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    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

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    Are you concerned about your child's development? How to access services

    If you are a parent or caregiver concerned about your young child's development, the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District’s Early Childhood Department has a team of specialists available to help children along their educational path.

    • If your child is between birth and up to 3 years of age, please complete an on-line referral at https://1800earlyon.org/online_referral.php, or call (800) EarlyOn (327-5966).
    • If your child is between 3 and 5 years of age, call Taylor School (231) 439-6937. Please leave a message and a staff member will return your call to gather more information. You may also email Shannon Quinn, at quinns@charemisd.org.

    Services for eligible children include speech and language assistance, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Services are provided in the home for children up to age 3, and in preschool for children ages 3-5. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child!

    Board of Education to meet Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, for regular monthly session

    By Executive Order 2020-129, which allows for online public meetings until Aug. 31, 2020, the Charlevoix-Emmet ISD School Board shall meet electronically at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 for a regular monthly meeting.

    The following web address will host the meeting:  


    Meeting ID: 96870038095

    Phone 1-301-715-8592

    If a member of the public would like to sign up to address the school board during the public comments section of the meeting, they may do so by emailing Superintendent Jeff Crouse up to 11am on 8/14/2020 @  crousej@charemisd.org   or by calling (231) 342-5931. Additional meeting details

    Schedule a driver's license road test

    Char-Em ISD road testers are scheduling driving tests for those seeking auto, motorcycle and CDL licenses. Students and adults are encouraged to contact the test administrators directly; their contact information can be found on the Driver License Road Testing page

    Char-Em ISD's Continuity of Learning (COL) plans

    Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-35, and subsequent Executive Order 2020-65, Char-Em ISD has developed the following Continuity of Learning Plans for the Spring of 2020:

    Professional learning announcement 2020-21 school year

    Char-Em ISD remains committed to providing meaningful professional learning opportunities for educators across Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties in the school year ahead.

    The ISD’s Professional Learning team has gathered feedback from local district administrators and ISD staff and has carefully considered guidance documents about how to best deliver professional learning in 2020-21. It has been decided that all professional learning for the first half of the school year – from August to December 2020 – will be delivered virtually in an online format. The annual Area-Wide Professional Learning Day, scheduled for Nov. 6, 2020, will not take place in person.

    While we value the time spent learning together as professionals, we know that during this coming school year your students will need you more than ever. Your time in the classroom will be critical in supporting our children both academically and emotionally. You can be assured that Char-Em will continue to offer learning opportunities needed to maintain certifications required by state and federal mandates/law.  Whenever possible we will continue to offer continuing education credits in conjunction with these opportunities. 

    Visit the Professional Learning page

    Distance Learning Video Tutorial Resources

    Learn about Google Classroom, Zoom, Google Meet, Loom, and much more by checking out the videos on the Video Tutorial Links page.

    Early Head Start, Head Start, GSRP Pre-Application

    Parents and guardians may now complete a pre-application for enrollment into a home-based program for children ages 0-3 or preschool for children ages 3-4.  Fill out the pre-application 

    Kindergarten Readiness Totes available to all families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2020

    All children throughout Char-Em ISD preparing to start kindergarten in the fall of 2020 are eligible to receive a free Kindergarten Readiness Tote, filled with fun activities to help build excitement for starting their schooling years.

    The Kindergarten Readiness Totes are a project of the Great Start Collaborative & Parent Coalition, informed by the work of the School Readiness Advisory Committee. The School Readiness Advisory Committee is comprised of parents and a variety of early childhood professionals, including preschool and kindergarten teachers and educational coaches. Funding for this project is provided through the Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet & Northern Antrim Counties.

    Complete details about how to receive a Kindergarten Readiness Tote!

    'Step Up to Success' interactive Career Staircase launched!

    Parents and caregivers play an invaluable role in keeping their children on track to meet career and college readiness goals. To help in those efforts, Char-Em ISD's Career and Technical Education Department developed the "Step Up to Success" Career Staircase. This interactive tool takes students on a journey from kindergarten through graduation and beyond in goal setting and awareness of career and college readiness activities and events. It provides resources that families will need along the journey, and it lets community members and professionals know where they can step in and be part of creating bright futures for our youth.

    Check out the Career Staircase!

    We’re hiring: Char-Em ISD current job openings

    Char-Em ISD is hiring!

    View complete details about the following positions and other job openings in several Char-Em ISD school districts:

    • School Social Worker (updated through the 2020-2021 school year)
    • Special Education Teacher Assistant
    • Transporter

    WE ARE HIRING! Substitute bus drivers, riders/aides needed, paid training available

    Precious cargo aboard! Char-Em ISD is looking for substitute bus drivers and riders/aides for our multiple bus routes to and from Char-Em programs. Flexible hours and days mean you choose when you can provide coverage of routes. Char-Em pays for all required driver training (written testing and on-road testing), so experience is not necessary. Experience working with special needs children is not required, but is helpful, as is a compassionate personality. Because of the wide geographical area covered by Char-Em, we pay you from when you leave the house to get to your assigned transportation route each day that you work. Routes may be in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Those interested may also start as (paid) aides rather than driver, to see if the job is a good fit.

    Sound like this is for you? We welcome you to learn more by reading the complete job descriptions online. Contact Char-Em ISD’s Transportation Coordinator at 231-582-8070 if you have further questions or you’re interested in applying!

    Upcoming Events

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    September 21 (Monday)
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    Our Mission

    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

    Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

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