VERONA, NJ — Half-day sessions four days a week and remote learning one day a week highlighted the school reopening plan put forth this week by Verona Schools Superintendent Dr. Rui Dionisio.

The Verona Public Schools will reopen on a single session, four-hour instructional school day (i.e. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Official school hours and bell schedules, as well as student assignment for designated alternating days, will be finalized and communicated to parents and staff in the near future, according to the newsletter Dionisio released this week.

School schedules will include a combination of physical and synchronous, live stream instruction on an alternating schedule.

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“For example, our elementary school schedules will operate on an A/B schedule,” Dionisio said. “Only students on the A Day schedule will report to school for in-person instruction on their designated A Day, while students on the B Day schedule will participate in the classroom learning virtually from home through synchronous, live stream instruction via videoconference (i.e. Google Meet).”

As a result of adhering to 6 feet of social distance in classrooms, the superintendent said, there will be a significant reduction in the total capacity in learning spaces to physically accommodate our students. 

 

The proposed schedule is as follows:

 

Grades K-4

School start and end times 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch will not be provided (except for free and reduced lunch)

A/B alternating schedule

A Day - Monday and Thursday

B Day - Tuesday and Friday

Remote, virtual learning day - Wednesday**  

 

Grades 5-8

School start and end times 8:30 am - 1:05 pm* 

Lunch will not be provided (with the exception of free and reduced lunch)

A/B alternating schedule

A Day - Monday and Thursday

B Day - Tuesday and Friday

Remote, virtual learning day - Wednesday**  

 

Grades 9-12

School start and end times 8:00 am - 12:35 pm* 

Lunch will not be provided (with the exception of free and reduced lunch)

A/B/C/D alternating schedule

A Day - Monday 

B Day - Tuesday 

C Day - Thursday

D Day - Friday

Remote, virtual learning day - Wednesday** 

 

* (includes passing time between classes)

** (additional deep cleaning of schools to be completed)