May 4, 2020
Earlier today, Governor Murphy ordered all school buildings in New Jersey remain closed for the duration of the school year to flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, spring sports will not be played this season. Decisions regarding summer programming have not yet been made. While we remained hopeful that our doors could reopen to welcome your students, we must continue with our remote learning plan for the health and safety of our entire community.
Although our school buildings are closed, the District is still operating and remote learning will continue through June 18, 2020. Remote learning for this length of time is challenging for everyone. Our teachers and counselors are available and ready to support any student who may be struggling to remain engaged. Please reach out by email if your child needs assistance.
As we approach the end of the school year, you may have questions about year-end milestone events, returning books or devices and retrieving student belongings. Our administrative team has been planning for these contingencies and will be in touch soon with more information.
We recognize that financial situations can change quickly. Therefore, if you are facing an economic hardship, please contact the Business Office for more information about free/reduced price meals. Meals will be distributed for the duration of the time that we’re engaged in remote learning.
I am truly humbled by the efforts of our staff and community. I continue to observe a tremendous amount of creativity and kindness as we work toward creating virtual connections. As always, if you have specific concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal for guidance.
Yours in Education,
Robert A. McGarry, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools