Superintendent Update

District Updates from Dr. Christina Hinds

Friday, June 18, 2021

Dear Wayland Union Families and Staff,

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer announced an accelerated plan to reopen our state. Beginning Tuesday, June 22, all gathering restrictions will be lifted and face masks will no longer be required. COVID-19 testing for student athletes will be discontinued. The announcement specified that additional guidance for schools regarding face masks, testing, and quarantine requirements is expected from MDHHS soon. Until this guidance is received, face masks will be optional for staff and students participating in summer school.

As a reminder, Wayland Union Schools will return to school following a full-time in-person model of instruction for the 2021-2022 school year (i.e. five days per week or as indicated on our district calendar: ). All students, Young 5s through 12th grade, will return to school for a half-day on Monday, August 23, 2021. I understand there are many questions as to what 2021-2022 will look like. With this in mind, please watch for an update no later than Friday, June 25.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

In partnership,

Dr. Christina Hinds

Important Dates

Monday, August 16

  • Return to Learn Carnival
  • 5:00-7:00pm
  • WUHS Parking Lot
  • Rain date: 8/17/2021

Monday, August 23:

  • First Half Day of School

Please see the following link for the 2021-2022 Wayland Union School District Calendar:

Strategic Planning: We Value Your Input

The Wayland Union Schools Board of Education and Administration are launching a 3 to 5-Year Strategic Planning Process in collaboration with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). The purpose of this initiative is to help develop new goals and strategies to offer an excellent education for students, while using public education resources in the most effective and efficient way.

Stakeholder feedback is an important part of the planning process. Community members, parents, teachers, students and all district staff members will have the opportunity to give input on the strengths, areas for improvement and ideas for the vision of Wayland Union Schools. If you have not completed the online survey, please do:

All responses to face-to-face meetings and those received electronically will be anonymous and handled confidentially by MASB.

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