Loss of Housing

If your family is staying with a friend or relative due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason, you may qualify for additional help under the McKinney-Vento Act. McKinney-Vento exists to remove barriers to school success when a family is going through a hard time.

For more information, please contact our Merrill M-V Liaison Katlin Gehringer to discuss your situation by calling 989-643-7231, Ext. 272 or via email at

Homework Support

Homework can be stressful for both parents and students. However, the positive impact of additional time spent on learning is proven. Setting aside a specific time and place to study promotes self-discipline and gives students an opportunity to reflect and revisit on the day’s learning. Sometimes, students may need additional support at home in order to reach success. Teachers have compiled a list of resources for students to access teaching material outside of the classroom setting to enhance and support learning.

McGraw-Hill login: User is year of graduation and last name followed by lowercase “a” + 07pratta. Password is student ID.

Which Assessments do Students Take?

Grade Level

Content Areas Assessed

3rd and 6th

Mathematics and ELA

4th and 7th

Mathematics, ELA and Science

5th and 8th

Mathematics, ELA and Social Studies

9th and 10th



Science and Social Studies, SAT and WorkKeys

MI-Access Alternate Assessment - all grades, all content areas

WIDA for students who are learning the English Language