End of the Year Update for Huron Families 


The 2019-2020 instructional year is drawing to a close. This has been one of the strangest school years I have seen in my 21 years in education. Nonetheless, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your patience and cooperation during our school closure and during the implementation of our Continuity of Learning Plan. I love the way our community pulls together and works as a team, and I am proud of our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff.

We are entering our last week of learning in the 2019-2020 school year, and our summer break is about to begin. Teachers and students are wrapping up our learning activities, and buildings have put together plans to collect the remaining Chromebook devices before the summer break. As summer approaches, we have begun to see some of the governmental restrictions lifted, including the lifting of the stay home/stay safe order and the resumption of commerce for some restaurants and businesses. On June 1, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-110. Under this order, we were provided guidelines relevant to summer programs and athletic training for fall. Executive Order 2020-110 permits indoor gatherings and events of fewer than 10 people, and outdoor gatherings and events are permitted so long as people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the assemblage consists of no more than 100 people.

As we begin to think about summer, I wanted to remind you that the Huron School District has already started thinking about, and planning for, next school year. Our first day with students for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for August 31, 2020. Please keep this in mind as you are planning for the summer. The full calendar is available on the school district website.

Although there are still many questions in the state pertaining to the 2020-2021 school year, the Huron School District has begun planning for different scenarios and situations that we may face in the fall. As always, health and safety are our primary concern. We have purchased new sanitation stations and equipment that we are installing within all of our school buildings that will help to ensure a clean and safe environment. We have also created the Huron School District Re-Entry Task Force, focused on planning for the student and staff return in the fall. The task force is working on plans to ensure safe, efficient, and purposeful operations in the fall. The task force is focused on planning and designing models for health and safety protocols, cleaning and sanitation, student instructional delivery, facilities and operations, transportation, sports and extracurricular activities, communication, and budgetary considerations. We continue to closely monitor the recommendations from the CDC, Wayne County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Education, and the Governor’s Office. No matter what situation we are faced with, we will be ready to provide our students with a safe and purposeful learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year.

In addition to our Huron task force, Downriver districts and others across Wayne County are collaborating to share ideas and develop consistency in programming. As you can imagine, this is a challenging task, and we will continue to work hard to develop a safe, flexible plan to address the collective needs of our students. You are worth our best efforts.

You may have also noticed that we have begun construction on our athletic field renovation and track/event area replacement. We are also poised to begin the renovations at Renton Jr. High School, as well as to start the construction on the new Early Childhood Center. Check out our bond issue update page on our school website to view renderings of the projects and to view updates about the construction process.

Thank you for your support as we work through this challenging situation. Enjoy the final week of “school” and have a safe, happy summer.


Donovan Rowe
Superintendent of Schools
Huron School District

Posted by admin On 06/08/2020 at 3:32 PM  

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