Michigan parents push for more in-person learning ahead of March 1 target date
Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about her desire to see all school districts off some kind of in-person learning option by Monday. A group of parents spoke with Local 4 about what they think is best for their children. They acknowledged that Whitmer wanting to return to in-person learning by March 1 was a step in the right direction, but they still want her to do more. The parents are urging Whitmer to take more action while it still can be done. “We just need to get them back into what they’re used to and what’s been proven to be best for our children,” Miller said.
Rochester Community Schools shift back to remote learning due to COVID-19
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Rochester Community Schools is returning to remote learning due the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oakland County, officials said. READ: Rochester Community Schools to start 2020-21 school year remotelyIn-person enrichment programs are also paused until in-person learning resumes. The temporary remote learning schedule will now involve live instruction with a teacher five days per week. View the secondary remote schedule below:View the Elementary remote schedule below:Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Wednesdays from a student’s home school. Since Oct. 4, RCS has had 37 confirmed student COVID-19 cases and approximately 20 staff cases, according to officials.
Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning another month
DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district for another month. The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Back in September that was extended to Oct. 12, then extended again on Monday (Oct. 12) for at least another month. Elementary students should expect to work 20 to 30 hours a week on school work, officials said. Virtual learning is now well underway in many Michigan school districts.
Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning until at least Oct. 12
DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district until at least its next meeting on Oct. 12. The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1. UPDATE Oct. 13: Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning another monthWhen Dearborn Public Schools leaders first announced the plan for starting the school year virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic they said middle school and high school students should expect to spend five to eight hours a week on each class, totaling 30 or more hours each week. Elementary students should expect to work 20 to 30 hours a week on school work, officials said. Virtual learning is now well underway in many Michigan school districts.
Chippewa Valley Schools to start remotely this fall
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Chippewa Valley Schools (CVS) have decided to begin the 2020-21 school year remotely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Note : The deadline to register for or opt out of the Chippewa Valley Virtual Academy is today, Aug. 13. Students who are not enrolled in the districts virtual academy are automatically enrolled in the remote start option. Officials say students enrolled in the remote start option can request a laptop from the district for at-home use. Visit Chippewa Valley Schools website here for more information.
Gov. Whitmer: Today’s actions affect decision on in-person learning in coming weeks
Phase four allows districts to resume some in-person learning, but with a number of safety protocols in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Regions in phase five would be allowed to resume in-person learning with fewer safety measures in place. However a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Michigan has established doubt over whether resuming in-person learning is safe at all amid the pandemic. Whitmer said Tuesday that she won’t be making any decisions about in-person learning until the last minute when the most recent data is available. In-person learning would only be prohibited in Michigan regions that return to phase three of the MI Safe Start Plan.
Today: Michigan legislatures to announce Return to Learn plan for schools
LANSING, Mich. Michigan House and Senate lawmakers said they will announce the Return to Learn plan on Tuesday. Related: Michigan schools face budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemicState Rep. Pamela Hornberger and Sen. Lana Theis, chairs of the House and Senate education committees, will deliver an overview of the bicameral plan. School districts were forced to shift to remote learning during the unprecedented school closures, which many werent prepared to do. Whitmer says the Michigans Return to School Roadmap will be released on June 30. Gretchen Whitmer to outline next steps for schools to reopen this fallMeanwhile, Michigan State University has compiled an array of recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and other research, officials said.