Port Huron, MI — The school year is about to kick off for students in the Port Huron school district as well as the surrounding area. The year is wrought with unprecedented decisions for parents and students, including scrambling for childcare, now that a hybrid plan has been announced.
The Port Huron School Board voted 4 to 3 to adopt a schedule that combines a few days of attending in-person with online learning for all grades. There is also an all-virtual option.
The hybrid plan divides students into two groups. The groups will attend on alternating days and will do their schoolwork online on the days when they do not attend school. Chromebooks will be issued. Internet service is the responsibility of parents.
Students who are signed up for the all-virtual education program will also get chromebooks and will be taught by certified teachers. They will be able to participate in extracurricular activities along with students attending in-person classes and may go back to in-person instruction in January.
Parents in the Port Huron district are advised to closely watch their email for further instructions. More information can be found at http://www.phasd.us/return_to_school_2020-21. School starts August 31st.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland