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Bay City Public Schools is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and the impact that it is having on our schools. Leaders are meeting daily to manage the district's response. This website will provide updates to the community regarding district actions related to our schools.

Recent Updates

Please know that some of the information here could change quickly. The best way to stay informed about how the COVID-19 closings are impacting families at Bay City Public Schools is to:

April 3, 2020

  • Superintendent Bigelow today issued the district response to yesterday's news that in-person K-12 instruction is suspended through the remainder of the school year. We are working collaborativley with neighboring districts, local partners, and our ISD to provide a more structured online program tentatively set to begin on April 20, 2020. More information will be shared as additional information is gathered and our plans develop.

April 2, 2020

  • Included in Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-35 today was expected news that state assessments were suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. The order also includes news that the SAT and PSAT will be offered in the fall for those students who missed out on taking it this spring.
  • Governor Whitmer today issued Executive Order 2020-35, suspending in-person K-12 instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. District leaders are meeting this afternoon to discuss the details of this order and to continue planning for support of students and their families through the remainder of the school year.

March 27, 2020

March 24, 2020

  • In an effort to increase opportunities for students to stay connected during the emergency closure of schools, Bay City Public Schools will be providing Chromebooks for student check-out beginning Friday, March 27, 2020. Click here to learn more.

March 23, 2020

  • Superintendent Bigelow has issued an update in light of Governor Whitmer's executive order. Bay City Public Schools will continue providing free meals during the emergency shutdown. This includes our scheduled "Spring Break."
  • Governor Whitmer today signed the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, "directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations ... for at least the next three weeks." This means schools must remain closed through April 13. We will provide further information as it unfolds.

March 20, 2020

  • The U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, said in a press release today that states requesting relief from federally-mandated standardized testing would be granted. We are still waiting for an official response from the State of Michigan.
  • The College Board has provided an update on their plans to provide online support for Advanced Placement students, and online testing with two different testing dates to be announced by April 3. The full update is available on their website. Our memo to students, parents, and staff can be read here.

March 19, 2020

  • For ideas on schoolwork, projects, and crafts, visit our new at-home learning landing site for BCPS parents, “The Kids are Home...Now What?” on S’more at

March 17, 2020

  • We have received a number of inquiries regarding the status of M-Step, PSAT, SAT, and AP testing in light of school closures. Unfortunately, we are waiting for more information from the State of Michigan and the College Board. We will post information here as it comes available.

March 16, 2020

  • Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will be providing two breakfasts and two lunches to each student every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Schedules and pickup locations are available here.

March 13, 2020

  • In accord with the Governor's directive to close schools, all of Bay City Public Schools will be closed as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Bay City Public Schools is expected to resume school on Monday, April 6, 2020.

  • We have closed all of our buildings and faciliites for deep cleaning during the emergency closure. We are not permitting the public into our buildings but understand there may be unique circumstances where entrance is needed (medication, etc.). Please contact your building administrator to make arrangements if necessary.

  • Our Nutrition Services and Transportation Departments are working together to organize food distribution to serve our community. We are planning on distributing meals from seven (7) sites, located in school parking lots, throughout the district. Location details and times are still being determined. More information will be provided regarding the program by Monday afternoon with the goal of distributing meals beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

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