After initially saying it would have students return to the classroom after the winter break, the Jersey City Board of Education has announced students will learn remotrly from January 3 through 7 due to the high number of COVID cases.
In a letter sent to parents and guardians late this afternoon, the District stated, “We regularly monitor the COVID-19 cases in the area, and we have a surge in the number of individuals testing positive due to the highly contagious Omicron variant.
As a precautionary measure, we return to virtual instruction for a week effective Monday, January 3, 2022. We anticipate returning to in-person learning on Monday, January 10, 2022. We will continue to update you as circumstances change. The District’s decision to temporarily switch to virtual learning is difficult. Still, the administration and the Board are mindful of the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community.”
The letter went on to say, “Our parents’ guide on the website will provide specific information about daily instruction, student attendance, and support for parents and students. The parents’ guide translates into many languages. Monday students will work independently on the assignments posted by their teachers. All staff members will report to their job on Monday and Tuesday, and their immediate supervisors will provide more details.
We will provide lunch and breakfast starting Tuesday at 20 different schools throughout the City between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The locations are listed in the parents’ guide.”