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Safely Back To School: Northview Public Schools unveils back to school plan

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 10:23:09-04

Northview Public Schools has released its return-to-school plan which allows families to determine which path they want to take for their kids.

The district is allowing families to choose the form of instruction they prefer now through August 12. (See letter sent to families.)

"Our first priority in all decisions and planning will be the health and safety of our students, staff and families," the district said in the plan.

Northview Public Schools says it's ready to offer either learning experience. It will also offer remote learning options for students and families not ready to send their kids back.

Right now Kent County is currently is Phase 4 of recovery. Under the state of Michigan's Return to School Roadmap says that school districts that are in a region in Phases 1-3 of the pandemic, must offer all learning remotely.

Areas that are in Phases 4-6 will return to in-person learning but with strict safety requirements. If Kent County remains a 4 or higher, school will begin at Northview on August 25.

In either phase, students who need access to a computer can check one out, free of charge.

The district says the first few days of school may be remote, in-person or a combination of both.

Students will also have access to CANVAS, a remote learning platform for all grade levels. The district says its teachers are already working on content for remote learning.

The district says no matter what type of learning, it will be rigorous and engaging curriculum.