The Ocean City School District has been working vigorously for months to create a proactive plan for reopening their schools come September as well as their Virtual Learning Academy program, according to a school press release Thursday. After being carefully examined by officials, the reopening plan has been verified that it checks all boxes of the New Jersey Department of Education reopening guidelines, despite ever-changing restraints involving COVID-19.“I want to reassure you that in Ocean City, we have worked through those health and safety standards, followed the CDC’s Health Guidelines and Considerations for Schools, and consulted exhaustively with our County Health Department to develop our Return to School Plan,” Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor said in a letter to the district.She continued, “When we open with a hybrid-learning environment, we will both prioritize student and staff safety and maximize opportunities for in-person instruction. We are ready.”Based on the review done by Interim County Executive Superintendent Dr. Judith DeStefano and her office, the Cape May County Office of Education determined the Ocean City school district’s plan contains all of the elements on the NJDOE Roadback Plan Checklist. It also concluded the plan will help provide a safe environment for students and teachers, according to the press release. DeStefano commended the school district on the conception of their plan.“We want to thank you for your adherence both to the timeliness of the submission of the plan and for the accuracy and attention to detail that you used in its development,” DeStefano said in the release. “Your diligence and determination to address all expectations are always appreciated.”Ocean City School District students will return to in-classroom education combined with remote learning starting September 8. The Hybrid Plan and additional guidelines can be found on the district website.For more information and to view Dr. Kathleen Taylor’s letter, visit www.oceancityschools.org. Students will have virtual classes Monday.
Twitter WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Facebook Wind gusts topping 50 mph to hit on Monday in Michiana Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleMichigan reports dip in virus cases but might be fewer testsNext articleTelemedicine surges as doctors close offices 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+ Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – April 12, 2020 0 332 (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (David Caulfield/ABC 57 Meteorologist) While showers are possible on Monday morning, April 13, strong winds are the main headline grabber. Wind gusts of 45-55 mph are possible across Michiana on Monday, so be sure outside objects are secure or brought inside. The wind and weather pattern, in general, will be calmer on Tuesday, but temperatures will retreat back into the lower 40s again. Highs will stay in the 40s on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as well. Showers look likely on Friday before milder air returns for the weekend….WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/ TO8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ MONDAY…* WHAT…West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. A brief period of gusts 50 to 55 mph is possible Monday morning.* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio.* WHEN…From 5 AM EDT to 8 PM EDT Monday.* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a highprofile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Monday: Showers early. Windy and mostly cloudy. High 42.Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 42.Wednesday: Partly sunny and cool. High 41.