Homecoming Adjustment Due to EEE Concern

Homecoming Adjustment Due to EEE Concern
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As you may be aware, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has recently issued guidance regarding  the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in West Michigan including the encouragement “to consider postponing, rescheduling or cancelling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk,” to protect against possible exposure to mosquitoes carrying the virus.


South Haven Public Schools has been carefully monitoring the updates issued from the state and has evaluated our outdoor schedule. As health and safety of our students is our top priority, we will be adjusting our Homecoming schedule this year in accordance with the MDHHS recommendations. While festivities will still take place this Friday, September 20th, the Homecoming Parade will now take place at 4:30 PM with the varsity football game kicking off at 5:15 PM. 


Please note that further event adjustments may also take place in the near future. These changes will be communicated to our school families through our coaches, advisors, and school officials. Updates will also be posted to the district’s website at www.shps.org.


We thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we work to create a schedule that coincides with the guidance being issued by MDHHS and encourage you to familiarize yourself with the prevention steps listed in their latest press release. These tips, along with the press release, can be found in the PDF below. MDHHS Press Release PDF