District Communication 11-17-2020

November 17, 2020

Dear Cros-Lex Families:

As we have communicated regularly since the start of the school year, we are incredibly proud and thankful for all the work and commitment our community has delivered to support our students here at Cros-Lex. As a reminder, Sunday night’s announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, suspending all classes in grades 9-12 for in person learning goes into effect tomorrow through December 8th. The high school professional and support staff remain committed to their students' success, and are providing students and parents with guidance for participation, learning, and assessments for the time students pivot to remote learning.  

Also, as communicated in last night’s letter to the community, all face to face Pre-K-8 students will continue attending in person learning as long as it is safe to do so, and we have the appropriate staffing in our buildings.  

At last night’s board meeting, we shared the district updated schedule through the beginning of February (see table below). The half day dismissals have allowed additional time for extensive deep cleaning in our buildings, targeted virtual learning training for professional staff, and technology department. The additional allocated time will also be spent in planning, pacing for instruction, and maintaining the required two-way communications with students. 

Date

Time

Wednesday December 2nd 

½ Day Dismissal 

Wednesday December 9th

½ Day Dismissal

Wednesday December 16th

½ Day Dismissal

Monday January 4th

Professional Development (Full)

Monday January 18th Previously approved MLK DAY

Records/PD Day (Full)

Wednesday February 3rd

½ Day Dismissal

As written in our Board approved Extended COVID-19 Extended Learning Plan, Cros-Lex Schools staff will continue to follow every health and safety precaution as guided by the CDC, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and our local Sanilac County Health Department. The Sanilac County Health Department has emphasized that if a student has symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, fever), please keep your child home, and get tested.  

For more information regarding COVID-19, please contact the Sanilac County Health Department at 810.270.5889.  You can also call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus for answers to your COVID-19 questions.

Go Pioneers!

Dan