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Return to Learn 2020-21

Beginning April 12
Otsego's K-5th grade students will remain in full-time, face-to-face learning five days a week. Safety protocols will remain in place and we encourage all families to review the in-person learning plans linked below.
Otsego Middle School students will begin an alternate Hybrid Learning Plan. Students will be in their blue and gold groups, then alternate in-person instruction on Wednesdays. Go to the Remote/Hybrid Learning Plans page for the calendar details.
Otsego High School will be in the Remote Learning Plan April 12-16 then begin the Alternate Hybrid Learning Plan on Monday, April 19. Students will use the Remote Learning Plans on the website through the link to Remote/Hybrid Learning Plans on the menu to the right.
All of our learning plans are decided with various stakeholders, including local and state health officials, and focus on a combination of academics, social-emotional health and safety. We will always monitor the most updated health guidelines and information available to guide our decisions. 
Each school has outlined the expectations, rules and guidelines for a full in-person instructional plan. 

Health & Safety Information

Otsego Public Schools will abide by the required protocols set forth in the State of Michigan Guidelines for Operating Schools Safely.
Face coverings are required for:
  • Staff and students, except during meals
  • All students and staff on buses and in common areas.

  • Students will be taught hygiene protocols
  • Signage will be placed throughout the buildings to reinforce good hygiene practices

School Gatherings:
  • There will not be any indoor assemblies that bring together students from more than one classroom

  • Frequently-touched surfaces cleaned every four hours
  • Libraries, Computer Labs, Art rooms, and other hands-on classrooms cleaned after every period
  • Student desks must be wiped down after every class period
  • Playground structures must continue to undergo normal routine cleaning

Busing and Student Transportation
  • Use of hand sanitizer before entering the bus
  • Driver, staff and student must wear a face covering during transport to and from school
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of transportation vehicles will take place before and after every route
  • Students will have assigned seats
Our cafeteria staff have always implemented sanitation of work surfaces, hand-washing, disinfecting and food safety. This year, we have adjusted procedures for safer service. 
  • There is no self-serve by the students
  • We pre-package and wrap products whenever available
  • Disposable towels are used for cleaning and sanitizing
  • Social distancing is in place in the cafeteria, fewer students are seated at each table
  • Hand sanitizer stations are at all entrances to the cafes

  • Will comply with MHSAA Guidelines