Welcome Back to School!

Southfield Public Schools

Greetings from the Superintendent

Greetings Students and Parents!


As Superintendent of Southfield Public Schools, it is my extreme pleasure to welcome all of our students back to school for the 2021-2022 school year. Our teachers, principals and staff are excited about the return of students filling the classrooms for enthusiastic learning.


Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been diligently planning for your student's return and establishing safety and health guidelines to ensure the best possible experience while in school. Please know that we are committed to following the science and making sure that all students within our care remain safe. Although this year will seem familiar and, at the same time, different, we expect nothing less than a tremendous academic school year for our students.


Welcome back to school!


Dr. Jennifer Green, Superintendent, Southfield Public Schools

Start and Dismissal Times

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In-Person Learning for the 2021-2022 School Year

Southfield Public Schools will be welcoming all students to full in-person learning this school year. Thankfully, we experienced zero COVID cases during our Summer Program, and with the CDC guidance, we are proudly encouraging all students to return to school in person. If you are concerned about your student returning to school for in-person learning, you have the option to select virtual learning through Oakland Schools. Virtual Learning Academy Consortium or VLAC, is a full-year, virtual option. Please note, this option does not allow a temporary schedule and must be utilized for the entire school year. You can access the link for VLAC virtual learning here: https://www.virtuallearningacademyconsortium.org/

COVID Safety & Mitigation Measures

Mask Wearing

Southfield Public School District will be following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Mitigation Guidelines. It is highly recommended that all students and staff wear masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status. The District will provide masks for any student requiring one. We will also encourage social distancing, when and where feasible. In addition, within the classrooms teachers and students will be situated with portable protective shields and/or barriers.


Transportation

Masks are required on school buses. Bus Drivers and Aides will be expected to wear masks during your child’s rides to and from school (unless in the event of those wearing glasses and experience fogging) Students will be required to wear them as well. A limited number of masks will be available for students who may arrive at the Bus Stop without one.


School Cleaning and COVID Sanitizing

All classrooms will be stocked with air purifiers and Hand Sanitizing Stations. These sanitizing stations will also be placed through school corridors. Each school will be fully sanitized at the end of the school week on the weekends. School Custodians will be disinfecting frequently touched surfaces throughout the day with a hospital-grade and US EPA-approved disinfectant.

Community Pass

It is with great pleasure that Southfield Public Schools would like to announce that we are implementing CommunityPass as a “One-Stop-Shop” for your SPS student’s needs.

What is CommunityPass? https://communitypass.net/schools/


CommunityPass is a comprehensive, easy-to-use online school registration software and payment processing solution for public, private and charter schools, adult education and community schools, before and after care programs, enrichment, affiliated clubs, and parent-teacher organizations. This all-in-one platform makes managing school-based programs and fees easier than ever, and provides the tools you need to succeed.


In short, CommunityPass is where you will provide funds for your student’s lunch accounts. Additionally, you can pay for other programs and student fees online or from your mobile device.


You may have already received the welcome letter to create your CommunityPass online account. Please note that CommunityPass updates are based on your MiStar profile so please ensure that your MiStar is current.


Please contact us if you have any questions about the use of CommunityPass.

Virtual Back to School P.O.W.E.R. Hour Wednesday, Aug 11, 6 p.m.

Southfield Public Schools is excited to return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. To assist with the transition, Southfield Public Schools District leadership will provide valuable information regarding the back-to-school plan and address questions from stakeholders. Please join us for this virtual P.O.W.E.R. Hour. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 6 p.m. via the following link:


https://oneoakland.webex.com/oneoakland/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb1f8f6717d5608b4042016787662a776

Back to School Fair! Thursday, Aug 19, 3-7 p.m.

Join Southfield Public Schools for our FREE Back to School Fair! Thursday, August 19, 3-7 p.m. at Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology. Outside and socially distanced fun!


Open to all SPS students and welcoming enrollment through expanded School of Choice - now open to Wayne County residents for K-3rd grade and Oakland County (non-SPS residents) for K-9th grade.


Enjoy free refreshments, entertainment, STEM activities, train rides, popcorn and ice cream, Exotic Zoo, Balloon Art, and Face Painting! Students, meet your Principal! Parents, come out for Parent Engagement and Resource Information.


Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology

24675 Lahser Rd.

Southfield, MI 48033

SOUTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

24661 Lahser Road

Southfield, MI 48033

Phone: 248.746.8500