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Welch HS CLP


Douglas R. Welch High School
250 E. Tuttle Rd
Ionia, MI 48846

Jennifer Burns, Principal
Cell: 616-841-5043

Jodi Courtland, Secretary


April 13, 2020

Dear Families,

   I hope this message finds you and your family healthy in these difficult times. As you may have heard, the Governor suspended school for the rest of the school year. However, learning will still take place for Douglas R. Welch High School students. The materials and assignments will come from the materials students were already using this year. Our teachers will be reaching out to you and students to support their learning. This will be done through phone calls, Edgenuity, email and Google Hangouts. Jodi Courtland will be reaching out to make sure that each student has the technology and internet needed to continue Edgenuity coursework and other assignments provided to students.

   Our goal is to not punish students for the shutdown due to COVID-19. Instead, if your student was on the path to graduate before school closed then he/she will graduate. If your student was passing a course prior to the school closure he/she will receive credit for that course. If a student was not passing a course prior to the closure the teacher of that course will be reaching out to determine assignments that may be completed to raise your student’s course grade. Teachers will be reaching out with course expectations within the next week.

   Right now we can assume our graduation ceremony will be delayed until the late summer or early fall. We will provide more information about this in the upcoming weeks. Information regarding the COVID-19 closure will be posted on the Ionia Public Schools website 

   Lastly, many students have asked to enter schools to pick up belongings or turn in books. This will not happen until after the Governor removes the “stay at home” order unless there is an immediate need for items. Please contact Jodi Courtland if you have an immediate need for items left at school. We will have a plan to visit schools once this order ends.


Edgenuity Student Login


Jason Little Office Hours 1:00-3:00 pm

Google Hangout:  

Call in Number: 401-646-0775 PIN: 485 402 565#


Tina Presley Office Hours 3:00-5:00 pm

Google Hangout:

Call in Number: 575-305-4309 PIN: 195 973 657#


Julie Blair Office Hours 3:30- 5:30 pm

Google Hangout:

Call in Number: 443-671-4645 PIN: 648 451 729#

Please stay healthy and encourage your students to continue learning during this time!



Jennifer Burns