From FPS Superintendent Ken Haggart:
Dear Fremont families:
You may have heard news reports about the latest decision of the Michigan Supreme Court stating, for a number of legal reasons, that the issuance by the Governor of executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer valid moving forward.
What does this mean for FPS?
First, the staff spent a lot of time putting together a “Preparedness and Response” plan for the 20-21 school year. The plan is a culmination of many different entities including the Governor’s leadership team, the many people including health experts and educators who put the Michigan Safe Start Plan together, and most importantly the state legislature which approved the process.
The FPS plan was finalized and approved by the Board of Education on August 15. We have been guided by this document for the first month of school.
After careful consideration, and unless or until we receive additional or other guidance from lawful authority, we will be maintaining our way through the 20-21 school year as is articulated in our “Return to School” plan adopted under the guidelines of the Safe Schools Roadmap and approved by the Board.
For the time being, we will continue to follow those plans and procedures as incorporated in the plan as it relates to COVID-19. This means we will continue all our current masking procedures that were in place during the first month of school, on buses, in classrooms, in hallways, at lunch, etc. At the K-5 level we will continue wearing masks using the same procedures we have had in place since school started, and not through the full school day.
Our primary concern is watching out for the safety and well-being of our kids, staff, and Fremont school community. As always if you have questions or concerns, please call at 924-2350, email, or stop by. And thanks for choosing Fremont Public Schools.