Waverly Community Schools Will Be Online Only In The Fall
They are not the first district in Mid-Michigan to switch to all online learning for the fall semester, but they did just recently announce the plan to go all online this fall.
Waverly Public Schools announced on their Facebook that this fall's classes would be held online.
"The Waverly Board of Education has agreed that we should move forward to plan for a full remote/online learning model to begin the 2020-21 school year. We all want to get our students back to the school buildings, but we know that we need to prioritize the safety of our students and staff first. While COVID-19 has changed our lives, we can and will make the best of it" The post said.
Waverly follows Lansing Public Schools in this step, as the Lansing district announced their plan to stick to online learning in the fall last week.
"We will start the school year with a comprehensive online learning experience with our students from August 31 to September 30. Unlike the spring online experience, this fall is not optional for your students...As the September 30th date approaches, we will closely follow and evaluate public health data surrounding COVID-19 to determine the direction the school district will take after September 30. It is possible that online learning will remain an option throughout the 20-21 school year"
In the post, it also mentioned that if the state of Michigan did ever reach phase 5 during re-opening, there could be a possibility for families who do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school to stay with the online learning.