Forest Hills Central High School reminds students to participate in virtual classes on Count Day

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 15:52:04-05

FOREST HILLS, Mich. — Forest Hills Central High School is asking all students to attend virtual classes Wednesday because of Count Day, according to a letter sent to families.

The school went virtual this week because more than 200 students and staff are in quarantine.

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Count Day is when all public schools in Michigan tally the number of students attending their schools, and the information is critical to districts because each student translates into state funding.

Including students taking virtual classes is part of Count Day reporting.

“Please make sure that you are present and on time for any remote lesson that is provided by your teachers,” the letter from the school said. “If the lesson is a ‘live’ Zoom meeting, make sure that your camera is on and that you connect with the teacher. If the lesson is asynchronous, make sure that you are engaged with the lesson and participate as instructed by the teacher.”