Carman-Ainsworth superintendent offers an update during the state-mandated school closure

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community School Superintendent Eddie Kindle offered an update to parents, students and staff on news affecting them due to the state-mandated school closure.

In order to keep staff and volunteers safe, the district is restructuring the way it distributes meals. Carman-Ainsworth will have meals available Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. Kindle said the district anticipates continuing the Monday/Wednesday schedule through April 13; updates will be available on social media and the district website, www.carman.k12.mi.us

Copies of supplemental curriculum materials for grades K-8 will be available at both food distribution sites. For those who cannot make it to one of the distribution sites, you can print off the materials at home; here is the GISD K-8 Learning at Home Resources – www.geneseeisd.org/cms/One.asp

With the help of our instructional staff, Carman- Ainsworth will continue to update its list of resources for parents to use at home with their students. Parents can access the information on our website: www.carman.k12.mi.us.

The district is following the Michigan Department of Education’s guidance and will be offering supplemental learning opportunities ONLY for C-A students. The Department of Education has reminded school districts there is no mechanism to earn instructional time during a period of mandated school closure. While the district encourages students and parents to participate in activities and seek additional learning opportunities, any suggestions from teachers are merely that – suggestions. All items that are provided by the district are voluntary and optional; there will be no grading or required assignments. — G.G.