Page 20 - Scene Magazine 46-02 February 2021
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     Education Scene
BY KEVIN SIMMONS
Pennfield Schools Superintendent
   Offering Instructional Choices to Meet the Needs of Families
The 2020-21 school year for Pennfield Schools started with the high school and middle school in virtual learning, while the ele-
mentary schools were either in-person or virtual learning. In January, 2021,
the Board of Education voted to have in-person learning for all students. Students in grades K-5 have a choice to attend in-person five days a week while students in grades 6-12 have a choice to attend in person in a hybrid schedule. There is a virtual option offered for any student. All Pennfield students during this COVID pandemic are given choices on their instructional delivery to meet all of our family’s needs.
  During the COVID pandemic pe- riod, our district has been working on continued improvements for the health
Although hybrid and virtual learning models were used for most of our time this school year, our district staff con- tinued to look for new and innovative
I encourage all of our Pennfield Schools Community to continue to check on our progress and updates for all activities on the district website and Facebook. Each school has their own Facebook page and there is one for the entire district.
and well-being of our students. For the safety of our students and staff, we have installed plastic shields for our teacher’s desks and installed new signage as re- minders for social distancing and mask wearing. Hand sanitizers have been installed in all classrooms and through- out the building.
The school district along with board members, district staff and community members are identifying ideas for a potential bond in November of 2021. Pennfield Schools will be hosting com- munity forums and surveys. We urge all parents and community members to continue to watch for more information for dates and times.
ways to have virtual daily events occur in their buildings as much as possible. Some of those included, student of the month, building newsletters, recogni- tion of holidays, birthday celebrations, weekly announcements, choir concert, and more.
It’s a great day to be a Panther!
           Achievement
          Commitment
Innovation
Life-long Learning
EXPECTING EXCELLENCE
     PENNFIELD
       SCHOOLS
        “It’s a Great Day to be a Panther”
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www.pennfield.net or call 269-961-9781
 8587 PENNFIELD ROAD, BATTLE CREEK, MI 49017
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