ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Public Schools will continue virtual distance learning until February 1, 2021, Superintendent Nathan Fisher announced in a letter to families Wednesday.

Dr. Fisher explained that the Board of Education came to this decision due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state and Union County. The spike in positive test results combined with the upcoming holiday season and flu season also influenced the Board’s decision-making process.

“While this is a difficult decision, it is the right decision at this time. Certainly health and safety come first, and it remains a priority that we will continue to offer the most rigorous virtual learning experience for our students,” wrote Dr. Taylor.

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Virtual learning will continue on Schoology, the district’s learning management system. As remote learning becomes the new normal, the district has introduced new ways of engaging students.

Most recently the 21st Century Community Learning Center began offering the after school enrichment program virtually for students at Washington Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Polk Elementary and Leonard V Moore Middle Schools. The program is from 3:15-6:15 p.m. daily and includes homework help as well as other academic and recreational activities.