NEWTON, NJ—The Newton School District announced this afternoon that the schools will remain closed through April 19.

Superintendent Dr. Kennedy Greene sent out a letter in an email to all parents of Newton School district students.

“The Newton Public Schools plan to remain closed at least through April 9, 2020 unless directed otherwise by the State. This extended closure will be followed by spring break from April 10 through April 19. Students are expected to engage in their learning activities through Thursday, April 9, take spring break, and then resume learning activities on Monday, April 20.”

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The schools and the district offices will be closed to the public as of Monday, March 23. The only exception will be for distribution of meals and learning packets to families between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Friday, March 27
  • Wednesday, April 1
  • Monday, April 6
  • Thursday, April 9

Anyone who ordered through the Gertrude Hawk fundraiser will be able to pick up their orders on Tuesday, March 24 ONLY between 10 a.m. through 12 noon. This will be the only pick up day.

There will be no food delivered during Spring break. All school trips will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All athletic competitions and other extracurricular activities remain postponed at least through Sunday, April 19.

“Consistent with the Governor’s emergency declarations, All Newton Public School playgrounds, athletic fields, and courts that encourage group activities will be closed until further notice," the letter said.

The situation will continue to be reevaluated based on new information and directives from the Governor’s office. Additional updates will be shared as they become available.

Anyone that has any questions or concerns can reach out to Greene by phone or email. “Thank you all for your continued support, as we implement remote learning plans for all students.”

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