On Nov. 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order with restrictions on gatherings in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. The order, which takes effect Wednesday, Nov. 18, pauses high school in-person learning for three weeks.
Because all Kalamazoo Public Schools students are learning virtually, there will be no impact on daily schedules.
High school students currently enrolled in county programs, such as Education for Employment (EFE) and Education for the Arts (EFA), or dual-enrolled in college courses that have been in-person will have their in-person instruction paused. Students should check with their teachers to see how learning will continue for the next three weeks.
Also, effective immediately, all high school sports try-outs, practices, and contests are paused. We will continue to follow Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) guidance and communicate when it is safe to resume.
As we head into the Thanksgiving break, please continue to follow safety protocols including hand washing, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.