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From Superintendent Ryan: Fall Plan Preview

From Superintendent Ryan: Fall Plan Preview

Dear Clarkston Community Schools Families,

When we set out to reimagine the 2020-2021 school year, we committed to making mission-driven decisions every step of the way. For us, that means keeping students, staff, and families at the heart of this important work. We invite you to preview the tentative plan we are presenting to the Board of Education on Monday, August 3 at 5:30pm via Zoom (Click here for access information). This plan is not yet Board approved.

Our recommended plans and protocols represent best case scenarios, and are based on recommendations and guidelines provided by state and local authorities, as well as collaboration by district task forces, and feedback provided by our community.

As of today, our region is in Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan; however, there is strong evidence to support the likelihood that public health is sliding in the direction of Phase 3. All aspects of our plan are dependent on the state of public health when we return to school on August 31. Elements of this plan will most likely be modified with further public health developments, district evaluation, and information.

While the public Board of Education meeting on Monday is an opportunity to hear our administrators present this plan, it is not a Virtual Town Hall, and citizen comments will be heard but not responded to by the Board of Education. The district will provide a live forum for community feedback and questions in early August. You may also email with questions at any time.

I look forward to adding depth and clarity to our plans in the weeks ahead.

Preview the Plan

Shawn Ryan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,100 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.

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