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.
Jennifer Martin-Green, Superintendent
Pamela English, Interim Chief Academic Officer
Scott Tocco, Director of Operations
Chris Schoemann, Transportation Location Manager (First Student)
Rodel Endaluz, Senior General Manager (Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC)
Rodrek Jones, Athletic Director
Daryl Beebe, Director of Student Support Network and Stakeholder Engagement
Return to School Updates
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.
Before and After School Program
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.
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.