We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls over the last two weeks regarding our Return to School plan. This feedback has been instrumental in the creation of our plan, and continues to sharpen our focus as move closer to our goal of returning students to in-person instruction on August 31.
With that in mind, I wanted to update you on a change to our plan at the elementary level. Due in large part to feedback we received from our elementary teaching staff, we have decided to extend our mask requirement to the E5K-5 level. Mask-wearing in the classroom at the E5K-5 level is not a requirement in the Governor’s Return to School Roadmap, but it is a strongly recommended practice that is further encouraged in guidance from the Lapeer County Health Department.
In sum, on August 31, all students in grades E5K-12 must wear masks at all times while in school, except while eating. There remain exceptions for students and staff who cannot medically tolerate a mask (those individuals must provide a note from a physician to that effect).
Please understand that this change, like many of the decisions we have made in recent weeks, was made in order to help us achieve our goal.
We will keep continue to keep you informed of any changes as we move forward.
Matt Wandrie – LCS Superintendent