November 16, 2020

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Dear Covert Public Schools Parents, Staff, and Community Members:

In a new Emergency Order under the Michigan Public Health Code (MCL 333.2253), MDHHS Director Robert Gordon has further limited gatherings in the State of Michigan.  Under the new order, all in-person activities for students in grades 9-12 are suspended.  Also, all extra-curricular activities or athletics in-person for any grades are suspended as well. This order takes effect on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 12:01 A.M through Tuesday, December 8th (three weeks).  This means the last day of in-person instruction for general education high school students must be Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  Districts may, however, continue to offer in-person instruction at any grade level for special education students and English Language Learners. 

Therefore, Covert High School will begin virtual learning from Wednesday, November 18th until Tuesday, December 8th.   Face to Face classes will resume Wednesday, December 9th unless further guidance is given by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   Vo-Tech classes will also be virtual and will resume on Thursday, December 10th.  Vo-Tech students are expected to attend class from 1-2 PM.  

High School students are expected to log in to their classes every day.  Online schedules are posted on the covertpublicschools.org website. Many of our students have told us they have difficulties focusing while they are at home.  We need your help to ensure students are working on assignments and attending their virtual classes EACH day. 

Here are some tips to help students focus:
•Set an alarm to wake up each morning.  School is still in session.
•Students should eat breakfast and get dressed ready to learn.
•Provide a quiet place for students to concentrate.
•Make sure the place is free of distractions (TVs should NOT be on in the background)
•Students should be out of bed
•Video games should not be available at this time
•Take a quick 5-minute break between classes

We appreciate your assistance as we navigate through these very unpredictable times.  Your child’s education is very important to us.  Let’s work together to ensure success for all students!!

Bulldog Strong,

Yolanda Brunt
Superintendent

Claire Kliss 
PK-12 Principal



FACE TO FACE & REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION

Each marking period we will reevaluate student performance, our local COVID-19 infection rate, and recommendations from the Van Buren/Cass County Health Department to determine if face-to-face attendance is able to increase.

Progress reports will be sent home on a regular basis to help families make informed decisions about their student's performance and which setting, remote or face-to-face, is best for their student.

Oct. 02nd: Progress reports mailed
Nov. 06th: 1st MP Report Cards mailed
Dec. 11th: Progress reports mailed
Jan. 29th: 2nd MP Report Cards mailed
Feb. 26th: Progress Reports mailed
Apr. 02nd: 3rd MP Report Cards mailed
May. 14th: Progress Reports mailed
Jun. 11th: 4th MP Report Card mailed

Kindergarten-9th Grade Student Option:  Face-to-face learning Monday through Thursday with remote learning on Friday, or entirely remote learning.

10th-12th Grade Student Options:  Face-to-face instruction per the schedule below with remote learning on non-face-to-face days, or entirely remote learning.  Contact school by Oct.23rd if switching to this limited face-to-face schedule.

Monday:
12th Grade
11th Grade Group C
 Tuesday:
12th Grade
11th Grade Group C
Wednesday:
10th Grade
 Thursday:
10th Grade
11th Grade Group D
 Friday:
11th Grade Group D (transportation provided)


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