SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continuation of virtual learning, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a virtual meeting on May 13, revised and approved changes to the calendar for the current school year.
As a result of the change, virtual learning will take place on Friday, May 22; Tuesday, May, 26; and Tuesday, June 2 with the academic year ending on Tuesday, June 16 as opposed to Friday, June 19.
Initially, South Plainfield Schools were set to be closed on May 22 and May 26 as an extension of the Memorial Day weekend and June 2 for primary day voting. All three aforementioned days had been built into the calendar as possible snow days and were not used.
“The South Plainfield Board of Education decided to make the changes to the school calendar in response to the COVID situation,” said SPBOE President Doug Chapman. “Since most people won’t be traveling or using days off for anything special between now and the end of the school year, shortening the year is a better option.”
According to the district calendar, the middle school promotion ceremony will take place the evening of Monday, June 15 with a to-be-determined graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 taking place June 16. More details will be provided when they become available.
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