Avondale Return to School | 2021 - 2022
Avondale School District will follow the Emergency Order issued by the Oakland County Health Department on August 24, 2021 regarding face masks as a strategy to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. The order states that "all educational institutions and all persons in educational settings MUST wear a facial covering while inside any enclosed building or structure of the institution." This applies to people vaccinated against COVID as well as unvaccinated people. This applies to all pre-K through 12th grade students.
To read the Emergency Order click here.
For students and staff members who have a medical reason for exemption from this requirement, please download the updated Avondale School District mask exemption form at this link and return it to the address on the form with the signature of your physician. You must also attach a statement of medical condition and recommendation for mask exemption on medical office letterhead.
Download the exemption form here.
Additional COVID mitigation strategies Avondale School District will follow this year:
Hand washing- We will be continuing with hand washing breaks throughout the day as we did last year to assist in sanitation.
Social Distancing- We will be working to social distance as much as possible in classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and other indoor areas. We are not prescribing a specific distance in all circumstances, however, 3 feet has been established as the standard.
Mask Breaks- For those who are wearing masks, mask breaks will be scheduled.
Daily Health Screenings- We are not planning to resume daily health screenings for students and staff unless necessitated by a mask mandate or requirement due to increased transmissions locally.
Contact Tracing- We will continue to perform contact tracing to identify active COVID exposure, following the Oakland County Health Department’s latest protocols.
International Travel- Unvaccinated students and staff will need to quarantine for the recommended time period as prescribed by the CDC and our local Oakland County Health Department.
Visitors- We will continue to discourage non-essential people in buildings as we start the year.
Assemblies- We will discourage large-scale indoor assemblies as we start the school year.
Cleaning/Sanitation- We will continue to deep clean and sanitize on a schedule similar to last year, with frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, railings, bathrooms, school bus cleanings between routes, etc.
Ventilation- Our HVAC systems are set to allow for the maximum fresh air exchange and filtration meeting and exceeding CDC recommendations.
Availability of Sanitizer and Masks- We will continue to supply classrooms and stations with sanitizer as well as have disposable masks readily available for those who wish to use them.
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