Good Evening Farrand Families, Mrs. Washington here with your weekend updates. The past week has certainly been productive. It was so exciting to see our kindergarten, first and second grade Safe Start students return to ‘face to face’ learning. What a week!
On Monday, the rest of our Safe Start Students will return to Farrand for ‘face to face’ instruction in morning or afternoon cohorts.
A reminder that learning begins promptly at 9:00 in the morning or 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Children should wear a mask at all times, bring a fruit snack and water for hydration.
There is no school on Friday, October 30. There will be remote learning with a portion of synchronous instruction for both Blue and Green cohorts during the morning.
Due to Covid concerns and CDC guidelines, we are concerned about crowds, parties and parades. This year we are encouraging families to celebrate fall and autumn holidays according to family traditions away from the school setting.
On Thursday, we are having our first spirit day! With the Michigan/Michigan State game on Saturday, be sure to wear blue or green to show your support for your team!
Now for District News:
The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education held a special workshop on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a plan for returning secondary students to in-person learning. To view this important meeting live (or the recording of the meeting after the fact), please click on this link:https://www.youtube.com/
In compliance with theEmergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 – Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is providing allP-CCS COVID-19 School Associated Cases. Direct link to the P-CCS COVID-19 School Associated Cases document:https://sites.google.
com/pccsk12.com/p-ccs-2020-21- return-to-school/p-ccs-covid- 19-school-associated-cases? authuser=0
You also can find this information on ourReturn to Learning Hub.
As you know, the district began in-person learning for elementary students this week. Before student’s returned to school, parents were asked to view an informative safety video from the school nurses. Please click on this link:https://drive.google.com/
file/d/1-g8MBFRycrNkGW_ CNklkizy5nsPPdPX3/view?usp= sharing to view a video that explains how the district is working to keep students safe at school, and what you can do to help us.
Also, the nurses have created a COVID-19 Toolbox on the district website that serves as the clearinghouse for information from P-CCS and the Wayne County Health Department. Please click on this link:https://www.pccsk12.com/
The Food and Nutrition Services department will begin sending home breakfast and lunch meals with each student starting Monday, Oct. 26, in grades PK-5. Meal pick up for virtual students and other students are still available every Wednesday.
Even though all students are currently receiving free meals until June 30, 2021, it is important for families to re-apply for free and reduced lunch benefits. These applications impact other funding and grants within the district and state.