Our Journey Back
Our goal is to execute a school plan that safeguards our mission and strategic pillars of progressive teaching and learning, diversity/equity/inclusion, community, and continuous improvement while mitigating risk and maximizing our commitment to our community members’ health and well-being. We will therefore adhere to the most comprehensive, current, and respected research regarding health, wellness, mitigation, management of classrooms and other school spaces, and all other aspects of school life. Within this goal is our knowledge as educators, affirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other studies, that children's social-emotional wellness is significantly better supported by being together with each other and with their teachers, and crucial to their best possible learning.
With this in mind, and after extensively reviewing our safety protocols and procedures informed by New Jersey Health Department, Department of Education, and CDC guidelines, engaging in numerous internal conversations and reviewing feedback, inter-school discussions, and review of the most current data, we intend to begin the school year with a phase-in approach to a full in-person model for our 2-year-olds-Kindergarten classes and will utilize a week A/B hybrid model for 1st-8th grade students. For both models - in-person learning and A/B hybrid - we will offer remote instruction for any student whose family has concerns indicating that the student should learn from home.
Our longer term goal is to resume in-person teaching and learning with all students in our four buildings when it is deemed safe by the CDC and state of NJ, and after a formal review by the reopening task force, Board of Trustees, and Stevens’ medical and health advisory team.
Throughout the school year, these pages will be updated to reflect the most current procedures and policies, and any changes to recommendations and best practices. We will be prepared to shift and adapt as needed, knowing that the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus cannot be predicted with certainty.
2020-2021 School Year
Preparing for our Return
PLEASE NOTE: All students and their families must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to attending the first day of school if returning from travel to any of the states on New Jersey’s Travel Advisory List: CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date list.
We are prepared to shift and adapt our learning plans as needed, knowing that the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus cannot be predicted with certainty.
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Health and Safety Plan
In-Person School Day Protocols
Learning and Instruction