Reimagine Learning Update October 23rd
AAPS Reimagine Learning Update
Hello AAPS Parents, Students, Staff and Community,
As we wrap up this third week of October, we share a Superintendent Update highlighting our progress in the AAPS this fall, including a report on progress to ensure our school buildings are well-prepared for a return to in-school learning.
Safety Net and Supports for Students and Families
The Ann Arbor Public Schools continues work to extend a safety net to students and families impacted by COVID-19, including food distribution, technology and connectivity and community health support. Food distribution continues at more than 20 sites on Mondays and Thursdays. Full details on the food distribution program are available here.
COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard Update
Our weekly update of the AAPS COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard was published today and can be viewed here.
Physical Properties Update: Ensuring Our School Buildings Are Prepared for a COVID Informed Return to School
Significant work has been in progress over previous months to prepare AAPS school buildings for the healthiest and safest return possible to in-school learning. Highlights of this work include attending to healthy water, indoor air quality and increasing touchless surfaces in restrooms. An informational update on this school facilities progress was shared at the Board of Education Study Session earlier this week, and you can view the video of the presentation here or review the slides here.
Halloween Update from the City of Ann Arbor
In response to recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control, the City of Ann Arbor encourages parents to celebrate Halloween safely at home. If you choose to celebrate the holiday outside of your home, the city is asking all residents to follow these safety tips as well as Washtenaw County Health local orders on social gatherings and events in Ann Arbor.
Thank you, AAPS community, for your commitment and hard work, your patience, understanding, and support of each of our students and of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools