Reopening Notice 7/31/20
Good morning Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community Members,
On June 26th, Governor Murphy announced his decision to reopen NJ schools in September for in-person instruction and operations, as long as public health data does not shift. The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) released a 104-page document entitled "The Road Back" to provide school districts with a set of standards to assist in the process of reopening. Within the document, it states that "Districts’ reopening plans must account for resuming in-person instruction in some capacity." On July 24, the Governor stated that, "an all remote learning option must be available to all students, including those in special education programs.”
The District would like to provide parents/guardians with flexibility, but also needs to plan in advance for scheduling purposes and ensure we are abiding by social distancing requirements. Therefore, after reviewing the District's reopening plan (note the first 19 slides provide an executive summary of the plan and the following slides go into more detail) and the TV35 plan presentation, please let us know by Friday, August 7, if you would like your child to attend school in-person or all remote by completing the following form: September School Program Selection: Virtual or In-Person.
Although parents can always change their mind to opt for virtual instruction, a requested move to in-person instruction will be honored and should be expected to be implemented on the following dates: November 12, January 27, April 13. Again, we will try to be flexible, but there are a lot of moving parts and we need to make sure we are monitoring section sizes, social distancing requirements, and creating smooth transitions. Please reach out to your child's principal should you have any specific programming questions and / or concerns.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have multiple children in the school district, please complete one and only one form for each child.
Additionally, we always appreciate your thoughts as we continue to plan for September. Please provide feedback you would like to share here.
As always, thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate these uncharted waters. We will get through this together!
Be well and stay safe!