Important Updates from Superintendent Merritt for March 24, 2021
Thu, Mar 25 8:46am

P-CCS Staff, Students, and Families:

Last evening, the P-CCS Board of Education reconfirmed our most recent Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan. This plan calls for five half days of in-person learning at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, five full days of in-person learning at all P-CCS middle schools and post-secondary programs starting on April 5, 2021, and a continuation of five full days of in-person learning at Starkweather Academy and all district elementary schools. This will be our final schedule for the remainder of the school year, unless transmission rates in our schools result in a recommended pause to in-person learning for a specified time.

As we are all aware, COVID-19 transmission rates are currently increasing in our local community, county and state. Controlling the spread of this virus must be everyone’s responsibility, that’s why I encourage you to remain diligent with your family mitigation plan, including wearing masks in public, frequent hand washing, and physical distancing from individuals outside of your household. This is especially important next week when our students are off for Spring Break. For more information on post-travel requirements, please visit our COVID-19 Toolbox at:https://www.pccsk12.com/departments/health-safety/covid-19-toolbox

You can rest assured that we will continue to work with the Wayne County Health Department to strictly follow their guidance, and those of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, so that we can provide the safest learning environment possible for our students and staff.  As our students and staff continue adhering to the strong mitigation plans we have in place, we are successfully limiting in-school transmissions throughout the district, even as numbers in the community increase. We remain diligent in our daily monitoring of transmission data in our schools, so that we may continue to provide the highest quality of education possible for our students in a safe environment. Please review our COVID-19 Reporting and Data Hub for information related to our district:  https://www.pccsk12.com/about-p-ccs/p-ccs-covid-19-reporting-and-data-hub

We are also monitoring the data for our close contact quarantines, and we know that this information has an impact on our community along with our positive / probable cases. In an effort to keep our community aware and informed, along with the hub mentioned above we have also added our Close Contact Quarantine and Athletic Cases Report to the district website. This report will be updated every Tuesday and will display two total weeks of data.

As spring arrives and the last months of school commence, our staff will continue to support all of the approved mitigation measures while students are in our classrooms, buildings, and facilities.  We are counting on our families to collaborate with us in our efforts to keep everyone safe and finish the 2020-21 school year on a positive note.

Enjoy the upcoming break and stay healthy and safe. Together we are P-CCS Strong!

Yours in learning,

Monica L. Merritt
Superintendent of Schools