ASBURY PARK – The Asbury Park School District is looking to gather feedback from parents and families on what would they prefer – and feel comfortable with – as the district prepares for learning amid the coronavirus.
Here is what the district is asking:
Does this student have a behavioral or medical condition that could prevent them from wearing a mask?
Are you comfortable with your child returning to his/her school building in September?
If you answered yes that you are comfortable with in-person instruction in September for your child, what type of school day are you comfortable with? Full day or half day?
Or are you looking at an extended day, which includes the after-school program ending at 6 p.m.?
Or are you not comfortable sending your child to school in September?
The district noted that this is a new experience for everyone and it wants to reopen thoughtfully and slowly with bringing students into school (phasing them in gradually).
So the district is looking at several models:
Model A: In-person learning on Monday and Tuesday; remote Learning on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Model B: Remote learning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; in-person learning on Thursday and Friday
Model C: Full remote instruction with no in-person option
Model D: Full In-person learning
The Asbury Park School District will provide two washable, reusable masks and a face barrier for students. How comfortable are you sending your child(ren) to school for in-person instruction?
Parents/Caregivers will be required to check temperatures daily and confirm that they have also asked wellness questions before sending students to school via daily electronic submission to the schools. How comfortable are you sending your child(ren) to school for in-person instruction?
If you plan on sending your student to school and are eligible for school transportation, which statement best reflects your position or decision regarding school busing?
I will send my child on the bus following appropriate social distancing and face covering guidelines.
I plan to waive transportation for SY 20-21 and arrange my child's transportation.
My child will not take the bus. I am exploring other options.
My child does not take the bus.
Which statement best reflects your position regarding your student's attendance at school?
I plan to send my child to school in-person and require my child to follow social distancing and face covering rules, as per state guidelines.
I prefer to have my child participate in only virtual online learning.
I am exploring other options.