BELLEVILLE, MI – A recent spike of new COVID cases has Pete Kudlak, district superintendent, to post a message to parents of those who have children in the school system there. He posted the following on Friday March 19th, 2021, at about 8:30 p.m.:
“Good Evening Parents. This is Pete Kudlak, Superintendent.
I am reaching out to inform you of a COVID-19 spike that we have had in the district for the past two weeks. While this has primarily been happening at Belleville High School, I thought a message to everyone would be prudent.
We have 56 days of instruction left in this very unusual school year. We all need to focus, stay diligent with the safety protocols that we know are effective, and keep our in-person students in our schools.
To be blunt, behaviors at home are impacting our ability to stay open for in-person instruction. Students should not be collecting in groups after school hours, masks should be worn when outside the home, and social distancing needs to continue to happen for the foreseeable future.
I know that we all feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. While that is a wonderful feeling, it is also dangerous as we let our collective guard down. We are not out of this yet and we cannot start acting like we are. We have a lot of end-of-the-year events upcoming that could be in jeopardy if the COVID numbers keep spiking.
If you have any questions about the guidance that the health experts have provided, please contact me.Thanks again, and have a good night.”