March 28th, 2020
Dear Hartford Parents/Guardians
Right now many of you are facing new challenges with the State’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to remain at home. Please know HPS cares deeply about your children and we miss seeing them every day. We also know many of you are concerned about classwork, progression to the next grade level, questions about prom, graduation, and many other things. We have every intent of making sure our students progress in a manner that will prepare them for next year while also ensuring we honor the traditions of members of the Class of 2020 to the extent we are allowed.
Yesterday in a radio interview, Gov. Whitmer said that it is “very unlikely” the state’s students will go back to school before the end of the 2019-20 school year.
"We are working diligently to come up with a plan to meet the needs of our kids. I think anyone who is watching what is happening globally with this pandemic knows it is probably very unlikely they're going to get back in school before the end of the year," Gov. Whitmer said on WWJ-AM. "I haven't made that call yet because I want to make sure we've got a plan to meet the needs of our kids and that is what we are working on."
On Thursday, the governor indicated she is working on a plan for schools with lawmakers and other education stakeholders but did not elaborate on if the current four-week school closure would be extended for the rest of the school year.
As more information is shared each day regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on education, we will keep you posted. We thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate this journey together. We may not be able to accomplish everything, but with your help, we can accomplish great things.
Please stay healthy and safe.
Learn more about COVID-19:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Coronavirus website, plus: