ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Superintendent of Roselle Park Schools Pedro Garrido provided an update for families on the ongoing process of reopening the school buildings.

October 1 special education students returned to school buildings and October 19 students in grades Pre K-3 also returned. Students in 6th grade and 9th grade will be returning on November 9 if the district's current plan holds; this is one week earlier than the original restart date.

“The reason for November 9 and for 6th and 9th graders is because they are brand new to the building, and we want to give them an orientation before everyone comes in,” said Superintendent Garrido.

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November 16 is when students in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will be returning for in-person learning.

“The buildings are ready, to make sure that the health and safety of our students and staff is in place and that is our number one concern,” said Superintendent Garrido.

Last week, one student tested positive for COVID-19 so the district followed protocol and notified the parents, teachers and the Union County Department of Health.