They're all here for different reasons. Some made a concerted choice to follow a different path. Some had dreams of what life could be, and traditional school got in the way. Still others needed a second chance, or an opportunity to move at their own pace. For most Renaissance High School students, a combination of these things is true. Our students are driving an educational revolution. They learn at the time, place, path, and pace that enable them to be successful. They've discovered their potential and built their dreams. Now they've also found the way to get there. There is an alternative.
Excitement and anticipation abound as we close this historic school year. How far we have come!
In order to provide a safe and inclusive space where all people are valued and respected, we must stand against bias, hate, and prejudice.
Clarkston Community Schools will continue to offer in-person instruction for all students, and spring sports may continue to practice and play with weekly COVID testing (unless there is a specific mandate made by the health departments and/or MHSAA to pause).
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has recently announced new guidance.
Today's update is information-dense; however, I want to provide you with the full picture of where we are at in terms of current virus rates and resulting quarantines in our schools as we head into our last week before Spring Break.
The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education recently approved the district's 2021-2022 school year student calendar.
As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, Clarkston Community Schools is providing families an opportunity to decide if they would like their student(s) to continue with their current learning model or request a transfer to a different learning model in the coming school year.
After communicating plans to introduce additional distance learning days last Friday, I was presented with compelling public feedback that suggests that for many, distance learning is solely a crisis education tool, and that now is not the time to reinvent its role for instructional innovation.
The past year demanded that we adapt quickly to teaching and learning remotely, and I'm interested in looking at potential ways we can use this experience to continue to innovate and grow as a school district.