March 13, 2020 — Schools Closed for One Week

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

March 13, 2020

Parents and Community Members,

Out of an abundance of caution, we are closing New Brunswick Public Schools effective Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. We will continue to monitor the impact of the virus and decide whether schools will be opened or remain closed on a weekly basis.  The District closure includes all extracurricular and after-school activities, trips, and events. As of today, there are no confirmed cases in our district and we will continue to sanitize our schools regularly.

Beginning Monday, March 16th we will implement our Continuity of Teaching and Learning Plan for all teachers and students.  This plan requires the delivery of instruction to students, at home, via computers and provided work packets. We ask that you encourage your child to participate in the learning activities at home.  We will be providing grab-and-go meals for students from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the following locations: (Students will be required to present their student ID)

  • Archibald Park (located by McKinley School)
  • Kossuth Park  (located near Lincoln School)
  • Murphy Park (located by Woodrow Wilson)
  • Feaster Park (located by Paul Robeson)

For updated information related to our Continuity of Teaching and Learning plan and grab and go meals, we ask that you visit our district website each day.

We understand that this health concern does not only affect people physically, but it may also cause some anxiety. Below are some resources to support those who may need it.  

  • Union First- Jeffery Meyer, 609-534-3919 or
  • The Florida House Health Experience (They are in NJ.) Wayne Dibofsky, 908-513-9946 or
  • WARM LINE (Dept of Human Services) for individuals with uncertainty/anxiety 877-294-HELP

Anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms should contact their medical provider.

As always, the district will send out a follow-up communication to relay the latest news regarding the coronavirus, our teaching and learning plan and grab and go meals distribution.  For updated information on coronavirus, visit New Brunswick Public Schools website at

Thank you, 

Dr. Aubrey A. Johnson
Superintendent of Schools


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