Superintendent



Superintendent of Schools

Edwin Acevedo

Superintendent

 

Communications

7.21.20 - Reopening Plan
7.15.20 - Zoom Discussion Regarding Race
6.12.20 - End of the Year
6.3.20 - Community Letter
5.15.20 - District Newsletter
11.5.19 - District Newsletter
9.24.19 - Celebrations Letter
8.29.19 - Welcome Back
6.22.19 - District Newsletter
Archived Files...

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff, 

As communicated to you on July 20, 2020, the district’s Reopening Committee has identified two options for parents for the reopening of schools in the Fall. 

Option 1 is participating remotely from home in a live streaming of a child’s class based on a four hour schedule, five days a week. This will allow families who want their children to stay at home an opportunity to participate with their teachers and peers through live instruction. It’s important to point out that teachers will also be able to meet virtually with students after dismissal for small group conferencing as needed. Students who select this option may transition to option 2 after consulting with their child’s school Principal at the conclusion of a marking period and submitting a written request to ensure social distancing. 

Option 2 is a hybrid model of instruction where students will attend in-person instruction two days a week based on a four hour schedule. Class sizes will be reduced to ensure social distancing and students will be divided into an “A” group or a “B” group. The “A” group will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays and the “B” group will meet on Thursdays and Fridays. On days that students are not in school, they will live stream their classes with their teachers and classmates for four hours of instruction. Teachers will also be able to meet virtually with select students after dismissal for small group conferencing as needed. Students who select this option may transition to option 1 after consulting with their child’s school Principal and submitting a written request at the conclusion of a marking period. 

As a follow-up to my letter on July 20, 2020, I am asking that all families complete the following survey to select the right option for your family: 
Parent Selection of Instructional Programming for 2020-21
It is important that we have this information as soon as possible as it will inform the important work that our principals need to complete to properly schedule all students according to their parent’s preferences. We ask that you complete this information by August 3, 2020. 

Additionally, the issue of securing transportation contracts has not been resolved yet. 

For families who live greater than 2 miles from home to school, on the survey please indicate whether you will be using district transportation or if you will waive your child’s seat. A waiver is attached to the survey for your consideration and submission to the district’s business office. 

For families who live less than two miles from home to school and participate in subscription busing, we included a question regarding subscription busing on the survey, as we continue our search for an affordable subscription busing contract. However, there is a strong possibility the district will not be able to offer subscription busing this year. Therefore, we suggest you start exploring other options for transporting your children to school. 

We understand the hardship that the current plan for reopening of schools places on our families. The current pandemic has forced us to adopt these reopening options. We will continue to re- evaluate the reopening plan and will look to phase in more face to face instruction based on future guidance from the NJ Department of Health and the NJ Department of Education that will ensure everyone’s safety. 

If you are still unsure of your choice, for immediate consideration, I ask that you reach out directly to your child’s principal for clarification or to Ms. Yavelberg, the Director of Special Services for specific questions relating to special education and your child’s program. The reopening@longhill.org email is still an option for parents who have general questions. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Dr. Edwin Acevedo
Superintendent of Schools

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