School Closure Update - May 4, 2020
sent via Email to the School Community
On behalf of the Manasquan Board of Education, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe, secure and healthy during these challenging times.
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. He noted that his decision only applies to what remains of the 2019-2020 academic year and that a decision has yet to be made about summer programs or next school year.
Additionally, the NJSIAA Medical Board concluded that spring sports this year were not a viable option and would also be cancelled.
Where does this news leave the Manasquan School District?
I am proud of the staff, administrators, students and, of course, the parents of Manasquan. Together we have made the best of a challenging situation. Our virtual learning platform, while not perfect, has been a success in maintaining the continuity of education and will continue to be utilized through the end of the academic year on June 12th.
My administrative team and I are creating a road map for the closing of school for this academic year and its reopening and are working diligently on the details. We will be involving stakeholders, including parents and students, in our decision-making process as we move forward in creating graduation celebrations and any end of year activities while adhering to state mandates.
I will continue to reach out with transparent and open communications as we move through each phase of this pandemic. Be safe.
Yours in education,