Dear LOCS Families-
In the heat of summer, the 2020-21 school year may be the farthest from the minds of your children, who are enjoying the freedom and fun.
For the LOCS Administration, next fall’s preparation is underway.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her return-to-school task force released a detailed plan on June 30, explaining the protocols and procedures schools should follow planning to re-open for fall in-person learning.
Our team is diving into the specifics and how those can be adapted for LOCS and our student and staff community.
We have a few updates this week:
REMOTE LEARNING IN FALL
LOCS will have a remote learning path available for families who choose that option this fall to start the 2020-21 school year.
Remote technology, a robust online interactive plan and strong teacher-student connections are all major focuses of our planning process.
The details will be shared soon.
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
The second session of remote high school summer program will begin July 20 and registration will re-open next week, with information posted at LakeOrionSchools.org and on the LOCS social media channels.
The Credit Forward and Credit Recovery registration will be also conducted online and the classes run through the Edgenuity platform.
The LOCS Board of Education completed the Superintendent selection process on June 30, voting unanimously to hire Benajmin Kirby as the next LOCS Superintendent, replacing retired Superintendent Marion Ginopolis.
Currently the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at South Lyon Community Schools, Mr. Kirby is negotiating his Superintendent contract with the LOCS Board of Education. Once that is complete, the Board will hold a special meeting for formal approval of the contract.
Mr. Kirby is scheduled to officially begin work in LOCS on July 20.
Details are available at LakeOrionSchools.org/SuptSearch.
The LOCS Bond construction work continues at five district sites this summer: Webber Elementary, Orion Oaks Elementary, Carpenter Elementary, the new Early Childhood Center and the Lake Orion High School soccer stadium.
Webber, Orion Oaks and Carpenter are receiving new secure entrances, as well as varying levels of interior work.
Photos of the current school projects were shared earlier this week.
Have a safe holiday weekend,
The Lake Orion Community Schools Administration staff will be out of the office and unavailable from Monday, June 29-Friday, July 3, 2020 for the Independence Day week.
The staff will be available for normal business beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 8 a.m.
Thank you for understanding.