Hello Middle School Community –
A quick reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 17th as it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The building will be closed. Additionally, the students have a half-day of school on Friday, January 21st. Dismissal is 11:30 am. The faculty/staff at both the middle school and high school will be meeting in the afternoon for professional development. Finally, there is no school on Monday, January 24th. It is a Records Day for teachers to work on report cards. You should expect to receive report cards in your mailbox toward the end of the first week of February.
COVID-19 cases are still rising in the community. We have not yet seen the peak of the omicron variant and it is highly transmissible.
As you have probably seen in the news, the CDC and Michigan Department of Education have updated the guidelines regarding when a student may return to school after testing positive. That now ranges from as little as 5 days to the traditional 10 days. The date of return is dependent on the student’s onset of symptoms, testing date, continuity of symptoms, etc… The 5 day return to school period only applies to some students and is not a blanket policy for all. You will still be directed by the health department when a student is allowed to return to school. The school is also notified of that return date by the health department.
Please continue to conduct daily self-checks with your child before sending them to school and keep them home if any symptoms are noted.
Finally, please make sure that you send your child to school each day with a well-fitting mask. Masks will continue to be required inside and optional when outside.
Please visit the link below to report any positive home tests:
1/17 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/21 – Half Day – Dismissal at 11:30 am – Teacher Planning
1/21 – 8th Grader Visit to the High School 8:45 am – 11:45 am
1/24 – No School – Records Day
2/18 – Half Day – Dismissal at 11:30 am – Teacher Planning
Robert Walker, EdD