District Update – December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

Good Afternoon, Madison Families:

As many of you are aware, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have just ended her press conference.  In that press conference, the previously issued Emergency Health Order was extended through Sunday, December 20, 2020.

How does this impact the Madison School District? To summarize, through December 20:

  • In-person instruction for 9-12 graders is suspended with the exception of special education (to age 26), English language learners or CTE programs that cannot be done virtually
  • K-12 athletics (practices and games) and extra-curricular activities are suspended
  • PreK-8 in-person instruction is permitted at the discretion of the local district and health department 
  • Buildings may be used for basic services such as:
    • Food distribution
    • Internet facilitation for students
    • Health care/mental health services
    • Child care
    • CTE if the program cannot be offered virtually
  • GSRP and early childhood education is still permitted

While the extension of the Emergency Health Order forces Madison High School to remain remote, the district is committed to continuing Pk-8th grade face-to-face instruction as long as we can safely do so. We remain dependent on our partnership with families to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within the district.  Please, continue to monitor your student for common COVID-19 symptoms and always err on the side of caution. If you think your student may be sick please keep them home.  

 

Go Trojans!

Nick Steinmetz

Superintendent