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COVID-19--Flint Community Schools Update (January 22, 2021)

Genesee County Health Department: COVID Trends

 

The Flint Community Schools district is monitoring the trends at the link below to inform decisions regarding student learning. The following data is from the Genesee County Health Department containing the positive COVID tests in the city of Flint, as well as surrounding areas, over a four-week period. NOTE: All Flint Community Schools students are currently online, and therefore, the district does not have school-specific data.

Genesee County Health Department: COVID Trends

 

 
 

January 21, 2021

Dear Families –

Last night, the Flint Community Schools Board of Education approved a plan to offer families the option to return to in-person learning through a hybrid model, beginning February 22, 2021. Families who would like to participate in two days per week of in-person learning should contact their child’s teacher or school. Meanwhile, those families who have elected to continue with remote learning will have the option to continue with remote learning.

As you know, the safety and well-being of our school community is our primary concern. This decision was made after reviewing local COVID-19 data in partnership with medical and public health professionals and following the recommendation of Governor Whitmer that all K-12 schools offer some in-person learning by March 1, 2021.

The hybrid option is a combination of face-to-face and remote learning. The district will share more information in the very near future with details on what the hybrid option will look like. This option will adhere to all of the health and safety guidelines outlined in our Safe Return and Recovery Plan, which was developed with the input of administrators, teachers, staff, community partners, Board of Education members, union representatives and parents. It is our belief that this plan will guide the continued academic, social and emotional growth of our scholars while maintaining, first and foremost, our commitment to safety and well-being.

We thank our committed staff, who returned to the school buildings this week. They are hard at work preparing for the return to in-person learning, while working closely with our scholars to support their growth and development. We welcome your continued feedback as this process moves forward.

We once again remind scholars and families to continue to adhere to COVID-19 safety recommendations made by the Genesee County Health Department. This includes wearing a cloth face covering or mask, practicing frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and continuing to watch for potential symptoms of illness.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your family, your continued commitment to Flint Community Schools and for remaining Flint Focused.

Your Partner in Education, 

Superintendent

Mrs. Anita J. Steward

Superintendent

 

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on the district's in-person learning plan: https://4.files.edl.io/abbe/01/21/21/212239-12ba1b6c-7686-4a02-9c7c-c38ce2600797.pdf

 

Other Communication: 

Please see this letter on the Board of Education voting results to approve school consolidations.https://4.files.edl.io/1f4e/07/09/20/211627-4374d9fa-ccfc-4f09-9cf0-dada954c4182.pdf

Please take a look at the letter below from Interim Superintendent Steward. The district would like to thank all parents, staff, and students for their continued commitment. Stay safe, and enjoy your summer.: https://4.files.edl.io/048e/07/29/20/011810-21f54813-9705-464e-b636-13e1b3f0ce98.pdf

Please see this letter on the commencement details for Southwestern Classical Academy and Accelerated Learning Academy, which will take place on Tuesday, June 2: https://4.files.edl.io/6ccd/05/26/20/142948-465d0bc5-b73e-4789-b770-f9eb191cb220.pdf 
 
A reminder regarding May intersession, from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, following the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. https://4.files.edl.io/7af2/05/20/20/133422-ce86fbf0-b63f-4c32-b94d-da74c20d66b7.pdf
 
Flint Community Schools Distance Learning Plan can be accessed here: https://4.files.edl.io/d14e/04/24/20/215045-c3312fb7-1839-4af7-932e-6d4f7b438f45.pdf
 
Flint Community Schools Online Physical Education: https://sites.google.com/flintschools.org/fcs-pe-online-workouts/home
 
Comcast has extended their COVID-19 response to June 30. See more information here: https://4.files.edl.io/eb57/05/12/20/002952-89d33e83-2737-4587-9876-47ee48a5ee00.pdf
 
Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as of Friday, April 24 here: https://4.files.edl.io/c709/04/24/20/214915-8233dcec-cb54-4ee6-9069-f27b6538a358.pdf 
 
A parent letter from Interim Superintendent Anita Steward as of Friday, April 24 can be viewed here: https://4.files.edl.io/b807/04/24/20/214939-36cdb085-cb15-45ab-8d59-f8c2d05b1c74.pdf
 
Details regarding employee remote work, beginning Monday, April 13: https://4.files.edl.io/23e6/04/13/20/131853-367f7704-dbc1-4a99-b807-79b41d01f42f.pdf 
 
 
View the revised food distribution letter from Assistant Superintendent Anita Steward: https://4.files.edl.io/73ac/04/13/20/132153-34063359-a5c7-40f5-adb5-4fe6a16a6baa.pdf
 
 
A message to seniors in high school:
 
An updated parent letter regarding the Governor's March 23 executive order is available here:
 

The full District Contingency Plan for COVID-19 School Closure is available here: https://4.files.edl.io/f915/03/14/20/005516-abf938c1-c42c-40f7-bca9-2d8729d310b3.pdf

Visit this link to view a March 13 letter from Superintendent Derrick Lopez: https://www.flintschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=448678&type=d&pREC_ID=1851121

For information related to asthma and COVID-19, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/aed9/04/27/20/134827-e24d54a3-0f35-49cd-98dc-afd958c77b7a.pdf 

To access Superintendent Steward's July 16 parent communication, click here: https://4.files.edl.io/a888/08/19/20/193840-485a8020-20fb-4145-bd46-e31ba3b8205c.pdf

To access Superintendent Steward's July 31 parent communication, click here: https://4.files.edl.io/d663/08/19/20/193723-e4ac1f5a-a349-4c84-9a31-b10137cc2b79.pdf 

To read Superintendent Steward's August 13 parent communication on technology updates, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/e26a/08/19/20/194256-6135293f-4c1a-4d1a-bd05-9fa3d7495d4a.pdf

To read Superintendent Steward August 24 updates for all technology needs and next steps for students online learning, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/2732/08/24/20/203908-6aab91f6-c8db-4fb5-a2ed-ca7c13c188bf.pdf

To read more information on Flint Community Schools suspending fall sports on August 25, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/2dbe/08/25/20/184233-fccc7239-8889-4d68-b721-c3535fe9e646.pdf

To read Superintendent Steward September 1 updates on water filtration stations, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/c466/09/02/20/143025-92e3dae3-29f1-46fe-af7a-3bd7ddb8c1b1.pdf

To read Superintendent Steward regarding Count Day—Wednesday, October 7, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/f5b5/10/07/20/140254-315181ed-d72d-41e8-903a-87af2bb11532.pdf

To read more information on Flint Community Schools updated learning options for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year on October 23, visit this link: https://4.files.edl.io/1309/10/23/20/171418-a93d4fb8-8558-4647-b65c-ef7a329f128c.pdf

 

To read an update from Superintendent Steward on Election Day and November Intersession: https://4.files.edl.io/e99a/10/29/20/205048-d25c9471-12f2-4da9-bb7d-4a1bf4898ce0.pdf 

To read the parent letter from Superintendent Steward on December family updates, follow this link: https://4.files.edl.io/b97e/12/01/20/211208-5734d8c3-9b07-47d5-8fc8-aedfd0d95f23.pdf 

See the family letter from Superintendent Steward wishing families a happy holidays here: https://4.files.edl.io/c05b/12/18/20/210838-9dbc3f94-175d-4df0-af6a-7218b60553ff.pdf 

 
Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on the district's learning plan: https://www.flintschools.org/apps/news/article/1364829

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on the district's in-person learning plan: https://4.files.edl.io/abbe/01/21/21/212239-12ba1b6c-7686-4a02-9c7c-c38ce2600797.pdf