The Linden Board of Education approved the Return to School Roadmap for the 2020-21 school year on August 5, 2020. During a Special Board Meeting on August 17, 2020, the Board approved moving to the contingency plan to start the school year virtually/remote learning with a start date of September 8, 2020. During the Board of Education meeting held on September 16, 2020, the Board approved moving to Phase 4 Face to Face instruction with a start date of September 28, 2020. Over the past few months a lot of changes have taken place due to COVID-19, this has caused all of us to reevaluate the “norm” of education. Linden Community Schools has been evaluating multiple options and plans in preparing for our return. On June 30, Governor Whitmer released the MI Return to School Roadmap that gave school districts around the state, the guidelines and requirements that need to be in place when students and staff return to school. We have put a plan together, with multiple learning opportunities, that allows all stakeholders to return to a safe academic environment. Thank you to our staff, parents, students, and community for your feedback. Your participation with surveys, task force meetings, board meetings and more helped guide our decision making. We appreciate you! More information will be forthcoming from Superintedent Ciesielski.