Freehold School District to begin new school year remotely before switching to hybrid schedule

The Freehold School District announced that students will start off the year learning remotely when classes resume on Sept. 8.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2020, 9:59 PM

Updated 1,338 days ago

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The Freehold School District announced that students will start off the year learning remotely when classes resume on Sept. 8.
The district says that the first two weeks will be fully remote, before switching to a hybrid schedule. Parents will then have a choice for the hybrid schedule or all-remote learning.
When it comes to the two weeks all-remote schedule, Superintendent Neal Dickstein said in a letter to parents, "This will provide us time to establish expectations and routines conducive to a highly effective virtual learning environment. Coaching and professional development will be provided to teachers throughout the two-week time period."
Dickstein also gave hope to parents who want their students to be in school for a full day, adding, "It is my hope that we will see favorable data and begin to move into phase two of our reopening plan with a hybrid model and full days of school."
The district says that it will meet Gov. Phil Murphy’s standards for safety once school resumes. Schools will have staggered start times so that buses can be cleaned between pickups and drop-offs. Students will also be given masks, which will need to be worn all day. Classroom desks will also be socially distanced.
The district also states that fall sports will be canceled for the upcoming year.


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