CRANFORD - Parents and guardians of Cranford Public Schools students have been notified to decide if their child will be attending school in-person or all remote by Friday, August 7. 

According to the letter to the community from Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin, the District needs a decision by August 7 to plan in advance for scheduling purposes and ensure social distancing requirements are being followed. All students will be required to wear a mask and social distance six-feet. 

The District has stressed it will provide parents and guardians with flexibility. Parents who opt for in-person instruction can always change their mind to switch to virtual instruction. However, a requested move from virtual to in-person instruction will be honored and should be expected to be implemented on the following dates: November 12, January 27, April 13.

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"We will try to be flexible, but there are a lot of moving parts and we need to make sure we are monitoring section sizes, social distancing requirements, and creating smooth transitions," said Dr. Rubin. 

Preschool - Grade 5: Schools will be open to all elementary school students every day and will follow a single-session day (no lunch/recess period). Teachers will live stream what is taking place in the front of the room for students who remain on virtual instruction to follow along with the class from home. Preschool and half-day Kindergarten will meet every day for 2.5 hours.

Middle School and High School: Students will go two to three days per week, including alternating Fridays. They will be separated into two cohorts which will attend in person on alternate days. On the days when one cohort is not in school, teachers will live stream what is taking place in the front of the room for students at home to follow. 

Read all the details of the District's reopening plan from transportation, to cleaning practices, and more.

(The first 19 slides provide an executive summary of the plan and the following slides go into more detail)