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Welcome to Robert Kerr Elementary

Welcome and greetings from the outstanding staff at Robert Kerr Elementary School.  At Robert Kerr we provide academic and social/emotional curriculum for students in the second through fourth grades for the Durand Area School District. We have created an atmosphere in our building that is positive, supportive, and energetic for approximately 300 students.
At Robert Kerr we offer a multi-tiered system of support for both reading and math curriculum. All grade levels share a master schedule and throughout the day reading and math curriculum are taught at the general education setting, a secondary setting adjusted towards the individual student’s needs, and a third tier which delivers specialized academic support in a small group setting for those students who need additional support. We are also a MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) school which allows us to ensure social and emotional issues are being supported. 
Our staff is dedicated to the students at Robert Kerr.  We also recognize the importance of a positive working relationship with families.  Together, we can help to ensure that all students have a successful, positive, and fun academic experience that can be continued throughout their academic career.  We appreciate your support and trust in educating your child.    

News & Announcements

Instructional Plan for Fall 2020

We have been working on different instructional models for this coming fall and the attached survey will help us narrow our focus. I am planning on a full return to school, which starts on August 20, 2020. (Full Calendar will be finalized in the next few days) However, we know that we have to be ready for multiple models of instruction up to and including full online instruction, depending on how things unfold in Lansing and with the virus itself. Please click on this link to complete our survey. https://forms.gle/aiqT7EhGo2ZGJKPc8 We are attempting to meet the needs for all of our families and we need your input to guide our decision making and planning. This is very important and will only take a few minutes. The survey will be open until next week Friday, June 12. (Open the link to read the full letter)

Schools Closed Remainder Of The Year

Today, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-35 which closes school facilities for the remainder of this school year unless the Governor indicates it is safe to open and/or restrictions are lifted. (Please click the link to read the full letter)

Superintendent Letter to Durand Familes

I am writing to everyone to discuss some things that have been weighing heavily on my heart these last few days as certain realities have begun to settle in and become real. It is expected that tomorrow Governor Whitmer will issue an Executive Order prohibiting schools from reopening for regular classes through the end of the academic year. (Please Click The Link To Read The Full Letter)