2020-2021 School Calendar

A 2020-2021 Huron School District Calendar is now available on the district's calendar page. Events will also be posted directly to the district's calendar and available in upcoming events. The print calendar and a PDF of version will be available prior to the start of the school year.

Thank you Huron family and community members for your support!


Read a letter of thanks from the superintendent and view updates regarding the bond.

About Huron School District

Huron School District is a great place for learning. The Huron Township community is one of the last rural areas existing in Wayne County, Michigan. Huron Schools embraces small town values; while providing students with big time educational opportunities. Because of the excellent educational setting, highly desirable schools and outstanding employees, Huron Schools are the “Schools of Choice” in the downriver region.

Learn more about Huron School District.

Updates from the Superintendent

News and Announcements

Hello Huron Families,

I am sending you this communication in order to give you the most recent information about our return to school planning for the fall of 2020-2021. The communication includes a letter explaining our current plan for safe return to learning in the fall. The attachments include the Return to Learn Planning Framework Graphic, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document, and the link to the Remote Learning Enrollment Form.

The documents explain the plans for in-person, face-to-face learning as well as the Huron Remote (Online) Learning option. Parents choosing the remote learning option should use the link to the Remote Learning Enrollment Form in order to register for the remote learning program. This must be completed by August 7, 2020.http://huronschools.org/remotelearningenrollment

Please understand that the health situation in the state is ever-changing. The Huron School District continues to work with the Wayne County Health Department and Wayne County RESA to establish protocols pertaining to cleaning, social distancing, PPE, screening, hygiene, transportation, athletics, and other considerations. We are also using the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap as a guide when considering state requirements and recommendations.

As a result, the plans we have made are subject to change, depending on the Governor's Executive Orders, legislative changes, Wayne County Health Department recommendations, and the health status of our region. We are monitoring the situation in the state closely. We will continue to communicate as new information, mandates, and guidance becomes available.

Please review the attached documents carefully and let me know if you have questions.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during these times. We appreciate our community, and we are proud to be a part of it.

Have a great day.

Sincerely,

Donovan Rowe

Superintendent of Schools

Huron School District

Related Documents


Dear Huron School District Families and Community,

I hope this communication finds you and your families safe, healthy, and enjoying the summer. I know you have many questions regarding our return for the 2020/21 school year; my hope is that this letter provides some answers, using the best information that is available as of today.

MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap

Governor Whitmer, on June 30, released her Return to School Roadmap. It provides significant guidance for preK-12 public schools in the form of “Requirements”, “Strong Recommendations”, and Recommendations” in the areas of Safety Protocols, Mental & Social-Emotional Health, Instruction, and Operations. Highlights of the Roadmap include:

  • Phases 1-3: No in-person instruction, remote learning only
  • Phase 4: In-person instruction with required safety protocols
  • Phase 5: In-person instruction with minimal required safety protocols
  • Phase 6: In-person instruction with a return to pre-pandemic protocols

We are currently developing the Huron School District plan for Phases 1-3, Phase 4, and Phase 5 and aligning it to the MI Return to School Roadmap. The Huron Reentry Task Force continues to engage in meetings in order to develop plans for eventual recommendations to our Board of Education for approval. 

Please keep in mind that we are working through many of the logistics associated with a safe return to school. The options and concepts listed below are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather illustrative to give families a general sense of what to expect when we start the 2020-21 school year. Above all else, we’re doing our best to be flexible (options to meet student and family needs) and nimble (being prepared to quickly transition from one educational model to another).

In-Person Instruction

The Huron School District is working on plans in order to engage in safe and educationally sound, in-person instruction, in compliance with the Roadmap, to the students of the Huron School District, when school starts on Monday, August 31, 2020.  After considering our parent and staff survey results, we are working to create schedules and timelines that will allow us to offer in-person instruction to students in the safest and most purposeful way possible. 

We are also planning to offer, by request, an on-line learning option to students at all grade levels. One of the charges of the Reentry Task Force is to implement an on-line learning option that is robust, aligned to our curriculum, supported by our teachers, and that fully engages our students in their learning.

Some school districts had earlier announced hybrid learning models (every-other day, half-day, etc.), and some school districts more recently have announced that they will start the school year by only providing an on-line learning option. However, we recognize the burden this would place on many families in terms of work schedules and childcare.

As we continue to work to prepare a plan for in-person instruction, it is important to remember that the plans are naturally contingent upon our being allowed to do so (per state leadership) and our ability to do so safely, in compliance with all requirements. As parents and families consider their learning options for this fall, please keep the following in mind, especially if we start the school year in the current Phase 4.

Masks

In Phase 4, face coverings are required for all staff and all students in grades 6-12. They are required of students in grade preK-5 when they leave their classrooms and enter common areas, such as hallways; and are strongly recommended when in the classroom. All students and staff on Huron School District buses will be required to wear a face covering. Face coverings will be required for visitors to Huron School District buildings and grounds. We recognize that some students and staff may have medical conditions that prevent the use of masks. Those situations will be handled on a case-by-case, and confidential, basis.

Social Distancing

While six feet of social distancing is strongly recommended, and preferred, it will not be possible in every Huron School District classroom and hallway. Our operations department is working with building administration to creatively maximize space within classrooms to allow for maximum social distancing and spacing.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided to Huron School District students as it has in the past. Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings when riding the bus. Cleaning protocols for our buses may have an impact on bus stop times; if choosing to utilize HSD transportation, please check bus stop times carefully (when available) as they will likely change from what they were in the past.

Cleaning and Hygiene Protocols

Even before the MI Return to School Roadmap came out, the Huron School District was planning for more stringent cleaning and hygiene protocols. Every building in the district has been equipped with electrostatic sprayers for use in daily classroom sanitization and school bus sanitation.  All school buildings in the Huron School District are being outfitted with hand sanitizer stations.  Additional cleaning and hygiene protocols, as required by the Roadmap, are being planned for and implemented.

Over the next few weeks, the HSD Reentry Task Force will be finalizing our district’s plan. It will provide detailed information regarding the topics in this letter, as well as others. For example, the MI Return to School Roadmap requires school districts to follow direction from the local health department regarding procedures when a student or staff member is positively diagnosed with COVID-19. That direction has not yet been made available, but when it is, it will be widely communicated and strictly followed.

An assumption and common understanding that I hope we share is that during this pandemic, things change quickly (back on June 30, the belief was that we would be in Phase 5 for the 4th of July). We are working to be flexible and are planning for every eventuality and scenario. 

Let me close by including a reminder of the three (3) most important things we can all do prevent the spread of this virus: wear a mask, practice social distancing, and regularly wash hands. All of us, doing our part, is the best chance our children have at receiving the best educational experience possible – both in the classroom and through their extra-curricular endeavors.

Sincerely,

Donovan Rowe

Superintendent of Schools

Huron School District

In order for the Huron School District to plan appropriately for a safe reentry for students in the fall, we are asking each family to complete the following survey: Huron School District Renturn to School Survey

Please submit one survey per household, completing each section (elementary, middle, high) for any student(s) in that grade span. After the appropriate section(s) have been completed, please answer the last question and click yes or no, which will complete the survey.

Dear Huron Families:

Early last week, legislators in Lansing released a proposal outlining suggested “Return to Learn guidelines for next school year. In addition, the Governor’s Educational Advisory Council will be releasing their “Return to Learn” planning guidelines on June 30, 2020.

We are pleased to see lawmakers in Lansing actively working to advocate for much-needed school funding, and a commitment to a safe reopening in the fall. The legislation released last week is a good start, and we are looking forward to seeing further details of the Governor’s plan this week.

As I have stated in previous communications, the Huron School District is planning for various educational scenarios and situations that we might face in the fall. Our plans include provisions for inperson instruction as well as remote learning options for students. We are committed to providing our students with a safe and purposeful learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year.

We are continuing to monitor communications shared with us from the CDC and Wayne County Health Department related to our return to learning in the fall. We will be keeping a close eye on the “Return to Learn” planning information coming out of Lansing, and we will be adjusting our plan based on provisions outlined in the new guidelines.

Thank you for your support as we work on our plans for next school year. Enjoy the summer.

Sincerely,
Donovan Rowe
Superintendent of Schools
Huron School District

A 2020-2021 Huron School District Calendar is now available on the district's calendar page. Events will also be posted directly to the district's calendar and available in upcoming events. The print calendar and a PDF of version will be available prior to the start of the school year.

Correction: The calendar previosuly listed June 11th as the last school day by mistake. The last school day is June 10. We apoligize for any confusion.

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