2020 continues to be ALL VIRTUAL. In-person Learning Labs continue for students Mon-Thurs.

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Back to Schools

To provide in-person learning, the local community and school situation must be assessed to measure the overall ability to contain the spread of COVID. The district will primarily utilize the test positivity rate & daily case average to determine school re-opening readiness.

Core Strategy

  1. There will be a virtual option for the foreseeable future

  2. To provide in person learning, community and school situation must be assessed

    • School district controllable factors
    • Critical COVID metrics
    • Additional data and information

The School Board and Administration will meet bi-monthly to assess the situation. Decisions will be informed by the critical COVID metrics and additional important information.

Metrics Table

The table below indicates the necessary milestones to begin a transition between in-person and virtual instruction.

  • A downward trend in the number of daily Oakland County COVID-19 cases for 14-plus days (see metric below for additional parameters)
  • 3 weeks of sustained level C, 3 weeks planning to bring students back.
    • 1st Priority: Elementary (PreK—5)

    • 2nd Priority: Secondary (6—12) 

Risk Level Positive Cases In-Person/Virtual
Low Risk

<7 cases per million;
<3% percent positivity

In person allowed with mitigation measures.

All schools open.

A

7 to <20 cases per million;
3 to <7% percent positivity

In person allowed with strict mitigation measures.

All schools open.

B

20 to <40 cases per million;
7 to <10% percent positivity

In person allowed with strict mitigation measures.

All schools open.

C

40 to <70 cases per million;
10 to <15% percent positivity

Possibility for in-person instruction (sustained level C for two weeks).

Hybrid/In-Person can be considered.

  • 1st priority: Learning Support Labs and in-person instruction for Special Education students
  • 2nd priority: PreK- 5
  • 3rd priority: 6-12
D

70 to <150 cases per million;
15 to <20% percent positivity

Virtual Only-Remote Instruction

  • All learning is remote for all learners.
  • Districts, states, and federal government invest in remote learning.
  • Special consideration are made for learning labs and appropriate special education services.
E

150 or greater cases per million;
20 or greater percent positivity

Virtual Only-Remote Instruction

  • All learning is remote for all learners.
  • Districts, states, and federal government invest in remote learning.
  • Please note, special education services and learning support labs will continue if there is a change from level C to level D, or level C to level E, if it is safe to do so.

 

Situational Monitoring Links & Resources

Data Models & Metrics Being Reviewed

School Response Metrics

School Response Dashboard–Qualtrics

7-Day Oakland County Case Average
 

7-Day Oakland County Case Average by Zip Code

Oakland County COVID-19 Dashboard–OakGov.com

14-Day Oakland County Trend Graph

Reported Cases & Deaths by County – New York Times Maps and Cases

Oakland County Infection Rate

COVID Act Now

Oakland County Positive Test Rate

COVID Act Now

Oakland County Cases by Age Group

Michigan.gov Coronavirus Data - State of Michigan

Additional Links

Opinions & Insights

The common consensus according to the research these articles cite is that if community spread is low, then there is a small risk in schools becoming hot spots.  However, secondary schools are much riskier than elementary schools and day care centers.