PISCATAWAY, NJ — With increased numbers of COVID-19 rates throughout Middlesex County, Piscataway School District officials made the decision to further delay when students will be able to return for in-person/hybrid instruction.
Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli made the announcement to remain on the Remote Learning Plan until March 1 during Thursday's Board of Education meeting and posted a letter on the district’s website explaining:
“This decision is based on the health and safety of our entire school community. Middlesex County is currently experiencing high levels of new confirmed cases. It is our hope that by delaying our return to school, combined with an increased availability of COVID vaccines, we will see a drastic reduction in positive cases by March 1.
As we continue remote instruction:
- Our current daily schedule for all grade levels will continue as they are operating now (including the current K-3 schedule).
- All current remote learning procedures for students will continue at this time.
- Counseling services will remain available.
- Food/meal distribution for all Piscataway students will continue on Mondays and Thursdays at the following locations and times:
*Arbor, King, and Schor Schools, from 3:00-5:00 PM
*Admin Building, Children’s Corner River, and Eisenhower School, from 4:00-6:00 PM
This Monday, January 18, our schools are closed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Among his many extraordinary speeches and statements, he made this simple declaration: “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
I am very proud of our students and staff, who have shown great character through this difficult year, and continue to work together to build a true education for all.”
More information on the Piscataway School District's 2020-2021 Hybrid/Remote Learning plan can be found on their website.
Although schools are closed on Monday in honor of Dr. King, the Grab and Go Meal Program will still be available at the regularly scheduled locations and times.
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