District Response to COVID-19
March 12, 2020
Dear DCS Parents/Guardians:
Late yesterday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whtimer held a press conference to discuss COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Following the press conference, the District received a joint memo from the Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services concerning updated guidance in regard to COVID-19.
At this time, there is no recommendation to close schools. However, in order to lessen the spread of the virus, the Governor suggested postponing activities when it is likely that more than 100 people will be gathered in a shared space. Therefore, the District is postponing all non-essential events such as:
- Thomson Elementary Family Reading Night, scheduled for tonight.
- Parent teacher conferences
- Hahn and Davison Middle School scheduled for tonight
- Davison High School scheduled for March 17
- Central Elementary scheduled for March 19).
- Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation’s Daddy/Daughter Dance scheduled for this Saturday, March 14.
- Mr. Davison scheduled for Friday, March 13.
- Hahn Fun Night scheduled for March 19.
- Siple Elementary 4th Grade Musical scheduled for March 19
- Gates Elementary PTO Mother/Son Dance Night, March 20
- Transition to Kindergarten parent meeting scheduled for March 24
In addition, we were informed this morning by the Michigan High School Athletic Association that spectators to tonight’s Regional Girls’ Basketball game at Mt. Pleasant have been restricted to parents/guardians only.
As you can imagine, this situation is rapidly evolving as more information regarding COVID-19 becomes available. The District continues to actively communicate with the Genesee Intermediate School District and Genesee County Health Department. We will continue to keep parents updated through our website, email and text notifications, and our social media sites.
We will also continue to share resources from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and our local health officials on our website.