Manchester Schools Restart Plan Information
NJDOE and Governor Murphy put out a plan called The Road Back listing certain minimum guidelines districts must follow.
SCHOOL BUILDINGS MUST OPEN IN SOME CAPACITY FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS IN THE FALL.
Our best plan would be to have all of our students and staff report every day to all of our schools in person and under the safety guidelines handed down from the state but unfortunately that is not possible. This plan is our best effort to provide instruction both in the classroom and also remotely under the current safety guidelines and at this moment. It is important to note that this plan is not final and can change if situations change or we feel we can improve on it.
We know that this plan is going to be a challenge for many of our families in Manchester, our Manchester students and our Manchester staff, particularly in the area of child care.
That being said, Governor Murphy instructed all school districts that they must provide an opportunity for in-person instruction for all students. He also announced that all students are eligible for full time remote learning with a formal request if they choose.
The state requires the district to develop a plan with community stakeholders to reopen the schools under certain safety guidelines.
We have created a Restart webpage that includes a summary of important parts of the initial plan that has been developed as of July 29, 2020, with the understanding that this plan can change as situations arise. A FAQ's page has also been started. Additional information in much more detail will be provided on this webpage and parent and community meetings.