CEDAR GROVE, NJ — After its meeting Wednesday night, the Cedar Grove Board of Education posted revisions to its Return to School document on its website.
No official notification was sent to parents prior to the publication of these revisions.
In July, the board sent a survey to district parents asking them to choose from three modules and said the majority vote would be the plan followed. The plan just published, however, wasn't one of the options given to parents in July, according to a district parent who spoke with TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove.
Parents who want all-remote learning for their kids must decide by Aug. 14.
According to the language of the document, “The conditions, current medical landscape, and growing body of knowledge surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve. This reality presents challenges to planning, preparing, and guiding school operations. Therefore, expect document revisions accordingly.”
Option 1 A-week/B-week
Students will return to school taking part in a Hybrid version of delivery of instruction.
Pre-K- Grade 12
● All grades attend school Monday through Thursday on a scheduled rotating basis .
● All grades will learn remotely on Flex Friday.
● Students attending the actual school house will work on a half day schedule.
● Each building will run on a 50% student capacity each week.
● A-week and B-week will be divided and determined based on students' last names.
○ Students with last names starting with the letters A-L will attend Week A
○ Students with last names starting with the letters M-Z will attend Week B.
○ The District will attempt to accommodate families and caregivers on named weeks with students in both the elementary and middle schools.
● Students who do not attend the physical school during their assigned weeks will learn remotely from their classroom teacher(s) through “Live Stream” Google Classroom.
● Lunch will be available for students in the middle and high school Monday through Thursday through a Grab and Go option to take home and eat.
Option 2 Full Virtual
Students will return to school taking part in a full virtual version of delivery of instruction.
● All students will be required to log in each day through Google Classroom during their directed school times or otherwise directed by the teacher.
● All students will receive instruction via a blending of “Live Stream” instruction and independent learning in their enrolled class(es).
● All students will be required to log into Google Classroom via their school time.
Contactless in-person student protocols for entrance into a school facility consist of the following:
● All students MUST WEAR A MASK. If a student does not have a mask, they will be provided one. It is essential that a mask be worn at ALL TIMES.
● All students MUST practice SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS at ALL times.
● A robo call and text message will alert families and caregivers daily about families/caregivers providing temperature checks prior to leaving for school and urging families and caregivers to keep their children home if they exhibit the following symptoms: ○ A fever of 100.4 F or higher ○ Cough ○ Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing ○ Chills ○ Muscle Pain ○ Headache ○ Sore throat ○ New loss of taste or smell ○ Fatigue ○ Congestion or runny nose ○ Nausea or vomiting ○ Diarrhea
● When entering the building, students will be required to social distance staying 6ft apart from the guest in front, in back of you and from side to side..
● Sick students should not enter the building.
● Students or someone in their household who is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness or have tested positive for COVID-19, they should remain on home isolation at least until 10 DAYS have passed since symptoms first appeared AND at least 1 day (24 hours) with no fever, without use of fever-reducing medication AND improvement in symptoms. If they have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, they should self-quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure to the COVID-19 person.
● Students will be screened upon arrival with questions and non-contact thermometers; excluding any person with a temperature exceeding 100.4 degrees. A record of temperatures will be collected by the school nurse.
● If a student is identified as testing positive for COVID-19, the district will immediately notify health officials, staff and families of the confirmed case while maintaining confidentiality.
● Each individual school will provide an entrance plan for students to enter the building.
○ Elementary- Grade level entrances with possible staggered times.
○ Middle- Grade level entrances with possible staggered times.
○ High School- Grade level entrances with possible staggered times.
The full document can be found here.