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COVID-19--Flint Community Schools Update (April 9, 2021)

The Flint Community Schools district has developed the following COVID-19 guidelines, in collaboration with the public and medical health community, to help inform decisions related to in-person learning.

 

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. 

Genesee County Health Department: COVID Trends

 

April 6, 2021

Dear Families –

As you know, the safety and well-being of our school community is our primary concern, and we continue to rely on the recommendations of medical and public health professionals to make informed decisions. To that end, Flint Community Schools will pause in-person learning and all athletics programs starting Monday, April 12, 2021 until further notice. All scholars will resume distance learning while we work with the health community to monitor positive COVID-19 cases and the transmission rate in the City of Flint closely.

The most recent data shows a 19.9% positivity rate for COVID-19 in the City of Flint. In partnership with the health community, we have determined that positivity rates should fall below double digits in order to have scholars in school. As you know, any decisions regarding a return to in-person learning will require ongoing discussions with the Board of Education, district leadership and our staff, and we will keep you informed as those conversations move forward.

We are proud to report that, during the time when scholars reported in-person, there was no spread of COVID-19 in our school buildings. The positivity rate is reflective of spread of COVID-19 in the community. With that in mind, we encourage you to have conversations with your child about continuing to follow all safety guidelines recommended by the health department. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We know these adjustments to schedules can be difficult and we will work with our families to make the transition as seamless as possible.

When we do resume hybrid learning, we will be continue to 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 hope to resume some sense of normalcy soon and are eager for our scholars’ return. Thank you for your continued commitment to Flint Community Schools and for remaining Flint Focused. Please contact your building principal with any questions you may have.

Your partner in education,

Kevelin Jones

Assistant Superintendent

Flint Community Schools

 

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on pausing in-person learning: https://4.files.edl.io/48aa/04/06/21/191622-34d537a8-d5de-499e-8fbb-e5b31c9515c9.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/a28e/01/25/21/153156-aae15373-8ae3-45b2-905f-d200ee184e5f.pdf

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward plan for snow days: https://4.files.edl.io/d6f7/01/27/21/212052-1cc347bb-4f62-4962-aea5-805034a6d37a.pdf0

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on Count Day: https://4.files.edl.io/a49b/02/09/21/192053-bcfda994-c08f-4806-ac20-d48d217545f4.pdf

Please read this reminder from Superintendent Steward on plan for hybrid learning: https://4.files.edl.io/2c43/02/12/21/231426-16c1dd90-0dec-494b-ad17-474499586d7b.pdf

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward on pausing in-person learning: https://4.files.edl.io/33d0/02/19/21/205620-188d7d9b-07b1-41a1-af22-a2ba6303d49c.pdf
 

Please read this family letter from Superintendent Steward for an update on pausing in-person learning:

https://4.files.edl.io/53e0/02/25/21/222221-bdcd8793-0afb-489f-8a15-d08008e3a5ce.pdf

 

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