Welcome to Independence Elementary School!
Welcome to Independence Elementary School! There's something special about IE ... it's our people! You make our community what it is. We love that you are a part of our culture, our story, and our future.
Our goal is for every child to have the opportunity to eat well-balanced meals and be provided with everything they need to be successful in school and in life. If your household income is within the federal eligibility limits, your child may qualify for additional supplemental supports and services.
Clarkston Community Schools social workers, along with MORC, Inc., and other agencies will be providing information, assistance, and help with transition planning at a virtual resource fair on November 11, 2020 from 2pm- 4pm.
Last Friday, CCS introduced a tool to help communicate the district's direction as we make adjustments in our learning environments. We'll share Dr. Ryan's weekly report with the visual "Decision Meter" each Friday afternoon.
CCS has developed a tool to help communicate our direction as we make adjustments in our learning environments. Dr. Ryan will share a weekly report with the visual "Decision Meter" each Friday afternoon.
I wanted to take a moment to go over the processes and protocols for handling positive and probable COVID cases (which are detailed in our Fall 2020 Return to School Toolkit.) We will have active cases from time to time in our buildings, and we want you to know what to expect.
Our secondary buildings (Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston High School) will be open this Wednesday and Thursday, from 5pm-8pm, for new students to come tour the schools and get comfortable with their surroundings.
As outlined in the the Return to School family toolkit we shared last week, CCS will continue to require masks for all staff and students at all times (except while eating and drinking) until further notice.
In order to provide the safest and best possible transportation experience upon our return to face-to-face instruction, we are requesting that families indicate their interest in utilizing bus transportation this year by completing our Bus Transportation Interest Survey.
The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education has unanimously approved Dr. Ryan's recommendation for a gradual return to face-to-face learning in buildings.