildcat Families:

This past spring was anything but typical for our school community.  COVID-19  forced us to create remote learning plans overnight, deliver instruction in new and unique ways (sometimes without access to technology) and try to maintain a sense of community while being socially distant. On behalf of everyone at Marcellus Community Schools, I commend you for coming together during this challenging time. It is clear that when we work together, our students, our staff members and our community thrive. Read More

Important - Return To School Survey

In response to the recent release of the Return to School Roadmap, Marcellus Community Schools is looking for information from all our families to help us make decisions regarding returning to school in the fall.  Please fill out this short survey.

September 14, 2020 August Board Meeting Notice

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Executive Order 2020-48, the September 14, 2020 Marcellus Board of Education meeting will be held virtually, at 7:00 p.m. The virtual public protocol is available on the Board of Education page.  
Please contact Mindy Bohan at or 269-646-7655 to discuss procedures for persons with disabilities to participate in the meeting.

Questions or comments on any Board of Education business may be directed to the individual members of the Board via email. Marcellus School Board members' email can be found on the Board Of Education Page.

District News

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Superintendent's Letter

Recently, Michigan school districts received important state guidance that must be used in planning for the 2020-21 return to school. The guidance, including the Governor's Return to School Roadmap and Executive Order 2020-142, requires schools to design a compliant return to learning plan, with specific safety requirements and recommendations dependent upon which phase we find ourselves. Read More

Superintendent's Letter

On June 1, Governor Whitmer announced that much of Michigan would move into Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan.  On June 17, Governor Whitmer declared that Michigan schools could return to in person learning, with strict safety protocols in place,  during Phase 4.  However, schools will not learn of the requirements until June 30, when  a “Michigan’s Return to School Roadmap” is expected to be released. Read More

Superintendent's Letter

The 2019-20 school year concludes on June 11 and promises to be one for the history books.  The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent extended school closure certainly impacted our daily lives, including the manner in which education was delivered. Sadly, many of the traditional celebrations and events, including class parties, athletics and band, field trips, swim camp, robotics and many other important student experiences had to be cancelled. The cancellation of events has been especially consequential for the senior class. Read More

Superintendent's Letter

June 7 was to be the date when the Marcellus High School’s Class of 2020 would participate in a traditional graduation ceremony.  But, that was pre-pandemic.  After surveying seniors, a decision was made to postpone the traditional ceremony until August 9 in the hope that our seniors and their families could enjoy an in-person event.   While that remains the plan, holding a more traditional ceremony will be dependent upon the executive orders that are in place at that time. Read More

Superintendent's Letter

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released interim guidance for schools’ reopening that is described in three steps or phases. Those steps are dependent upon the level of community transmission and the presence of COVID-19 cases within the school. The CDC document also provides recommendations commensurate with each phase of the outbreak. Among the step-dependent recommendations are social distancing, disinfecting and cleaning protocols, limiting visitors, the use of face coverings for staff, limitations on gatherings and field trips, as well as restricting mixing among student groups. Read More

Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan

Although schools are closed and not providing in-person instruction, teaching and learning must continue. Michigan educators have been called to provide our students with continued learning. Please click on the link below for more information.

Marcellus Continuity of Learning MICL Plan


2020 Census

Statistics In Schools

Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a U.S. Census Bureau program that uses census statistics to create classroom materials for grades pre-K through 12. Teachers and subject matter experts nationwide helped develop each SIS activity to make sure it is valuable and engaging. The SIS program includes more than 200 activities and resources in a variety of subjects.  Read more

Online Learning Resources

For those parents and students who have internet access, we have compiled this list of online learning resources for Marcellus Community Schools.   


District Calendar

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Kindergarten Roundup 2020-2021

Due to the social distancing guidance from the Governor, we will not hold a traditional Kindergarten Round-up Open House this year. Instead we are offering parents the opportunity to complete a form that will provide basic information for us about your child. Please navigate to our Kindergarten Roundup page for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • 9 Oct
  • 12 Oct
    • Board Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Board Meeting
      Date: Oct 12
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: High School
      Calendar: BOE Meetings
  • 30 Oct
  • 5 Nov
    • Half Day - Parent-Teacher Conferences
      Date: Nov 5
      Calendar: District Calendar

      ES Dismissal: 11:07
      M/HS Dismissal: 11:06
      VS Dismissal: 10:50
      Conferences will be held from 12:00-3:00pm and from 4:30-7:30pm

  • 6 Nov
  • 9 Nov
    • Board Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Board Meeting
      Date: Nov 9
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Volinia School
      Calendar: BOE Meetings
  • 10 Nov

Title IX Training Document

Title IX Training Documents