HOLMDEL, NJ - Coronavirus impacts are coming closer as Holmdel Schools prepares for potential on-line learning. To prepare staff from a professional development standpoint, schools will close early on Friday and Monday.
"While a school closing is not planned at this time, our district committee continues to work toward preparing for an extended closing of schools and the possibility of implementing a remote learning plan...our focus now is on finalizing our plans for remote learning, and with that, the next step is to assess our students’ ability to access their online district accounts from home." stated Superintendent Robert McGarry in an email to families.
"In order to provide professional development and planning time for teachers, we will have early dismissals (4 Hour Session Days) on Friday, March 13th and Monday, March 16th. The Primetime Program will remain open for enrolled students on both of these days. Plans for individual after school activities and athletics will be communicated via the daily announcements and/or by coaches and advisors."
East Brunswick schools closed effective tomorrow through March 15th due to a positive Coronavirus test there. They may stay closed depending on additional information, according to Superintendent Victor Valeski. In the event a positive test occurs in Holmdel, it may trigger a similar closing and families should be prepared for the possibility and plan accordingly.
President Trump spoke to the country at 9PM and identified a number of new initiatives to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Included is a ban from all travel from Europe, except the UK, for 30 days.