Extending winter break
This communication is sent to notify you that the district’s administration met for a special called meeting Sunday evening concerning challenges with staffing due to positive COVID-19 cases in CCS. Therefore, the administration decided to extend the winter break through Friday, January 7, 2022.
This decision was made to ensure we keep our staff and students safe in the midst of this new Omicron variant that has invaded our state and community. Additionally, it is the intent of the administration for students and staff to return to school on Monday, January 10, 2022 for in-person learning. However, we will continue to monitor COVID cases within our district, community, and county to make a defined decision concerning whether or not we should switch to our Emergency Learning Plan, which allows the district to switch to virtual learning. Please be assured, the district will do everything we can to keep schools open and safe. The administration will meet this Friday to reevaluate the district’s position for the upcoming week. Please monitor the district’s website and listen for phone calls to stay abreast of any changes within CCS.
Also, I sent out a letter concerning new guidance from CDC and the Macomb County Health Department concerning the new five-day isolation period, please disregard that information as it no longer applies to students or staff in the K-12 school systems across the state. After meeting with county health officials, I was advised to return to the 10-day isolation/quarantine period as we were previously following. I apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding concerning the information sent out to parents and staff on December 31, 2021 via email.
Finally, as we continue to fight this virus, please keep in mind, the following precautions are strongly recommended to mitigate its spread:
1. Get vaccinated
2. Get tested
3. Wear a mask or face covering
4. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
5. Practice social distancing
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school principal via email or my office.
Yours in education,
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Clintondale Community Schools