Return Novi to full time in person learning
Dear NCSD Board and Administration,
The purpose of this petition is to share the voice of the parents/students in your district as it pertains to the return of in person learning, with a virtual option.
On August 7th, 2020, Dr. Matthews asked the parents in the district to commit to either 100% virtual learning or a hybrid option that was promised to be "a robust learning experience". The hybrid model has not been robust, rather it has been filled with confusion, technology issues, and a lack of education. This commitment was for the first 9 weeks of school, through November 6, 2020.
After the school board meeting held virtually on October 1st, 2020, it is clear that the intention of Dr. Matthews is to extend this commitment through the end of January 2021. We, the parents of NCSD, did not agree to this.
The following are the expectations of the parents and tax payers in the Novi Community School District:
- Offer a 100% in person learning experience effective November 9, 2020 for all NCSD schools.
- Offer a 100% virtual option for anyone who prefers this.
- Provide a survey to the parents of the district to determine how many students would be hybrid vs. virtual.
- Provide a weekly plan to roll out the return to in person learning.
We respect and are grateful for the teachers in the NCSD for all they have done to educate our children during the unprecedented times. Our students NEED you and they need you in person, full time.