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

Mar 30, 2021

South Bend school officials and board members discuss sending secondary students back to in-person learning at their meeting on Monday, March 29.
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Middle school and high school students in the South Bend Community School Corporation will now have the option to return to full-time in-person learning after spring break.

After piloting the district’s reopening plan at two middle schools and two high schools earlier this month, the board voted to send all secondary students back at its meeting on Monday.


Starting April 12, students can choose to attend in-person class four days a week, with Wednesdays as a district-wide e-learning day. Chief Academic Officer Brandon White said any student who wants to continue fully virtual learning will have that option.


Per Governor Holcomb’s most recent order, masks will be required in all schools until the end of the school year, even though the statewide mandate ends April 6. 


With COVID-19 cases once again on the rise in St. Joseph County, White said the district still has the ability to return students to a hybrid or fully virtual schedule if need be. 


The School City of Mishawaka and Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation also plan to return all secondary students to full-time in-person learning after spring break. 


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