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Thousands of students return to school in metro Detroit

Posted at 4:24 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 09:02:10-04

(WXYZ) — Thousands of students across metro Detroit will return to learning on Tuesday as summer unofficially comes to an end. Those students will either return to in-person learning or virtual learning, depending on their school district or their parents' choices.

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Detroit Public Schools Community District is the largest to return in metro Detroit. They have several steps parents and students must take before returning to classes.

First of all, each family must complete a COVID-19 screening tool before kids return to school, and if any question is answered yes, the child must stay home. Staff must also complete the screener.

Students and staff must also wear masks on the bus and during the day at school, and their temperatures will be checked.

If there's a suspected case of COVID-19, the district will work with the Detroit Health Department to investigate and contact trace. Once a case is confirmed, any students and staff that were in close contact with the person who had a confirmed case will be asked to quarantine. Also, any students who feel ill during the school day will go to the nurse, and if the nurse determines the child needs to be sent home, a parent will be notified.