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Portage Public Schools releases choices of teaching to area families

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Portage Public Schools released a plan for starting the 2020-2021 school year to families on Friday, July 31, 2020. (WWMT/File)

Portage Public Schools released a plan for starting the 2020-2021 school year to families on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The Portage plan assumes that Michigan would be in phase four of the MI Start Plan when school starts, but the district said they would monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan was separated into two parts, each with two choices and run through Sept. 30.

The first part for Young-5s through fifth grade. Families would have the choice between face-to-face learning Monday through Thursday with a teacher and virtual learning on Friday. They could also have virtual class with a teacher Monday through Friday.

The second part for students sixth grade through 12th grade. Students would be able to have virtual class with a teacher Monday through Friday or be in the school building with virtual instruction Monday through Thursday.

A third choice was offered to all families from Young 5s to 12th grade. Kalamazoo Regional Educational Services Agency would offer a countywide virtual curriculum taught by a Kalamazoo County teacher Monday through Friday and be mentored by a Portage Public Schools staff member.

Selection of the choice would be emailed to families early the week of Aug. 3.

The Portage Public Schools said more information was available on their Return to Learn website.