MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Since the announcement that South Orange Maplewood School District would be reopening November 12 was made public, Superintendent Ronald Taylor has invited parents to respond to a survey indicating whether they will send their children for in-person learning.

The district has two separate surveys for students in PreK-8 and students at Columbia High School. The forms will also be emailed to parents by October 19. All forms must be returned and completed by October 28 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Taylor invited families to participate in 3 virtual meetings that the district is holding in the coming weeks to address and plan for the reopening.

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At today's Board of Education meeting, Dr. Taylor will present the district’s full re-entry plan. On October 26 the district will hold a town hall for families with students in grades PreK-8 at 7:30. And October 27 will be the town hall for families with students at Columbia.

Both town halls will give more details on the virtual and hybrid in-person learning models. This is to give families an opportunity to make the best decision for their students before the October 28 survey deadline.

For the Oct. 19 BOE Meeting

Join By Computer / Smartphone: somsd.k12.nj.us/webmeeting

Meeting ID: 173 376 2021 | Meeting PW: RTS2021

Join By Phone:

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388

Meeting ID: 173 376 2021| Meeting PW: 7872021 from phones

 

For the Oct 26 PreK-8 Return to School Town Hall:

WebEx: https://bit.ly/2FAi7eR

Event number: 173 376 2021 | Event password: RTS2021

Dial In: 408-418-9388 | Event password: 7872021

 

For the Oct 27 Columbia High School Return to School Town Hall

WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/3lTLMir

Event number: 173 464 6382

Telephone Number: 408-418-9388 |Event password: Information2020

 

 

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