SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Superintendent Scott Feder has announced his plan for ending the school year as well as some potential ideas for high school graduation. South Brunswick schools have been doing remote teaching since the end of March. All New Jersey school buildings will remain closed until the end of the school year, though online education will continue as scheduled.
The last day of virtual classes will follow the model of ‘early release,’ which is a shortened day of direct instruction. This schedule will free teachers to work on things related to reopening schools next year. Feder hopes that this will give them time to brainstorm ideas and plans on how to continue education next year.
According to Feder, graduation plans for high school seniors are currently in the hands of Governor Murphy, who prohibited large-scale ceremonies today, while allowing groups of 25 outdoors.. The board is waiting to see what the state looks like at the end of the academic year to determine what kind of celebration for high school seniors is appropriate.
The board is planning on having a virtual graduation in the meantime. Feder says that he has been coordinating his efforts for graduation with Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka.
“What I can tell our seniors and their families, is that you have an amazing team of people who are trying to figure this out. If there is any way we can do this, we will do it,” Feder said, “We are looking into something that is realistic and can have everyone involved, and we are not giving up hope.”
The board is also working on a ‘re-entry model’ for schools. Ideas for continuing education include implementing social distancing in class rooms and constant sanitation. Classes may continue to be held virtually this upcoming September. Feder also confirmed that the South Brunswick school year will conclude on Monday, June 22, 2020.