In Midst of COVID-19 Spikes, SLCS to Return to Fully Remote


“…the continued community spread has impacted our district causing significant disruptions.

— Steven P. Archibald, Superintendent


The South Lyon Community School District Board of Education has a new item on their regular meeting agenda for Monday, Nov.16.  Central Office and new Superintendent of Schools Steven Archibald have recommended that schools move back to fully remote instruction until January.

An email stating the intent of the Central Office administration was sent out to all SLCS families on Nov. 12.

The notification said that while the spread of the virus in schools directly has been low, “…the continued community spread has impacted our district causing significant disruptions.”

“Despite our best efforts over the past several weeks to maintain a viable in-person learning program, we have reached a point where it no longer proves to be the best instructional choice for our students,” the letter says. 

There have been 23 SLCS school-processed positive cases since mid-October. If approved, the fully remote instruction is planned to start Thursday, November 19 and last at least until January 8. As of now, sports remain under MHSAA regulation, which has not updated any new mandates for the winter season. Finally, Governor Whitmer is warning that she also may impart future action if necessary in the coming weeks as cases spike in Michigan.