By Fenton Area Public Schools Superintendent

Adam Hartley

While the beginning of the school year looks much different than what we typically experience, there are important factors that remain the same. 

Our students remain our number one priority. Safety, engaging learning experiences and meeting their needs will be on the front burner no matter if we are delivering in person instruction or remote instruction. 

Our families are part of the team. This important factor does not change based on the situation but rather is needed more than ever in these ever changing times. 

We have amazing staff members who work together to live out our mission each day. Our administration, teachers, support staff, food service, custodians, and the rest of our team is committed to making this year an amazing year for everyone involved. 

Welcome back to our staff and our families! #WeAreFenton 

By Linden Community Schools Superintendent

Russ Ciesielski

With only a few days before the start of the 2020-21 school year, I wanted to take a minute to welcome every student, staff, and member of the Linden Community Schools family back!  The past few months have been filled with a different kind of excitement, but excitement nonetheless.  As we inch closer to opening day, the planning and preparation being done by our staff members has allowed all of us a chance to take a step back and say, “We got this!”

Linden Community Schools will be starting Sept. 8 in a remote learning environment, which in itself is new and exciting.  Don’t be afraid to take risks, be innovative, have an open mind, and be courageous.

Most importantly, don’t forget why we do this … our students. 

Again, welcome to the 2020-21 school year!

By Lake Fenton Community Schools Superintendent

Julie Williams

 The start of the 2020-21 school year is upon us and it is a new experience for all.  

 Around our state, districts are trying to meet the needs of their families, staff and students and do their best to create a safe learning environment. It is the same here in our community. Students attending Lake Fenton will begin the school year in a virtual format and move to a blended format starting the week of Sept. 14.

 Classrooms will look different, we will have new protocols to follow and instruction will be taking place in a variety of formats. This year more than ever, we will need to be patient, understanding and empathetic to those around us. If we stay positive, I have no doubt, we can overcome any challenge we may be faced with this year.  

 We are excited to get the school year underway and looking forward to September 14th when our students will return for in-person instruction. 

By Holly Area Schools Superintendent

Scott Roper

On Monday, we will surmount a major hurdle with the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Sadly, the first day of school will be a much different experience. As you know, we — like most districts around Michigan — are starting the new school year remotely, and plan to again offer in-person learning as soon as it is determined safe by health experts. What hasn’t changed is the level of excitement and interest our teachers have to connect with their students.

I’d like to reiterate the health and safety of our entire Broncho community is our number one priority. In a matter of just eight weeks, we have developed an extensive reopening plan meeting all state health and safety guidelines.

Our teachers participated in training in June and August to prepare for teaching and learning with a new learning management system. While COVID-19 has put a pause on certain facets of our programs or changed the way we deliver some of our opportunities, it has not taken away our commitment. In fact, it has increased our innovative spirit.

Together, we will continue to build and sustain a positive, nurturing learning environment that helps all Bronchos achieve and succeed, whether they’re bound for college, technical school, apprenticeships or jobs right after graduation.

Now, more than ever, we must commit to our culture of kindness, compassion and respect. Let us continue to practice Civility and encourage #BronchoPride and #BronchosUnited!

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