All high schools in Michigan have been mandated to transition to online learning for at least the next three weeks, but Menominee Area Public Schools have also decided to go remote at the intermediate level. Blesch Intermediate students will shift to online instruction beginning today as several staff members at the building are either in quarantine or isolation, leading to a staffing shortage in the facility. Blesch is currently scheduled to return to in-person instruction November 30th while Junior and High School students will continue to be remote through at least December 8th. Regardless of online or in-person status, Superintendent John Mans says student learning, grading, and attendance requirements remain unchanged and it is critical that students continue to engage in their curriculum. If overall district attendance does not meet the state required threshold, the district would be required to make up any shortfall come June.
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December 17, 2020