Dear Eatontown School Community Member:

Eatontown Public Schools continues to monitor information and guidance in order to maintain student and staff health as well as increase students’ time in school. Both goals are very important to the Board of Education as well as the Administration. As of this writing, our region is still in the Orange/High Level based upon the NJ COVID-19 Activity Level Report.
On February 24, 2021, the Phase 2 Parent and Staff Surveys were completed. These important surveys yielded the following results:
Phase 2 Parent Survey Results 4 one-session days per week (52%) Virtual only (21%) Current hybrid A/B Days (17%) 3 Days per week with alternating Wednesdays (10%)

Phase 2 Staff Survey Results Current hybrid A/B Days (57%) 4 one-session days per week (34%) 3 days per week with alternating Wednesdays (7%) Virtual only (2%)

Using the input from parents and staff as well as guidance from our School Physician and local health department, Eatontown Public Schools is ready to increase student time in school by continuing to utilize the AA/BB Cohort Model and change remote learning Wednesdays to an additional day of school for Cohort A or B. Beginning on Wednesday, March 10th, Cohort A students will attend school for three days that week. On Wednesday, March 17th, Cohort B students will attend school on that day adding an extra day of school that week. The schedule will be delineated as follows:
Wednesday, March 10th           Cohort A
Wednesday, March 17th           Cohort B
Wednesday, March 24th           Cohort A
Wednesday, March 31st           Cohort B
This schedule will enable the district to maintain student cohorts as well as maintain the six feet of social distancing in the classrooms.
Moving forward, after the Spring Recess, the district will look to implement a four-day per week, one-session day schedule for students. This schedule will further increase students’ time in school, however, the schedule may not allow for the recommended six feet of social distancing in every classroom. The hope is that the numbers will continue to improve over the next month and enable the district to transition to this schedule in the near future.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times. The district will continue to provide updates in the future.
Scott T. McCue
Superintendent of Schools

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