January 13, 2022
Dear Flint Community Schools Families,
After thorough conversations with local health officials and given the current COVID-19 situation across Genesee County, Flint Community Schools has decided to continue distance learning the week of January 17, with a goal to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24.
At that point, we believe that the holiday surge will pass, and we will be able to safely welcome scholars back to the classroom. This decision does not come lightly, as we understand the burden that distance learning causes the district’s families. That said, we must do all that we can to keep our school community safe amid a surge of COVID-19 cases across the county. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility on this matter.
This means that scholars will continue distance learning through Friday, January 21 (Note: school will be closed on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Scholars will be expected to follow their regular school schedule on these days.
The safety of our entire school community remains a primary concern. While we are eager to welcome our scholars back for in-person learning, based on the counsel we received from our local health team and looking at the current COVID numbers across the region, we decided this is the best solution to ensure the health and safety of Flint Community Schools.
During the week of January 17, food distribution services will be available on Tuesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 20 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the locations listed below.
- Eisenhower Elementary
- Freeman Elementary
- Holmes STEM Middle School
- Neithercut Elementary
- Flint Northwestern
- Pierce Elementary
- Potter Elementary
- Southwestern Classical Academy
As a reminder, please continue to charge your devices at home and visit the district’s website at FlintSchools.org for regular updates and tips on distance learning. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s principal at the school with questions.
We know that the last two years have been extremely difficult for our scholars and the entire school community. We are grateful for the patience and understanding you have demonstrated throughout. Like you, we hope the end of the pandemic is near, but we will not let it hinder our efforts in supporting the academic, social and emotional growth of our scholars.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Flint Community Schools and for serving as our partner in your child’s education.
Flint Community Schools