February 19, 2021
Dear Families –
At Flint Community Schools, we are highly confident in the return to school plan we have in place. Unfortunately, there were concerns regarding the sneeze guards—an additional safety measure that, while not a requirement for in-person learning, is something our Board members, families and staff have expressed a strong desire to have in place. For that reason, we are delaying the return to in-person learning until the issues regarding the sneeze guards have been resolved.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our families and staff members. The safety of our scholars and teachers is our number one concern. We will keep the community updated and announce a new date for the return as soon as possible.
In the meantime, all scholars should plan to continue with distance learning on Monday, February 22.
When we do resume hybrid learning, we will be adhering 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 continue to resume some sense of normalcy soon and are eager for our scholars’ return. Thank you for allowing us to serve your family, for your continued commitment to Flint Community Schools, and for remaining Flint Focused.
Your Partner in Education,
Mrs. Anita J. Steward
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