CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16 and continue through Friday, April 3 according to a statement from Superintendent Ed Grande. The decision was made in conjunction with Clark’s Health Officer Nancy Raymond after a case of coronavirus appeared in Garwood.
Due to health privacy laws, no information about the person was made available. Grande reassured parents and caregivers that Clark’s Health Officer Nancy Raymond is monitoring the situation in conjunction with the Westfield Regional Health Department in case more contact-tracing is warranted.
The school closure is in compliance with changes made recently by the NJ Department of Education, therefore these days of remote learning will count toward the school’s 180-day calendar required by the state Grande said.
Grande outlined the parameters of home instruction for each grade level in his letter as well as how to communicate with teachers and support staff. Students were reminded to use their Genesis class pages for access to assignments and lessons.
He also provided directions for accessing technology and school lunch delivery to segments of the student population that need them.
Grande said he plans to update the school community regularly and the status of school closures will be evaluated weekly.
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