Updated March 24, 2020
Report Card Information
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WTSD COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Plan
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Letter to help stay healthy and active on remote school days
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Letter concerning remote learning
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Parent Letter from Dr. Harring
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We do not intend to close school for students or alter the school calendar to accommodate for teacher planning time this week. Our dedicated teachers are working within the existing schedule to create their plans. Virtual learning plans are being finalized and will be shared soon.
A survey was distributed to help us learn more about student technology access at home. We understand that some families may not be equipped with technology at home for all students. Accommodations will be made for students with limited access.
Letter from Dr. Harring
Updated on March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020
Letter sent home concerning Coronavirus
Updated on March 8, 2020
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW:
The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We are adhering to the guidance provided by the Camden County Health Department, the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With information changing frequently, we believe it is important to stay informed and prepared. We will update this page as new and relevant information becomes available.
Field trips: There are no restrictions in place.
Long-term school closure: Per recommendations from the New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Education, school districts are advised to prepare contingency plans in the event we need to close for an extended period of time. These plans are in development and will shared once they are finalized.
Make-up assignments: If your child is absent from school due to illness, your child’s teacher will provide assignments and opportunities for learning upon their return.
School Cleaning: Our custodial staff is working diligently to mitigate the spread of germs with increased cleaning routines in all schools. They are focused on disinfecting surfaces, common areas, door handles and restrooms.
School events: There are no restrictions in place.
Student Medical Concerns: Please direct specific student medical concerns that may impact learning to the school nurse.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will schools close because of coronavirus?
We have no known cases of COVID-19 among students or staff in our school district. At this time, our schools will continue to operate on a normal schedule. School closures may occur if we are notified of a confirmed case in our district. The decision to close would be made in conjunction with local health department officials. This information would be communicated through our emergency notification system.
What can I do to reduce the spread of coronavirus?
The New Jersey Department of Health reminds everyone that the best protection from contracting influenza or coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice good hygiene. Practicing good hygiene includes the following:
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, not your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Stay home if you’re sick, especially with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
Avoid people who are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
Is it safe to travel?
If you are planning to travel, please refer to the CDC travel advisories for the latest information. Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in specific international destinations. Click here for CDC Travel Advisories.
If schools were to close due to a confirmed case of coronavirus in the district, how much advance notice will be given?
Due to this rapidly changing situation, it is possible that schools may be directed to close on short notice if there is a confirmed case involving a student or staff member in our district. It is recommended that parents consider back-up childcare options in the event of an unexpected closure.
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Updated on March 6, 2020
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