Patriot Parents and Guardians, thank you for your continued trust in USA Schools. We hope that your child has adjusted well to the new school year. This year, we will be evaluating and making adjustments as we learn from implementing new health and safety measures and as guidance from the Health Department and the Michigan Department of Education changes. We realize this is an inconvenience to busy family schedules and we will strive to keep changes to a minimum.
As we reflect on the first weeks of school, we recognize that the procedure for student dismissal can be revised to increase the time that students are in class and still achieve our goals for student health and safety. Beginning on Monday, October 12, and continuing on every full day of school, we will dismiss students for parent pick up (and student drivers at the high school) at 2:45 pm. The first group of students riding buses will also be released at 2:45 with other bus groups dismissed as students exit the building. Students riding buses can expect to arrive at their homes approximately ten minutes later than usual. We will continue to dismiss students at 11:30 AM on Wednesdays.
I apologize for any inconvenience this change creates for your family. We will try to make as few mid-year adjustments as possible under these unique circumstances. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns about this change.