FLEMINGTON, NJ - In light of the governor's announcement Thursday that schools in New Jersey will remain closed through May 15 during the pandemic, Hunterdon Central Regional School District Superintendent Jeffrey Moore published a letter to families to reassure them they are committed to celebrating the seniors no matter how long the closure lasts.
At this point, the schools do not know how long the closure will last past May 15, but Moore said they will continue to take direction from the Office of the Governor.
Below is Moore's letter in its entirety:
Today, Governor Murphy announced that schools will remain closed and engaged in online remote instruction through at least May 15th. We do not yet know if a longer closure will be necessary and will continue to take our lead from the Office of the Governor.
Regardless of what the future beyond May 15th holds for us, we remain committed to celebrating our seniors and making sure that they know how proud we are of their accomplishments. I thank you for all of the suggestions you have sent on graduation and other annual events. We are compiling a list of all possibilities and will engage students and public health officials in our planning. As we plan for all contingencies, we will continue to hope that Stewart Field will see another glorious commencement ceremony as we wish the Class of 2020 all the best in their next steps.
Since our school closure began in mid-March, our approach to remote learning has moved through several phases. We will soon provide information on grading and new attendance tracking procedures designed to carry us through the remainder of our closure, no matter how long it lasts. We will continue to update our website with the latest information and will send you all updates on our process via email.
Remote learning will resume on Monday, April 20. The remaining days of our Spring Break continue to be important for your child and our staff to recuperate, refresh, and prepare for the final leg of this school year. No matter the context or method of our work, Central remains proud and strong, focused on wellness and driven by positive relationships in the face of whatever challenges lie in our path.
Sincerely, with best wishes for your and your family's health,