We are excited to announce that Lapeer High School will return to face-to-face instruction on February 17. This was the plan at the outset of our two-week remote learning period, and we are confident we are in a better place moving forward.
With that in mind, we want to reiterate the importance of following our health and safety guidelines while in school (keep your distance wherever possible, wear your mask and wash your hands). Further, we want to encourage everyone to refrain from engaging in behavior outside of school that can lead to increased transmission of the virus. As we have stated in the past, the vast majority of the positive cases in our schools do not originate in our buildings – they are brought to us from the outside. These positive cases, and the quarantines that accompany them, have placed a tremendous burden upon our staff, especially at the secondary level.
We know that activities outside of school, especially involving people from numerous households (indoors and unmasked), have contributed significantly to our recent increase in cases and quarantines. Moving forward, let’s hold steady to our health and safety guidelines and encourage everyone to do the same.
Our collective goal is to return to school and to stay in school for the remainder of the school year. To accomplish this, we need everyone to be committed to being part of the solution moving forward.
The tide seems to be turning with this virus in our state, and we need to, now more than ever, be committed to being part of the solution that will ultimately return all of us to lives we knew pre-pandemic. Until then, the building has been thoroughly cleaned and our staff is ready to welcome all our students back on February 17.