Message from the Supt. - End of the School Year

Message from the Superintendent - End of the School Year
Posted on 05/05/2022
Dear MAPS Families and Students,

As many of you well know, weather in the UP can be unpredictable.  This past school year we had substantial accumulations of snow in January and February and freezing rain, ice, sleet and snow in the end of March.  For the safety of students, staff and families, we canceled eight full days of instruction. We just received confirmation from the Michigan Department of Education that MAPS can end the year as scheduled on Thursday, June 9th, assuming there are no further cancellations.  This will be a 1/2 day of instruction.  I hope to see all of our students on Thursday, June 9th for a great sendoff into summer vacation.

Thank you for your support in keeping our buildings open despite myriad challenges this year, including those related to COVID-19.  I’m proud to say that as of today, we have not closed a classroom, building or the district for any reason beyond inclement weather.

On a different note, the Marquette Area Public Schools Sinking Fund Renewal on yesterday’s ballot passed with a yes vote.  The sinking fund is used for projects and repairs and allows MAPS to continue using the general fund to implement creative programming to help address the academic, social and emotional needs of our students.

I am grateful for the support of our families, students, staff and community and look forward to maintaining MAPS’ tradition of excellence.


Zack Sedgwick
Marquette Area Public Schools