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Grandville students start today, either in-person or remote

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.”

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Beth Heinen Bell
Beth Heinen Bell is a reporter and copy editor, covering Rockford, Lowell, Grandville and Cedar Springs. She is an award-winning journalist who got her start as the education reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune. A Calvin University graduate, she later returned to her alma mater to help manage its national writing festival and edit and write for enrollment communications. Beth has also written for The Grand Rapids Press, Fox 17 and several West Michigan businesses and nonprofits. She is fascinated by the nuances of language, loves to travel and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma. Read Beth's full bio


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