Breaking News – Emergency Shut Down for Three AAPS Schools



On Oct. 21, the Ann Arbor Public Schools [AAPS] sent out an email to Huron High School, Skyline High School and Forsythe Middle School students announcing an emergency asynchronous learning plan for Friday, Oct. 22. The sudden measure is due to unfilled positions district-wide from COVID-19 cases among staff. 

AAPS Superintendent, Jeanice Swift, sent a short-notice announcement through email around 9:00 p.m., saying the decisions made by the district are in an attempt to continue in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. 

Taking this step allows the AAPS to better utilize substitutes in other schools and who are to continue with in-person learning, Swift said. Staff at Huron, Skyline and Forsythe will be allowed to work remotely from the location of their choice. 

All Schoology assignments and classwork must be posted by 9:00 a.m. by teachers and “engage students in meaningful learning activities”, said an email sent to staff. 

Dual-enrollment students will continue with CHS classes; these students are responsible for completing their asynchronous assignments as well. 

For CHS students, school will remain in-person as usual on Friday, Oct. 22.