GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Schools are closing on Monday, March 16 to plan for possible effects of coronavirus on the district, school officials announced today.

"New Jersey’s Department of Education has asked schools to prepare for closures due to the Coronavirus," district officials said. "The Glen Rock Public School district will be closed to students on Monday, March 16 so staff can further develop plans in case of long-term school closures."

A "deep clean and disinfect" process will occur that day, as well.

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Before and after care and community school after school enrichment will be closed. Sports activities and practices will run as scheduled. 

“This is a precautionary measure," officials said. "We want to be as prepared as possible should schools close for a longer period of time resulting in the need for instruction to shift online.” said Dr. Brett Charleston, Superintendent of Schools. “Our goal is to minimize disruption and maximize learning should there be a need to close schools.”

If the district closes due to the Coronavirus, students in K -12 will shift to an online teaching environment for as long as necessary.