Important Updates from Superintendent Merritt (June 3, 2021)
Fri, Jun 4 9:14am
Important Updates from Superintendent Merritt (June 3, 2021)
P-CCS Students, Staff, and Families:
All of the latest news on the pandemic indicates that we may be turning the corner on COVID-19. The infection rate is down significantly in our local communities and throughout the state. So as we head into our last week of the school year, I thought it was important to bring you some additional good news about our plans for the fall.
During the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday (June 8), the P-CCS administrative team will present its plans to begin the 2021-22 school year with five full days of in-person learning at all levels, as well as offering the P-CCS Virtual Academy for families who made that selection for the fall. Our team will also inform the Board about the district's ability to pivot to other models should that become necessary due to a COVID-19 surge. If you are interested in hearing all the details, I encourage you to watch the meeting on the district’s official YouTube channel. The meeting will be livestreamed starting at 7 p.m. and will remain archived on the channel as well.
Additionally, we received some very encouraging information yesterday from the Wayne County Health Department. Effective immediately, we will no longer be required to quarantine students who come in close contact in the classroom with anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, as long as both were masked, sitting at least 3 feet apart, and remain asymptomatic. Please review this communication from WCHD for more details. We will continue to notify all individuals and families who have been in close contact with a positive case while at school.
We are looking forward to getting our students and staff back to a more traditional school environment in the fall. On behalf of the administrative team and Board of Education, I want to thank you for your continued support. Together we remain P-CCS Strong!
Yours in Learning,
Monica L. Merritt
Superintendent of Schools