Some schools in the area will be ramping up in-person classes next month.

Starting on March 8th, both Grand Blanc Community Schools and Flushing Community Schools will be adding more in-person classes to the schedule for their students.

In Grand Blanc, the Board of Education voted in a meeting Monday night and approved a new plan for the elementary schools and a new plan for the middle and high schools. Each plan will end up doubling the amount of time in the classroom each week and also continue with some remote learning each week.

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Grand Blanc elementary students will move to face-to-face learning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with remote instruction on Fridays. The Monday through Thursday classes will run from 8:40 am until 2:50 pm. For grades six through eight, classes will be two days per week with remote learning on Friday. Group A students will attend on Monday and Wednesday and Group B students will attend on Tuesday and Thursday. At the time of writing this, I am not sure of what the official high school schedule is.

Flushing Community Schools will also be adding to the in-person calendar on March 8th.

Based on the science, the data, the local guidance, and with the overwhelming support of the Genesee County Health Department, we are tentatively planning to move our current hybrid learners from 2 days a week of in-person learning to 4 days a week of in-person learning, beginning Monday, March 8, 2021. Our in-person learners will have the ability to attend a regular day of school on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,and Friday with Wednesdays reserved for online small group instruction and support of our students. Additional details regarding what Wednesday’s will look like will be detailed from the building level next week. Our current 100% online elementary model will remain the same for our virtual students, while our Middle School and High School 100% online students will follow their schedule virtually four days a week beginning March 8th...said Flushing Superintendent Matt Shanafelt

As a parent, I am very happy to see the kids getting back to a normal school routine. I have watched many of them struggle through this and it is great they will have the chance to go back now.

Source: Mid-Michigan Now and Flushing High School

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