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With the state of Michigan's Sunday Epidemic Order to close down all in-person high school instruction from last Wednesday through Dec. 8, only a handful of Macomb County public schools are offering some form of in-person instruction.

Some school districts in Macomb County were already in an all-virtual format or only rolling out an in-person instructional platform when the state's orders were announced Sunday. But with COVID-19 numbers spiking not only in Macomb Count but around the state, many districts were moving to a virtual platform only when the state's orders were delivered.

The state's orders from the Department of Health and Human Services included a wide-ranging list of in-person closures, including all high schools. The state left what to do about preschool and K-8 classes up to the control of local boards of education.

Friday, the Macomb Daily checked with local districts as well as the Macomb County Intermediate School District to see what districts are still offering in-person instruction to preschool and/or K-8 students.

• In the Anchor Bay School District, classes will remain in-person for elementary school students.

• In the Armada Area Schools, classes will remain in-person for elementary and middle school students.

• In the Clintondale Community Schools, the Board of Education voted Thursday, Nov. 19 to begin delivering virtual instruction for pre K-8 effective Nov. 30, meaning in-person instruction for that age group will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 24. The district will be off for Thanksgiving break from Nov. 25-27.

• In the Memphis Community Schools, a portion of which is in Macomb County, classes will remain in-person for elementary school students.

• In the Lake Shore Public Schools, classes will remain in-person for elementary school students.

Additionally, in the Lakeview Public Schools, the school board voted Tuesday to have K-12 be all virtual until Dec. 11, three days after the state's mandate for high school instruction is set to be lifted. The board will meet again Dec. 8 to reevaluate whether it will return to its previous hybrid or all virtual options. 


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