HAS In-Person Learning

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HAS In-Person Learning

According to the Governor’s plan, in-person teaching and learning will occur five full-days of instruction a week if we are in Phase 4 or 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan. While this will look different from traditional school in order to meet safety standards, it is our intention to return students to classroom routines that are as close to the traditional model as possible.

  • As mandated in the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, face coverings will be required for all staff and students district-wide at all times. 
  • Daily schedules will be altered so that most students remain with one cohort/roster of students to minimize the mixing of students.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized frequently.
  • Opportunities for frequent handwashing will be provided.
  • Education and training will be provided to ensure healthy hygiene habits.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available in buildings and on buses.
  • Student/Staff screening protocols and COVID-19 response provided by Oakland County Health Department
  • Visitors will be limited and screened upon arrival
  • In person interaction with classmates
  • Students will be participating in co-curricular activities and may participate in extracurricular opportunities as available

Our Return to Learn plan was designed with a priority on safety and quality academics. Our Holly Area Schools teachers will be teaching from the same curriculum, with aligned pacing, standards and outcomes for our students. Teachers and students will use one platform (Schoology) regardless of how or where instruction is being delivered. 

If we remain in Phase 4, In-Person Learning will follow the requirements outlined in the Michigan Return to School Roadmap. While we want to make the in-school experience as close to typical as possible, students and parents must know and understand that the health and safety of our students and staff will result in significant changes to the school day.


Whether your family chooses in-person instruction or the 100% virtual option, we are thrilled to share that our new 1:1 technology program provides all Broncho students with a district-owned device for the 2020-2021 school year. 


Please keep in mind that should Michigan move from Phase 4 back to Phase 1, 2 or 3 due to a resurgence of the virus, it is possible that the Governor will direct all Michigan schools to move to online learning for all students for a period of time. Because our teachers will use our new Learning Management System, Schoology, to facilitate teaching and learning, and all students have access to a 1:1 device, Holly Area Schools will be prepared to provide teaching and learning in this transition.

We will continue to take guidance from the State of Michigan, Oakland County Health Division, and the Centers for Disease Control to best support the health and safety of our students and employees. We also work in close collaboration with many of our partner school districts across Oakland County.

PDF DocumentHAS In-Person Learning Plan flyer