CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove schools will close and transition to virtual learning begiing March 16 through March 27. The following email was sent to parents and guardians.
After careful consideration and lengthy consultation with our valued partners at the Department of Health, the decision has been made to transition all district schools from on-site learning to off-site or virtual learning, effective Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020.
With the continuing spread of COVID-19 throughout New Jersey and our nation, it is imperative that we take action and do everything in our power to protect our community's children and families. Yesterday's Early Dismissal schedule provided our talented educators with time to further develop virtual learning experiences for our students; to be sure, our plan is a work-in-progress, so thank you in advance for your continuing support of our efforts.
Below is a brief preview of some key components of our virtual learning plan. To view the entire CGSD Virtual Learning Plan visit here: https://tinyurl.com/s9k7mbt
Schools will run on a Delayed Opening schedule;
- Virtual learning will include a blend of student/teacher online interaction and independent work;
- We will rely heavily on Google Classroom;
- Support will be provided for students with IEPs, 504s and English Language Learners;
- Meals will be provided for qualifying families and made available for pickup at CGHS;
- Administrators, Counselors, Case Managers and Faculty will be accessible via email;
- All athletic and co-curricular activities will be suspended, effective immediately, for the duration of our virtual learning plan;
- All school policies apply during virtual home instruction;
- Attendance will be taken. Your building principal will communicate the specific procedure for this important component.
A separate email from your building principal will be sent out shortly with specific information related to each school’s virtual learning plan.
Again, we understand that virtual instruction cannot fully replace the value of on-site learning. However, by working together we will find creative solutions to support our students during this unprecedented moment in our history.
MIchael J. Fetherman
Superintendent of Schools