Grandville Public Schools opens the 2020-2021 school year today with the option of in-person or remote learning. Today is a half-day.
The in-person plan is available full-time Monday through Friday, and requires all students and staff to wear face masks. Bathrooms and high touch points will be cleaned every four hours, classrooms will be sanitized between classes and students will wash or sanitize their hands when entering and exiting a classroom.
The remote learning option will be taught live by certified district teachers with a curriculum that mirrors the in-person option.
Superintendent Roger Bearup said approximately 80 percent of the district’s students will return in person, while 20 percent have chosen to learn remotely.
“Our plan is the best option for Grandville because our community has overwhelmingly told us they want to have options,” he said. “Our staff, administration and support personnel have done a fantastic job in this unprecedented time.”