Students in the Flint School District will continue to learn remotely for a least a little while longer according to the administration.

In a letter sent to parents on Thursday, January 6th, Superintendent Kevelin Jones extended the remote learning for students another week. Parents were advised that instead of returning to the classroom on Monday, January 10th, students would continue on with online learning until at least January 17th. 

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Jones had sent a letter last week advising parents that all schools in the Flint Community Schools district would be closed to students on Monday, January 3rd, and Tuesday, January 4th, and then finish off this week remotely. The decision was based on concern and caution over the rising cases of COVID-19 across Genesee County.

In the letter Thursday, Jone states the decision to continue on with remote learning throughout the district was made "after thorough conversations with local health officials and given the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across Genesee County."

"The safety of our entire school community remains a primary concern. While we are eager to welcome our scholars back for in-person learning, based on the counsel we received from our local health team and looking at the current COVID numbers across the region, we decided this is the best solution to ensure the health and safety of Flint Community Schools."

Jones did indicate in the letter that during the week of January 10th, food distribution services will still be available. Dates, times, and locations can be found by clicking here.

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