While we have been and will continue to gradually bring back grade levels four days per week during March, we strongly believe that we will be able to safely open full-time in April. Commissioner Riley of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has mandated that elementary students in kindergarten-grade 5 return full-time on April 5 and that Middle School students in grades 6-8 return full time on April 28.
I am very pleased to inform you that all Berkley students in kindergarten-grade 8 will be returning to school full-time, Monday-Friday, beginning on Monday, April 5th. We will not be waiting until April 28 to have students in grades 6-8 return full-time. There will no longer be a need for classroom teachers to create videos for students to watch at home. Live-streaming into classrooms during the school day will only be available to students that are required to quarantine at home.
Students that have been fully remote this school year may continue to do so for the remainder of this school year. If you would like your remote learner to return in person to school, please contact your building principal. As of today, all students will be required to be present in school this coming September.
We anticipate reopening Surround Care fully this coming summer. Our director, Mrs. Terrien, will be sending out additional information in the coming weeks ahead.
Please continue to monitor your child's health closely.
Tom Lynch, Superintendent of Schools