Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
In consultation with the Hunterdon County Department of Health and other superintendents in the county, we will be switching to online instruction beginning next week as a preemptive measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus. At this time, there are no confirmed cases in Hunterdon County, but we know this may change at any time. Please read the revised school schedule below:
- Monday, March 16, 2020 – Full Day Staff In-Service to finalize online instruction plans. No school for students. There will now be NO after-school activities or athletics.
- Tuesday, March 17 through and including Friday, March 27 – Schools will be closed and we will switch to online instruction. By the end of day on Monday, teachers will communicate online instruction plans for their classes directly to their students and parents, so please keep an eye out for that information. Days with online instruction will count toward the 180 school day requirement.
- There will be no after-school activities, athletics, or field trips from March 16th through March 27th.
- By March 25th, we will reevaluate the public health situation and decide if further closures are needed past March 27th.
The schedule for the online instruction days will be communicated on Monday. More information will also be forthcoming on Monday as we finalize plans to provide meals for those who need them.
School offices and the district administration office will remain open from March 17-27. During the two weeks of online instruction, email is the preferred communication method for parent-teacher communications.
We understand that contemplating two weeks without a regular school routine can be overwhelming. Please know that we are doing our very best to make decisions that are in the best interest of our entire school community. All updates from our district as well as important coronavirus resources will be posted on the district website, www.nhvweb.net.
After-school activities and athletics for today, March 13th, and this weekend will proceed as scheduled. SAT testing at Voorhees on March 14th will also take place as scheduled.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving public health situation. If you have questions on the coronavirus, you can call the Hunterdon County Department of Health’s 24 hr hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or Hunterdon Healthcare’s hotline at 908-788-6440, which is staffed 8:00am-8:00pm seven days a week.
Superintendent of Schools
North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District