Today, May 4, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that schools will not reopen during the 2019-2020 school year. While this announcement was anticipated by many, we are aware of the challenges it continues to pose for those who are unemployed or working on the front lines.
The Vernon School District is working hard to prepare a Graduation ceremony for our class of 2020 that both meets the requirements of the department of health and provides a celebration worthy of our outstanding graduating class. We are also working on a reopening plan that will support the health/safety and academic needs of our students, staff, and community in the fall of 2020.
Thank you to all families who continue to practice safe behaviors such as wearing masks and appropriate social distancing. We know how challenging these times are. The Vernon School District thanks those on the frontlines keeping us safe and look forward to when we will all be together again, safely.
The Vernon Township School District will remain on virtual learning/on-line instruction through June 10th. This remains the final day of school, as previously communicated and fulfills the required 180 days of instruction by the New Jersey Department of Education.
We are also working to create appropriate closeout procedures so that students and staff can gather their belongings. Since all recommended procedures by the Department of Health must be followed, please be patient while Vernon plans are being developed and communicated to you. As soon as plans are finalized, we will share them.
Thank you for your patience as the district continues to implement plans for the end of this school year, the summer, and the 2020-2021 school year.