Coronavirus Update- 3/9/20

Dear Parents/Community/Staff:

I wanted to reach out to you again to inform you of a small change that will be taking place this week to be proactive in response to the Coronavirus.  As indicated in previous communications, there are no confirmed cases in the Lyndhurst schools or community.

At this time, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is waiving the 180-school-day requirement in the event that schools were closed for an extended period of time as per the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).  I have not been informed that we are closing now or in the future.

Although it is our hope that we are never ordered to close, being prepared is important.  Consequently, we are changing the district calendar to provide time for our educators to plan appropriately.  On Thursday, March 12th, the Lyndhurst Public Schools will have a single session for students.  The aftercare program, run by the township, will be available for families already registered.

This change in the schedule is not due to any health-related issues in or around our schools, but instead, because we want to plan for the possibility of a closure. 

Furthermore, I urge you to please get your information from official sites, such as the ones below:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/schoolhealth.shtml

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate through this together.  

 

Sincerely,

Anthony Grieco

Superintendent of Schools





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