Full Remote Education Nov. 23 through Dec. 7

Parents/Guardians and others in our Ferndale Area Hive,
Due to positive Covid-19 cases in students and staff, and many students and staff required to quarantine due to contact tracing, our Ferndale Area School Board and Administration have made the very difficult decision to move to full remote education for a period of time.  The goal is to provide an opportunity for the current outbreak to settle and prevent Covid-19 from spreading in our schools.
All students in grades K4-12 who have been attending classes in-person at FASD, will remain at home and learn remotely from their FASD teachers, following their regular school day schedule.  This will involve a mix of work using student iPads, online classes with teachers,  and packet work depending on the grade level and topics.  
Remote education will occur on the following school days:  November 23, 24, 25 and December 1,2,3,4,7.   Please see the attachment for an easy to follow chart.
Students in grades 5-12 will come home today (Nov. 19) with their iPads and other educational materials needed to work remotely for 8 days.  Students will also bring home breakfasts and lunches to cover meals for Nov. 23, 24, 25.
Students in grades K4-4 will come home tomorrow (Nov. 20) with their iPads and other educational materials needed to work remotely for 8 days.  Students will also bring home breakfasts and lunches to cover meals for Nov. 23, 24, 25.
 
Your child's teachers will provide more specific details about classes and coursework  in their communications to you. 
On Friday, Nov. 20, a letter with additional details will be mailed home to parents/guardians of grades 5-12 students, and sent home in bookbags for grade K4-4 students.
 
A Food Survey will soon be posted to the District Website as a pop-up when you log on.  We need ALL families to take this survey so that we can prepare enough breakfasts and lunches for students who need them for Dec. 1,2,3,4,7 and deliver them to you.
 
Thank you for your continued cooperation. 
 #togetherweswarm
 
Carole Kakabar
FASD Superintendent
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