The “Parent Meeting Power Point Presentation” PAGE on the school iblog has information from the last parent meeting as well as the power point presentation.
Week of March 8th:
Grades 3, 4 and 5 begin the hybrid schedule on Monday March 8th and students will be in the building one day that week. (Note: March 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th will be remote instruction for students in the school district.)
A group -Monday in person (Tuesday -Friday will be remote)
B group – Tuesday in person (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be remote)
This information will also be emailed to all parents.
The district has purchased SORA for the school libraries to use, this app gives us access to many ebooks and audiobooks using our school username and password. The video below will show you how to get access to SORA from a computer. You can also download the SORA (Overdrive) APP onto your phone and use it that way.
How to add the public library ebooks and audiobooks to your SORA account (you only need to do this once.).
“I was at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) today as we vaccinated approximately 1000 employees over the course of the past two days. I am very grateful for the support by DMC and this will help to keep our staff, students and the community safe as we return to in person learning for students. In addition, we have had several hundred staff members that received the vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department. I am also grateful to Wayne County for the great support along with the leadership and guidance that has been provided by Wayne County RESA and Dr. Liepa. By this Saturday we will have approximately 1800 staff members vaccinated with at least their first dose.”
By now many of you have heard that our community has met the health criteria set by our Board of Education and we can start our plan to bring students back to in-person learning through a phased in approach. Please see the timeline below that shows when your child’s grade level will be coming back.
We have worked very hard to develop a plan that will allow us to safely resume a hybrid model of face to face learning. When we start to bring students back, you will notice that we have added signage and other safety measures to our school, stockpiled PPE’s, and enhanced cleaning procedures. Also, by the time students start coming back for instruction, all staff members who have chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will have had the opportunity to get at least their first dose.
The District plan is a phased in approach that will allow us to work through the process slowly and cautiously to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Of course, each school will face their own unique challenges and we will be working with our staff, students, and parents to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.
Please join us for a Virtual Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16th @ 4:30 pm. See information below:
Parent Meeting: Virtually on Zoom:
Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 4:30 p.m. Note: The Zoom Link will be emailed to all parents on Tuesday morning for this meeting.
Building Procedures related to School Safety
Return to School Plan
Moving to this next phase is exciting news and we look forward to seeing your children in our classrooms. We also know that for some it may bring about uneasy feelings or even concern. Please know that all of us here at Geer Park Elementary are working to create the very best learning experience for your child while maintaining the safety of all students and staff.
Our plan will start with face-to-face learning labs for special education students who are part of the Act 18 program starting on Tuesday, February 16. Learning labs for other students will start later next week. Many staff members will report to their buildings starting February 16.
The second week after learning labs start, schools will start reopening to all students for blended learning. With blended learning, students will be in school two days a week – either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday – and will work from home the other days. Wednesdays will be live online classes for all students.
The reopening schedule will go as follows:
Friday, Feb 12th
No School-Midwinter break
Staff appointments for vaccination (DMC and Wayne County)
Monday Feb 15
No School-Midwinter break
Tuesday, Feb 16th
Asynchronous AM only for students/Duty Day for teachers- PM
ACT 18 Learning Labs start face-to-face
Wednesday, Feb 17th
General Education Learning Labs are virtual
Thursday, Feb. 18th
General Education Learning Labs begin in-person
Monday, Feb 22
All learning labs continue this week.
Schools prepare for student hybrid return based on the schedule
Friday, Feb 26
Regular full day for General Education
ACT 18 Learning Labs in AM
½ Duty day for Act 18 staff in the PM
Monday, March 1: Hybrid schedule begins Pk-12
K-2, 6th, and 9th grade students start in-school hybrid schedule
All grades begin the new schedule even if they are not face to face this week
All categorical classroom schedules begin (tentatively pending transportation)