On June 17, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said schools will likely open this fall for in-person learning with safety protocols in place. Her Return to Learning Advisory Council released a more detailed plan on June 30, 2020. Grayling Seventh-day Adventist School will act in accordance with state guidelines and mandates as they are published.
Jeremy Hall, M.A., LLP, Superintendent of Education, Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists released a statement regarding items of note when following Michigan State guidelines.
Current School Protocols and Procedures
As Grayling, MIchigan is in Region 6, we are currently in Stage 5 of the Safe Start plan, and as such have strong recommendations and recommendations (p. 37 of the Safe Schools Roadmap document) for our in-person education currently beginning August 31, 2020. Our procedures and policies, on file with the state, are available here.
Remote Learning In Stages 4/5
For families who wish to keep their child(ren) at home, but still want to experience Adventist Christian curriculum and instruction under a certified teacher utilizing remote technologies, Grayling Seventh-day Adventist School will also be making this available. Please contact our administrator for information regarding this program, including tuition and materials.
In addition, for families wishing to homeschool with another chosen curriculum but who still wish to connect their child(ren) with the local Adventist school, options for combined outreach projects, art or other specialized lessons, joint worship (including Week of Prayer) and field trips (virtual or onsite) are available. Please let us know if you would like to take part in these activities with us.
Whichever option you choose, you may use the school's private parent Facebook page, Google Classroom, Jupiter Ed, phone and email correspondence to stay abreast of changes, utilize resources, and keep track of student progress as applicable.