The following is a Letter from Randolph Township schools superintendent Jennifer Fano:
I sincerely hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe during this most difficult time. With the first week of virtual home instruction behind us, we would like to thank everyone for their dedication and effort in providing meaningful, flexible learning experiences for all students. I would also like to acknowledge the dedication and effort of our outstanding support staff, technology experts, custodial, grounds and maintenance staff, transportation, and security guards for their relentless work throughout this unprecedented crisis. As the status of the situation continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping our learning community informed of any new developments.
As of today, there are 14 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Randolph. The 14th case confirmed today is a parent of a Randolph High School student. We cannot provide any further identifying information as it would violate HIPAA laws. The County Superintendent has been notified and we will continue to work with our local health authorities. Everyone in our community is encouraged to keep these individuals and their families in their thoughts as they focus on getting well. For the most up to date information on confirmed cases in Randolph, I encourage families to visit Randolph Township’s website: www.randolphnj.org.
As you are aware, Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order last week closing all schools until further notice. As a result of this order, Randolph Township Schools will remain closed until the order is lifted and we receive clearance from local and state agencies that it is safe for students to return to school. The district will observe its regularly scheduled spring break from April 6 – April 10, 2020. Home instruction will not take place during Spring Break and our fourth week of home instruction will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020. Updates will be shared as relevant information is available. The district’s extended plan for long-term home instruction will be sent out tomorrow afternoon.
While these are uncertain times, we will continue to get through these challenges together.