Welcome to the new normal…
It’s hard to believe that we have been Distance Learning for less than three days!
The learning curve has been steep for everyone and I cannot tell you how proud I am of you, our parents, in stepping up to the plate.
I just had Danny resend the Final Schedule for Distance Learning (3/17) and apologize for the confusing versions sent earlier.
Taking into account the 10 different grade levels, the multiple grade levels in each family and not having family members compete for the one devise in the household was a challenge, to say the least, so thank you for your understanding.
As you may notice, the 11:30 am slot has been left open for everyone and I may start a Lunch Club next week for any who would like to join! More details to follow on Monday.
Our teachers have ironed out most of the bugs in Zoom. Mute is the default start for most and the ability to have students un-mute themselves removed. Zoom has been wonderful in getting us set-up and working within hours of me reaching out to them, so thank you Zoom!
A parent guide sheet to proper Zoom behavior will go out on Monday as well. There is a very cool "pick a background button"that allows your student can select a background and hide a multiple of things going on behind them!
Below is a notice from the Township of Millburn and only for your information. It contains emergency contacts numbers should you need to contact them for any reason.
“We continue to follow the Governor’s guidelines and mandate an 8 PM curfew and request that all food pickups be made by 8 PM. All essential traffic after 8 pm, will be reserved for only supermarket and pharmacy visits.
We continue to emphasis that SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL WORK TO FLATTEN THE CURVE—PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THESE CDC GUIDELINES--- We know that there is a bit of “Spring Fever” with the warmer temperatures—if you are outside—obey these guidelines--- Our parks are OPEN –Our Playgrounds and courts are NOT—Our recycling center is open during its normal operating hours. Please respect the essential protocols and keep your distances—
The Township is lifting parking restrictions and fees for any shopper parking as all parking will generally be delivery vehicles or food pickup
I was on a call with our county leadership this morning---Essex County is in the process of establishing 2 testing sites---As soon as we have the pertinent details—we will share with our residents—these will be for individuals that are experiencing the symptoms of the virus--- it will be a private lab and will be operational once all the requisite testing equipment is set up --- details will follow as soon as available.” Courtesy of Millburn Township.
Please stay well, practice social distancing and understand that every school in New Jersey has been given the information that we will be closed until further notice…
Next week, our teachers will prepare their next two-week packet which will carry us through to the Easter Break. As always, thank you for your feedback and feel free to reach out to me with any and all concerns you may have.