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Letter from the Board of Education

Please take a moment to read an important letter from our board of education regarding Superintendent Jonathan Whan.

Update on Cancellation of School and Snow/Ice Days

Dear GPS Families and Friends,

With the sun breaking through the clouds, I am hopeful that we are through the worst part of this extremely unusual winter season. As you know, we have canceled school a total of twelve times. Since the last update, administration and the board have had conversations of how we can address the loss of instructional time and meet the requirements of days and hours set by the state.

Because we live in Michigan, which means wait five minutes and the weather will change, the following plan is only phase one. If we were to have more cancellations or delays, we would need to add on phase two to make-up the difference.

Phase One:
A. Due to the uniqueness of the year, we will not be making up the first six canceled days.
B. We have made the decision that we will make up canceled days seven, eight, and nine.

  • As we shared earlier, we will be in school on the Friday before Memorial Day, May 24.
  • We will extend the last week of school so the new tentative last day is Friday, June 7.
  • This way, we make up some instructional time while using our options to meet the state requirements of days and hours of instruction.

Phase Two:
A. The district has received approval for the waiver of days ten through twelve, and we are holding this as a trump card and hope to be able to use it to prevent extending the school year any longer than needed, which is now set to end on Friday, June 7.
B. If we get to the point of having to add more days and time due to more cancellations or delays, we will do our best to keep you informed as quickly as possible. 
C. If we do not need to go into the second week of June, we will not. Keep your fingers and toes crossed. However, please be advised that it is still a possibility, and they require us to have a high attendance rate to count the day, or we would lose state funding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Jonathan M. Whan
Superintendent