Some South Bend Middle And High School Students Set To Return To Full-Time In-Person Learning

Mar 2, 2021

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Middle and high school students in the South Bend Community School Corporation could soon return to a four-day week of in-person classes. The school board approved a pilot program at its meeting on Monday, March 1.

Edison and Jefferson Middle School and Riley and Adams High School will be the first to send students back for a four-day week.


Chief Academic Officer Brandon White said the schools were chosen since their principals had already contacted him and expressed interest in participating in a pilot program. 


According to the plan, eighth and twelfth grade students will return on March 15, followed by all students in grades 6-12 on March 22. Wednesdays will remain a district-wide e-learning day, and all students who want to continue full-time virtual learning will be able to do so.



Chief Academic Officer Brandon White presents the South Bend Community  School Corporation's pilot plan to return secondary students to full-time in-person learning.
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The board will vote on March 29 whether to return secondary students at all district schools to in-person classes. If approved, all students would be able return to in-person learning on April 12.

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