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11/29 Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Buckley School Community,

We were informed by Wexford County Health Department officials Sunday November 29, 2020 of a positive school associated case of COVID-19 at Buckley School on Friday November 20, 2020. This means the individual was on school property during an infectious period of time. Our safety practices, sanitizing protocols, and cohorting of classes are designed to significantly reduce student density and exposure within the school setting.

We worked directly with the health department in this investigation and individuals identified as close contacts have been notified ​by health officials to stay home and quarantine or take additional health measures. Additional cleaning and disinfecting of the school property has been completed and the health department does not recommend that the school take further action at this time. If you have not been contacted by the health department, that means you have not been in close contact with the person who tested positive.

Students, parents, staff and community members are reminded of the importance of following safety protocols to help the school community slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to be vigilant by limiting social ​gatherings​, frequently washing hands, and wearing a mask while in public places. As always, we encourage everyone to continue to monitor for symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Stay home if you feel sick and ​get tested​ ​if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individual with COVID-19. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about this matter. We have included contact information to local health departments and encourage you to call them any time with your questions or concerns about COVID-19.
Grand Traverse County Health Department, Traverse City: 231-995-6111

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department
Benzie Office: 231-882-4409 | Leelanau Office: 231-256-0200

District Health Department #10, Wexford office: 231-775-9942 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit ​M​ichigan.gov/Coronavirus​.
Communication about this case has been posted to the ​Buckley School Web page​ ​, as required by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). More about COVID-19

Buckley Schools Closed 11/23-11/25

Dear Community,

Due to a staff shortage, Buckley Schools will be moving to remote learning
for three days Mon Nov 23, Tues Nov 24th, and Wed Nov 25th. At this time
the Preschool will remain open. Lunch pick up will still be available on
Tuesday from 2-3pm. Please complete the following form if you are
anticipating picking up three days worth of meals this Tues (no need to
resubmit if you have already) https://forms.gle/NKJgm1K3onF3pixj8.
Students in 4-12th grade will follow their schedule as they typically
would, please refer to the Daily Expectations Remote Learning form
attached. Grades K-3rd grade please check your OTUS accounts for daily
schedules after noon on Monday Nov 23rd, as well as specific instructions
for assignments. Monday during your typical afternoon bus run we will be
making stops at houses to distribute technology for younger grades who do
not typically take their technology home. The building will be open from
8-3 Monday for students to clean items out of their lockers if needed.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

Jessica Harrand
Superintendent
Buckley Community Schools
231-269-3325

Bus Loading and Student Dropoff Procedures

Please review these videos with your students and any others who may assisting your students on to the bus or dropping them off to school in the morning.

Bus Loading Video –  https://youtu.be/xHJ4geoKmGo  

Student Drop-off Video – https://youtu.be/KOOi_tSYZ-c

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