Lapeer High School to Return to Remote Learning for Two Weeks

Lapeer High School Staff and Parents –

In the last two weeks, Lapeer High School has experienced 18 positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and students, and well over 200 required to quarantine. Due to this increase in cases and quarantines, and the difficulty of keeping the building adequately staffed, the District has made the decision to return to our remote learning plan for students in grades 10-12. This period of remote instruction will be for two weeks, from February 3 through February 16. Our plan is to return to face-to-face instruction on February 17. We will evaluate the status of our return consistently during this period.

This remote learning period will be very familiar to your student, and will follow this daily schedule:

Remote Learning Schedule

Please note: First and second hour times have changed from the fall remote learning period.

Class PeriodTime
1st Hour7:30 a.m.
2nd Hour8:30 a.m.
3rd Hour10:00 a.m.
Lunch11:00 a.m.
4th Hour11:30 a.m.
5th Hour12:30 p.m.
6th Hour1:30 p.m.

It is vital that your student(s) remain engaged in learning during this time. 

Schedule by Day (Zoom days follow the above hour schedule)

DateMode
Wednesday, February 3*Work day on Google Classroom
Thursday, February 4Zoom
Friday, February 5*Zoom
Monday, February 8Zoom
Tuesday, February 9Work day on Google Classroom
Wednesday, February 10Zoom
Thursday, February 11Zoom
Friday, February 12Work day on Google Classroom
Monday, February 15No school
Tuesday, February 16Work day on Google Classroom
Wednesday, February 17Planned Return to Face-to-Face

*These days/modes are different from the fall schedule

Important Information

Deep Cleaning

During the remote period, the custodial staff will do a full-scale deep clean on the building in preparation for our return to face-to-face instruction.

After-School Activities and Athletics

Traditional after-school activities will be suspended during this time with the exception of athletics. Athletic teams that are currently practicing and competing will continue to do so as normal, while following the existing health and safety guidelines.

Support Services

Lapeer High School will remain open for numerous support services including special education services during the two-week remote learning period.

Ed-Tech

Students will continue to attend Ed-Tech as normal. The District will provide transportation to Ed-Tech but students are responsible to ​provide their own mid-day transportation to or from home during this two-week period. (AM students will need a ride home after Ed-Tech and PM students will need a ride to the building to go to Ed-Tech)

Food Service

The District will make food available for students for pick-up just as we did during the remote learning period in the fall. In addition, any students coming to the building for support services will have breakfast and lunch made available to them.

Zemmer Students

Zemmer students who have a portion of their schedule at LHS will remain at Zemmer and complete those courses remotely in the computer lab.  

We encourage all LHS students to take everything they will need for the next two weeks home with them at the conclusion of school today. In addition, we ask that all students follow proper health and safety guidelines while they are away in order to ensure we have a seamless transition back to face-to-face instruction on February 17. We have, unfortunately, seen many examples of students engaged in activities that can, and often do, lead to increased spread of the virus. 

Please understand that the District has done everything in its power to maintain face-to-face instruction, and we will continue to do so moving forward. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this ongoing challenge.

Regards,

Matt Wandrie – LCS Superintendent

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5 thoughts on “Lapeer High School to Return to Remote Learning for Two Weeks

  1. Not good for these kids’ mental health. Not sure how 18 positive tests, out of how many students and staff, constitutes this decision.

    1. Before you go on a rant about mental health, at least they will still be alive to be able to graduate one day. The fact that there was even 1 positive test is cause for alarm. That could easily turn into hundreds within a few days if not contained. Sure they can be quarantined, 200+ have already, but there is an issue that if too many teachers end up positive, then there is a risk of not having enough substitute teachers on short notice to fill in for them. Covid positive teachers could still teach from home (if allowed), which makes this decision more suitable for everyone. I for one will feel safer for my little brother to be at home rather than risking bringing covid home with him and infecting my entire household. The 2 weeks at-home schooling is to let the current covid situation run its course so students and staff can be cleared to return to in-person schooling.

  2. I have no idea how I will provide transportation from Ed tech- it’s completely ridiculous considering I work full time!

  3. If you are keeping Ed Tech you really need to provide busing for both ways. We rely on the bus system because we are not able to drive our daughter to and from school.
    If this stays this way the Ed Tech learning needs to become virtual for those students who are not able to get transportation.

  4. I too am highly concerned about my children mental health, but 18+ cases is definitely cause for shutting down face to face I agree. Unfortunately these are the life saving decisions that have to be made. Students visit grandparents, friends, other family so its a delicate situation. No one knows people medical history or situation & they r being put at risk & spreading this virus unknowingly.

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