While public schools statewide are struggling to come up with plans for getting kids safely back to school or successfully learning from home, private schools in the area have come up with their own plans.
New Life Christian Academy in Kimball is offering both a five-days-a-week in-person instruction plan and a modified hybrid plan that offers the same curriculum as the full in-person instruction. Classes begin on August 31.
Catholic Schools in the Blue Water Vicariate are offering full day five-day-a-week instruction for preschool through twelfth grade. They have a very detailed plan, created by the Archdiocese of Detroit, for online instruction in the event that the state goes back to Phase Three and schools are closed.
Principal Mike Gibson of St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy in Port Huron said that his school “is enrolling for the 2020/2021 school year and will begin with live instruction five days per week.” He went on to say they “have purchased masks, infrared thermometers, table and desk dividers, and other PPE gear to prepare for the start of the school year.” Local Catholic grade schools begin class on August 27. Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School begins on September 8.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland