SLCS District Update
January 21, 2021
Note from the Superintendent
Greetings SLCS Families,
If you missed the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening, I want to make sure that everyone is aware that the remaining Board of Education meetings for the 2020-21school year have been moved to Tuesdays. The list of meeting dates has been revised and is available on the SLCS website. The Board officers were also chosen, and this information along with the updated contact information for our two new Board members is also available on the SLCS website under the “Board of Education” tab.
In a previous communication, I indicated that plans are underway to increase in-person instruction for secondary students (6-12). For some, this announcement is long overdue and for others this is too much too fast or somewhere in between. There are valid points to support each position. Knowing that we have quality mitigation measures in place and a community and staff committed to making this work on behalf of our students, our planning continues to move us forward.
In short, our team is working on a plan to move the secondary students (6-12) to 100% attendance four days per week. While the exact timeline is yet to be determined, we hope to share some details in the days ahead to keep parents, students, and staff members informed. Please keep in mind that things are subject to change as planning continues and details are finalized. In addition, nothing is final until it has been approved by the Board of Education.
Remote learners, including quarantined students, are welcome to dine with South Lyon Community Food Service:
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Location: South Lyon High School, Door #11 (side where the tennis courts are located)
Pre-order is sent out every Thursday through a Google Form.
Depending when your child goes remote, please fill it out.
If you are unable to pre-order, no worries, meals will be available for your family.
Any questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 248-573-8902
Wellness: COVID-19 Vaccine
As more people are being vaccinated for COVID-19, new questions are being asked. Below are three of many questions contained in the COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions document. Click here to access the COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions
Will COVID-19 vaccination help keep me from getting COVID-19?
Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Stopping the pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated? Shouldn’t I be immune?
Yes, you should still get the COVID-19 vaccine, even if you have had COVID-19. There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again; this is called natural immunity. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this.
Do I need to keep wearing a mask after I get vaccinated? Yes. Michiganders should continue to wear masks, social distance from those not in their household and wash their hands, even after receiving vaccine. More information is available on the CDC website in their FAQ document.