August 13, 2020 — Virtual Learning Start for the School Year
August 13, 2020
Dear School Community,
Based on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s August 12th announcement that school districts may delay in-person learning related to concerns about safety standards, the New Brunswick Public Schools Board of Education has authorized me to submit a plan to the NJDOE to educate students exclusively through virtual learning for the first two marking periods of the 2020-2021 school year. A decision regarding the year’s third and fourth marking periods will be made at a future date.
Ideally, we would like to provide an in-person learning environment beginning this September; however, we are facing a situation that is far from ideal. We are going to err on the side of caution and begin the year using the remote-learning model that we utilized successfully from March through the end of school in June.
Specific details about individual student schedules, the structure of the all-virtual school day and additional professional learning are in development and will be announced as quickly as possible.