MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar sent an email to parents reminding them that teleschooling will begin in the district March 17 and she asked for patience as the system is ironed out. She also informed them that district buildings are closed and how families who are in need can receive their scheduled meals.

Rovtar’s message read in part: “Tomorrow the district will launch its distance learning approach for the continuation of instruction for our students. Since this is a broad initiative and the first time many of our teachers have engaged in this practice, I do anticipate that there may be some hiccups. Please be patient as we work to iron out the wrinkles.”

Schoology, the district’s new education management program, will be used to communicate instructional information as well as to take attendance, she wrote. Email should be used to communicate with teachers.

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“For those students who have qualified for Free and Reduced Price Lunch, Pomptonian (our school food service management company) will prepare and distribute ‘grab and go’ lunches to those students daily,” she wrote. “The lunches may be picked up under the overhang at the main entrance to Montville Township High School. Distribution of the lunches will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. daily. For families who may be experiencing any food shortages at this time, please contact the Montville Food Pantry (Mr. Deane Driscoll – 973-216-7649).”

Rovtar reminded residents to social distance by staying out of the parks and not congregate in large groups.

The governor has closed restaurants except for take-out and deliveries effective immediately and declared an 8 p.m. curfew. Read the details here.

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