Offer Virtual Learning Option Through January 2022 - South Orange Maplewood School NJ

Offer Virtual Learning Option Through January 2022 - South Orange Maplewood School NJ

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Petition to
Superintendent of Schools - South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Dr. Ronald G. Taylor and

Why this petition matters

Started by Adam Hirsch

During this Omicron surge, we are asking SOMSD to offer district families the choice of opting their students into virtual instruction, regardless of whether they meet the current criteria for having to quarantine or isolate.

Local COVID positivity rates are reaching new heights and this variant is significantly more contagious. Offering families that do not feel comfortable sending their children to school during this surge provides a short-term alternative similar to measures other local school districts are putting in place.

There are many reasons families may not feel comfortable sending their children in-person right now, including having immunocompromised household members or children too young to be vaccinated. Offering a virtual learning option, in addition to an in-person one, for a short period of time is a simple step we can take as a community to help protect our most vulnerable members. Parents should not have to choose between educating their children and protecting their health.

Please sign and share this petition to demand a virtual learning option for SOMSD families.

239 have signed. Let’s get to 500!