Return to School

As the Southfield Public School District plans for the start of the 2020-21 academic year, we are committed to keeping our families, staff, students, and community members informed. While there are still many uncertainties regarding what the upcoming school year will look like, we are hard at work to ensure our students continue to have access to a high-quality educational experience. 

At this time, we plan to offer remote learning at the start of the school year. This decision has been made due to a large number of COVID-19 cases in our region.

This web page serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools. Here, you will find information on potential school schedule changes, cleaning protocols in our buildings, health and safety measures, meal service procedures, and how we plan to provide students with access to technology. It also includes information on athletics and activities, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving with time. We will regularly update this page as our plans continue to take shape. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information. 

KEY CONTACTS
Jennifer Martin-Green, Superintendent
(248) 746-8777
jennifer.martin-green@southfieldk12.org

Pamela English, Interim Chief Academic Officer
(248) 746-8546
pamela.english@southfieldk12.org

Scott Tocco, Director of Operations
(248) 746-8531
scott.tocco@southfieldk12.org

Chris Schoemann, Transportation Location Manager (First Student)
(248) 746-8522
christopher.schoemann@firstgroup.com

Rodel Endaluz, Senior General Manager (Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC)
(248) 746-7709
rodel.endaluz@sfellc.org

Rodrek Jones, Athletic Director
(248) 746-8629
rodrek.jones@southfieldk12.org

Daryl Beebe, Director of Student Support Network and Stakeholder Engagement
(248) 746-0045
daryl.beebe@southfieldk12.org

School Schedules

To start the 2020-2021 school year, all students in the Southfield Public School District will engage in remote learning, similar to the final few months of the previous school year. The district will also offer a virtual-only learning option for families who do not yet feel comfortable having their students return to school when the district reopens for in-person learning.

Students will receive rigorous online instruction and support, and the same academic excellence that our in-person curriculum and teaching provides. Accountability measures for attendance, grades, and assessments apply.

updated 7.28.20

Before and After School Program

Champions, a member of the KinderCare family of education companies, is recognized for their leadership in delivering extended learning programs that are tailored specifically to a school's needs and approved by busy working parents who want a safe, convenient program where their child can grow and learn.
 
Champions will be offering services for families in need at Birney K-8 School (27225 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076). Fees will be dependent upon the number of participants in the program. 
 
More information will be provided soon. 

Meal Services

The district established a process to ensure all students receive meals each week, even though we plan to offer remote learning at the start of the school year. Please complete the following link if your student will need meal service: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2X7RWL

Applications for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits 

Cost (breakfast and lunch meal box; per week):

  • No cost (students who qualify for free meals or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school - Adler, Stevenson, Vandenberg, Levey, Thompson, Kennedy Learning Center, Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE Academy)
  • $3.50 (students who qualify for reduced-price meals)
  • $17.75 (full-priced meals) 

Meal distribution schedule:

  • Meal service begins on Monday, August 31, 2020 (first day of class)
  • On Thursdays: The district will distribute meals (breakfast and lunch) based on the number of instruction days weekly via the sites/schools below. 

Meal distribution site:
Levey Middle School
25300 W. 9 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology
24675 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m. 

Thompson K-8 International Academy
16300 Lincoln Drive, Southfield 48076
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

updated 8.4.20

Technology

Before the school year begins, the district will survey families to identify tech needs for each student, including computers and internet hotspots. Devices will be available to support online learning for staff and students.

We also know that not all families have reliable internet access at home. The district is exploring options for securing Wi-Fi hotspots for some of our students to ensure they have the tools they need to learn remotely. 

More information will be shared regarding the upcoming distribution dates.