The schools in East Lansing, Jackson, Leslie and Okemos are going virtual

LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – Several school districts in the area plan to go virtual after the spring break.

Starting Monday, Jackson Public Schools young fives through 12th grade will be in distance learning after the spring break last week. JPS Superintendent Jeffrey Beal says this was because the city’s hospitalization rate recently doubled and the region is one of the worst hotspots in the country. Beal says they hope to have a face-to-face tutorial starting Monday April 12th. Jackson ISD’s special education programs are virtual through Wednesday.

East Lansing Public Schools are also going virtual this week after their spring break. ELPS middle and high school students will go virtual the week of April 12th.

Okemos public schools will also be virtual for grades 5 through 12 during the week of April 12th. Elementary school students do not need to take distance learning lessons. If parents want to keep their children at home for a week after the spring break, they are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher.

Leslie Public Schools announced that they will be encouraging middle and high school students to engage in virtual learning for a week after the spring break ends.

Spring sports will not be affected by the decision to go virtual. Each athlete must continue to follow recent instructions from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan High School Athletic Association that include antigen testing.

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