FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth Community Schools will be welcoming back students for in-person instruction for the first time in two months.
Starting on Monday, all K-Prep through 12th grade students will begin a hybrid format at their respective school buildings, taking in-person classes two days a week and completing the rest of their work online.
Next week will be the first time that Carman- Ainsworth students in grades 6-12 will be taking in-person classes during the 2020/2021 school year. Kids in grades K-Prep through sixth grade were able to attend classes in a hybrid format for about a month before the district returned to an all-virtual format in mid-November.
As with the previous hybrid model that was used last fall, students will be separated into two groups based on the first letter of their last name. Students with a last name beginning with the letters A through L (BLUE Group) will attend school for full days on Mondays and Tuesdays, while students with a last name beginning with the letters M through Z (GRAY Group) will attend full days at school on Thursdays and Fridays.
Both Blue and Gray Groups will work remotely on Wednesday and building principals will determine group placement for families with last names in both groups so that all students in the same family can attend on the same schedule.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in school buildings, the district is requiring all students and staff to wear facemasks, unless they are unable to do so for a health or developmental reason. All students (K-Prep-12) will be expected to bring and wear their own face masks while on school transportation or on school property, including hallways, restrooms and all common spaces.
Family members of students or other guests will not be allowed in schools building except under extenuating circumstances determined by district and school officials. All guests approved to enter the building will have to complete a health screening form and must wear a facial covering.
Families are also being encouraged to check their child’s temperature at home every morning before they go to class. Students with a temperature of 100.4 or greater or who are showing symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath, will be instructed to stay home. Symptomatic students who are sent home from school must be kept at home until they have tested negative or have completely recovered according to Genesee County Health Department guidelines.
Food distribution will continue in the district on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all Carman-Ainsworth school buildings, except The Learning Community and Woodland School. An evening pick-up at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School will be in place on Wednesdays only from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information on Carman-Ainsworth’s hybrid instruction model, visit carman. k12.mi.us.