SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit schools reopened for students Tuesday, with some families choosing on-site education, and others learning remotely.
The updated school calendar is on the school website, listing upcoming religious holidays and an in-service day on Oct. 19.
The annual teachers' union convention is listed for Nov. 5 and 6, although it will be remote this year.
In the district's reopening plan:
Students in grades 5 and under can attend single-session days (no lunch) five days a week.
Older students attend every other day in A/B cohorts, also single-session.
As in all New Jersey districts, families could also choose full-time remote education.
Parents were required to fill out a form by Monday that "confirms that children will be screened at home each day for a fever (100.4 or above) and/or COVID-19 symptoms (listed below) and that parents will keep students at home when sick." The form can be found here.
The Summit district released its final reopening plan earlier this month, then revised the plan to eliminate five-day on-site learning for sixth graders and older due to new state health guidelines, changing it to alternate days. A link to the most updated letter from new Superintendent Scott Hough is here.
Statewide, residents are encouraged to social distance, wear masks in public places, and limit most indoor gatherings to 25 people.
Local coronavirus statistics
A recent breakdown of Summit coronavirus cases and fatalities can be found here.
On Thursday, the number of cases rose by two since the last count, to 237 total.
More than 180,000 Americans have now died of coronavirus, and more than 5.6 million have tested positive.
A viral social media post was removed from Twitter this week that misstated that only 9,000 people died from the virus. The confusion stemmed from the fact that people who died of the virus also were confirmed to have died from pneumonia caused by the virus, and other factors.
Here are statewide coronavirus resources:
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/
General COVID-19 questions: 2-1-1
NJ COVID-19 hotline: (800) 222-1222
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