September Reopening Plan
On June 26, 2020 the NJ Department of Education (NJ DOE) released guidance on the reopening of schools in September. This guidance is called the The Road Back - Restart and Recovery Plan for Education.
Stakeholders in our district have begun to meet as a Restart Steering Committtee. This Committee includes the Board of Education President; Superintendent Ravally and his senior administrative staff; representatives from the three district staff associations; various content supervisors; a representative from the Greater Somerset YMCA which will be providing CARE services for our students beginning this year and a parent representative from the PTO Presidents' Council.
The work of this Committee includes reviewing the guidance provided by the NJ DOE as well as the results of the survey released to student families in mid-June. The Committee has begun to work in small groups to answer questions in specific areas such as scheduling, food services, transportation, remote learning and culture and climate. Together, this group will draft a Reopening Plan for the district, which we hope to be able to share with our school community, by early August.
We will continute to provide updates on the Plan as the process progresses and post them on this webpage. Additonal opportunities to provide feedback on the Plan, to comment about the 2020-2021 school year or to submit a question will be provided. These may take the form of additional surveys or Town Hall events.
Meanwhile, if you have a comment or question about the reopening of our school buildings or the 2020-2021 school year, please email email@example.com We have begun to formulate a Frequently Asked Questions document using the questions submitted through that email address.