Royal Oak Tribune
Schools moving back fully online
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.