Letter from Dr Rubin 9/18/20

Greetings Cranford Community,

 

As we wrap up the first week of in-person instruction, I just want to thank everyone for their extraordinary partnership!  This is a new normal and in typical Cranford fashion everyone is working tirelessly in partnership with one another to make it successful.  I am proud to say we are off to a very good start.  As I walked through each of the schools during the week, I observed students excited to be back at school, whether they were in-person or waving through a screen, and an incredibly dedicated and hard-working faculty and staff committing acts of heroism every day.  I have also received numerous correspondences from parents/guardians and community members expressing their appreciation for the staff.  Please know we will continue to reflect on lessons learned over the first couple of weeks and we will continue to grow and improve.  We thank everyone for their patience, flexibility, and partnership!

 

Although we always have to be prepared to pivot to a fully remote model, we are hopeful that our mitigation strategies combined with everyone’s concerted efforts inside and outside of school will help us all get through these times safely.  I am sure you are aware of recent news articles detailing positive cases of COVID-19 in some districts throughout the State.  Please be reminded that we have a shared responsibility to one another and our entire community to follow all school protocols and State requirements.  

 

We encourage parents and students to continue following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:

• Staying home when you are sick;

• Washing hands often;

• Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;

• Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;

• Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart);

• Wearing a face covering while in school; and

• Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

 

As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation. Moving forward, you can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern.

 

We will get through this together!  Be well and stay safe!

 

Best,

 

Scott Rubin