From Montclair to Nutley: A number of New Jersey schools stay remote
A number of schools across New Jersey are switching to, or beginning, all-remote classes today.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public School District will be going all-remote starting today through at least Jan. 15.
Students in 6th through 12th grade were supposed to begin hybrid learning today, while some younger students had already gotten back. But the district is currently being impacted by 15 positive cases, all of which came from outside the schools.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent Dr. Joan Mast says, “I recognize that virtual learning comes with challenges for some students and families. However, I am confident that our dedicated teachers and support staff will continue to do everything possible to deliver meaningful instruction for all students."
The Nutley School District, where many students were also set to begin hybrid learning today, is also staying remote. The Board of Education decided to keep classes online, citing concerns over family gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. No date for a return to classrooms has been given. So far, the district has not had any cases connected to schools.
The Montclair district, which was also supposed to begin hybrid today, is also staying online. The district plans to re-evaluate their plan Dec. 1.
The East Brunswick School District will move to 100% remote learning beginning today, and will continue until at least Jan. 11.
All schools in the Morris County School District will be closed to in-person instruction until Nov. 30. The district employs around 440 teachers and serves about 5,200 students from Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.
High schools in Middletown are also staying remote for 14 days following a large number of recent cases at Middletown High School North. As a result, on campus in-person instruction will resume Dec. 7.