Superintendent’s Corner

BY: SUPERINTENDENT DAN SKEWIS

This afternoon, Governor Whitmer, along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced an extension to the executive order that was put into place on November 18. For Negaunee Public Schools, this means that our high school students will continue with distance learning through Friday, December 18. As of now, our high school students will return back to face to face learning on Monday, December 21. The extension also prevents our athletic teams and extracurricular clubs from practicing and/or meeting in person. Our hearts go out to our football team and coaches, who should be preparing to play Grayling in the State Quarterfinal.

Some may not agree with the extension, while others might be in favor of it. Whatever the case, this decision has been made, and our staff will continue to do everything possible to educate our high school students. I want to thank our high school students, families and staff for adjusting to this style of learning and making the best out of an unfortunate situation.

Our JK-8th grade students will continue with face to face learning. These students, their families and staff should also be commended for doing an awesome job up to this point in the school year. We hope to continue with face to face learning for this group, as long as we feel it is safe for our students and staff to be in school.

Sincerely,

Dan Skewis

Superintendent of Schools