SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District joined the growing list of school districts in New Jersey and nationwide that are shutting their doors in the wake of the coronavirus. Superintendent Graham Peabody made the announcement via an email blast to parents in the Spotswood School District, which contains four schools. The district will be shut from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22. The closure includes all after school and extracurricular activities.

Spotswood School District teachers are meeting on Monday to finalize the details for distance learning. The district has been shut since Friday, utilizing unused snow days. Distance learning will begin for students on Tuesday through Google Classroom. Peabody said the district will reassess the situation at the conclusion of the week. However, he did urge parents to have a plan in place should the district need to close for a longer period of time.

Nineteen more cases were added to the list or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the Garden State today including seven more in Middlesex County. There have not been any presumptive positive cases in the Spotswood, Helmetta or Milltown communities.