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Full Face-to-Face learning returning in March for Otsego Public Schools

New Instructional Model begins on Monday, March 15
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Posted at 9:14 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 21:14:56-05

OTSEGO, Mich. — Otsego Public Schools (OPS) announced Monday evening that students will have the option to return to full face-to-face instruction for the 3rd Trimester, with the new instructional model beginning on Monday, March 15.

The revised model was approved at Monday's school board meeting.

Families with children in OPS can also participate in a full virtual option as part of a county-wide partnership with Virtual Academy of Allegan County (VAAC) for their instruction.

Students wishing to enroll into the VAAC program must do so by Friday, March 5

Since the start of the school year, Otsego Public Schools has followed a hybrid schedule, where students physically attend school two days a week, and learn remotely the other three days.

“As we transition back to five days a week, safety for our students and staff remains our top priority. We have done a terrific job with our safety and mitigation protocols and that will not change,” says Jeff Haase, Superintendent. “We will continue to monitor infection rates in our area and work with the Allegan County Health Department on a consistent basis during this time.”

Additional information will be shared through building newsletters and posted on the district website.