Superintendent's Message 6/19/20

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June 19, 2020

Greetings Lawrence Families!

The last day of school is frequently bittersweet. There is sometimes a sigh of relief that the school year is over. Yet there often is a bit of melancholy as one is sad about leaving a particular teacher or school or about not seeing friends over the summer.

This is definitely not the end of a normal or routine school year. The COVID-19 coronavirus has brought unprecedented challenges at home, in the district, and in parents’ workplaces. Together, we have weathered it all. We will continue to adjust, readjust, and do whatever is necessary to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff. We will continue to do our best to provide instruction in a manner that will help our students maintain and advance academically.

With academics in mind, I need your help. Please complete the brief survey about remote learning that is linked below. Your input will assist us as we continue planning for September.

Remote Learning Survey

Speaking of next year…. We do not know what the start of school will look like. Like you, we anxiously await Governor Murphy’s decision and guidelines about how we can proceed. That feedback sometimes comes with short notice and we have to be ready. Thus, we are planning for three scenarios for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year:

  • All students return.
  • All students remain on remote instruction.
  • We will have a hybrid of the two.

As soon as we know, you will know. In the meantime, please complete the survey linked above.

Thank you for your patience and support, and best wishes for a relaxing, safe, and fun summer! Please know that our commitment is to your children and doing our best to help them grow and succeed. Together. we. are. #LawrenceStrong.

With gratitude,