By Sherri Kolade
Nikolai P. Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent, wrote a letter to the DPSCD community about the change due to spikes in COVID-19.
“After listening and reflecting on the concerns of school-based leaders, teachers, support staff, students, and families regarding the need for mental health relief, rising COVID cases, and time to more thoroughly clean schools; and reviewing strategies to address these concerns with the School Board, I have decided to shift districtwide instruction on December 3rd, December 10th, and December 17th (all Fridays) to online learning. We will follow the regular school schedule and time on these online learning days,” Vitti said in the note.
Vitti added that it is important to note that everyone has to work to ensure that the school district meets or exceeds 75% districtwide student attendance on the three days or districtwide online learning days will not be a viable option for the school district the rest of the school year.