Niles Community Schools release school reopening plan

Niles Community Schools have released their school reopening plan. Parents and students can choose between in person classes and virtual classes.

Students who return to the school building for in-person classes will need to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The first week of school will be a little different from the original plan due to feedback from parents.

To ease into in-person learning—for those families who have selected it—the district will host parent-teacher conferences on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1. Following these conferences, buildings will operate at roughly half capacity on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3.

Full schedule for the first week:

“We have had countless conversations with parents and teachers after the release of our preliminary plans that have helped guide our decisions for the school year, and we have developed a final plan that puts safety at the center of our efforts to return to school,” said Dr. Dan Applegate, superintendent. “We continue to work closely with the Berrien County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Education and other Berrien County school districts to review best practices, monitor updates and protect the safety and well-being of our students, teachers and staff.”

If there is a resurgence of COVID-19 that requires schools to pause in-person instruction, the district will temporarily shift to district-wide remote learning.

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