Geer Park Family Letter 2.12.21

Hello Geer Park Community,                                                                    2/12/2021

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.

Agenda:

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.

Be safe and continue to Mask UP!

Sincerely,

Mr. Lawera

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General Overview of the Safe Start To School Plan

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)

Monday, March 8th

  • Grades preschool, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th start in-school hybrid learning.

Monday, March 15th

  • Grades eighth, 11th and 12th start in-school hybrid learning.

Hybrid Schedule (Return to School) – Begins March 1st.

LevelTeacher ReportsClasses Start for studentsClasses End for StudentsTeacher End TimeTeacher HoursStudent Instructional TimePlanning Time
Elementary Half day 9:40-12:458:309:402:203:457 hrs. 20 min.4 hours 40 minutes355

Dearborn Public Schools:  Safe Start to School: School Cleanliness Video:

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