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Cornerstone Schools is pleased to welcome back all students and staff in person for the 2021-2022 school year across all campuses. 

Why is it important to return in person? 

  • A structured environment where teachers and staff can personally interact with students and support individualized learning.
  • An opportunity for students to meet their classmates, build lifelong friendships and engage in group-oriented lessons.
  • Adaptable learning and greater flexibility for teachers to personalize instruction for all types of learners.

 

What are we doing to promote the safety of staff and students? 

As we return to in-person learning, our top priority will remain the safety of our students and staff. 

Our approach to preventing transmission within school buildings, reducing disruptions to in-person learning and helping protect people who are not fully vaccinated (including all children under the age of 12) will involve layering multiple prevention strategies, as recommended by the CDC.

Our layered prevention approach will include the following measures:

Encouraging vaccinations for all eligible individuals 

  • Vaccinations are proven as the leading strategy for preventing transmission of COVID-19, according to the CDC.
  • Vaccinations for those eligible will help us maintain in-person learning and help students and teachers return to pre-pandemic life.

Maintaining a mask mandate for students, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status. 

  • Cornerstone Schools is following the CDC’s recommendation of requiring universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Correctly wearing a face mask has proven to reduce COVID-19 transmission in school settings. 

Enhancing sanitation throughout all campuses 

  • The MDHHS recommends cleaning once a day to remove potential viruses that may be on surfaces. Our operations team has gone above and beyond this recommendation, including using hospital-grade equipment to sanitize classrooms and shared spaces.

Conducting regular screening

  • Staff and students must only enter the building through approved entrances that will include mask/temperature checks and sanitization stations. 
  • All staff and students must complete a 3-step process when entering the building: 1) Temperature Check, 2) Mask Check, 3) Sanitize Hands 
  • Daily attendance is mandatory for all after school activities 

Maintaining physical distancing 

  • Our goal is to configure classrooms based on CDC guidance, including social distancing to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Social distancing will be combined with indoor mask wearing by students, teachers and staff regardless of vaccination status.

Upholding a Collectively Responsible Culture

  • All staff and students have a responsibility to hold each other accountable for each other’s safety. Reminders to “mask up” and stay safe should be given and received with grace and in a spirit of collective responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our entire Cornerstone Schools community. 

We will continue to closely monitor the number of COVID cases, public health data and recommendations or requirements from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 

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COVID-19 Positive Case Updates

This table is updated within 24 hours of receiving a reported positive or probable case.

 

AYA JDA MCA WPA LKHS-G LKHS-S
Mar 29 Nov 6 Apr 8 Nov 17 Mar 31 Oct 26
Apr 3 Oct 4 Sept 14 Dec 1 Apr 5 Nov 17
Apr 7 Oct 7 Sept 17 Dec 4 Sep 21 Dec 8
Sep 21 Oct 8 Sept 20 Mar 29 Oct 6 Mar 19
Sep 25 Sep 22 Mar 29 Oct 10 Mar 19
Oct 4 Sep 26 Aug 6 Oct 11 Oct 8
Oct 8 Oct 12 Sep 20 Oct 12
Oct 4
Oct 7
Total cases 7 4 21 9 8 6

 

Cornerstone is dedicated to the health and safety of our teachers, faculty, students and their families. This page will be used to update the Cornerstone community about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the District’s response and procedures. If you have any questions regarding Cornerstone’s COVID-19 response plan and specifics to your child’s school, please contact: Kalyani Bhatt at Kalyani.Bhatt@CEGSchools.org or by calling (734) 812-8583.

If you have concerns about you or your child’s health, please contact a medical practitioner or the Detroit Health Department’s Outbreak Response Team at dhdoutbreak@detroitmi.gov or (313) 876-0705.