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Ridgewood Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction and lunch, with the goal of operating at pre-pandemic norms for 2021-2022 school year

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, a few hours before the Board meeting, Governor Murphy announced that masks will be optional in the fall; however, the District has not yet received any specific guidance. As a result, some of the information in the presentation regarding school operations and scenarios for the 2021-2022 school year is already outdated. Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction with lunch, and the goal is to operate at pre-pandemic norms. Modifications have been made to health and safety protocols and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Should districts be authorized to make decisions on a local level, RPS will collaborate with the VOR Health Department, School Physician, and District Mental Health Coordinator to determine local guidelines.

Possible scenarios pertaining to transportation, food service, and lunch were shared. Parent volunteers will be allowed in the buildings next year, and facilities used by the Community School and parent organizations will be fully available. A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is used to address both academic and mental health needs. The District is offering summer professional development to support educators, and the Start Strong Assessments will provide additional data about student performance. Shared equipment will be used in accordance with pre-pandemic norms, and all after-school activities and programs will follow pre-pandemic norms. While parents will not be able to opt out of in-person instruction, remote learning may be used in the event of a localized outbreak.

Click here to view the PDF of the presentation.
Click here to view the webcast of the presentation and scroll to 4:45.
Click here to access the form to provide public comment on the school opening draft presentation.

4 thoughts on “Ridgewood Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction and lunch, with the goal of operating at pre-pandemic norms for 2021-2022 school year

  1. Good luck with that…
    The schools will be shut down b4 the end of the year.

  2. I’m sorry but we feel that you should have the option if your kid is sick they should be able to stay home and do their schoolwork virtually. What is the big damn deal. Why should I be charged a sick day if they can stay home and do the schoolwork. And you will see less kids getting sick now they want you to come to work or school sick and spread more germs to get more people sick. Then you you calling a sick day and they break your balls. We don’t get it

  3. Yes.
    Time to end the scam.
    It no longer serves any political purpose.
    Bad orange man gone.

  4. I don’t know my brother just got Covid last week so the disease is still around. If this explodes in September the schools will be shut down. End of story thumbs up not thumbs down if you don’t like it wipe your ass then wash your hands.

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