Welcome To Clarkston Elementary School!
At Clarkston Elementary, our Stories of Learning matter. We will work to find our voices so we can inspire others to find theirs. We will take full advantage of our abilities and opportunities to be leaders who think deeply about life and learning. We will utilize our passions, grit and growth mindsets to be thoughtful leaders who connect with the world around us.
CCS has developed a tool to help communicate our direction as we make adjustments in our learning environments. Dr. Ryan will share a weekly report with the visual "Decision Meter" each Friday afternoon.
I wanted to take a moment to go over the processes and protocols for handling positive and probable COVID cases (which are detailed in our Fall 2020 Return to School Toolkit.) We will have active cases from time to time in our buildings, and we want you to know what to expect.
Our secondary buildings (Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston High School) will be open this Wednesday and Thursday, from 5pm-8pm, for new students to come tour the schools and get comfortable with their surroundings.
As outlined in the the Return to School family toolkit we shared last week, CCS will continue to require masks for all staff and students at all times (except while eating and drinking) until further notice.
In order to provide the safest and best possible transportation experience upon our return to face-to-face instruction, we are requesting that families indicate their interest in utilizing bus transportation this year by completing our Bus Transportation Interest Survey.
The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education has unanimously approved Dr. Ryan's recommendation for a gradual return to face-to-face learning in buildings.
Clarkston Community Schools is now hiring! The district, which employs more than 1,000 faculty and staff on its 12 school campuses, is looking to fill several part-time and full-time positions for the 2020-2021 school year.
I'm writing to offer some updates and clarification on our progress forward in the plan to reopen schools. As I shared last Friday, I will recommend to the Board of Education on Monday, September 28 that the district begins a gradual return to face-to-face instruction beginning the week of October 5.
Dot Day 2020: "Make a mark and see where it takes you!"