November Break Reminders to Parents
October 22, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians:
With the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and around the country, I believe it is timely to remind our school community of the shared responsibility we have to keep our school and each other as safe and health as possible.
We encourage parents and students to continue following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:
- Staying home when you are sick;
- Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
- Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
- Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
- Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart);
- Wearing a face covering while in school; and
- Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.
During the month of November, we are being afforded the opportunity to have two scheduled breaks – the NJEA convention (November 5th & 6th) and the Thanksgiving Recess (November 26th & 27th). Currently, the state of NJ has imposed a travel restriction on 39 states as we speak:
If your child is planning on visiting one of these states over one of the breaks, I am requesting you inform your building principal and be aware that your child will be required to quarantine and not attend in-person school for 14 days after your return to NJ.
For elementary school students, this means that your child will not be receiving live instruction during the quarantine period and instead must follow along with assignments as normally provided by your child’s teacher. Alternatively, parents may choose to withdraw their child from the in-person program and enroll them in the fully remote learning program for the period of the quarantine. This necessarily means they will be assigned to a different teacher and different class during this period.
For high school students, while they will not be able to attend school on their normally scheduled in-person days, they will still be fully participating in the online program as they normally would in their class.
Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping our school community as safe and as healthy as possible.
Yours in education,
Frank Kasyan, Ed.D.