SUMMIT, NJ - One day after announcing that Brayton Elementary School would close its school building for one day to enable contact tracing, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and Brayton Elementary School Principal Dr. Cheryl Moretz, in a December 4 letter to the "Summit Public Schools Community," have announced that the Brayton school building will now be closed through December 17.

The letter states, "We are writing to inform you that based on recommendations from the Westfield Regional Health Department, we are closing Brayton Elementary School for in-person instruction for 14 days. Instruction will continue remotely through Thursday, December 17, 2020. In-person instruction will resume on Friday, December 18, 2020. 

In recent days, we have experienced difficulties with the consistent delivery of in-person instruction due to the number of potential close contacts required to quarantine from Brayton. The Department of Health’s recommendation to temporarily transition to remote instruction will help provide students with a stable learning environment while keeping the health and safety of our educational community at the forefront. All other schools in the District will remain open and continue in-person instruction."