Good Afternoon C-F Families,
With infection rates in Michigan hitting record highs, schools are closing to in-person instruction all around us. Like you, the school district's primary goals are safety and avoiding in-person closures as much as possible. To achieve both, we must have the help of every household in our community and district. This requires working together, communicating effectively and honestly and making sacrifices when required for safety.
Please do not send your child to school if he or she has any COVID symptoms including:
- Cough or sore throat
- Upset stomach
- Loss of taste or smell
- Congestion / Runny nose
Since fall, we have had several students test positive for COVID after coming to school with one or more symptom. As a result, entire classrooms have had to quarantine for 10 days.
No one wants to cause a classroom quarantine but to avoid them, we must all make pro-active sacrifices and deal with potentially large inconveniences with work and childcare. We know countless families across the district have already done so repeatedly not to mention the double-duty many of our staff members take on due to continued record-high absenteeism.
We have lost 4 days of in-person instruction since the first day of school due to the pandemic and we are only 35% of the way through the school year. If we all do our part, we can minimize future closures and avoid adding days to the calendar in June. If we don't, however, we can expect to see closures occur regularly in the weeks and possibly months ahead - something we all want to avoid.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.