Excel at Mulick Park (PK-5 Grade)


February 24,2021

Dear Mulick Park Parents, Guardians and Staff:

On February 24, 2021, we were notified that a staff member at Mulick Park Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are following the procedures for a positive test and working with the Kent County Health Department to notify any staff member or students who may be considered close contacts.

The KCHD defines “close contact” as either:

  • Being within three feet of a COVID-19 infected person for 15 minutes or more (with or without a mask)
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a COVID-19 infected person or a person with any COVID-19 symptom(s) (e.g., being coughed on). 

There were no close contacts identified with this case.

The district is required to notify the Kent County Health Department of any positive tests of students or staff. The Grand Rapids Public Schools Health Services staff will conduct contact tracing and may contact you with quarantine instructions if it is determined that you are a close contact.

Under HIPAA Laws, we are required to protect the confidentiality of this individual unless there is a reason to inform you of their identity. We are informing you that we are moving forward under the guidance of the Kent County Health Department and that measures have been taken to protect the wellbeing of staff, students and families.

Please continue to monitor yourself for any new symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. If you notice changes in your health, please contact your medical provider immediately and consider getting tested.

As always, the safety of our staff and students is our first priority. All affected areas are being thoroughly cleaned using district approved disinfectant. If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact me or our school nurse.


Thomas Standifer, Principal

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A walkable neighborhood school proudly offering strong academics and caring staff in a safe and secure learning environment. Mulick Park Elementary School is located next to scenic Mulick Park. Students visit the park daily to play and explore. The neighborhood is safe and walkable, and the school serves as a hub for the community. It is located on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.

Mulick Park


Mulick Park has seen double-digit growth in reading and math test scores over the last three years. Staff are trained to identify individual student needs and customize their teaching to the student to help them succeed. 95% of parents feel their child is challenged at school.


The staff at Mulick Park are caring and dedicated. They believe in their students and have an environment of high expectations for all. More than 90% of the teaching staff have earned Master’s degrees.


Mulick Park is proud to have high parent participation rates. On average, 94% of parents attend parent-teacher conferences. The school also hosts fun, themed family learning nights each month, including Lego, bingo, reading, and math nights.


A recent survey showed that 96% of students feel safe at Mulick Park. Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.


Mulick Park believes in learning through experience. Common student field trips include Blandford, Camp Rogers, Country Dairy, and Calvin College. Mulick Park is also home to a robotics team, pen pal program, Cub STARS, and partnerships with Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids Symphony(AIR) and Ottawa Hills High School student helpers. Mulick Park has the LOOP after school program, which offers academic and enrichment activities. Students may also participate in free athletic programs, including basketball, cross country, soccer, track, and jump jam.



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Thomas Standifer

1761 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616-819-2810
Fax: 616-819-2817

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
 Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m.