MADISON, NJ - In a letter to parents and guardians, Mark Schwarz Superintendent of Schools has announced that Madison Public Schools will be closed Monday March 16 through Friday March 27 to help reduce the read of spread of COVID-19.
"Today I visited each of our schools to assess our staff and student readiness for remote learning", said Schwarz in the announcement. "I was proud to find that the Dodgers were prepared at a level that exceeded my already high expectations. Innovation and collaboration is thriving among our professionals as they endeavor to make accommodations to protect the families of Madison. I can say with certainly that our staff and students are now well-positioned to effectively engage in virtual instruction".
"After many weeks of studying the spread of COVID-19 and communicating with our Health Official, it is my professional opinion that we stand at a unique crossroad moment when the actions that we take have the power to save the lives of vulnerable community members. Therefore, in accordance with Executive County Superintendent approval of the implementation of the MPS School Closure Remote Learning Plan," he continued.
Remote learning will be in effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
"During this period of closure, the district will continuously engage our Department of Education and Department of Health officials to evaluate the conditions of COVID-19 transmission. By Thursday, March 26, 2020, the district will reach a decision to extend our closure or resume normal operations. This decision will be shared with families at that time".
"Best wishes for good health to you and your loved ones. We will look forward to communicating with you again soon and engaging your students virtually next week", he said.