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LCS Bond Program Update
LCS continues to move forward with the LCS Bond Program. Phase 1 projects include the construction of the Multi-purpose Center, collaboration zone/media center at Linden Elementary, updates to all classrooms at Linden Elementary, and the Linden High School/Central Elementary paving project.
The Multi-purpose Center continues to be on track for a March 2023 completion. The pre-engineered walls have been erected, and the roof is currently being installed. The interior structures (walls, offices, etc.) are taking shape, including rough electrical and rough mechanical. We are in the process of constructing the elevated walking track. The exterior brickwork is nearing completion, and the concrete floors in the east wing have been completed. You can watch our progress live, by viewing our live LCS Multi-puprose Center Web Cam.
The renovations at Linden Elementary are nearing completion. Updates include: new classroom furniture, secure front entrance, collaborative spaces, STEM equipment, music instruments, kitchen equipment, electrical and mechanical work, lockers added, flooring in all classrooms, technology resources (in and out of the classroom), and etc. Contractors have been working second shift to finish up various projects. We did see some delays in items such as interior doors, technology software, and lockers. These items are being installed as they arrive. The main structure of the new collaboration zone/media center is complete with finished brickwork and the roof. Construction continues, and we are still on target to see the completion of the new collaboration zone/media center in January 2023.
The paving project that included the front parking lot at Linden High School, the expanded traffic loop at Central Elementary and the student parking lot at Linden High School has been completed.
Linden Middle School STEM Lab
LCS COVID Protocols Update
The Genesee County Health Department, last February, communicated that they will be following the CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for the management of COVID-19. On August 24, the GCHD released their most recent COVID-19 School Guidance, which was not much different than what we have been doing since February. This information is located on our COVID-19 webpage.
A general overview of guidance for students and staff, regardless of vaccination status who have tested positive for COVID-19:
Isolate at home for at least 5 days after symptom onset.
Day 0 is the day symptoms started or test sample was collected.
On day 5, does case have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving?
If yes, Can stop isolation on day 6. However, should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others through day 10.
If no, should NOT stop isolation - continue isolating until symptoms resolve or 10 days have gone by since tested positive or first developed symptoms. If case has a fever, continue to isolate until fever goes away (24 hours fever-free with no medication).
"Resolving symptoms," means symptoms have gotten noticeably better. Some symptoms (like fatigue and loss of taste and/or smell) may last a longer time.
We are still required by the GCHD to report positive COVID cases that we are aware of. We are typically notified by the individual if it is a staff member, or a parent if a student tests positive.
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Last year, Linden Community Schools launched its own LCS app. It's everything Linden Schools, documents, events, alterts, news, schedules, etc.
Weight Room Upgrade
A special thank you to our students who have helped with the moving of equipment/flooring. This couldn't have been done without their help. Also, to our custodial staff, maintenance staff, Jason Grundy, and Tom Deromedi who all took time out of their day to help put new equipment together!
Linden Board of Education
The Linden Community Schools Board of Education has made the decision to live stream the next five board of education meetings, September 7 thru November 2. The purpose of the live stream is to give our LCS stakeholders another means of viewing the Linden Board of Education meetings for those who are unable to attend in person.
Live streaming of these meetings are designed as view only, as the Open Meetings Act does not allow public participation to occur in a virtual format. We continue to encourage and welcome anyone wishing to attend to do so in person.
The LCS Board Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, and the live stream can be accessed from our website (under Board of Education), or by clicking on the link provided.