DPSCD Students and Families,
Due to the upcoming Spring Break and the likelihood that employees and students will be engaging in more social interaction with fewer social restrictions, warmer weather, the upcoming holiday, and expanded use of the vaccine the district is considering a week of social isolation during the week of our scheduled return from Spring Break on April 5th. This would mean that all employees and students would work and learn online the week of April 5th.
This strategy will allow in person employees and students to socially isolate for a week before returning to schools the week of April 12th. In person employees will receive a negative COVID test before returning to the buildings. We are also exploring random testing for in person learning students. This would be a saliva test, not a nasal test. Students would simply need to provide a small amount of spit for lab results. There would be no discomfort with this test. Consent would be needed from a student’s family and we will provide more details if used.
Nikolai P. Vitti, Ed.D.
Additionally, with Quarter four just around the corner, we would like to know your learning preferences: are you choosing virtual learning or in person?
Family Learning Model Preference Survey: https://bit.ly/Q4ReturnSurvey
DFT Staff Teaching Model Preference Survey: https://bit.ly/Q4TReturn
Non-DFT Staff Summer School Support Survey: http://bit.ly/NonDFTQ4Survey
Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District