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Important District Communication: District Pivots to Virtual Learning Monday, November 30th - Friday, December 4th

November 19th, 2020 

Dear Ewing School Community,  

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate this public health crisis. 

As you know from our frequent updates and media accounts, the increase in COVID-19 cases around the state and county continues to create challenges for school district operations. 

These challenges will certainly be increased by the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  We are very concerned about the potential impact of holiday travel and gatherings, students returning home from colleges, and mandated quarantines could have on the health and safety of our schools in addition to our operations. 

As a result, upon consultation with stakeholders with relevance and expertise, we have made the decision to move the entire school district to a fully virtual learning platform for the week of Monday, November 30th to Friday, December 4th. Our goal is to reopen our in-person learning programs on Monday, December 7th. 

We will, of course, continue to carefully evaluate the state and local public health data and consult with advisors. It must be acknowledged that although we will remain vigilant with our safety precautions and procedures, there is a legitimate concern that our schools may have to shift to a longer duration of virtual learning. This could happen by either governmental edict or district decision.  It is important that all families recognize this and encourage you to start putting together a plan now.  We realize that this is not an easy or desirable situation but feel it is important that we are all prepared. 

As we move into the holiday season, please follow the recommendations of public health experts and avoid gatherings, travel and wear a mask as much as possible. 

If you need any assistance with virtual learning, please contact the Remote Learning Coordinator for your school and grade level. 

When we reopen, please follow the guidance of our daily health screening and do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well or have been around anyone who has been sick. 

On a personal note, I know that these times and restrictions are tough, but I hope that you and your family have a nice holiday, and find a moment to express gratitude for all the positives and blessings in life. 

Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

Michael Nitti

Superintendent of Schools