By Nabil Nagi Interim Superintendent of Hamtramck Public Schools
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – “The safety of the Hamtramck Public Schools community remains a top priority. In response to rising cases of COVID-19 across Wayne County, and out of an abundance of caution, HPS has shifted to two weeks of distanced learning following the December holiday break, meaning students will learn remotely through at least Friday, January 14. We will continue to monitor the situation and will return to in-person learning when we are confident it is safe for our school community. In the meantime, HPS is committed to providing the educational resources our scholars need to continue to grow academically, socially and emotionally.
For those families interested in remaining with distanced learning after students return to our buildings, the district also offers a full-time, semester-long online learning option. We believe this option provides our families peace of mind that they can learn with a high-quality curriculum that is completely remote.
When it comes to the safety of our school community, we will not take any chances. In addition to guidelines developed to protect our students, families, teachers and staff from the pandemic, we have integrated comprehensive measures to minimize school threats, which includes working closely with local law enforcement and implementing a variety of safety drills. However, the school district cannot protect the children from harm on its own, as it takes the support and commitment of the entire community.
Hamtramck Public Schools has worked diligently with key stakeholders throughout the district, including administrators, teachers and the School Board, to provide the high-quality education our children deserve, while also making informed decisions on best school practices to protect the health and wellbeing of our community. Prioritizing communication across our district and collaborating with all stakeholders involved have been essential to the success and safety of our students. We thank our school community and partners for their continued commitment to ensuring a healthy and safe place for students to learn and grow.”