ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township School District students will be learning fully remotely for some time to come announced Superintendent Brian Betze on Thursday. In a message to the community, Betze cited an uptick in the cases in coronavirus in Mercer County which is currently seeing a daily average of 42.2 new cases per day.
The Superintendent said that the "the number of students and staff needing to quarantine in our schools and community has grown exponentially over this time period with the expectation that things will be getting worse." He also noted that "a large percentage of parents" are choosing to move their children to a fully remote schedule and "nearly every school district in Mercer County is now choosing to move to a fully remote model for the foreseeable future after the Thanksgiving break, which greatly compounds our staffing issues. With more staff out on child, medical, maternity, and quarantine leaves, all of these factors are directly impacting our ability to deliver a consistent program to our students."
As a result, the entire Robbinsville Township School District will move to a fully remote learning model on Monday, November 30 until Monday, January 11.
Betze said this combination of factors and data, in conjunction with the Robbinsville Department of Health, the Board of Education, school staff and parents, led to the decision to move to a fully remote schedule.
Class schedules and additional correspondence will be provided to families for their child’s school as part of the transition to remote learning. Families in need of assistance should contact their respective schools, according to school officials.
Betze said that the District will be reviewing all options for when, and if, it can come back to in-person person, including earlier than January if possible. He cited the District being able to bring students back to Pond Road Middle School in recent months earlier than initially planned.
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