Good Afternoon Cougars! It is hard to believe that in 16 hours we officially kick off the 2021-22 school year. The staff is excited to see all of the smiling faces tomorrow morning. Per our current COVID-19 plan, masks for students and staff are optional. We will respect the decision your family makes to either wear a mask or not and ask that you do the same for fellow students and staff. As a reminder, the school doors open at 7:55 with breakfast (free) served until 8:10. K-5 students will report directly to their classrooms upon arriving at school. 6th-12th grade students can grab breakfast and head to the gym. The middle and high school will have a brief assembly and then head to their assigned teacher from the assembly for schedules and short class meeting. The school day ends at 3:11. We ask that all parents and others picking students up wait outside at the end of the day. Also, our girls volleyball teams will host Stephenson beginning at 6:00. Come on out and support the Cougars! We are looking forward to an exciting year. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out. Sincerely, Bill Valima Superintendent/6-12 Principal
Change of Meeting Notice. The July Regular Board of Education Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26th in the Superior Central Library.
Update - July 14, 2021 Dear Superior Central Staff, Students, and Community, I hope you have enjoyed your summer so far and have been able to spend time with family and friends. Over the last several weeks, we have been busy assessing the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Earlier today, I met with Superintendents from Alger and Marquette Counties, along with officials from the LMAS County Health Department and the Marquette County Health Department. During this meeting, we reviewed the current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as they pertain to K-12 students and COVID-19. As long as the current recommendations from those agencies remain the same, the following procedures will be in place at Superior Central Schools for the 2021-2022 school year: • Based on current community transmission of COVID-19, masks will be recommended but will not be required. We will respect the decision your family makes to either wear a mask or not and ask that you do the same for fellow students and staff. • We will not require our students or staff to be vaccinated as a condition to attend our school or participate in sports or after school extracurricular activities. • If a student or staff member contracts COVID-19, we will require this person to abide by the direction of their physician and the Health Department. We will continue: • With our hand sanitizing stations on busses and in the hallways. • With our policy of staying home if you are sick. • Ensuring that our building is cleaned and sanitized. • With encouraging healthy habits like handwashing and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. • With our use of outdoor learning spaces if applicable. • Offering live streaming of all our sporting and concert events for those unable to attend. We have made the decision that the Superior Central Online Academy will no longer be available to our students. While some students flourish in a virtual setting, we found that most do not. In addition, several services that we provide can only happen in a face-to-face setting. We strongly feel in-person instruction is much more beneficial than any online program. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue to navigate through this challenging time in history. The safety of students and staff remains a top priority. We are hopeful for a great school year and we are looking forward to seeing students fill our classrooms once again. Sincerely, Bill Valima Superintendent/6-12 Principal