WAYLAND, Mich. — The Wayland Union Schools board voted unanimously on Saturday that students will continue with in-person classes and sports as they are now.
The decisions were made during a specially scheduled meeting that started at noon.
Afterward, superintendent Christina Hinds issued the following statement to the district's employees and families:
"The Wayland Union Schools Board of Education held a special board meeting today at 12:00 pm in response to the recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Allegan County Health Department to transition Michigan high schools to remote instruction and to pause youth sports for two weeks. It was unanimously decided that Wayland Union High School will continue full-time in-person instruction. Youth sports will also continue as planned.
We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday, April 12. All safety protocols will be required as written in our Extended COVID-19 Learning (ECOL) Plan located on our district website/COVID-19/Instructional Plans or by accessing this link: ECOL Reconfirmation Meeting 3-8-21. Daily screening prior to coming to school is critical. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and seek medical guidance or find a COVID-19 testing location at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406099891 99912---,00,html
As discussed at the Board Meeting, we will see our way through this. We must stand united with respect toward others, even those who hold differing opinions. Please be mindful of this when posting on social media or when speaking to others. In closing, I would like to share a quote fitting during these times: "Give the respect you want to receive; embody the grace you hope to encounter; and help others with no expectations whatsoever." -- Cory Booker We are Wayland UNION Schools."