The 2020-2021 school year at St. John Lutheran School includes five-day a week, face-to-face instruction, for Preschool to 8th grade. A Webcam instruction option is also available for K - 8. Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines are reviewed in an ongoing manner.
Should the state go to Phase 3 or if there is a need for remote learning for a period of time, we are prepared with 1:1 technology for K - 8. We are able to shift quickly to off-campus learning with live instruction, including for specials. Unless mandates state otherwise, Preschool & Young 5's instruction will continue on-site during Phase 3. St. John developed a 2020-2021 Return to School Plan. Our plan is designed with the consideration and recommendations of health officials as well as state and local leaders. The plan will be adjusted as needed to respond to potential changes in local health regulations.
CAMPUS CLEANING PROCEDURES
In addition to our normal cleaning procedures, additional measures have been implemented for the 2020-2021 school year. Handheld electrostatic machines are used throughout the building. Middle school classrooms are cleaned after each class period; K - 5 classrooms are cleaned every two to four hours. If materials are shared, the items are cleaned after each use. Each evening, each classroom is cleaned by our cleaning company, after which a UV cleaning system, PURO UV Disinfection Lighting, is used in each classroom.
In addition to face-to-face learning, St. John Lutheran School is also offering Webcam Learning, an online, off-campus learning opportunity for K - 8 students. Tuition is the same as face-to-face/on-campus instruction.
Preschool & Young 5's, Pre-Care, and Care Room
The St. John Preschool program, the Preschool & Young 5's Pre-Care program, and the K - 8 Care Room program follow all LARA (Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) guidelines and regulations.
COVID-19 CASE REPORTING
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring that schools provide public notification on a highly visible location on the school's website, as of Monday, October 12.
If you have any questions about any of the information provided here, please contact our Principal Todd Pehlke, or Director of Admissions Beth Dameron, at 248-402-8000.
5/7/21: One student case of COVID-19 was reported, with 4th grade in remote learning through May 14, and 5 students in close contact quarantine through May 14, returning May 17.
5/3/21: One student case of COVID-19 was reported, with 5th grade in remote learning through May 13, and 9 students in close contact quarantine through May 13, returning May 14.
5/3/21: Two student cases of COVID-19 were reported, with 6th grade and 2nd grade in remote learning through May 10, and 11 students in close contact quarantine, through May 10, returning May 11.
3/15/21: We became aware that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined that the staff member as well as 11 Preschool students, will need to be in quarantine through March 21.
3/11/2021: A student case of COVID-19 was reported. Three student close contacts are in quarantine through March 16 and seven through March 18, with a temporary shift in Remote Learning for 5th grade through March 18.
3/8/2021: As a student case of COVID-19 has been reported, it was determined that a temporary shift to remote learning was necessary for 7th grade as well as for close contact 8th grade students, with a return to campus of March 16.
1/18/2021: We have become aware that a preschool staff member at St. John Rochester tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, it has been determined that two additional preschool staff members will quarantine through January 24, and two preschool classrooms will be closed through January 24.
11/8/2020: We were made aware that a staff member at St. John Rochester tested positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing, the Oakland County Health Department determined there was one exposure who must quarantine through November 20, 2020.