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Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools - 12-4-2020

12/4/2020

Dear school community, 

This announcement is to inform you that the district was notified on Thursday of four (4) new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

  • Raritan High School reported two (2) new cases.  All contact tracing for these cases has been completed and quarantines are in place
  • Cove Road School reported one (1) new case.    All contact tracing for this case has been completed and quarantines are in place.
  • Lillian Drive reported one (1) new case.  Contact tracing has been completed; no additional quarantines were necessary.

Although the district has pivoted to virtual learning, we will continue to monitor and coordinate cases as they evolve and post them for community review on Wednesday and Friday of each week.  The District nurses will be available to answer questions, aid in quarantine issues, and collect valuable data for use at the district, as well as the county and state levels.  Should you have a positive case to report, or any concerns during this virtual period, please contact your school nurse via email.

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Important Message about District-Wide School Closures from the Superintendent of Schools - 12-2-2020

District Closing Announcement to Community: December 2, 2020

Good afternoon Hazlet. Yesterday, late afternoon, I received word of six new positive cases at four different schools over the course of 90 minutes which resulted in the community announcement sent out last night. This is significant data and must be considered. At this point, with MRS already teaching virtually and four additional schools (SDECLC, LDS, HMS & RHS) having met the Department of Health protocols for transitioning to virtual learning as well, the indication that the uptick in numbers will continue is significant. Additionally, as staff quarantines increase, we are struggling to cover all classes each day as well.

As such, the entire District will honor in-place DOH guidelines and begin remote instruction tomorrow, Thursday, December 3 through December 23 when we break for the winter holiday.

We understand that this decision will cause some disruption to established routines, but these numbers are real, relevant, recent and likely to continue. As such, as long as we choose to prioritize health & safety and monitor the pandemic landscape, we will meet this challenge and emerge on the other side stronger and in a better place.

Please contact your child’s principal with any questions you may have during this transition and please be aware that our nurses will remain available via email or phone to assist with any developing cases that may occur during this time. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ridley
Superintendent of Schools
Hazlet Township Public Schools

A message from the Superintendent of Schools 12-1-20

12/1//2020

Dear school community, 

This announcement is to inform you that the district was notified today of six (6) new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

  • Raritan High School reported one (1) new case.  This case is directly linked to the most recently reported cases.  The individual was already under quarantine and no additional measures needed to be taken.
  • Hazlet Middle School reported two (2) new cases.  In both cases, the individuals were not present in the school since their exposure.  
  • Raritan Valley School reported one (1) new case. The individual has not been in the district since exposure and can be directly linked to another positive case.  
  • Cove Road School reported one (1) new case.  Contact tracing is underway and all individuals who need to quarantine will be informed.  
  • Lillian Drive reported one (1) new case.  The individual was already quarantined with no exposure to the school.  

The District is coordinating closely with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community. It is expected that the number of cases will continue to rise in the immediate future and Hazlet will remain proactive in protecting our staff and students through all scenarios.  

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