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2021-2022 School Year - Full Return

Northville Public Schools will be returning to a typical classroom experience for the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

2021-2022 Full In-Person by Grade Level

  • High School: Full-return with an AB rotating schedule (no C day to start the school year) 
  • Middle School: Full Return to the typical student day (7 period day)
  • K-5 Elementary: Full Return to the typical student day (regular class groupings)
  • Cooke School: Full Return to the typical student day 
  • Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Program (ECEEDP): Full Return to the typical student day (subject to the program adjustments recently approved by the Board)

What Safety Measures Should You Expect? 

  • Daily Symptom Checking
    Families will continue to perform at-home self-monitoring reporting using the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Families. This continues to be a critical component of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 - please do not send students to school when they are sick.
  • 3’ Distancing (to the extent possible)
    Where possible, we will try to maximize distance between student stationary seating without impacting instruction in the event there continues to be a need to distance for both transmission and quarantine purposes. This safety measure will be structured to ensure the least impact on the typical school experience.
  • Hand Sanitation Stations and Cleaning Protocols; Availability of PPE
    Hand washing and sanitizing will continue to be encouraged and easily accessible for all students and staff. Additionally, the district will maintain enhanced cleaning and high touch disinfection strategies. Masks will continue to be available for students and staff as needed.
  • Contact Tracing
    NPS contact tracing support for the Wayne County Health Department occurs 7 days per week and begins upon notification of a positive test of a student, staff member or any other individual within our schools.
  • Quarantines, where applicable, will still be enforced subject to Health Department guidance
    All close contacts (currently defined as a person who is within 3 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes) are immediately excluded from school and school activities and must be quarantined at least 10 days after the last date of exposure to the person who tested positive unless the identified close contact has been vaccinated.

What About Masks?

Effective beginning July 12, 2021, NPS will modify our mask protocol as follows in our NPS Summer 2021 Programs:
  • Consistent with MDHHS and CDC recommendations, wearing of masks indoors will continue to be strongly encouraged, particularly for unvaccinated students, however, they will not be required. This decision will be at the discretion of the parent or legal guardian. NPS will continue to make face masks available to students in need of a mask.
  • Staff members will continue to be encouraged or required to wear a mask indoors, however, it will be optional for those employees who choose to provide proof of full vaccination to the Office of Human Resources.
  • As previously communicated, wearing of masks outdoors is not required.
  • All athletic programs will continue to follow MHSAA guidelines.
  • Masks are required on school buses/district transportation (applies to any summer field trips)
We anticipate that these measures will remain in place for the balance of the summer programs, and continue in Fall 2021 unless we experience an increase in COVID cases and/or there are any changes in public health guidance that would necessitate a review of our protocols.
During the May 11, 2021 Board of Education meeting district administration provided a recommendation to the Board of Education for the 2021-2022 school year full return plan. The Board of Education approved this plan during the May 25, 2021 Board of Education meeting.
Overall Considerations/COVID Updates include:
  • Lessons Learned / Looking Forward
  • Virtual Option(s)/Based on Enrollment
  • High School 21-22 Recommendation
  • Middle School 21-22 Recommendation
  • Elementary 21-22 Recommendation
  • Cooke 21-22 Recommendation
  • ECEEDP 21-22 Recommendation