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Superintendent Community Update: Tuesday, June 30th,

Dear Ewing School Community, 

On Friday afternoon, the New Jersey State Department of Education released their “Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

It is a lengthy document but I encourage all community members to review it: 

https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf 

The plan mandates the reopening of school buildings and the return of students in September. 

As you know, the Ewing Schools has created a “Return to School” transition committee consisting of stakeholders with relevance and expertise to guide the reopening of our schools.  We will now use this released state plan as a blueprint for this process.  We share the Department of Education’s belief that our priority should be establishing safe and healthy conditions for learning for Ewing students. 

The Department of Education’s plan states that districts should release their reopening plans to their communities four weeks prior to the start of school, so we will use that as our target date as we work with our stakeholders.  As always, we are available and interested in any school community member’s thoughts as we work towards the new school year. 

On a related note, effective Monday, July 6th, the schools and offices of the Ewing Schools will officially reopen from Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 3:30PM.  Social distancing practices are required and masks/face coverings must be worn by all visitors.  Visitors should call to make an appointment, and anything that can be done remotely should continue to be done so. 

On a final note, as we prepare to open up in September, during the week of July 13th, our schools will be having a “Collection Week” for our families to return any district materials.  We particularly need distributed Chromebook returned, so we can prepare them for the upcoming school year.  We greatly appreciate families’ participation in this process.  Details will be coming from your school administration next week. 

Thank you and take care. 

Sincerely, 

Michael Nitti

Superintendent