New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced May 4, 2020 that all schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year. “All Schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year – to protect the health of our children, our educators, and their families," Governor Murphy said. “Guided by safety and science, this is the best course of action.”
Virtual instruction will continue through the 180th day of instruction on June 18, 2020. For more information on the continued implementation of instruction, you can find the district’s extended school closure plan here:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth, nose or any mucous membrane with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Use good respiratory hygiene - cough and sneeze into a tissue or elbow
- Properly dispose of used tissues
- Stay home when sick and call your healthcare provider
The district has always and will continue to follow state and federal health regulations in accordance with infection control best practices. While coronavirus is a concern that the district takes seriously, the district has been combating the disease through its efforts to minimize other infectious diseases such as influenza. These more common respiratory illnesses are currently a much higher risk to both students and staff.
In terms of prevention, practicing good hygiene is the only way to truly avoid illness. Proper handwashing is shared with students frequently and reminders are sent to students and staff as needed and in accordance with the health needs of each building. Important hygiene information is also posted throughout buildings in various places including restrooms.