Dear Croswell-Lexington Community School’s Families,
Over this first week of school closure I have been in communication regularly with district/building leaders, colleagues from our local county schools, as well as other ISD’s, the Michigan Department of Education, and keeping up to date with information flowing from the Governor's office. I know there are still so many unanswered questions and timelines as to when school and life will return to what we know as normal. As soon as we have answers to those questions I will communicate them to you.
Among the many heroes working courageously on the behalf of others is our Food Services department. Tuesday, our Food Service Department packaged 3396 total meals (to cover Tuesday - Friday) with 566 total families picking up meals either at CLHS or the G In fact, on Tuesday alone they delivered 4,248 meals. I cannot thank them enough for all of their time and effort to help our community. The following meal distribution times will continue as follows and please remember the district buildings are closed to the public.
Friday March 20th CLHS outside/front of the Building 10:30 am -1:30 pm & Grant Township Park.
Beginning next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday meal distributions will continue at the same sites and times.
For those students who did not pick up a paper copy of the instructional packets available last Monday, our professional staff will have more copies of the learning packets available for pick-up at the High School & Grant Twp. park during the meal distribution time on Friday March 19th.
We also are working to update our website and upload curriculum pacing guides for each grade level that will assist families in knowing what instructional content/ standards/ benchmarks have been covered so far this year. I anticipate providing another update to families on Monday.
I know that the daily rhythm of life has changed significantly for all of our families. Some of you are juggling working from home along with your children’s needs. Some of you are laid off and dealing with that stress. Below are some resources that may be helpful:
Talking to Children About COVID-19: National Association of School Psychologists
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Additionally, I am sure many of you have been faced with the question as to whether your child can get together with friends. Here are some links regarding that topic for guidance:
CDC Recommendation: Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community
Coronavirus is Here. Should Kids Still Have Playdates? Fatherly Magazine
We are waiting for additional direction from the state about the school year and we will continue to keep you informed as more information becomes available.
There are so many truly courageous heroes fighting this national crisis, such as emergency first responders, doctor office and hospital staffs, nurses, doctors, truck drivers, grocers, pharmacists, volunteers, and many others, who are risking their own health and safety on behalf of others. I remain hopeful if we all follow the CDC guidelines to protect ourselves and each other, show compassion to others in need, we will all be able to beat COVID-19 one community at a time.
Please be safe and stay healthy!