Bridge Academy Announces Virtual Start to the School Year
August 3, 2020
Dear Bridge Academy Families,
Today we announce the Bridge Academy’s 2020-2021 school year will begin virtually
to keep staff, students, and the community safe. We will continue the guidelines of
Michigan’s governor, Berrien Springs Public Schools, and Berrien County Health
Department to ensure the safety of all in our community. A virtual start to the
school year allows for students to remain safe while also continuing to focus on their
academic and vocational goals. Our certified teachers and support staff are fully
prepared to continue delivering quality academic options for students, despite out
building being closed.
Bridge Academy will continue to use Edgenuity learning platform for students to
continue towards academic success. Vocational programing will also be available
from our virtual platform. Staff will be available to students by phone or scheduled
virtual appointment, as well we virtual office hours to answer questions and be of
assistance with academic and support services. Bridge Academy will continue to
provide technology for students.
Drive Thru Enrollment Events will continue each Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm, outside
of our Michigan Works! Service Center at 499 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor.
These enrollment events have been designed to ensure a safe, socially distance to
meet staff, enroll students and for students to learn about all programing that is
available to them as a Bridge Academy student. Students who are under 18 must
have a parent or guardian with them to enroll. If students or parents have
questions regarding enrollment or requirements, please call (800) 285-WORKS x.
1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have previously attended Bridge
Academy are required to re-enroll at one of these enrollment events.
Classes will begin virtually on Monday, August 31, 2020, and will remain virtual for
the first 9 weeks of school. Staff will continue to keep families aware of any updates
to virtual learning, important dates or health related information as it becomes
We look forward to an exciting and successful school year to help you achieve your
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