Dear Parent or Guardian,
Under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1621f), school districts may provide up to 15 days of virtual instruction. This is allowed if the district has developed a virtual instruction plan, obtained approval from the Board of Education, and notified affected students and their parents or legal guardians in advance. On January 27, 2024, the Board of Education approved our district's Virtual Instructional Plan.
The use of virtual instruction days is limited to specific scenarios:
Emergency closures: Days when instruction is canceled due to circumstances beyond the control of school authorities.
Student testing days: Any day when testing, including state assessments, occurs.
Professional development purposes: However, the substitution of regular instructional time for these purposes is limited to not more than 30 hours.
Updates regarding virtual instruction days will be communicated through the same channels used for emergency weather alerts, such as email, text messages, robocalls, the district website, and social media. Links containing schedules for virtual learning days and helpful tips are included below, and additional information will be provided if a virtual learning day is required.
Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership in our students' education.
John Dignan, Ed.D.