Information on this page will be updated regularly.

Old Redford Academy School District follows the guidance of national, state, and local health officials to protect our scholars and staff from communicable diseases. Families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

On March 16, 2020, Old Redford Academy started its Flexible Learning Plan in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order closing schools for the remainder of the school year. The District will continue to provide remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Please click here to view the Executive Order.


Where can I access the District’s Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Plan?  

Please click here.

What are the district’s expectations of students and families during the closure?    

Visit Teacher’s Google Classroom daily and complete learning tasks.                                                                                                             –

Check school Gmail account daily for important announcements and updates.

Check the school’s website and/or social media pages for important announcements and updates.

Initiate regular 1:1 communication with teacher via telephone, zoom conference call, Google classroom, and/or email.

Reference the District’s Parent Resource Folder for supplemental materials and important building level information.

How will the school closure impact student grades and promotion?

All scholars in good standing as of March 12, 2020, will be promoted to their next grade level. Scholars in good standing will be identified in grades K-8 as scholars who have earned a 60% or higher in all core subjects. Scholars in good standing will be identified in grades 9-11 as students who have earned a 60% or higher in all courses. Scholars in good standing will be identified in grade 12 as students that were on track for graduation as identified by the District’s official transcript audits.

Scholars who were not in good standing per their recorded grades in the District’s SIS gradebook as of March 12, 2020, have the opportunity to enhance their grade(s) through participation in the District’s Continuity of Learning Plan.

While all scholars are encouraged to participate daily in the Continuity of Learning Plan, students will not be academically penalized for lack of participation due to limited resources and/or health or family concerns.

Parents and families will continue to have 24/7 access to student academic progress via the Student and Parent Portal of MiStar (which is password protected).

Will the district still provide food service during the school closure?

Yes, beginning Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, the District will resume food distribution at the elementary school for all K-12 students.  Food service is available for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the elementary school. Delivery service is available as well. Please call (313) 648-3462 or email our district Parent Liaison Severa Smith at to request delivery.

Please click here for additional food and support resources.

What should I do if I have limited access to technology?

If you have limited access to technology, please reach out to your scholar’s teacher directly to let them know that you are in need of assistance. The District will facilitate distribution days in which parent(s) or guardians can pickup a loanable Chromebook.

The District is also working to secure access to the internet for students/families that are in need.vFor immediate needs, please contact Severa Smith, the District’s Parent Liaison at

How will the school closure impact traditional senior events?

On April 7th, 2020, the Superintendent published a letter to families in which she spoke to the impact of the school closure on traditional senior events. To follow up on that letter, the District has not cancelled the Senior graduation or prom. The District will make every attempt to reschedule these events to a time that is in accordance with the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order. In the event that Senior activities are cancelled for the class of 2020, Senior Dues that were paid will be returned.

ORA Communication

May 18, 2020 – Newsletter

May 4, 2020 – Newsletter

April 20, 2020 – Newsletter

April 7, 2020 – Letter to Class of 2020

April 2, 2020 – Developing a Routine with Your Scholar at Home

April 2, 2020 – Letter to Families Regarding Executive Order

March 24, 2020 – Disaster Relief Child Care for Essential Workers

March 13 – Letter to Families Regarding Flexible Learning Plan

March 11 – Letter to Families Regarding COVID-19

Office Hour Schedule for Administration and Teachers

Elementary School Daily Staff Office Hours

Elementary School Staff Contact List

Middle School Daily Staff Office Hours

Middle School Staff Contact List

High School Staff Contact List

Please visit our district site for specific E-learning resources and assignments including supplemental packets:

Elementary School Supplemental Work Packets

Middle School Supplemental Work Packets

High School Supplemental Work Packets