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Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo planning in-person classes this fall

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 15:17:40-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo will return to in-person classes in the fall, the district said.

The school year will begin Aug. 25 for St. Augustine Cathedral School, St. Monica Catholic School and Hackett Catholic Prep after leaders worked throughout the summer to come up with the reopening plan.

Changes will include desk placement, student flow, procedures and requiring masks, the district said. Along with safety, the schools plan to focus on social and emotional well-being, consistency and preparedness.

“Having learned a great deal from last spring’s experience, CSGK faculty and staff feel confident moving forward with a primarily in-person school year,” the district said.

The schools are prepared to switch to remote learning at any time it becomes necessary.

“Each new school year is met with faithful anticipation and great hope,” St. Augustine Cathedral School Principal Andra Zommers said. “We look forward to being able to come together again as a Catholic school community.”