CRANFORD - Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools Dr. Scott Rubin announced on Monday that the goal of the District is to fully reopen in September.
According to his announcement, the District is planning for all students to have the opportunity to safely attend school in-person, full-time, every day starting in September.
"We have not yet received information from the State about any forthcoming parameters governing the fall return, so plans may have to be adjusted accordingly," said Dr. Rubin. "We will provide you with periodic updates on our progress, as well as opportunities for community input. We will share any updates we receive from the State regarding this matter."
"I would like to take a moment to thank our entire community for their patience, flexibility, and support during these unprecedented and challenging times," he continued. "Cranford is very fortunate that, through an extremely collaborative effort, we were able to safely provide in-person opportunities right from the start this past September. We are one of the few Districts that was able to develop a plan that enabled elementary school students to attend school every single day. Since the percentages of middle school and high school students who attend in-person are so high (approximately 75%), we must continue to provide the hybrid in-person style of instruction in order to comply with current safety guidance."
Dr. Rubin went on to mention that other schools districts reached out to Cranford for guidance this school year.
"We are one of the few school districts that was able to start school with in-person instruction in September and continue with as minimal disruption as possible," he said. "In fact, we have had many districts reach out to us for information / tour our facilities to help inform their district plans. We are very fortunate to have these collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with other Districts. You may have read the recently released CDC reopening plans as well as other recent plans from districts trying to provide more in-person opportunities as of late. Every district has their own unique set of circumstances and obstacles to overcome. It is wonderful to hear that more and more districts are finding ways to provide more in-person instruction safely. We are proud of our community and thank all of you for your input as we worked together towards the development of our current programming."
Dr. Rubin said parents and guardians should be on the lookout for future planning updates for September. TAPinto Cranford will provide updates as more information becomes available.