WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education approved the Hybrid Model for In-Person Instruction for the 2020-2021 school year and approved the revised 2020-2021 District Calendar at its Monday meeting.
The first day of school for students will be Sept. 8. Students will attend school either under the hybrid model or 100% virtual.
Students will be divided into two cohorts, mostly alphabetically. No more than 50% of the student population will attend school in person to accommodate the A/B schedule of grades K-8.
Cohort A: Mondays and Tuesdays (remote instruction on Thursdays and Fridays) Cohort B: Thursdays and Fridays (remote instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Wednesdays are reserved for full-time remote learning on a half-day schedule with professional learning and collaboration in the afternoon. All staff will work remotely.
The Preschool at Bayberry will operate on a five-day schedule, with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday being in-person and Wednesday being virtual. Because of the unique nature of the preschool, including the age and needs of the learners and the small cohorts, instruction will follow a full-day schedule.
● The Preschool at Bayberry will utilize the Creative Curriculum for Preschool for in-person and virtual instruction.
● In-person instruction will be used to engage students in developmentally appropriate learning activities.
● The preschool teachers will use Google Classroom to communicate all learning activities for virtual instruction.
● Small group and individual virtual instruction as well as enrichment activities will be scheduled.
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