FAIR LAWN, NJ - While Fair Lawn High School and Edison School have closed for two weeks after students tested positive for COVID-19, Glen Rock, while not immune, has continued with its hybrid model of instruction, keeping district schools open.
"Everything is going well," Glen Rock Superintendent Brett Charleston said. "We’ve had three confirmed cases with students though they do not originate from multiple households. We follow the NJDOH guidance in consultation with the school doctor and local health officials."
As of Oct. 20, there were 145 cases of COVID-19 in Glen Rock.
"We are still at about 89% of students in 6-12 participating in hybrid instruction," Charleston said. "About 83% in K-5. I believe that the K-5 AM/PM model is working well. The 6-12 model is more challenging for staff as they have students in class, asynchronous students, and virtual students. We are providing as much support as possible to help staff navigate this new paradigm shift."
On October 29, Superintendent Nicholas Norcia said the Fair Lawn district is "airing on the side of caution whenever possible."
Two of the ten schools in the districts closed for two weeks when COVID cases were discovered. Edison School is reopening Nov. 9 and the High School is reopening Nov. 10.
"We have eight schools that are open where kids are receiving live instruction from teachers," Norcia said.
Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso reported an uptick in cases during his weekly Facebook live session on Oct. 29. Last week, there were 28 positives and this week, 35.
Both districts have hybrid instruction, which includes a schedule of remote learning combined with in-school instruction. The two buildings in Fair Lawn were shut down to limit the spread of the virus.