WAYNE, NJ – Wayne public schools will be closed on Friday, March 13 to allow for remote education training for teachers in case the district needs to close schools for an extended period of time in response to the growing fear surrounding the Coronavirus.
Several school districts are doing the same, following suggestions from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Several presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in Bergen County and because of this County Executive James Tedesco announced that all Bergen County Special Services and Technical Schools will be closed starting Wednesday, March 11 until, at least, March 20. Wednesday evening district parents received an email regarding the closure. It noted that "All field trips, internships, athletics and other extracurricular activities that operate in BCSS and BCTS schools and programs are also canceled."
Seton Hall announced that they will cancel classes through the end of this week to prepare for online instruction that will begin on Monday, March 16.
Rutgers is also canceling its classes Thursday and Friday and will move all course instruction online when students return from spring break on March 23, the university announced this week.
It would come as no surprise if Wayne public schools decided to move their spring break earlier and/or extend it. According to the school calendar, spring break this year is from April 6 – 10. This all depends on if the virus spreads further and faster.