Northern Burlington County Regional School District
Office of the Superintendent
March 22, 2020
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:
As we navigate this unprecedented crisis, rest assured that my first priority remains keeping our staff, students, and communities safe. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, I have implemented even more rigorous restrictions as a result of Governor Murphy’s announcement on Saturday.
Beginning on Monday, March 23, the Northern Burlington County Regional School District administration and administrative support staff will no longer be reporting to school. Instead they will be telecommuting. Only a few employees deemed essential to maintain and secure our buildings will be present. The meal distribution plan for eligible families will continue. Families can pick up meals from 10:30 am - 11:30 am on Mondays.
As I look back on our first week of school closure due to the COVID-19 health crisis, I want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we “rewrote” how the business of schooling is defined. Our teachers and administrators did an outstanding job this week paving the way for our virtual schooling, and our support staff are to be commended for their critical assistance on a myriad of fronts. All are to be commended for their enthusiasm and willingness to get this job done.
As we plan for the coming weeks in this very fluid situation, it is clear that the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to increase. We will continue to monitor and adjust our plans as needed. However, connectivity with our school community is essential. The way in which students and parents regularly email staff is ongoing and we encourage you to communicate directly with teachers, counselors, case managers and administration if needed. Administration and administrative support staff will monitor all messages throughout the day and respond promptly. Of course, we will continue to update our district website with vital information as it pertains to technology, communication and any other school closure details under the “School Closure and Preparedness Plan” section.
Please continue to be safe and care for one another during this pandemic.
James Sarruda, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools