The 2021 - 2022 School Year and COVID-19 Mitigation
On February 28, 2022, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) rescinded the mask mandate for schools and daycares that went into effect in August 2021. As Avondale School District has aligned our COVID mitigation practices with OCHD since the onset of the pandemic, we will continue to follow their lead and on Monday, February 28, 2022, we will no longer require students, staff or visitors to wear masks while in any of our buildings.
OCHD is still strongly recommending that masks be worn while in public indoor settings especially since social distancing at all times cannot be guaranteed. In accordance with that guidance, we strongly recommend that students, staff and visitors wear masks while in our buildings. According to a press release issued today by the County, in making their decision, OCHD “weighed several factors to determine the appropriate time to end the mask requirement in schools, including a sharp decline in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and increasing vaccination rates in Oakland County.” Avondale School District positive COVID numbers are trending the same, showing a decline each week since our return from the winter break.Throughout the pandemic, our goal has been to keep our students and staff safe while providing in-person teaching and learning. We have relied on guidance from medical professionals when developing our COVID protocols and we will continue to do so. If at some point, OCHD determines that schools should return to requiring masks then we will follow that guidance.
COVID Funding Update
To review a report of COVID funding and expenditures by Avondale School District click here.
COVID-19 Learning Plans Submitted and Approved
To ensure that all students in the State of Michigan receive equitable education during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education has instituted a reporting system whereby all school districts must submit comprehensive plans for educating every student in their charge. You can review the Avondale School District plans, reconfirmed each month by the local School Board of Education, below.
- Avondale EXTENDED COVID-19 Learning Plan
- Avondale COVID-19 Response Plan
- Avondale COVID Response Plan (Early Childhood)
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan October 2020
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan November 2020
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan December 2020
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan January 2021
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan February 2021
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan March 2021
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan April 2021
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan May 2021
- Reconfirmation of Learning Plan June 2021