Open Waldwick Schools Full Time

Open Waldwick Schools Full Time

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Since September 2020, Waldwick Schools have operated under a hybrid schedule. The elementary school has had children physically in school for 3 hours a day followed by a virtual extension and online special to be completed at home. The middle school and high school has had students in-person twice a week for half a day followed by remote virtual live instruction for periods in the afternoon and on virtual days. On April 5th, the Board of Education announced that the middle school and high school students will remain in school through lunch on the days they are physically in school and the 2 cohorts will alternate in person on Wednesdays. In the midst of this pandemic, our children have suffered the most both physically & emotionally. At the elementary school level, 3 hours of in person instruction is not enough! Our children deserve more than that.  We are looking to extend in person education instruction & live streaming teacher instruction.  Other surrounding school districts have added more in person learning time if not a full day. Why can’t Waldwick do the same? The NJ Department of Health published a document in March that recommends full in person instruction for elementary schools even in high areas, where Waldwick currently is. We all follow the same guidelines yet Waldwick refuses to move forward. So much has been taken away from these kids but education cannot & should not be taken away any longer. The damage this is causing is incomprehensible & as parents we are their only advocates. If we do not make strides towards further re-opening NOW, how can we possibly move to full day in person instruction come September?

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