On June 22, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) lifted all remaining public health orders pertaining to COVID-19. Previous coronavirus requirements for schools and child care programs have now been replaced by recommendations from MDHHS for consideration by schools and their parents. Please consult your school’s leadership for further direction.
It has been a long 15 months of required practices that were intrusive to our normal interactions. The Diocese of Grand Rapids and the Office of Catholic schools are grateful for your patience, understanding, resilience, and grace throughout this time. We are so proud of the students, parents, teachers, and leaders who didn’t let this time of uncertainty and disruption stand in the way of our important mission. We all came together as the Body of Christ. God, in His benevolence, has richly blessed our response with strengthened faith, academic achievement, and growing enrollment as we look toward the 2021-22 school year. Thank you for your part in this grand effort!
We are hopeful that no additional public health orders will be necessary for the 2021-22 school year. Please consult your school’s regular communications for information about the safe return of students as we move closer to the first day of school.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,000 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.