Carman-Ainsworth pushes first day of classes back to Sept. 8

FLINT TWP. — After initially planning to start classes on Aug. 31, Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools has decided to push the first day of school back to Sept. 8.

CACS Superintendent Eddie Kindle said that while the district was hoping to start remotely by Aug. 31, a revised start date of Sept. 8 will be more advantageous for students and teachers.

“Despite our best efforts and intentions, we have made the very difficult decision to push back the start of our 2020-2021 school year until after Labor Day,” he said. “This important change will help ensure that all of our students and staff are prepared to have a successful academic year.”

If parents selected the online learning option for their children through Accelerate Education, they will receive a separate communication with further details and instructions regarding set-up/log-in, student expectations and attendance. All classes will be held remotely to start the school year.

Although teaching staff will begin reaching out to students on Aug. 31 for introductions and check-ins, online classes won’t begin until Sept. 8. More information will be provided by a student’s respective teacher and building.

Carman-Ainsworth families will also have the option to pick up student meals (breakfast and lunch) beginning Sept. 8. A communication with additional details will be available at carman.k12. mi.us. — B.G.