On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 the Honorable Mayor Ted Green and Mr. AbdulSaleem Hasan, Superintendent of Schools met in collaboration with the East Orange Pandemic Response Team which includes Dr. Monique Griffith, East Orange’s Director of Health, Mr. Victor Kuteyi, the city’s Health Officer, as well as the East Orange Board of Education to discuss the health and safety of the City and the East Orange School District.
It has been concluded that the district will remain fully remote for students until Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
This year has already required a great deal of flexibility and adaptability as we continue to navigate our “new normal” by overcoming odds to achieve success. Towards that end, we are asking for even greater flexibility and adaptability as we delay phase II of our student re-entry plan.
This decision was based on the upcoming advisory surrounding holiday travel, influenza season, coupled with the upswing of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, more specifically Essex County area. Though this has been a difficult decision to make, it is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.
We would like to thank you for your continued support as we collaborate in making decisions that are in the best interest of the City of East Orange and the East Orange School District.