Royal Oak Tribune

Schools moving back fully online

- — Natalie Broda, MediaNews Group

Pontiac School District will be moving back to a completely online learning model on Monday, Nov. 9.

The decision is being made as a precaution­ary measure due to the rising amount of coronaviru­s cases in the region, according to a letter sent to parents from Kelley Williams, superinten­dent of the district.

“Based on our ongoing communicat­ions with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Department, we have decided at this time it is in the best interest of our students and staff to halt our K-12 in-person learning,” she said.

The change affects kindergart­eners and first graders, who were the first to return to in person learning under the district’s hybrid-learning model. The plan was to phase grades back in slowly over several weeks.

Preschool instructio­n will still continue until further notice. The district plans to update parents within the week. Pontiac students who attend Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast will also still be reporting in person if scheduled to do so.

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