SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District released a Road Back Google Form survey to parents and guardians this week in an effort to help plan for the reopening of the district's four schools in September. Last month, the New Jersey State Department of Education released a detailed plan for a return to in-person education come the start of the 2020-21 academic year. The extensive plan is about 100 pages in length.
The survey released by the Spotswood School District on Monday must be completed for each individual student not one survey per family. Parents with multiple children in the school district must complete a survey for each child. The Return to School survey is designed to help the district design a hybrid model of in-person and virtual learning to meet the educational needs of its students according to a mass email sent to parents by Spotswood School District Superintendent Graham Peabody.
The survey includes questions such as whether parents want their children to return to in-person school in September knowing masks and social distancing will be required and class materials will not be shared. Other questions center on whether parents prefer a weekly or daily rotating basis of in-person and virtual learning that allows the district to keep class sizes down. A deadline for returning the survey was not included in the email to parents. According to the Spotswood School District calendar, the first day for students is Wednesday, September 2 and the first day for teachers is Monday, August 31.
Parents wishing to address additional areas not covered in the survey can share their thoughts by emailing TheRoadBack@spsd.us.