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2021-2022 Reopening Plans

June 7, 2021

Dear Lawrence Families,

As we close out the 2020-2021 school year, I want to share my deep appreciation for your support, flexibility, and efforts during one of the most difficult years due to COVID-19. It is said that it takes a village to raise our children, and that sentiment was exponentially proven throughout this pandemic. I am proud of our school community and how we worked together to support our students and each other. I observed numerous acts of kindness, giving, and support, and I am so grateful to be part of Lawrence.

To best prepare you for the upcoming school year, I am sharing our district’s reopening plans well in advance. The safety, health, and wellness of our students and staff are paramount. We will continue to follow the CDC and NJ Department of Education guidelines. We are preparing for full days of instruction, including lunch, for five (5) days of the week. The school times are below:

2021-2022 School Times 

Grades K-6

Start Time:  8:45 a.m. 

Dismissal Time: 3:30 p.m.  

Early Dismissal Time:  12:45 p.m.  

Grades 7-12

                Start Time:  7:40 a.m.
                Dismissal Time: 2:25 p.m.
                Early Dismissal Time:  11:40 a.m. 


One of the biggest challenges with the current guidelines is providing lunch, as the current social distancing guidelines are at six (6) feet, which we used as the base in our planning. Each school was able to develop a strategy for the next school year using gyms, libraries, and classrooms to meet the specific requirements. The administrators of each school will hold a Town Hall to inform you of their specific plans, which we plan on recording and posting on our school websites. The dates and times of each session are listed below. 


School Town Hall Meeting Dates 


Town Hall Meeting Date 

Eldridge Park Elementary School 

Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 PM 

Slackwood Elementary School 

Monday, June 14 at 6:30 PM 

Ben Franklin Elementary School 

Tuesday, June 15 

Kindergarten at 6:00 PM and Gr. 2-3 at 7:00 PM 

Lawrenceville Elementary School 

Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 PM 

Lawrence Intermediate School  

Tuesday, June 22 at 6:30 PM 

Lawrence Middle School 

Monday, June 28 at 6:30 PM 

Lawrence High School 

Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 PM 


As always, please reach out to your child’s specific school with any questions or concerns.

I wish you a wonderful last few days of school and a safe, happy, and healthy summer.



Dr. Kasun