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Adam Hartley

Fenton Area Public Schools superintendent

Adam Hartley

Fenton Area Public Schools superintendent

We have used the analogy, building a plane in the air, regarding our work and experiences since the shutdown of all schools in March. Now that we have a flight plan and we are well on our way to a finished product, we are finding many challenges along the way that have taken a team to solve. The team consists of our hard working staff, our supportive and caring parents and our dedicated community members. 

 On July 31, Fenton Area Public Schools announced we were delaying face-to-face instruction based on both safety measures and maintaining the continuity of teaching and learning.

 Our team of staff, parents and community members have stepped up and are doing what it takes to make the flight as successful as possible. 

 The key to moving forward is understanding that this school year will be full of challenges that we have never experienced before.

 When FAPS does return for face-to-face instruction, we will have challenges inside our buildings and will still be providing instruction online for a number of our learners. Returning to school is what we all want and is what we are all working toward. We have experienced turbulence while building the plane in the air and we know there will be more, however, being resilient, adapting to new challenges and working to solve problems will help us make the 2020-21 school year a year to remember.

 Many Genesee County schools, including FAPS, have set a return date in the near future, and FAPS, like many others, are ready to take on the challenges ahead. Safety and continuity will remain our priority and we will continue to work with our team of staff, parents and community members eventually to land the plane we have built and get back to a sense of normalcy.

 On behalf of the FAPS Board of Education and the FAPS administration, thank you to our families for their continued support and for being a part of the team.

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