CPS Returning to Hybrid In-Person Instruction 1/11/21
Dear Cranford community,
I hope this correspondence finds you and your family doing well. The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the District will transition back to hybrid in-person instruction on Monday, January 11. We are excited to welcome you back!
The decision to return was based on a review of the most current data and circumstances and guided by the Township Health Department. We will continue to actively monitor State and regional health information and work in partnership with the Township Health Department. Please be advised that to date, contact tracing indicates there have been no cases of COVID-19 transmitted in Cranford Public Schools; transmission has happened outside the school environment.
Your child’s respective school principal will be reaching out to you to provide more information in preparation for Monday.
As we transition back to hybrid in-person instruction, please be reminded of our shared responsibility to one another and to our entire community to follow all school protocols and State requirements. Immediately notify your child’s school if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result. You can continue to report this information here: Cranford Public Schools Covid-19 Reporting Form. You must keep your child home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please be advised that the NJ Department of Health released new guidance on January 1, 2021 which states, “If your child has COVID-19 symptoms they should not return to school until they have received a negative viral test (molecular or antigen) OR they have completed an isolation period of at least 10 days since symptom onset and at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever reducing medication with symptom improvement.” Do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school nurse should you have any question or concerns. Please be reminded that the COVID-19 attestation form must be filled out daily, prior to your child’s arrival at school.
These are extremely challenging circumstances and we recognize there may be some families who need additional support and assistance. Please be sure to reach out to your child’s principal or school counselor if you need help, including if you are experiencing any financial hardships or food insecurity. The school district would be happy to help connect you to community resources if needed.
Our partnership with and our commitment to one another will help us get through these times safely. Again, I cannot thank you enough for your partnership! Your patience, flexibility and support continue to exemplify the qualities that make Cranford such a special place.
Be well and stay safe.