Riverview Community School District 20-21 Re-Entry Plan

The Riverview Community School District COVID-10 Re-Entry Plan and the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan for the 2020-2021 school year have been Board approved and submitted to the County for review.  Both documents are available on the District website and will be available to parents on Schoology.  

In preparing for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year, the Re-Entry Task Force has worked diligently to provide for the safety and well-being of Riverview students, families and staff members, while maximizing opportunities for student learning. 

A dedicated team of over 50 teachers, counselors, administrators, staff, and parents have been meeting on a weekly basis to develop a plan for the district to return to school. While continuously reviewing the ongoing guidance from Governor Whitmer’s office, Wayne RESA, the Health Department, and the CDC, the RCSD Task Force has created options for parents to choose from when making the important decision of how they will send their students back to school. 

These options have been developed using  Gov. Whitmer’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap, which provides policies and procedures for each phase of reopening.

Plans will be developed and implemented based on the status of the region (we are currently in Phase 4). 

Phases 1 – 3 (No in-person instruction/remote learning only) 

Phase 4 (In-person instruction with required safety protocols

Phase 5 (In-person instruction with moderate required safety protocols) 

The RCSD COVID-19 Return Task Force has developed the following options for all Elementary, Middle, and High School students (given we are still in Phase 4 in the fall):

Elementary Options Full Time Face-to-Face 

• Students attend school daily with face-to-face instruction 

• Preventative hygiene polices, personal protection equipment, and physical distancing guidelines 

• Highest probability of students having to pivot in between remote (due to quarantine) and face-to-face learning.


50/50 Blended Learning 

• Combination of face-to-face and independent learning 

• Face-to-face instruction reduced to 50% 

• Rotating full instruction for each grade level as defined below over two-week period: 

Group A:  

Week 1: M, W, Th 

Week 2: M, Th 

Group B: 

Week 1: Tu, F 

Week 2: Tu, W, F 

• Preventative hygiene polices and physical distancing guidelines 


Riverview Virtual Academy (RVA) 

• No contact online classes from home through RVA for all grade levels 

• Full Year Commitment 

• Certified Riverview teacher assigned for evaluation and assistance in every class 

• Equitable access for both parents and students to online learning and resources 

• Devices will be provided 


Middle School Options Full Time Face-to-Face 

• Students attend school daily with face-to-face instruction 

• Preventative hygiene polices, personal protection equipment, and physical distancing guidelines 

• Highest probability of students having to pivot in between remote (due to quarantine) and face-to-face learning 


Riverview Virtual Academy (RVA) 

 • No contact online classes from home through RVA for all grade levels 

• Full Year Commitment 

• Certified Riverview teacher assigned for evaluation and assistance in every class 

• Equitable access for both parents and students to online learning and resources  

• Devices will be provided 


High School Options Live Instruction (College Model) 

• Every other day face-to-face instruction. 

• Class sizes reduced by 50%. 

• Preventative hygiene polices, personal protection equipment, and physical distancing guidelines. 

• Highest probability of students having to pivot in between remote (due to quarantine) and face-to-face learning. 


Riverview Virtual Academy (RVA) 

• No contact online classes from home through RVA for all grade levels 

• Full Year Commitment 

• Certified Riverview teacher assigned for evaluation and assistance in every class 

• Equitable access for both parents and students to online learning and resources 

• Devices will be provided

For additional information, parents are encouraged to visit the school district website and review the total document along with the Frequently Asked Questions.  If additional information is needed, please email the building principal.  For specific questions regarding the Riverview Virtual Academy, please contact the Director of Online Learning, at ssample@riverviewschools.com.

All families, if possible, are encouraged to provide a Chromebook, or similar device for their child. This will greatly assist the district in reducing intermittent cleaning of devices and assist in providing devices for remaining students.  

In addition, for all families who choose a traditional face-to-face model of instruction, the district is encouraging families to provide individual personal protection equipment for their children. The district will provide these items for all who need them.  

The district thanks you for your patience and support through these challenging times.  There is still work to do to get ready for the new school year.  Please know the safety, well-being, and education of your children is the highest priority. \

Link to MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap: michigan.gov/documents/whitmer/MI_Safe_Schools_Roadmap_FINAL_695392_7.pdf. 

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