WARREN, NJ - At Board of Education meetings this week, Watchung Hills and the sending districts discussed the continuation of distance learning as well as planning for the rest of the school year.

Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett on Tuesday, and Warren Township School District Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mingle on Monday both said they are hoping to get more information from the state by Friday when NJ Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to give an update on the timeline of school reopening.

“I just want everyone to be aware that, from probably the week before spring break when we realized this was going to be going longer, we’ve been looking at different options for some of the different senior celebrations," Jewett said. "We’re going to be talking to the parents as well as the students."

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Watchung Hills Principal William Librera has been in discussions with student representatives from the All-School Council, Jewett said.

The school will be looking for input from students and parents regarding possible alternatives for the junior semi-formal, and senior prom, and graduation among other end of year events. 

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Jewett said some options may be moving the junior semi-formal to their senior fall, moving the senior prom to the summer, or next fall as a welcome home from college. Just some possibilities. The school will be discussing options after Gov. Murphy’s update this week.


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