Schools in Macedonia are reopening for 2021-2022 school year on September 1 for in-person learning, with the exception of Tetovo high schools where students will attend online classes in the next two weeks at the request of their mayor due to the spike in COVID-19 cases there.
If the epidemiological situation deteriorates, the Ministry of Education has considered two other instruction models.
One is for students to attend either online or in-person classes — as was the case in the 2020-21 school year — and the other is for schools to introduce hybrid learning.
In the latter scenario, students would be in classrooms only part of the time, with groups alternating weekly between online and in-person instruction. Whether schools close or introduce a mix of online and in-person learning depends on the Infectious Diseases Commission, which is monitoring the surge of new COVID-19 cases.