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Important District Communication: “In-Person” Instructional Programming Paused Until January 19th

January 7th, 2021 

Dear Ewing School Community,  

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

As you most likely know, the public health news has become increasingly concerning and problematic since the holiday season. There has been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, both statewide and locally. A number of our staff and students have reported positive tests since we returned from break. 

This has also created challenges for the school district as we deal with COVID-related quarantining issues that cause significant staffing issues and negatively impacts our operations. 

As a result, after consultation with stakeholders with relevance and expertise including local public health officials, we have made the decision to pause all “in-person” instruction until Tuesday, January 19th.   All schools and students will be on a fully remote learning platform until that date. 

I know that this may be disappointing to many of our families, but hope that you respect and understand this decision. The health and safety of our school community is our foremost priority. 

We are still asking all families to notify the appropriate school health or main office of any confirmed positive COVID-cases in the household. 

Please follow all CDC recommendations regarding COVID-prevention protocols.  Remember, when our “in-person” program resumes, do not send your child to school if they are sick, have been around anyone who has been sick, or if any indicator on our daily COVID-screening form is checked. 

Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

Michael Nitti

Superintendent of Schools

 

Below are some resources that might be helpful.   

RESOURCES with updated links

  1. NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml 
  2. Get the Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
  3. Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  4. Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html
  5. How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  6. What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.htm