robo call from superintendent mills on April 9
"The CDC has confirmed that Michigan is leading the nation in COVID-19 cases per 100,000 per population. Governor Whitmer has established that the positivity rate in Michigan is up 18%. Wayne County Health Department shared that the spread rate in the city of Taylor has doubled in the last two weeks. The tipping point for Taylor School District to endorse the Governor's recommendation to learn remotely, is that this positivity rate has significantly impacted our manpower, leaving us short to clean classrooms, teach students, and transport them to school. Taking all things into consideration, I am disappointed to inform you that Taylor School District will need to continue to have all PreK-12 students learn virtually for one more week,
Monday, April 12th through Friday, April 16th. Wednesday, April 14th will remain an asynchronous day. All scheduled testing is postponed. Please wait for a revised schedule. We definitely understand the frustration that this situation brings to all of us. As our staff returns from quarantine times, we will determine if our staffing numbers allow us to run the district for face- to-face learning.
Taylor School District staffing quarantine issues do not currently impact our athletics. It is also important to note that MHSAA is allowing athletic programs to remain status quo. Furthermore, Downriver League members are continuing to participate in Spring athletic programs. Finally, Taylor School District athletes are required to be tested for Covid weekly. Therefore, we will continue with our athletic programs grades 6-12. Athletes should stay in communication with coaches to determine practice and game schedules.
We are committed to keep you updated as soon as possible. Thank you for your hopeful understanding as we try to keep our students and staff as safe as possible."