LCS Supt's Corner

February, 2022

LCS COVID-19 Updates

The most recent COVID-19 Updates occurred on February 18, 2022. The Genesee County Health Department, per the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, updated their COVID Information for Schools & Childcare. The new update rescinds the January 14, 2022, guidance, Isolation and Quarantine Order in Educational Settings, and the update to the orders on November 15, 2021, regarding mask use in classrooms with children under age five.

Please click on the following link to read the LCS COVID-19 Update that was sent to LCS families on 2/22/22.

Effective February 25, 2022, the CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that individuals wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. This updated order, from the CDC, is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.

Along with the GCHD School Guidance updates, and the updated order from the CDC to not require face masks on school provided transportation, the CDC updated their COVID-19 Community Level Metrics, placing Genesee County in "LOW" status.

Linden Middle School Newsletter

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Robo Call Improvements

On Tuesday, February 1st we made improvements to the phone line used for sending voice alerts to parents, guardians, and students. ALL voice alerts, regardless of which building they are from, will now originate from (810) 591-0280.

Please add this phone number to the contact list in your mobile device as LCS Voice Alert to ensure that you don’t miss any important calls from Linden Community Schools.

Daily attendance calls will also originate from this phone number. Notifications from Linden Community Schools may also be viewed in your email account on record, our Linden Community Schools mobile app, and/or our website. Student attendance information is also available in ParentVue .

ParentVue can be accessed through the mobile app or from the Quick Link at the top of our website home pages. Download the Linden Community Schools app on Android: or iPhone:

Class of 2022 Newsletter Vol. 1

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2012 Refunding Bonds Refinanced

On January 27, 2022, the bond sale for the 2022 Refunding Bonds (the “2022 Bonds”) was completed. The 2022 Bonds are being issued to refinance the callable portion of the District’s outstanding 2012 Refunding Bonds. We are very pleased with the result and excited to share the below information with you.

As a part of the bond sale process, the Linden Community Schools (the “District”) bond rating was reviewed by S&P Global Ratings bond rating agency. Good news was received as the District received the strong bond rating of A+. This is a compliment to the District’s financial/management practices. The 2022 Bonds also received a bond rating of AA for participation in the Michigan School Bond Qualification and Loan Program.

A total of 5 bids were received for the 2022 Bonds. Huntington Securities, Inc. was the winning bidder by providing the lowest Truest Interest Cost (“TIC”) of 1.721174%. The prior 2012 Refunding Bonds had interest rates of 3.125 – 3.250%. The 2022 Bonds achieved yields ranging from 0.80% to 1.68%. This resulted in a total gross savings of $388,760.42 for district taxpayers.

Central Elementary Newsletter- January, 2022

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LCS Spring Athletics

Spring athletics are right around the corner for LMS and LHS! To register your student(s), find out about tryout information, and season schedules, please visit our LCS Athletic webpage.

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes!

Linden Athletics Monthly- January, 2022

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"Snow Day"...To Call off School or Not?

Student safety is always our number one concern, and we will always err on the side of caution when making a decision to cancel school because of bad weather conditions. The rule of thumb, in regards to temperature, that we use when making the decision to cancel school is when the ambient temperature and wind speed result is a wind chill temperature of -19*F. Under these conditions, exposed skin can freeze in 30 minutes. Other factors that are included in the decision making process are snow accumulation, icing, temperature, road conditions, visibility, blowing snow, and weather forecasts.

The process, when making the decision to cancel school for weather conditions, is ongoing. Linden Schools is in constant contact with other local districts, the Genesee County Road Commission, our transportation department, local police departments, and we have individuals driving roads to help determine the conditions. Again, there is no exact science to making this decision. Student safety is our main concern.

Wind Chill Temperature Index

Wind chill brochure (National Weather Service)

How do we communicate to you when school is canceled? In order to get the message out as quick as possible we will be using our all-call system, smart phone notification, and information will be posted on our website. Other forms of communication that we will use include social media (Facebook and Twitter), local media outlets (Channel 12, WNEM TV5, WXYZ Channel 7, FOX 66 WSMH, and WHMI.

Linden Middle School Newsletter- February, 2022

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LCS Board of Education- Latest News

  • Shari Luck was nominated as the new board president at the Board of Education Organizational Meeting held January 5, 2022. Congratulations to Mrs. Luck! Scott Maker has held the position of Board President for the past eight years and we thank him for his service and leadership. He will now serve as the Board Vice President. Other officers re-elected for 2022 are Board Secretary Michelle Shayna and Board Treasurer David Haney.
  • Recently the Board of Education authorized the district to approve the the bond sale for the 2022 Refunding Bonds (the “2022 Bonds”) was completed. The 2022 Bonds are being issued to refinance the callable portion of the District’s outstanding 2012 Refunding Bonds. The total gross debt service savings came in at $388,760.42. An ultimate savings to our district residents.
  • Board members held a Board Workshop on January 26, 2022 to discuss Board effectiveness, areas of importance for the Board to focus on and areas to improve upon.
  • Trustee Greg Durkac will serve on the Genesee County Association of School Board Members group that meets once a month at the Genesee Intermediate School District.
  • Students and staff presented gifts to the Board in appreciation of their service to the district, students, and community during the January 19th board meeting.