Farrand RoboCall Email January 9. 2022
Sun, Jan 9 6:40pm

Farrand RoboCall Email January 9. 2022

 

Good Evening Farrand Families, Hello Friendly Farrand Foxes. The Farrand Staff was excited to complete another week of ‘face to face’ instruction. The students’ warm smiles brightened our days.

 

Congratulations to the students who have been awarded ‘Positive Office Referrals’. Our PBIS goal this month is 40 office referrals.. The December school-wide award was eating Emagine Theater popcorn while watching the ‘Polar Express’ in pajamas. 

 

The deadline for the technology participation agreement registration has been extended until January 14, 2022. If you have already completed the registration and your student is taking home chromebooks/iPads, please ignore the reminder.

 

The Farrand PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 10 at 7 p.m. Due to the increasing number of Covid cases in our community, the meeting will be virtual via Skype. It will NOT be held in the Media Center. Here is the link from the PTO:

 

https://join.skype.com/sFihKCgrFXGe

Once the window pops up hit "open link" - then another window will pop up and hit "join as guest".

The meeting is active if you would like to click on the link to test drive it before the meeting.  There will not be anyone on the call (unless someone else is trying it out at the same time).  If you have any questions - please email us at farrandpto@gmail.

 

In support of Diabetes Awareness, Farrand will host its Diabetes Blue Out on Friday, January 14. Students. wear your blue Farrand Diabetes support shirts.

 

District News:

We continue to review data on the number of COVID-19 cases, as well as other key metrics in our local community and across the state, while working in consultation with local health departments in our decision-making processes. All public health organizations continue to emphasize the importance of vaccination, wearing a well-fitting mask in public indoor settings, and testing, along with physical distancing and hand-washing. Please refer to theP-CCS 2021-22 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for detailed information about our layered mitigation measures.  

TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance for the general public, shortening the duration of quarantine and isolation under certain circumstances.  TheMichigan Department for Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has indicated that it will be updating MDHHS guidelines for the general public to align with the revised CDC guidance, however, existing quarantine and isolation guidelines for K-12 schools remain in place until further notice.  Please refer to theP-CCS Close Contact Quarantine Protocol.

We will continue following our mitigation practices to ensure that students and staff are safe and can continue to learn  in-person for families who have chosen that learning option. We appreciate your continued commitment to these strategies in all of our schools and programs, as our number one priority remains the health and safety of our entire school community. All families and staff are expected to perform at-home self-monitoring using theCOVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool, and stay home if exhibiting any symptoms.

Our process remains the same as previous school years in that, if schools are closed due to inclement weather, it means there will be no instruction or programming for the day for all students. This includes both in-person and Virtual Academy students. All schools will be closed, and all remote learning will be canceled for the day as well.

District families and staff will be advised via robocall as well as our other communication platforms (mass email, official district website, P-CCS Mobile App notification, etc.), and local television and print local media also will be informed.

  • On December 16, we published a letter to families that outlined changes to our bus services that will impact most families that utilize transportation. It includes a new bus schedule that is important to review for families as we implement a planned rotation of suspended routes beginning Monday, January 10, 2022. We are making these changes in order to provide a more predictable transportation program for our students and families for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. Pleasetake a moment to review this important communicationin order to be best prepared for the implementation of this new plan.

  • Registration is OPEN for P-CCS Community Education activities taking place this winter. Classes for both youth and adults begin as early as Jan. 10, so enroll soon. A variety of interactive, in-person and online options are available -- art, health & fitness, home organization, musical theater, and more. Additional offerings will be added throughout the season, so be sure to check back often to see what's new.

The 2022 Ski and Snowboard Program for students in grade 6-12 is also registering online. Bus trip dates to Mt. Brighton on designated Friday & Saturday evenings in January & February. Ski ID Nights for enrolled skiers to be held Jan. 6 and Jan. 12. See the Community Ed website for full details. 

All winter course descriptions and enrollment info can be found atPCCEREGISTER.COM. Follow us on Facebook @PCCSCOMMED for the latest updates.