One Michigan School District Has Plans for Fall: Two Days Per Week
This is definitely a question that is on most parents' minds.
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The West Bloomfield, Michigan school district is one of the first in the state to start outlining their plans for students coming back in the fall.
After school was suspended for almost all students in Michigan back in March and discontinued for the rest of the year in April, parents and educators have been on pins and needles to find out what's going on with the 2020-2021 school year.
Some colleges have started laying the groundwork for their fall plans, but most public schools have not announced anything...until now.
The superintendent told bridgemi.com that, ideally, they would like to go back to normal, but these are the plans if that can't be the case.
Under the plan that was unveiled yesterday, students in kindergarten through 12th grade would physically attend school two days per week. Half of the students would go on Mondays and Tuesdays; the other half would attend on Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, the buildings would be deep-cleaned.
On days that the students are not physically in school, they would receive online assignments for a couple of hours in the morning and in the afternoon.
I know what you're all thinking: CHILDCARE.
The district is hoping to be able to provide some kind of childcare for families where both parents work, but that's also dependent on a federal grant.
If parents aren't comfortable with their children going back in the fall, online learning will be an option.
I think, as parents, we all need to prepare ourselves for this reality in every school district.