NUTLEY, NJ -  Superintendent of Nutley Public Schools, Dr. Julie Glazer, sent a letter to all parents in the district on Fri. Mar. 6 updating the community regarding the district's preparedness regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). This letter follows one sent earlier this week to parents, guardians and the community. 

The letter includes links to resources for parents and the community. Take note that the link to the "Realtime Parent Portal" will take readers to that homepage. Only parents and guardians can access the information within the portal. 

Dr. Glazer's letter follows:

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March 6, 2020

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

We know that the continuous updates and information surrounding COVID-19 can be both overwhelming and frightening. However, as I mentioned in my letter earlier this week, we are in constant contact with local, county, state and national health agencies for direction. We do not have any imminent threats, but wanted to reach out to you, with information as it becomes available.

First, the district will continue to communicate important information with parents and staff via email. As always, in the case of an emergency, an automated phone call will be made. It’s imperative that all parent/guardian contact information is up-to-date in the Realtime Parent Portal. Please take the time this weekend to make sure your info is updated. You can visit the site here.

Next, please take the time to complete the following brief survey to assist us in gathering data on the community’s ability to access online services from home. This will assist us in the development of contingency plans, should the schools be directed to close at some point. Please click here to take the survey.

And as a final piece of information, prior to the weekend, the Department of Health and the Nutley Public Schools recommend that all parents or children who have traveled to an area of the world highly impacted by the Coronavirus, contact their child's principal and/or school nurse prior to sending their child back to school.

The District and school nurses will refer these cases to our Health Department as they have the jurisdictional responsibility and will work with these families to determine the appropriate timeline for re-entry to school. Please only notify the school district about your own child/children who have recently traveled to a country impacted by the Coronavirus. We cannot discuss the health concerns of other students due to confidentiality restrictions.

For families who have recently traveled or plan to do so, we encourage you to follow the CDC’s information for travel found here. Attached below, please find a new health alert regarding COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Dr. Julie Glazer 

TAPinto Nutley will continue to share new information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our Health and Wellness section. Information regarding schools, will be shared in both Health and Wellness and our Education section. 

Related Article: Nutley Superintendent Addresses Coronavirus: Provides Update to Parents/Guardians

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