Dear Fenton Area Public Schools Parents and/or Guardians,
First and foremost, I wanted to thank you, our students, and our staff, for making the first two days back successful days of face to face learning. While the hallways and classrooms may look a little different, seeing our learners back in our buildings was a great experience. We are hopeful that by following the protocols set forth in our Return to School Plan, face to face learning will occur with minimal disruption.
I wanted to make sure to communicate with you that the recent decision by the Michigan Supreme Court regarding the Executive Orders made by Governor Whitmer, and the authority she has to declare a state of emergency, does not change the board approved Return to School Plan. One of our protocols for face to face learning is that all learners, Young 5’s -12th grade, wear facial coverings in common areas, while using transportation and within the classrooms. This protocol has not changed and is still intact within our Return to School Plan. There is no doubt that over the course of the next few weeks, or even months, the state legislation and the Governor will be making decisions that may impact K-12 schools. If any changes occur that have a direct impact on our staff or students, we will communicate those changes as soon as possible.
Again, thank you for your support as we continue to navigate through these ever changing times. The main focus is, and will continue to be, to provide a safe and positive learning environment for our students.
Dr. Adam Hartley
Fenton Area Public Schools