JCBOE COVID Update & Early Dismissal on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Jersey City Public Schools posted an update regarding COVID-19. Please see the letter from Superintendent Franklin Walker for more information.

The Jersey City Public Schools will have a 12:30pm dismissal for students this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to initiate plans and coordinate with staff for satellite learning options.

There will be NO CASPER and AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES! A make-up class will be added to Basketball Wednesday and Bookworms Reading Club with Ms. Isoldi on May 13, 2020.

Highlights from the Jersey City Public Schools COVID Update:

    • “As a precautionary measure during the cold and flu season, we maintain an enhanced daily cleaning and sanitizing regimen at all our schools. We are using an approved disinfecting/sanitizing process on all solid surfaces in our buildings each day.”

    • “The district encourages frequent hand washing for students and staff and continues to advise those who are ill to remain home.”

    • “As recommended by the CDC, face masks are not a protective measure and are meant to be used for those who are ill or experiencing symptoms. Please do not send your child to school wearing a mask. If your child comes to school wearing a mask, we will assume they are ill and contact you to retrieve your child immediately.”

    • “Please make sure your child’s school has your current telephone number and email address.”

    • “The Department of Health and the Jersey City Public School District recommend that all families with a child who travels to an area of the world impacted by the Coronavirus, to please contact their child’s principal and/or school nurse prior to sending their child back to school.”

Our school is strictly following these rules and recommendations set by the Jersey City Public Schools and Principal Watkins-Williams is continuously in contact with the district officials for updates. Please see below Principal Watkins-Williams’ letter to the PS16 families.

March 9, 2020 – Principal Watkins-Williams’ Letter to PS16 Families

March 9, 2020 – Letter from Superintendent Franklin Walker regarding COVID

Best regards,

CPA Team

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