Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here to see a PDF version It’s been a very challenging and complicated year. We are looking forward to a return to normalcy in the fall. In the meantime, during the final month and half, we have prepared a plan to return all students on all grade levels as
Dear Families/Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF of this email Based on regional risk factors and in close consultation with the Montclair Health Department, our school doctor and medical team, we are unable to commence in-person instruction on November 16. Unfortunately, the data I received this morning demonstrates an increase in community spread of COVID-19.
CORRECTION: Middle School and High School hybrid date is Nov. 30. Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF version of this email As some of you already know, a confirmed case of COVID was reported this week in the Watchung Elementary School. Watchung families were informed of the cleaning steps and staff
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF of this email Now that our questionnaire responses for choosing either hybrid or remote learning has closed, our administrators are busy analyzing the data for each school and preparing to fully support both options. We have about 60% of families choosing hybrid and 40% choosing remote. These preliminary numbers will allow
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here to see a PDF version of this email I hope you have had a chance to review the Return to School Plan and evaluate which mode of instruction will be best for your family, either fully remote or hybrid. Many of you have emailed questions, and my administrative team and I are
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a copy of this email in PDF format We have heard from many families and all have varying opinions about returning to school or remaining remote. There is no one-size-fits-all for a learning environment during this pandemic. What I can say is that we have structured two
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF version of this email Based on feedback and observations about the significant needs of our most vulnerable populations of students, we will initially bring back our Special Education students in the ABA program before November. Please read about this below. As we understand there is no
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF of this email Your feedback remains a valuable resource to us. Your concerns, suggestions, and reflections on remote or hybrid learning, utilizing tents for outdoor learning, physical education practices, technology, grappling with how to assist with related services for special needs children, and more are the kind of comments we need
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF version of this email The first full week of virtual teaching and learning has had its ups and downs. I understand that there were some technical glitches and that screen time seems challenging for the little ones. There simply is no perfect substitute for in-person learning. Please know we are working
Dear Families, Caregivers and Staff, Click here for a PDF version of this email Yesterday we virtually greeted nearly 6500 students on opening day for the new school year. It may have looked different than years past, but it didn’t take away from the smiles and eagerness of the children who were ready to “meet” their teachers and classmates.