August 13, 2021
Dear South Redford Families:
We are excited to be in the midst of planning for the opening of school for the 2021-2022 school year. As we transition into a new school year, we are committed to ensuring that our South Redford students are as safe as possible in the classroom during in-person learning. The district will layer multiple prevention and safety measures with the main goal of creating a learning environment that protects students, teachers and staff.
As the CDC strongly recommends, the top mitigating factor to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is promoting vaccination. We have two upcoming free vaccination clinic dates and locations for those who may be interested. This is available for students aged 12 and above, teachers, staff and family members. According to the CDC, “vaccination has proven incredibly effective as the leading public health prevention strategy.”
Vaccination Opportunities during Jump Start:
- Thurston High School, September 1 and 2: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Pierce Middle School, September 2: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In addition, families can plan for the following:
- Universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status
- Masking is optional outside
- Each building will have a supply of masks on hand, if needed.
- Outdoor athletics - no masks required
- Indoor athletics - masks required while on sidelines; not required during competition and drills
- Away games - athletes will follow the masking requirements of the school they are visiting
- Elementary Breakfast/Lunches will be served in the classroom
- Middle School and High School will be served in the cafeteria
- Students and staff will wear masks on the bus
- Hand sanitizer will be available
Canvas Learning Management System:
- Canvas will continue to be used during the 2021-2022 school year
- The learning management system will be used to support classroom instruction and provide continuous learning throughout the school year in the event of a prolonged absence
- No visitors beyond the office unless by appointment
Parents/guardians will continue to be required to screen their child(ren) prior to coming to school each day. If your child is feeling ill they should not report for school; please phone in their absences. If you know or suspect that your child has COVID-19 they may not report to school; then contact your child’s school secretary or principal for further communication.
Thank you for your support and dedication to South Redford Schools. You will continue to hear from the district, as well as your building principals, in the coming days and weeks. To inquire about our limited remote learning options, please contact your building principal.
Stay healthy and stay safe!
Superintendent of SchoolsSouth Redford School District