FCS Update for Families - Aug. 27

August 27, 2021

Dear Families:

At Flint Community Schools, the safety and well-being of our scholars and staff is always a primary concern. We apologize to the community for the inconvenience presented by the recent school closures and thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the heat wave that we have experienced the last couple of weeks. The district is working diligently on a solution to minimize, if not eliminate the need for such closures moving forward. We remain committed to scholars’ academic, social and emotional growth.

As we look ahead to the weather for next week, we anticipate that in-person learning will resume on Monday, August 30, and we look forward to seeing your child. The district will continue to monitor the temperature outside to make informed decisions for the well-being of our school community.

We are working with our construction partners to find a short-term solution, as well as implementing a long-term solution that has been in progress for the past couple years. Our long-term solution will add necessary cooling, air management, lighting and other improvements in 10 buildings by the end of December 2021. When this project first began, we had expected air conditioning to be completed in time for instruction this summer. However, the global pandemic delayed the completion of that portion of the project.

We’re also closely monitoring if and how the recent cancelations affect our school calendar, and we will provide an update to the community if there is or becomes a need to make up days. No matter what, our teachers and staff will ensure that our scholars’ academic journeys stay on track.

We encourage any parent or guardian with questions or concerns to contact the district directly. We will continue to put our community first.

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Anita J. Steward

Superintendent