Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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School Reopening Update
8/12/20

Governor Murphy announced  that he will allow certain districts to offer an all-remote option this fall. Murphy also issued an executive order clearing K-12 schools and colleges and universities to resume in-person learning immediately.  


IMPORTANT UPDATE

Little Ferry Schools will be ALL REMOTE from Monday, November 9th through Friday, November 13th

We have been informed that there were two (2) separate Positive Cases of Covid-19 involving students. The students were NOT related so we are following Bergen County Department of Health Guidelines by closing the entire district for live classes. The last day that the students in question were in school was Friday, October 30, 2020. Contact tracing has begun on the school level and the following recommendations were made out of an abundance of caution:  All classes will be REMOTE from Monday, November 9th to Friday, November 13th. All classes return on Monday, November 16th.  This is a two-week quarantine, therefore the first week was this current week and next week will fulfill the two-week time period.

Since this is a two-week quarantine, a Covid-19 test is not required. If your child(ren) have developed any of the following symptoms, we suggest you have them tested.

Most common symptoms:
Fever
Dry cough
Tiredness
Less common symptoms:
Aches and pains
Sore throat
Diarrhea
Conjunctivitis
Headache
Loss of taste or smell
A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
Serious symptoms:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Chest pain or pressure
Loss of speech or movement

We believe that there may have been enough time that has elapsed not to have to quarantine, but for safety reasons, for any possible unidentified cases that may be out there, the only route to take was to be cautious for the safety of all involved. Further, it is extremely important that if you or anyone in your family develops any symptoms, please keep your children home. 

We appreciate your support during these difficult times and hope that you understand that we are making these decisions based on the information that is provided to us and the recommendation of the Bergen County Health Department.  This is to insure that we have a safe environment.  If you have any questions, or if you wish to report a positive case that affects the schools, you may contact the Little Ferry Health Department at 201-641-3900

Click here for Superintendent Scarafile's Letter


Remote learning is a change for all of us. Social distancing is for physical health, but your mental health matters too. Crisis Text Line is a free resource for parents, students, and teachers to help you cope during this time. Text SCHOOL to 741741 for free crisis counseling 24/7 or visit www.crisistextline.org/topics/school for more information.


 

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