Category: ‘News & Announcements’


2022-2023 Calendar REVISED 8-19-2022

Posted on August 16th, 2022

 


Update on the Fairview Area School (FAS) Superintendent Search process (August 3, 2022)

Posted on August 3rd, 2022

Dear FAS Staff and Community,

We would like to provide you with an update on the Fairview Area School (FAS) Superintendent Search process.

The Board has decided to hire Jim Gendernalik to act as Interim Superintendent beginning August 9 until a permanent replacement can be found. Jim brings over 30 years of experience in Education, including
teaching, counseling, and administration. We believe Jim will be a great asset to our Fairview community and that the kids will love seeing “Mr. G” in Maroon and Gold rooting for the Eagles! Please help us in welcoming Mr. Gendernalik to the Fairview family.

A special thanks to Mr. Shawn Petri for providing his services as Acting Superintendent for the past several weeks. Shawn did an amazing job to keep our district running smoothly during the transition to an Interim
Superintendent while still fulfilling his responsibilities as Superintendent of C.O.O.R. ISD, and running a campaign for state representative. Mr. Petri will continue to provide support as needed.

The Board continues to meet with Mr. Dave Moore, Search Consultant from MASB. Work sessions will continue throughout the fall with first-round Superintendent interviews tentatively scheduled for the first week
of November. Our goal is to have the new Superintendent in place by January 1, 2023.

Interview teams are continuing to hold interviews for teachers and staff. Several new staff members will be approved at next week’s meeting of the Board of Education. We are very close to having all available positions
filled and are confident that all grades and positions will be in place by the first day of school. Please remember to join us for the Open House on August 22 to meet all the great new teachers and staff.

Thank you to all who voted in favor of our Sinking Fund millage renewal on August 2. Your generosity will continue to provide us with a dedicated source of funding for facility repairs and upgrades. This past year our
sinking fund made possible several projects including the installation of safety rails on the gym bleachers, repairs to the septic system, the installation of a new swing gate to allow easier access to the athletic field, and the replacement of several classroom heaters. Three exciting projects were completed this summer including repairs to the parking lot to complement the new Fairview sidewalks, a complete resurfacing of the FAS
athletic track as well as sanding and refinishing the gym floor. Thank you again for your continued support!

Be sure to listen for our Schools of Choice radio ad on the Carroll Broadcasting Network, which includes HITS FM (94.9 FM & 103.3 FM) & WKJC FM (104.7 FM) & The Point (106.1 FM) & WIOS (1480 AM & 106.9
FM). We hope this advertising campaign will help draw more students and families to the district.

We look forward to a successful year ahead and will continue to keep the public updated.

FAS Board of Education

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Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Posted on January 20th, 2022

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MDHHS updates COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

Posted on January 12th, 2022

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Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2022

CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112, WuthC@michigan.gov

MDHHS updates COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its K-12 school quarantine and isolation guidance to reflect recent updates made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that modifies or shortens the quarantine and isolation periods to as short as five days in some circumstances.

Changes include language on isolation guidance that allow students, teachers and staff to return to school sooner after infection, under certain circumstances. Quarantine guidance is also updated, allowing students, as well as staff and teachers, to return to school sooner after a school-based exposure.

The state is committed to ensuring Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom. When layered prevention strategies such as vaccination, masking, distancing, testing, isolation and quarantine are applied consistently, school-associated transmission of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. MDHHS continues to recommend universal masking in K-12 settings. This guidance will help K-12 schools maintain in-person learning by outlining mitigation strategies when students, teachers and staff are exposed to a COVID-19 case in a school setting.

“We always advocate for preventative measures that keep our children safe,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive. “Children of school age – ages 5 and up – are now eligible to get vaccinated, and children ages 12 and up are eligible to get boosted. In addition to masking and testing, we feel confident that schools can remain as safe as possible for our children.”

Quarantine and isolation are determined by the local health department and are used as important tools to prevent the spread of disease.

  • You isolatewhen you are already infected with COVID-19 and have tested positive, even if you do not have symptoms. Isolation is used to separate people who are infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected.
  • You quarantine when you might have been exposed to COVID-19. This is because you might become infected with COVID-19 and could spread COVID-19 to others.

Overview of COVID-19 Isolation Guidance for K-12 Schools  

  • Students, teachers & staff who test positive for COVID-19 and/or display COVID-19 symptoms should isolate regardless of vaccination status: 
  • If positive with no symptoms, monitor for symptoms from day of exposure through day 10 of isolation; and
  • Isolate at home for 5 days (day “0” is day symptoms begin or day test was taken for students, teachers & staff who do not have symptoms); and
  • If symptoms have improved or you continue to have no symptoms, return to school, while wearing a well-fitted mask, for days 6 -10; or
  • Stay home for 10 days if unwilling/unable to wear a mask.

If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools 

  • Close contacts of a COVID-19 case do not need to quarantine at home if they:

These contacts should still monitor their symptoms and “Mask to Stay” for 10 days from the date of last exposure.

  • Close contacts of a COVID-19 case who do not meet the criteria above need to quarantine or may test to stay and/or mask to stay. Exposed individuals may:
  • Home quarantine for days 1-5, if feasible test on day 5, AND “Mask to Stay” for days 6-10; or
  • Test to Stay” for days 1-6 AND “Mask to Stay” for days 1-10; or
  • Home quarantine for days 1-10 if unable/unwilling to mask

Students, teachers & staff should monitor for symptoms throughout quarantine period (days 1 through 10). Day “0” is day of last close contact with any COVID-19 positive student, teacher or staff.  If symptoms develop, get tested. 

Symptom Monitoring

During days 0-10 following exposure:

  • Watch for symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If symptoms develop, get tested immediately and isolate until receiving test results. If test is positive, then follow isolation recommendations.
  • If symptoms do not develop, get tested at least five days after last exposed.
  • If possible, stay away from others in the home, especially people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

For the full 10 days after last exposure, avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings

Test to Stay: test every other day for 6 days following the exposure and consistent and correct use of a well-fitted mask.

Mask to Stay: is the consistent and correct use of a well-fitted mask when around others and in school and public settings.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

To find a vaccine, visit VaccineFinder.org.

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School District Record of School Associated Cases of Covid

Posted on September 27th, 2021

Click on the link below for more information and the link to the virtual meeting.

 


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