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COVID Case Update

December 3, 2020

December 03, 2020

Dear APS Community,

This morning the Lenawee County Health Department updated their testing schedule and there are now openings for this Saturday and Monday.  If you want to review the process on how testing is done and possible dates and times please visit: 

 

http://www.lenawee.mi.us/917/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

 

There will be additional testing times added to the schedule on a weekly basis into the future.  It is recommended that you get tested 5-7 days after exposure (within 6 ft of someone that tested positive for more than 15 minutes or in the same room for more than 2 hours) or are symptomatic.  If exposed or symptomatic you should quarantine.

Questions have recently surfaced regarding snow days this school year.  If conditions are unsafe for school we will continue to use traditional snow days this school year and will not do remote learning days.  While we do have remote learning for some classes and at some buildings, as a district we do not have the full capability to go 1-to-1 for technology and for connectivity over night and for one day.  Moreover, staff often use their classroom and technology in the buildings when they do remote learning and hazardous conditions could prohibit them from getting to the buildings.  Just know we will still be using snow days.

Today we received notification that one of our APS staff tested positive for COVID at Springbrook Elementary School.  

The staff member in quarantine does not have close contacts that would impact any other staff or students.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Over the course of the school year there have been 11 known student cases at APS K-12 programs and 6 staff members.

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 25, 2020

 

Dear APS Community,

This morning the Lenawee County Health Department updated their testing schedule and there are now openings for Monday, November 30th.  If you want to review the process on how testing is done and possible dates and times please visit: 

http://www.lenawee.mi.us/917/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

There will be additional testing times added to the schedule on a weekly basis into the future.  It is recommended that you get tested 5-7 days after exposure (within 6 ft of someone that tested positive for more than 15 minutes or in the same room for more than 2 hours) or are symptomatic.  If exposed or symptomatic you should quarantine.

As we end the short school week and plan for Thanksgiving celebrations with our family and friends, the Health Department reminds us to take efforts to avoid exposure with those outside of your immediate household and to limit opportunities for spread.  As we have seen here locally that spread is taking place from small gatherings and within our own families at a higher rate than ever seen before in Lenawee County.  These positive cases are coming from events, gatherings, day-to-day life where we are not masking up,or we are just in too tight of living situations and spread takes place.  Please be safe this holiday season with your families.  Take time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate over the next few days.  I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! 

After hours yesterday, we received notification that one of our APS staff tested positive for COVID at Michener Elementary School.  

Michener Elementary Administration has conducted contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes or in the same classroom for more than 2 hours have all been contacted yesterday evening and remote learning materials are being distributed for the impacted students today.   

It is important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Over the course of the school year there have been 11 known student cases at APS K-12 programs and 5 staff members.

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 20, 2020

Dear APS Community,

At this morning’s Town Hall Meeting with the Lenawee County Health Department, it was shared that the latest community based testing schedule has been posted to the Health Department Website.  If you want to review the process on how testing is done and possible dates and times please visit: 

http://www.lenawee.mi.us/917/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

There will be additional testing times added to the schedule on a weekly basis into the future.  It is recommended that you get tested 5-7 days after exposure (within 6 ft of someone that tested positive for more than 15 minutes or in the same room for more than 2 hours) or are symptomatic.  If exposed or symptomatic you should quarantine.

In today’s Town Hall the Health Department specifically shared information on schools.  The data does not show that spread is taking place at school and is not spreading from student to student or among students and staff at school.  The prevention measures of masks, social distancing, and public health best practices are helping to keep our kids in school and learning and students and staff safe.  The Health Department reinforced the need that we need to keep our guard up at home and in the community and practice appropriate public health practices at home and as we are out and about.  The Health Department of course will continue to monitor state and local data and advise APS and all school districts across the county.

After hours yesterday, we received notification that one of our APS staff tested positive for COVID at Lincoln Elementary School.  

Lincoln Elementary Administration has conducted contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes or in the same classroom for more than 2 hours have all been contacted yesterday evening and remote learning materials are being distributed for the impacted students today.   

It is important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Over the course of the school year there have been 11 known student cases at APS K-12 programs, 4 staff, and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program.

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 19, 2020

Dear APS Community,

I wanted to remind you that tomorrow at 11:00am Lenawee County will be having a Town Hall Meeting.  COVID-19 will be the topic of discussion and leaders from across the county as well as from the Health Department will be sharing the latest information for our community.  The meeting can be accessed at: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82497652658?pwd=ZWFNU1BQczhkZjBqYi9ibGJnUGEydz09

Meeting ID: 824 9765 2658         Passcode: 969638

There will also be important updates related to the roll out of more free testing that will be provided from the Lenawee County Health Department.

Today we received notification that all of the recent weekend tests have been processed.  There was one of our APS students that tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Springbrook Middle School.  

Springbrook School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes or in the same classroom for more than 2 hours.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district (excluding Adrian High School because of the MI-DHHS orders) and at Springbrook except for the close contacts that were identified today.  All parents have been contacted.  

Currently across the district there are only two classrooms that are remote at Alexander Elementary in addition to the students from today’s most recent notification.  All other quarantined and remote situations because of school exposure have returned.  We of course continue to encourage parents to keep their children home if they have been exposed from community or family spread as well as if they are ANY experiencing symptoms.  Thanks for helping keep the rest of us safe.

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 11 known cases at APS K-12 programs, 3 staff, and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 16, 2020

 

Dear APS Community,

It is important that you review the new guidance released from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for Safe Social Pods and how this should impact family choices outside of work and school.

Today we received notification that one of our APS staff members tested positive for COVID.  This individual is assigned to Alexander Elementary School and was last in school on November 10th.  

Alexander School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes or in the same classroom for more than 2 hours.  We generally share this communication after the Health Department confirms the case and confirms the close contact list.  Because of the heavy demands on them right now we are sharing this notice conditionally, and will adjust any additional close contacts if the Health Department deem it necessary.  As always we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue tomorrow across the district and at Alexander.  This most recent case impact’s the students in Mrs. Richards' classroom.  All parents and impacted staff in that classroom have been contacted.

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 10 known cases at APS K-12 programs, 3 staff, and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 13, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Late yesterday we received notification that one of our APS staff members tested positive for COVID.  This individual is assigned to Alexander Elementary School.  Alexander School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes or in the same classroom for more than 2 hours.  We generally share this communication after the Health Department confirms the case and confirms the close contact list aligns with their expectations.  Because of the heavy demands on them right now their review is a little slowed and we are sharing this notice today. All close contacts were contacted last night.  As always we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district and at Alexander, except for Ms. Stewart’s classroom.

 Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 10 known cases at APS K-12 programs, 2 staff, and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

 

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November 11, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that two students from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  These students attend Springbrook Middle School.  Springbrook Middle School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district and at Springbrook, except for those close contacts that have been identified.

We are thankful that the students stayed home early in this process and the overall exposure to other students has been reduced because of these proactive "pre-quarantine" measures.  Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 10 known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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November 2, 2020

 

Dear APS Community,

 

Over the weekend we received notification that one of our Adrian High School Staff Members tested positive for COVID.  There have been no additional new student cases across the district that have identified positive for COVID.  Adrian High School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts, those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department, we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  No students have been added to the list of close contacts as a result of this instance and we optimistically plan for a return to face-to-face instruction on November 12th at Adrian High School.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district at all other buildings.

 

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to social distance benefit all of us as we work though each school day to limit exposure for staff and students.  The APS K-12 known cases since the start of school are as follows: 8 student cases, 1 staff case, and 1 APS Head Start Program case. 

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Stay safe and as always - GO MAPLES!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

 

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October 30, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that a student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Adrian High School.  Adrian High School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district and Adrian High School will remain in a remote learning setting until November 12th.

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 8 known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

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October 29, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that a student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Lincoln Elementary School.  Lincoln Elementary Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  

Face-to-Face instruction will continue at Lincoln and across the district.  The students from Ms. Thompson’s second grade classroom and staff that were identified as close contacts within the classroom will continue in a remote setting until Nov 6th.

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 8 known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Reminder that School Breakfast and School Lunch distribution takes place on Monday's at Drager (Frank Street side) between 10:30 to 12:30.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent



October 28, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that another student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Adrian High School.  As we conducted contact tracing within the school, we are noticing more and more closer connections between these cases.  Therefore, I have made the decision, in cooperation with the Health Department, to have all students at Adrian High School go remote starting Thursday morning and continue in remote learning through November 11th.  AHS students will use google classroom and google meet to receive their instruction.  They will be expected to attend Google Meet during their scheduled class time and follow their schedule.  Expect additional and more specific information from Mr. Perez on these next steps in the coming hours via email.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue at all other APS schools except for Adrian High School, as there are no indications of spread at any of our other buildings. 

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 7 total known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start since the start of school.  The current cases are the three at AHS and one at Springbrook.

As I stated earlier this week, it is CRITICAL and VITAL that we follow public health guidelines and expectations both in and out of school for students, staff, and our family members to prevent further community spread that could impact in-person instruction.  We anticipate returning to school on November 12th, but I caution that we will only return if and when we are able to reduce and control the number of cases and determine that there has not been more spread at AHS.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

 



October 25, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that a student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Adrian High School.  Adrian High School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue at Adrian High School and across the district.  The 12 students that were identified as close contacts within the classroom will continue in a remote setting until Nov 9th. 

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 6 total known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start since the start of school.  Currently there are two COVID positive cases at AHS and 1 at Springbrook.

As you look at the numbers starting to rise across the state and within our community, this is a concern.  Testing positivity rates within Lenawee County have now risen above 7% recently.  This is two times higher than when we first returned to school.  The next 24-72 hours will be critical as we continue to map our way forward with the hopes of remaining open for face-to-face instruction.  It is CRITICAL and VITAL that we follow public health guidelines and expectations both in and out of school for students, staff, and our family members to prevent further community spread that could impact in-person instruction.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

 

Bob Behnke

Superintendent
 


 

October 23, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that a student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Springbrook Middle School.  Springbrook Middle School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue at Springbrook and across the district.  The 11 students that were identified as close contacts within the classroom will continue in a remote setting until Nov 3rd. 

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 5 known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

Bob Behnke

Superintendent
 


 

October 22, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that a student from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  This student attends Adrian High School.  Adrian High School Administration has and will continue to conduct contact tracing with the Health Department for close contacts.  Those individuals within 6ft of the individual for more than 15 minutes.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue at AHS and across the district.  The 18 students that were identified as close contacts will continue in a remote setting until Nov 3rd. 

Having low class sizes, students in larger sized rooms, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day to limit the 4 known cases at APS K-12 programs and 1 case at the APS Head Start Program to just those instances and not have any known spread to other students or staff.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!! 

Bob Behnke

Superintendent
 


October 12, 2020
Dear APS Head Start Families,

Today we received notification that a positive COVID-19 case has impacted our Porter Head Start Classroom. We have been and will continue to work in partnership with LISD and the Lenawee County Health Department during this time. In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved COVID-19 Response/Re-Opening Plan.

Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the program except in the Porter Head Start Classroom which will transition to remote learning until the approved return to in person date of Thursday, October 22nd.

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.

Be safe and Go Maples!

 



October 8, 2020
Dear APS Community,

Today we received notification that two students from one of our APS families tested positive for COVID.  We have been and will continue to work closely with the parent, APS staff, and parents of students within the classroom.  In consultation with the Lenawee County Health Department we will continue to provide instruction to our students in accordance with our approved Return to Learn Plan.  Face-to-Face instruction will continue across the district except in the classroom at Prairie listed below or where students were within 6ft of a COVID positive student for more than 15 minutes at Springbrook.

Students from Mrs. Holtz’s Classroom at Prairie Elementary and 4 students from Springbrook Middle School will proceed with their classes in a remote setting for 14 days and will be able to return, if symptom free, on Monday, October 19th, 2020.   Building principals have been and will continue to contact parents in these classrooms via phone so please make sure to answer your phone.

Having low class sizes, requiring masks, and having enough space to have social distancing protocols are benefiting all of us as we work though each school day.

It is also important that your email remain up to date so we can communicate information to parents in impacted classrooms and provide written notification from the Health Department in this case and in future cases.  You can always update your email by calling your child’s building.

Again, only the one specific classroom mentioned above are going remote and 4 students from Springbrook, all other classrooms across the district will continue Face-to-Face.  I strongly encourage you to talk with your child on a daily basis about the known symptoms associated with COVID, and keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms to prevent another classroom having to go to remote learning or having a transmission to other students and/or staff.  Most importantly, if you, your child, or another household member gets a COVID test, please do not send your children to school until the results are clear.

Reminder that COVID Guidance and APS documents for parents are all located at: https://www.adrianmaples.org/back-to-school/

Questions can be directed to the Health Department at: 517-264-5226 Option 5.  APS is lucky to have had only 3 known cases to date thanks to the preventative measures put in place and practiced by our students and staff

 

Be safe and Go Maples!!!

 

Bob Behnke

Superintendent

 

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