Return to School 2020-2021
November 13, 2020
Dear Carman-Ainsworth Families,
Over the past few days, positive cases of COVID-19 county-wide and state-wide have increased significantly. Although we have not had an outbreak in our buildings, we are conscious of the anxiety this is causing our families and staff.
In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases, starting Monday, November 23, 2020, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools will move to remote instruction for ALL STUDENTS until Monday, January 25, 2021. There will be no in-person instruction during this time frame. The district will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and notify you if this timeline changes.Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay CA Strong.
Eddie Kindle, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools
October 22, 2020
October 7, 2020
October 5, 2020
Updated Assurances available.
The following C-A COVID-19 Health Guide has been compiled for C-A families to assist with the return to classroom process with input from the Genesee County Health Department.
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan
September 29, 2020
The Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan has been posted to the website and can also be viewed here.
Hybrid Building Times
IMPORTANT Busing and Student Transportation Requirements
We are pleased to announce plans for the transition of students to the classroom. As requested by the governor, we will focus on returning our most educationally vulnerable and youngest learners to the classroom first. This communication includes details for how students will shift from remote learning to a hybrid learning model. We are so excited to have students transitioning back to the classroom. We truly missed them!
STRONG. UNITED. UNSTOPPABLE. BRAVE. KIND.
We are C/A!August 20, 2020
Carman-Ainsworth Families and Staff,
As we get closer to the first day of school for students, the district continues to finalize details and protocols related to our safe and responsible Return to School Plan. Today, I would like to update you as we continue to meet the needs of all students and staff as we prepare for the school year.
Please review each of the essential updates below:
First Day of School
We have been faced with many complex challenges and difficult decisions over the past few months, and this is one of those decisions. Despite our best efforts and intentions, we have made the very difficult decision to push back the start of our 2020-2021 school year until after Labor Day. Our intention is for all students to begin school on Tuesday, September 8, learning remotely. This important change will help ensure that all of our students and staff are prepared to have a successful academic year.
On-Line Learning – Accelerate Education
If you selected the on-line learning option through Accelerate Education, you will receive a separate communication with further details and instructions regarding set-up/log-in, student expectations and attendance.
Teaching staff will begin reaching out to students August 31; only as an introduction and check-in. Official classes will begin on September 8. Look for more information from your child’s teacher/building.
Carman-Ainsworth families will have the option to pick up student meals (breakfast and lunch) beginning September 8. A communication with additional details regarding the timing and location of pick-ups will be forthcoming.
As previously stated Carman-Ainsworth Schools is increasing technology access by providing a device for all students in grades Kindergarten Prep to 12th. You should have received notification from your student’s building principal regarding Chromebook pick-up. The following is provided for your information:
For all Chromebook pick-up locations please note: Please bring your driver's license and a pen/pencil, as parents will be asked to sign a contract in order to release the Chromebook to you. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that only one adult from each family wait in line to pick up a device and we ask that no children wait in line with you. In addition, anyone entering a district building must wear a cloth face covering and maintain 6 feet of separation from others.
Because we must maintain device inventory by building, Chromebooks shall only be picked up at the building the student is enrolled. Keep in mind, distribution of other materials, books, etc. specific to the building may also be available.
Elementary Chromebook Pick-up
The following are times for parent pick-up in order to stagger parent arrival. If your children have different last names, you may choose one time to collect all of the Chromebooks at once.
Times are based on the last name of the student
A to E - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
F to J - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
K to O - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
P to T - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
U to Z - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dye Elementary and Randels Elementary - Monday, August 24, 2020
Dillon Elementary and Rankin Elementary - Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Middle School Chromebook Pick-up
6th Grade - Monday, August 24, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7th Grade - Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8th Grade - Friday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If you cannot make one of these dates, you may pick up your child's device during our evening pickup on Wednesday, August 26, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
When you arrive at the middle school you will enter through the front entrance of the school and proceed to the media center to obtain your device. You will exit the building through the media center. You will be asked to update your email and phone number information. You will also receive a letter outlining expectations for virtual learning using Google Classroom.
High School Chromebook Pick-up
Chromebook, textbook, and schedule pick up are as follows:
12th Grade - Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11th Grade - Tuesday, August 25, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
10th Grade - Friday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
9th Grade - Friday, August 28, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
Students who need an evening pick up may stop in Wednesday, August 26, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Atlantis High School Chromebook Pick-up
August 26 and 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through these plans and prepare for the various scenarios the upcoming academic year may bring. Please know that our teachers, custodians, food service, technicians, and all of our staff members are going above and beyond to ensure a safe and responsible return for all of our students.
Please contact me with any questions. Thank you.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay CA Strong.
Eddie Kindle, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools