March 17th Update from Dr. Heidrich

March 17, 2021

Dear Brandon families,

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our initial planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Monday evening, we discussed school times and school schedules for the next school year at the board of education meeting. Our plans include returning to similar times and schedules set at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Further, at the meeting, we discussed planning for middle school and high school to switch back to a six-hour traditional day vs. the alternating 3 x 3 block schedule. Additionally, we decided to continue to offer our Brandon Learn From Home and Summit Virtual program options to all families for the 2021-2022 school year at every grade level.

Although we intend to move to more traditional schedules and times, we still have many unknowns to work through. As we prepare for next year, decisions may linger into the summer as we continue to receive updates and direction from the Oakland County Health Department, Michigan Department of Education, and any orders from the Governor’s office. As new guidance evolves, our administrative team and staff will continue to adapt and develop plans for any changes to our mitigation strategies in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year.

Below are the proposed times for the 2021-2022 school year.

Preschool Full Day 8:30 am - 3:25 pm

AM only 8:30 am -11:30 am

PM only 12:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Harvey Swanson 8:35 am - 3:30 pm

Oakwood 8:45 am - 3:40 pm

Brandon Middle School 7:35 am - 2:30 pm

Brandon High School 7:25 am - 2:20 pm

We also would like to invite any parent who has questions regarding next year’s schedule to join us for a virtual question and answer session regarding our schedule changes and plans for next year. We will briefly present our plans for next year, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. Our two virtual sessions will be on Wednesday, March 24th, and after spring break on Wednesday, April 7th, both sessions will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Here are the links for both sessions to attend virtually. We will also post these links on the district website.

March 24th, 2021 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7xnnUYtTkyQAJzphpwu5A

April 7th, 2021 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_99Way30QT4KfAzEsvNWZKQ

 

For your review is the PowerPoint presentation discussed at the board meeting. Click Here to View.  We have also attached the 2021-2022 school calendar, which corresponds to this year’s calendar.

Thank you for continuing to remain flexible as we plan for the next school year. We appreciate all of your support and have an enjoyable upcoming spring break. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to email, call, or set up a virtual meeting.

Sincerely,

Karl Heidrich

Dr. Karl Heidrich

Interim Superintendent

Brandon School District

 

Download a pdf version of this update - Click Here to View

View the PowerPoint presentation discussed at the board meeting - Click Here to View.

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