Return to Learn Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Posted on 09/13/2020
Return to Learn Plan Quick Overview logo representation of document

Return to Learn Plan Quick Summary:

LPS Plan Overview (PDF)

Return to Learn Plan Full Document:
LPS Full Return to Learn Plan Document (PDF)

This plan serves as the school's posted COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan as required by the State of Michigan and was informed by the Michigan Return to School Roadmap.

The State of Michigan has a map of regions (we are in region 6) which shows the phase we are in and the associated MI Safe Start Plan guidelines.

Return to Learn Plan FAQ:
Frequently Asked Questions for Return to Learn Plan (PDF)


Virtual Town Hall Meetings:

The meetings were held on the evenings of Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5. broken into various grade level groups so that parents may ask questions about the plans and give feedback. The sessions were recorded and are now viewable online.

See Meeting Recordings

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CDC & Health Department Reference Materials:

CDC Materials for Schools.pdf
CDC Visual Materials for Schools (PDF)

COVID-19 Return to School Toolkit (PDF file)

Health Department Return to School Toolkit (PDF)

Health Department Covid-19 and Schools FAQ (PDF)

Process Diagram for a COVID-19 case in school
Process Diagram for a COVID-19 case at school (PDF)

Spanish Language Version:
Proceso Para un Caso de COVID-19 en la escuela (PDF) 

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Dear Leland Families, 

We are excited to share our plan to return to school this fall. Our Return to Learn Task Force, which included staff, teachers, students, parents, board of education members, health department officials, and administrators has been working all summer.  While clearly not a “business as usual” model due to the ongoing pandemic, we have every confidence that the LPS plan outlines a high quality, rigorous, compassionate, and safe learning experience for our students, whether we are in-person or have to remain or return to remote e-learning. 

As you will see outlined below, the timeline for our launch and approval is tight. Our next steps as we move toward September:


- Superintendent submits the plan to the ISD and State of Michigan for approval before August 15th

- Enrollment forms for Option 1 (LPS in person or remote) or Option 2 (virtual school) due on August 21st
LPS’s decision to begin school in person on September 8th or to begin the school year at home with our remote, e-learning alternative


In addition, if we hope to return to school in person, we all need to be working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines: wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, avoid large social gatherings, and maintain social distance whenever possible. 

Please read the quick summary of our plan or the full plan. The links to the Zoom town halls are posted on the website. 

Once the plan has been approved by the State of Michigan, the final version will be posted on the website.

We will hold off as long as possible before making the decision whether to return in person or remotely. This is difficult for everyone, and while it’s extremely hard to live in the land of the unknown, in order to provide the safest educational experience for children, we need to continually monitor the situation. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and continued support. 

Warmly, 

Stephanie Joseph Long, Superintendent

Jeanne McClure Gross, Principal
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