Unless they have a verified exemption, all students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks on campuses and school buses. CPS continues using special state and federal funding to purchase cleaning equipment and supplies to support sanitization and disinfectant efforts at schools.
Classroom supplies continue being purchased to support teacher and staff efforts to sanitize desks and other contact surfaces in between students. All students, parents, staff and visitors have to take part in Health Screenings to remain on a CPS campus, which includes a temperature check and answering three attestation questions specific to COVID-19.
Unless they have a verified exemption, all students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks on campuses and school buses. In addition to the CPS COVID-19 Dashboard, families at an impacted school will receive a notification via the district’s call system.
NOTE: While the district will not release confidential student or staff information, “close contacts” (individuals within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) who may have been potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 will be directly notified. While it is true that reporting this type of information wouldn’t necessarily identify someone who has COVID-19 to the public, our schools have gotten smaller in Plan B/C and Virtual, meaning there are fewer people coming onto our campuses.
CPS will not release any details in its COVID-19 Dashboard or create any type of statistical data for public reporting which, through the process of elimination, may lead to the identification of an individual that has COVID-19. CPS will also make every effort to prevent creating an environment whereupon return from quarantine a student may be bullied by their classmates, a staff member may be ostracized by their peers, or a person may experience shame or some other negative feeling simply because they had gotten sick or diagnosed with COVID-19.
As such, CPS will not create any type of statistical data for public reporting about students or staff who are “close contacts” and asked to quarantine and self-monitor due to a potential exposure to COVID-19 at school, home, or in the community. Our CPS COVID-19 Dashboard serves as a public health awareness tool for all the students, staff, parents and visitors who are physically coming on to our campuses.
As there is community spread of COVID-19, it is a fact that there are going to be some CPS students, staff and family members not coming on to our campuses who test positive for COVID-19. This means if you were at a school where an individual that tested positive was on the campus, and you were not directly notified, then you are not considered a “close contact”.
Along with our schools, there are businesses, restaurants, hotels, churches, and other public agencies in our county that are also being impacted when employees, customers, or visitors with COVID-19 come into their facilities. Most entities experiencing similar situations are not sending out public alerts, so we understand why our reports of cases may be giving some a false impression that schools are the main ones being impacted.
Because the state’s guidance documents are filled with pages of information, resources and protocols for schools to follow, a more general explanation may be more helpful for families, staff and the community to understand. CPS will also use cleaning equipment to disinfect both the air and contact surfaces in all areas of the building where the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 has been.
NOTE: CPS will not be releasing details about a specific response at a school (areas being cleaned, if there were “close contacts” and if so how many, etc.) CPS will work with the local health department and INCHES to publicly report if there is a cluster of cases or an outbreak of COVID-19 at a specific school.
The Lady Cards play John Hardin at noon, followed by the boys game at 1:30 p.m. with Knox Central. Special thanks to recently retiring Board Chairperson Donna Blevins for her 16 years of service.
Archery Team participates in Pulaski County Meet Posted On: Monday, January 18, 2021All three of the WayneCounty School Teams participated in the Pulaski County Archery NASA competition on January 16th. Mat Cards win at Knox Central Dual Tournament Posted On: Monday, January 18, 2021, The WayneCounty Mat Cards traveled to Barbourville on Saturday, January 16th to compete in the Knox Central Dual Tournament.
Start applying for Rogers Explorers Program Posted On: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, WayneCounty Middle School Counselors Cindy Rose and Vicki Davis want local eighth graders to know it is time to start the application process to apply for the Center for Rural Development's Rogers Explorers. This program is for students with a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.
Now, with the official start quickly approaching, school leaders are spending time perfecting their plans and preparing for challenges. We’ve tracked reopening plans for school districts across Michigan, with a particular focus on the Detroit region that includes Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
Many are starting the school year remotely and planning to transition to face-to-face instruction when conditions allow. Gretchen Whitmer decides shortly before Sept. 8 that COVID-19 data indicates it isn’t safe for students and staff to return to school buildings.
We’ll be repeatedly updating this list to include more districts. And catch up on our latest stories about expected learning losses affecting the most vulnerable students, concerns about school meals, Detroit schools going all-remote, and more.
Students can attend in-person classes or sign up for a fully online program. Ann Arbor Public Schools in Washtenaw County will begin the year Sept. 8 with learning online.
In the second option, students would receive remote instruction from district teachers for the whole school year. The third option will allow students to learn online at their own pace while receiving feedback from district teachers.
The district is also offering the option of a fully online program. The remote start will continue for the first quarter, at which point the district will transition to in-person learning if conditions allow.
High school students will attend fully online. Once it is safe to return to in-person learning, the district will survey parents to determine which students want to continue with online learning and who will return to school buildings.
In a note on its website, the school said it will reevaluate the plan throughout the fall. Brandon School District in Oakland County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with two options : Students can attend in person or enroll in a fully online program.
Cadillac Area Public Schools in Oxford County will begin the school year Aug. 31 with students learning in person five days a week. High school students might be able to attend as part of a hybrid program that includes both in-person and remote instruction, according to the reopening plan.
Lawrenceville School District in Wayne and Oakland counties will begin the school year Aug. 31 online, with plans to transition students to in-person learning. The district is also offering a fully online option for students who don’t plan to make that transition.
District officials say they’ll evaluate the remote learning weekly. The district expects to phase in the transition to in-person learning, with most students returning in October.
Elementary students would return in person five days a week, while middle and high school students would return to a hybrid program that includes in-person and online learning. Davison Community Schools in Genesee County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with some students learning in person and other students learning online.
7 in WayneCounty planning to begin the school year Aug. 31 with students learning either in person or through a fully online program. When the district returns to face-to-face learning, there will still be an online only option available for students who want it.
Eastpointe Public Schools in Macomb County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with students learning either in person and online, or fully online. The district is working with the YMCA to provide child care within its schools for K-5 students.
There will be opportunities for some students who need extra support to come into buildings for two hours a day. Flat Rock Community Schools in WayneCounty will begin the school year Sept. 1 with students learning in person or fully online.
Fraser Public Schools i n Macomb County said in a July 13 Facebook post that it “will offer face-to-face, blended and virtual learning options with curriculum created and taught by our Fraser teachers.” The school year begins Sept. 8. Garden City Public Schools in WayneCounty will begin the school year with students learning online, with plans to transition to in-person learning when it is safe.
Gibraltar School District in WayneCounty will begin the school year Sept. 8 with students learning in person four days a week, while one day is spent learning remotely. The district also is offering a fully online option for students who opt not to make that transition.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools in Ottawa County will begin the school year with in-person learning and the option for online only learning. Grand Rapids Public Schools in Kent County has a plan that still must be approved by the school board that will have students learning online until the end of the first marking period on Oct. 21.
When it’s safe to do so, students whose parents chose a “traditional” school year program will return to the school building full-time or as part of a hybrid program that includes online learning. The district also plans to offer students with the most need, such as at-risk and special education, an opportunity to return to in-person learning soon after the school year starts.
Students can learn in person every day, fully online, or a combination of the two. An online only option will be offered to families who aren’t ready to return to school buildings.
Huron Valley Schools in Oakland County will begin the school year Aug. 31 with students in grades K-7 learning in person two days a week and online three days a week. Students in grades 8-12 will begin the year with two weeks of remote instruction and return to a mix of in-person and online learning on Sept. 14.
The district is also giving families the option of a fully online program. The district is planning for a return to in-person learning by Nov. 9, after the end of the first marking period.
Lake Shore Public Schools in Macomb County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with students either enrolled in a phased in, in-person learning program or in a fully online program. Students will receive a combination of live instruction from teachers and some self-paced learning.
The district announced Aug. 6 that all sports and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. L’Anne Crease Public Schools in Macomb County will begin the school year with students either learning in person or fully online.
Madison District Public Schools in Oakland County is beginning the school year Sept. 8 online, with plans to reassess at the end of the first marking period, which is Nov. 13. Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Schools in WayneCounty is beginning the school year Aug. 31 online, with plans to transition to in-person learning when conditions are safe.
Students will either learn in person five days a week or parents can choose an online only option. Northville Public Schools in WayneCounty will begin the school year Sept. 8 online, with plans to gradually reopen for in-person learning in early October.
Students enrolled in special education programs will be transitioned to in-person learning throughout September. Families can also choose a fully online program that does not include a shift to face-to-face instruction.
Nova Community Schools in Oakland County is planning to open the school year Sept. 8 with two options: a hybrid of in-person learning and online learning or a fully virtual option. They have the option to complete their virtual learning inside a school building where they would also have access to academic and social-emotional support.
Rochester Community Schools in Oakland County will begin the school year Sept. 1 with remote learning until Oct. 1, when officials anticipate transitioning to in-person learning. Students signed up for the district’s virtual academy would continue attending school fully online.
Romeo Community Schools in Macomb County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with some students learning both in person and online, while others will learn fully online. There is a fully online option for students who want to keep learning at home when the district returns to in-person instruction.
Saginaw Public Schools in Saginaw County will begin the school year Aug. 31 with students learning through a hybrid model of in-person and online learning or fully online. Southfield Public Schools in Oakland County is beginning the year Aug. 31 with online instruction.
The district is also reportedly opening one of its school buildings to children under the age of 13 whose parents need to work or have other circumstances that prevent them from helping their children with online schoolwork. The district will provide child care and allow the students to complete their remote learning in the building.
The district plans to reevaluate the decision Oct. 13 with a possible return to in-person learning Nov. 9. South Lyon Community Schools in Oakland Count y will begin the school year Sept. 8 online, with plans to phase in face-to-face instruction after four weeks.
There will be an online option for students who opt not to transition to in-person instruction. The district plans to transition to in-person instruction, with a fully online option available for students who want to continue learning at home.
Trenton Public Schools in WayneCounty will begin the school year Sept. 8 with K-5 students learning in person two days a week and online three days a week, while students in grades 6-12 would learn online. There will also be a fully online option for elementary students who opt not to return in person.
Van Buren Public Schools in WayneCounty has adopted a plan with multiple scenarios, though it’s not final. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools in Oakland County is planning to begin the school year Aug. 31 online and stay online until at least Oct. 30.
A fully virtual option will be available for students who opt not to return to school buildings when the district transitions to in-person learning. As part of the hybrid option, K-8 students will attend school in-person and learn online, while all high school students will learn online.
The school plans to transition to in-person learning after the end of the first marking period, which is Nov. 10. Students can begin the year online, with plans to return to in-person learning Sept. 28.
Or they can remain online when others return to buildings, though there would be some in-person learning opportunities for students enrolled in programs such as career and technical education and Advanced Placement.