There’s No Return to Classroom for Flint Students Until Further Notice
Students in the Flint School District will continue to learn remotely until further notice according to the administration.
Parents were notified in a letter Wednesday, January 19th, from Superintendent Kevelin Jones indicating that remote learning for students in the district would be extended indefinitely at this time.
"These past several weeks have certainly provided challenges not only for Flint Community Schools but for school districts across the state. While we had hoped to return for in-person learning on Monday, January 24, as stated in our most recent communication, after further discussion with local health officials and based on the continued rise of COVID-19 cases across Genesee County and the state of Michigan, we have decided to continue with distance learning until further notice to protect the health and wellbeing of our scholars, families, teachers, and staff."
Students in the district had already had the return to in-person learning delayed once, and were originally scheduled to return to the classroom on January 24th. Students in the Flint Community School District have not been back to in-person classrooms at all in the new year.
Superintendent Jones mentioned in the letter to parents that food distributions services will be available on Tuesday, January 25, and Thursday, January 27 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the locations listed below:
- Eisenhower Elementary
- Freeman Elementary
- Holmes STEM Middle School
- Neithercut Elementary
- Flint Northwestern
- Pierce Elementary
- Potter Elementary
- Southwestern Classical Academy
Jones cites increased positive COVID cases in Genesee County as a reason to pause the return to the classroom for the students in his district saying,
"Based on State of Michigan MI Safe Start dashboard, as of January 13, 2022 the testing positivity rate for Genesee County is 38.4% and there are 1,232 new COVID cases per 100,000 weekly. The CDC COVID-19 County Check Tool for understanding community transmission levels indicates that Genesee County is at high transmission risk as our testing positivity rate exceeds 10% and our new cases per week exceeds 1,000 per 100,000 population. To lower the transmission number, and to keep it low, we must actively continue distance learning until further notice."
You can read the full letter here.