July 8, 2020
Dear South Redford Families,
Last week, Governor Whitmer released the Return to School Roadmap, outlining details for opening schools in the fall. Based on these guidelines, it’s clear there will be a variety of requirements for our district to implement, and we will be planning all throughout the summer to ensure a safe return to school for students and staff.
Safety and High-Quality Instruction
The Governor has asked us to prepare three plans—one for full remote home learning; one with strict health and safety restrictions; and one for regular school with minimal health and safety restrictions. We have been preparing these plans and have formed work groups to address the details for each plan. These groups are actively addressing the specifics for each plan, as well as the questions raised in the last survey. To that end, you can expect updates regarding our plan as it evolves.
Our first priority is the health and safety of our students, and we remain committed to safety in all planning considerations. South Redford is dedicated to providing students with high-quality, robust educational experiences, whether they are attending school remotely, fully onsite, or a blend. In addition, our plans will allow the district to shift seamlessly between onsite and remote learning as needed.
Virtual Learning Option for the 2020-2021 School Year - Grades K-12
South Redford will offer a full year, 100% virtual learning option as a choice for families. Registration will begin soon.
We Need Your Input
South Redford’s goal is to create a plan that best addresses the needs of our families, and we need your input to do so. We understand that your choices may evolve as new information arises. Please look for our survey every 1-2 weeks, which will enable us to capture your most current needs. Your input is very valuable. It is important that you continue to complete each survey, even if the information stays the same.
We are excited to welcome students back under the safety rules outlined by the state. Until then, we encourage you to look for learning opportunities for your child throughout the summer to reduce learning loss. This year, more than ever, engaging children in learning activities is critical to their continued academic growth and success.
Thank you for your continued commitment to your child’s education through your partnership with the South Redford School District as we work to develop safe, high-quality educational options for the 2020-2021 school year.