HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights High School extended remote learning for students until mid-March, according to an announcement from the district on Friday.
Parents received notification by email and robocall from high school principal Linda Simmons at approximately 5:15 pm. It noted an increase in students testing positive, and students and staff who need to be quarantined. All sports and activities are also on hold.
High school students will be virtual starting Monday, March 8. They are scheduled to return to in-class learning on Thursday, March 18.
On Wednesday, March 3, the high school had reverted to virtual classes through the end of the week.
Hasbrouck Heights High School
Office of the Principal
This communication is to provide you with an update on the High School’s current status of COVID-19 cases. Currently, we have 24 positive student cases, and approximately 115 students and 5 staff members who are close contacts and need to quarantine. In addition, our region remains at a “high risk level”.
With that said, Dr. Helfant and I have made the following decision, in concert with our public health officials, to provide a 14 day period of remote instruction to enable contact tracing and reporting to continue, and most certainly out of caution and safety for our students and staff.
Hasbrouck Heights High School will follow the remote schedule through and including Wednesday, March 17th. This is inclusive of all activities related to sports. Students will be able to return to their 5 day schedule and/or hybrid schedule on Thursday, March 18th (A-day for hybrid students). Sports will also resume on that day. We will continue to follow our current schedule while on remote learning.
Period 1: 8:15-8:45am
Period 2: 8:48-9:18am
Period 3: 9:21-9:51am
Period 4: 9:54-10:24am
Period 5: 10:27-10:57am
Period 6: 11:00-11:30am
Period 7: 11:33-12:03pm
Period 8: 12:06-12:36pm
1:15-2:39 Teachers/Counselors will utilize this time to reach out to assist students/ to provide extra help/to provide a wellness check/etc. If a Google Meet is necessary, the teacher will send the invite to the student/students involved.
As we move forward, we ask that you be mindful of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in your child during this time. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Not everyone will get all of these symptoms.
If you believe your child may have COVID-19, contact his or her primary care physician for directions.
Most people who are mildly or moderately ill with COVID-19 will be able to safely recover at home. As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact our school nurses, Mrs. Neumann and Mrs.Perdomo.
Linda Simmons, HS Principal