First of all, thank you. We thank you for helping the district start 2022. We know that none of us could have imagined starting another year navigating COVID-19, and hope you and your families remain safe and healthy.
Our buildings remain open for in-person instruction for all our students. We monitor daily attendance of staff and students, as well, as any positive COVID cases reported. While Nutley has not been unaffected by the State and County surge in positive cases, we are not experiencing a school-based outbreak. If the numbers change, we are prepared to adjust appropriately with the direction of the Health Department.
Please note that we are utilizing all possible staffing options to ensure our schools remain open. This may mean that at times supplemental programs like basic skills and gifted and talented services may need to be temporarily suspended to ensure that all classrooms are covered. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and commend our staff for their efforts in continuing to meet the instructional needs of students.
We continue to require all students, staff and any visitors to wear face masks and social distance in all of our schools and classrooms. We remind you if you or your child feel unwell, please stay home and test.
The district will continue to offer well-student testings on Monday afternoons at Nutley High School, and schedule additional testing for athletes, related programs, and extra-curricular programs as needed or required.To sign your student(s) up to the Monday optional testing, complete the form at: https://forms.gle/DbPZ44CVGmctFEJA6 (To be included in the testing on Monday, please complete this form by Thursday, 1/6.)
As you may already be aware, a winter storm is predicted for our area this Friday. We will continue to monitor the storm and the impact it may have on our schools and communicate if there will be any change in schedule.
We thank you all for your flexibility this week and support, not just this week, but always.