ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Public Schools announced in an email to teachers and parents on Wednesday morning that the district is aiming to begin hybrid in-school learning in early March.
According to the announcement, schools will reopen in stages pending “significant progress of vaccination of school personnel and a reduction in the overall level of community COVID infection.”
Here’s how each stage breaks down:
- Pre-K, Young Fives and Kindergarteners
- Students with high-level specialized learning needs at all levels
- Small groups of middle and high schoolers who need in-school learning support
- First and second grade students
- Third through fifth grade students
- Middle and high school students
Stages are scheduled to commence at one week intervals. According to the initial timeline, Stage 4 is targeted to begin after spring break.
In-person learning will be offered for all levels and families who decide to stay home and continue virtual learning have the option to do so.
As the district monitors COVID cases and vaccinations ahead or reopening, the Superintendent will recommend specific target dates to reopen in February, approved by the Board of Education and confirmed with staff and parents. Final start dates will be announced two weeks prior to the anticipated return of students.