Update on CPS 2/4/22
Good afternoon Cranford Public Schools Community,
I hope you and your family are doing well. I write to you today with a renewed sense of optimism that with each passing day we are getting closer and closer to normalcy. I am happy to report that last week our region and State moved down a level from the “very high transmission” (red) category to the “high transmission” (orange) category. These steep downward trends happening at the State and regional levels are also reflected in our school community. The District COVID-19 dashboard currently reflects a 92% decrease in cases since the week of January 10. In fact, we have had 8 cases so far this week. Based on these trends, I am hopeful that we should be in the “moderate transmission” (yellow) category very soon.
As such, we will continue to safely, and incrementally, move towards normalcy. Here are just some examples of movement already happening: Athletics and Performing Arts activities occur in-person with spectators, visitors are welcome in the buildings and have been / will be participating in events, i.e. Read-alouds, 100th Day of School Celebrations, Valentine’s Day activities, etc…, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade trips have been approved, the Senior “lock-in” event is back and we are committed to holding all scheduled events.
I realize that there are individuals that would like the District to move quicker towards normalcy, while others may feel we are moving too quickly. Please know we will continue to follow the NJDOE/NJDOH and local health department guidance as we continue to keep our community safe, adapt to the ever changing circumstances, and safely work our way back.
Nevertheless, there are indeed many reasons for all of us to remain optimistic about the future!
Thank you for your partnership and support as we continue to get through this together!