Team Flint – March 18th 2020

Good Morning TEAM FLINT!

This is Day 3 of our District Contingency Plan for COVID-19. Thank you for all of the efforts that you have, individually and collectively, undertaken to execute this plan on behalf of our students and families.

The Flint community has a long and storied history of coming together to support one another. This commitment to assisting neighbors and friends has been critical throughout the water crisis, and we must continue to demonstrate unwavering support as we face a challenge that is impacting our community, our state and our nation.

The closure of our schools and other services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) must not fracture who we are and what we represent. While we follow recommendations to engage in social distancing whenever possible, we must continue to work together to ensure the most vulnerable are cared for and not ignored.

All of this would not be possible without those who have collaborated to create and execute this plan, including administrators, teachers, staff, union leaders, the Board of Education, CSM Services, First Student, SodexoMagic and the CRIM Fitness Foundation. Everyone’s contribution to the health and well-being of our students during this challenging time is nothing short of amazing and reinforces how we can continue to work together even under difficult circumstances.

It’s no secret we are stronger working together than working alone. Whether it’s approving the recent millage, stepping up to develop a plan that will help address a situation that nobody could have foreseen months ago or volunteering to ensure the most vulnerable in our community receive the support they need, I am forever grateful to the Flint community for stepping up once again to support our children and families. In sum, thank you!

Continue to stay well and be safe!
With warmest regards,
Derrick Jones Lopez, PhD, JD Superintendent

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