Plymouth-Canton Community Schools to begin online this fall

Students expected to transition to in-person learning by Oct. 4

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (PCCS) will begin the 2020-21 school year entirely online in the fall amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

However, the district is planning to transition to in-person learning following the remote start.

Officials hope to transition to in-person learning by Oct. 4 or sooner. The transition will begin with small groups of students and will include both in-person and online learning models.

Students can expect both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) instruction while learning remotely.

In addition to asynchronous instruction, elementary students can expect to engage in synchronous instruction for about three hours each day, officials said. Middle and high school students should also expect to participate in synchronous instruction for about three hours each day.

Officials say separate, contingency learning plans will continue to be developed for students with individual education plans.

Remote special education for PCCS students will include “a combination of individual and small group synchronous instruction, collaborative instruction with general education teachers, and synchronous/asynchronous programming for categorical programs and departmentalized classes,” officials said.

The district’s school board approved the plan on Tuesday, with 7-0 in favor.

Click here to view Plymouth-Canton Community Schools’ entire fall plan.

More: Here’s what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemic

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