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Fall 2020 Return to School Survey

We have created a survey to gather feedback from our secondary students, staff, parents, and guardians to better inform the district's decisions about returning to school this fall.

Superintendent Shawn Ryan Earns Doctorate Degree

On Friday, June 26, Clarkston Community Schools superintendent Shawn Ryan successfully defended his doctoral dissertation to earn the degree of Doctor of Education from Oakland University.

From Superintendent Ryan: Fall 2020 Return to School Update

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the next steps in the state's roadmap to reopen schools and resume in-person learning. The "Return to School" plan will include specific guidelines for ALL public, private, and parochial schools and will be released in detail on June 30.

Commencement Weekend Information

We look forward to celebrating with you this weekend! Here are a few reminders to ensure our graduation events go smoothly.


From Superintendent Ryan: We Stand With You

The difference in our future rests in our willingness and resolve to act and do the right thing right now. To our African American families: We see you, we hear you and we stand with you in this fight for social justice.

From Superintendent Ryan: A Look at 2020-2021

Superintendent Shawn Ryan shares a look at the potential financial implications of a decline in state funding due to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as continuity of learning plans for Fall 2020.