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April 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Family Support Kit

Be prepared when a COVID crisis affects your family. Read this helpful Prepardness Docuement below. Click on the image for the full article.
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April 14, 2020 - FEA and PTA Bring You This Series of Webinars
April 13, 2020 - CST Resources For Families

The following CST members worked on creating this resource:  Ann Sirico, Curran Fallon and Jennifer DelSalto 
Download Resource Here

 

 

April 9, 2020 - Counselor Resources for Families

The following Counselors worked on creating this resource:  Lori Roland, Kevin McKnight, Kaci Brannick, Michelle Corus, Denise Wirth, and Karen Yaegel.  They are presently working on creating resources for each level, ES, MS, & HS, in an effort to create Counseling Corners on each school's webpage.
Download Resource Here

 

 

April 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Resources for Students

Kevin McKnight, Brick Memorial High School, has distributed a document in conjunction with Skidmore College. This document has useful links to better understand COVID-19 from several different perspectives and mapping features. Take a look. 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nbeyTFCFZYjYwdDAslM3CUwLrdRmNGtHOonfTS7hg-U/edit?ts=5e87a0f6

 

March 23,2020

 

NEW JERSEY COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)

Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

https://covid19.nj.gov/ 

March 14, 2020

Given the Governor’s message on the inevitability of directed school closings, and after consultation with the Executive County Superintendent as well as the Ocean County Health Department on the increased activity of the Coronavirus; we will be closing schools Monday, March 16th  and anticipate being closed through Friday, March 27th. 

However, we will evaluate weekly and update all accordingly.  We will be implementing our home instruction remote learning preparedness plan in an effort to be proactive in combating the spread of this virus.  This plan will go into effect Monday, March 16th and will remain in place until school reopens. 

Further information regarding the remote learning plan will be made available to parents via Blackboard and the District website by Monday, March 16th. 

 

For More Information:
https://www.brickschools.org/Portals/0/Content/District/COVID/Coronavirus%20Parent%20Letter%20for%20School%20Closure.pdf

 

 

Dr. Thomas G. Farrell, Superintendent of Schools

March 12, 2020

Parents/Guardians/Community Communique:


As required by the New Jersey Department of Education, Brick Township Public School District has developed a home instruction remote learning preparedness plan in response to the current health crisis. The plan will be deployed in the event that the NJDOE and/or the New Jersey Department of Health directs us to implement a public health-related closure of schools. The NJDOE stipulates that the flexibility to count a day on which public schools are closed toward the statutory 180-day requirement applies strictly to public health-related school closures. Closures made absent a written directive from either the NJDOH or NJDOE will not count.


Communication is important to address concerns and cease rumors; this communique provides clarity that we have developed a plan and are in constant contact with the NJDOE and the NJDOH as we monitor and assess the changing conditions. We have clear guidelines from the NJDOE, as well as the CDC, and any updates and advisement will be forthcoming through Blackboard directing you to check the District website. We have been adhering to stringent disinfectant cleaning protocols  throughout the District; this weekend we will increase the level of the stringent disinfectant cleaning in each of our schools. Moving forward, if implementation of the home instruction through the remote learning plan is necessary, we will work together to ensure access and equity for continued instruction for all learners.


The following links, provided may be useful in answering questions you may have:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_schoolbusiness.shtml
NJ 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml


Not knowing what the next week or day will bring, I am confident that WE as a learning community will step up and persevere. Schools are the hub of a community and Brick Township Public Schools will serve as a model of support and assistance during these trying times.


Again, thank you for your understanding as we all try to navigate this challenging outbreak. Your shared commitment to the health and safety of our school community is greatly appreciated and may you, your family, and the entire community stay safe and healthy.

 

Dr. Thomas G. Farrell Superintendent of Schools

 


 

March 2, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians & Staff:

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has been discussing the potential impact on schools. At this time there are no reported cases in New Jersey. We continue to follow the guidance provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Health. Please see important links below:
 

COVID-19 Resources and Information from the NJ Department of Health
COVID-19 Resources and Information from the CDC

 

The Brick Township Public Schools are implementing an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule at all of our schools, including disinfecting all door knobs, desks, bathroom fixtures, and other frequently shared items. In addition, our bus drivers will be wiping down all bus seats on a regular basis.

 

In keeping with the CDC’s guidance, we encourage you to reinforce with your children the importance of everyday preventive actions for preventing the flu and other viruses, including health officials’ advice to:
 

● Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, not your hands;

● Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;

● Wash hands often with soap and water - for at least 20 seconds - especially before eating or after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;

● Keep your children home when they are sick. Children should not return to school unless they have been fever-free without medication for 24 hours;

● Avoid people who are sick;

● Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects.

 

We will continue to keep you updated with any further directives or information that impacts our school community.

 

Sincerely,

Thomas G. Farrell, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

 


   

 

COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

The NJDOH has established a hotline (1-800-222-1222) to answer questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Operated by the Poison Information and Education System, the 24-hour public hotline is staffed with trained healthcare professionals and can accommodate callers in multiple languages.

 

 

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