EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Vocational-Technical High School on Rues Lane has gone to a "fully-remote model" for the next two weeks following notification that a freshman student has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Diane Veilleux notified the Voc-Tech learning community of the event, posting an e-mail on the building's website.
Here is the letter in its entirety:
Today, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the East Brunswick Campus, a parent reported that their child, a ninth grade student, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was in attendance on Friday, September 4, 2020.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, COVID-19 Public Health recommendations for local health departments for K-12 schools, public schools are opening carefully and safely with appropriate precautions. It is our responsibility to monitor health conditions in our school community. The N.J. Department of Health requires that if there is one confirmed case in a school the school remains open and students and staff in close contact with the positive case are excluded from school for 14 days. In this case, circumstances have made it challenging to trace all those in our school community who came in close contact with this one confirmed case.
Therefore, in order to respect the state guidelines and maintain our safe school environment, the East Brunswick Campus will go to a fully remote model for 14 days. All faculty and office staff will work from home for the duration. In person instruction on the hybrid model will resume on Monday, September 21, 2020 with staff reporting to the school.
If your child still requires a device to be able to do remote instruction, please complete this survey Tech Survey Information regarding lunch pickup will be posted on our website.
These are challenging times for our community, but we will rise to the challenge. The important work of Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will continue despite temporary setbacks. I have every confidence that learning and good effective instruction will continue as we navigate this ever challenging landscape together.
Dianne Veilleux, Superintendent