Volunteers go door-to-door to find lost Detroit students
DETROIT – Volunteers with the Detroit Public Schools Community District are going door-to-door and trying to get students back in the classroom or in front of a computer screen. School has been in session for more than three weeks, but hundreds of students still haven’t shown up. In a district with ostensibly 51,000 students registered, it amounts to 8% who have somehow gotten lost because of COVID-19. Then they get signed up, signed in and resource packets are handed to families with school supplies and information. Since the canvassing started volunteers have made contact with 2,500 students and an estimated 600 students have already shown up in class, in learning centers or online.
Howell family keeps back-to-school traditions alive during COVID-19 pandemic
HOWELL, Mich. For many families back to school time marks a milestone, and that means you may celebrate with special traditions, but in the middle of a pandemic, those traditions may look different this year. The first day of school this year looked very different for the Weber family. I just think traditions strengthen family bonds with siblings that brings the siblings closer together, Weber said. It kind of fires us up for the fall season and ends up being a lot of fun for the kids too, Weber said. Whatever you can do thats going to satisfy your heart and your childrens heart is the best possible scenario.MORE: Return to School