Nov. 12 Letter to Grades 7-12

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Nov. 12, 2020
Attention Grandville Middle School and High School Parents/Guardians
Dear Parent/Guardian:
Community outbreak positivity rates in our county and surrounding areas are at a record high of 13.4%. Our school communities are starting to feel the ramifications of this. This is especially true at our high school and middle school, where we are having challenges with staffing, transportation, etc., due to the numbers of people either in isolation or quarantine. The time to act at the middle school and high school buildings is now.
Tomorrow, November 13, we ask that all middle school and high school students stay home and participate in asynchronous (not live) remote learning, which will be provided by their teachers through Google Classroom.
Beginning Monday, November 16, all students at Grandville Middle School and Grandville High School will participate in a remote learning experience that encompasses their current classes and what they have been learning. Specific details about this will be provided to you in a communication on Friday.
If you still need to have your student physically at school to complete their remote learning due to special circumstances, please contact your child’s school office and we will work with you.
It is anticipated that Grandville Middle School and High School will operate within this new model at least until Monday, November 30. This may be extended and will depend upon guidance from the Health Department and Kent County, both of which will be sharing communication soon. We will continue to monitor the data and adjust as needed.
Thank you, again, for your flexibility and cooperation. We are proud of our students and staff for their efforts thus far during the school year. We are also proud of you and thankful for your understanding and patience as we do our best to do what is right for our kids during this crazy pandemic.
We had a great twelve-week run with our in-person format! We will continue to do everything possible to provide a quality remote education during this time as well as an opportunity for your child to do their remote learning within our buildings if you find that it is absolutely necessary.
Our goal will be to return to the format we have used for the past twelve weeks as soon as possible!
Roger Bearup
Roger Bearup
Grandville Superintendent