HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Public Schools administrators held an online Zoom meeting for parents to explain class scheduling when the district reopens for hybrid learning on Monday, January 25.
The meeting was lead by Superintendent of Schools Robert Sanchez, who was joined by Early Childhood Development Center principal Stefanie Golam; Hackensack Middle School principal Dr. Anibal Galiana; Hackensack High School principal James Montesano, and teacher Melissa Sanzari-Stevens, each who focused on the scheduling changes in their schools.
The first session lasted an hour, and was follow by a Spanish presentation. Each presentation also included a question and answer portion for parents.
"Because we realized that even when we open...there may be periodic school closures, and one thing we know for sure is that if we do have to close a school we need that transition to remote learning to be seamless," said Sanchez.
Students will remain on the A/B schedule from January's reopening through the end of the current school year. Sanchez explained there are deadlines for parents if they wish their child to return to classroom learning. Parents need to contact their school principal in writing 15 days before the next marking period begins. Parents have the option to keep their student(s) as remote learners.
Aside from Wednesday night's presentation, each school principal will hold their own Zoom meeting for parents to discuss health and safety protocols and other day-to-day logistics.
Parents can watch a replay of both presentations which can be found on the district's website.