Dear HVS families,
As previously communicated, the HVS Board of Education voted to increase face-to-face instruction to four days per week beginning Monday, November 9. Early next week we will distribute a guide for parents designed to further reinforce our health and safety protocols, our process flow for information when positive cases of COVID-19 are reported, and other important details regarding our transition to four days of in-person learning.
During the summer we asked families to make a semester-long commitment to either face-to-face instruction or remote instruction in the Huron Valley Virtual Academy (HVVA). By an overwhelming margin parents wanted to have the opportunity to request a change in placement for the second semester.
If you would like to request a change in placement for 2nd semester, the parent or legal guardian will need to complete the Second Semester Commitment Form NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. If you wish to remain in your current setting, you do not need to complete this form.
With the decision to allow families to make a choice at the semester break, the district will need time to determine student placements, teacher placement and class schedules. It is essential that parents who wish to change their child’s placement, complete this information in order for the district to provide ample notice to staff, students and families regarding second semester details. Second semester will begin on January 25, 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to emphasize and clarify key information:
Students enrolled in the Huron Valley Virtual Academy and in our face-to-face buildings will continue to receive instruction from their currently assigned teacher(s) through the first semester. Decisions regarding teacher assignments for second semester will be based on student enrollment. It is possible that students in the HVVA, as well as students learning face-to-face, will have different teachers in the second semester.
Recent meetings involving the Oakland County Health Division and superintendents representing school districts across the county have affirmed that cases of COVID-19 are rarely being transmitted within schools, for the most part. Spikes in cases are occurring due to activities not associated with school. This information is noteworthy because as the district increases face-to-face learning it will be essential for families and schools to work in partnership to keep schools open safely. You can help by limiting student participation in large social gatherings.
As we continue to receive public health guidance, as well as information related to safety protocols we will update our processes and procedures. Please be sure to monitor Skyward and the HVS website for updated information.
Click here to complete the Semester 2 Commitment to Open Enroll Form.
Click here to read some thoughts related to Open Enrollment from Mr. Chisik.
Click here to review our HVVA norms and tips for success!