On August 10, the Board of Education approved our Fall 2020 Return to School plan, which included Dr. Ryan's recommendation to begin the school year in a temporary district-wide distance learning contingency model (as opposed to face-to-face instruction in buildings) for all Y5-Grade 12 students.
The Clarkston Virtual program is a standards-based K-12 curriculum that is delivered in a flexible learning environment. This well-established, comprehensive program looks and feels very different from the district-wide "crisis schooling" we experienced this Spring and it is a strong option for families who are not comfortable returning to school buildings.
In looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year, our Return to School task forces developed a comprehensive plan which prioritizes the health and safety of our students and employees. We have evaluated district capabilities and resources, consulted the MI Safe Schools Roadmap created by the Return to School Advisory Council, and analyzed community feedback. Our plans have been approved by the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Oakland Schools, and the State of Michigan.