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Fostering Leadership Academy’s Plan to Open in the Midst of COVID-19, 8/5/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we are stronger as a community and to remain flexible in an ever-changing environment. Fostering Leadership Academy is prepared to open for the 2020-2021 school year and able to provide our students and parents with the reassurance and resources they need to thrive this school year. 

Flexible Instruction 

At FLA, we understand that everyone's comfort level about returning to school differs. We are offering three different options for students to engage for the 2020-2021 school year: in-person full time, virtual full time, hybrid instruction. Virtual learning is great for families who are not comfortable with full time in-person instruction, who are high-risk (with pre-existing conditions) or living with a multi-generational family. We are proud to offer families multiple options to cater to their needs and comfort levels.

Personal Protective Equipment 

FLA has an adequate supply of PPE to provide to all staff, students and families. We prioritize the health and safety of our community and strive to create a safe environment. We will require students and staff who attend in-person instruction to wear face masks. Hand sanitizer will be readily available. For families who are in need of PPE, please contact the FLA team. We’ve got you covered!

Resources & Technology 

FLA will provide families with the resources and tools necessary to participate in hybrid learning. Families who choose to enroll their children and select the virtual option will be provided with Google Chromebooks and hotspot internet access if needed. In addition to students receiving Chromebooks and hotspot internet access, FLA will provide families with Google Classroom access and online learning platforms. 

Contingency Plan 

FLA has developed a COVID-19 Workplace Preparedness Plan and a COVID-19 Response Plan to be proactive in our rapidly-changing environment. 

Safe Environment

FLA has implemented multiple safety measures to ensure the safety of our staff, children and community. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we have 

  • Required daily health surveys and temperature checks of all staff and visitors 
  • Provided PPE to all students, staff and visitors on a daily basis
  • Offered self-care resources to staff and students to help promote mental and physical health 

We will continue to monitor the health of all staff, students and visitors and abide by the state Executive Orders of Governor Gretchen Whitemer. 

Rest assured that FLA is prepared to offer high-quality individualized education to your child in the form that works best for your family! For inquiries, contact FLA Principal Abby Stewart at astewart@mchsmi.org or (248) 933-3864.

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