SOMERSET, NJ -  Thomas Edison EnergySmart School administration, announced this morning that all the school will be closed for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Following is the text of her letter posted to the school district's website:

The safety of our students, staff and community is always our first priority. As this situation regarding COVID-19 evolves in our home state of New Jersey, we are working closely with the NJDOH (New Jersey Dept. of Health) and our local school district superintendents to deliver up-to-date information regarding the pandemic and the status of instruction for our students.

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In response to this pandemic, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter school will be closing our building to students and implementing our eLearning plan, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, through March 27, 2020. Please note that students will not be permitted into our school building after 6:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020. All activities, trips, and Saturday School are cancelled until further notice.

If your child was not present in school today, please make arrangements with the Main Office (info@energysmartschool.org), to gather any necessary materials for the next coming weeks. Breakfast and lunch will be made available for free/reduced students.

Though there are currently no confirmed cases in our community, we have created a plan for student instruction through online eLearning (distance learning). The New Jersey Department of Education has indicated that should we provide these instructional services, we could remain closed to students and still meet our 180-day requirement. More information and details regarding the implementation of our eLearning will be coming directly from your child’s teacher(s).

Please check your registered email regularly in order to receive the most recent information. In order to effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has been recommended by public health officials to practice social distancing. We fully understand that long-term school closures can greatly impact the families in our community, however we are recognizing our responsibility to take such measures in this public health crisis.

We want to thank our community of families for their continued support with this ever-changing matter. We will be sending out further information as it becomes available to us and update parents should we need to extend any closures. Any further questions on this matter can be sent to admin@energysmartschool.org.

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