Remote Learning Extended to April 13
Based on conversations with our Department of Health, we have decided to extend our remote learning until April 13 (the Monday after spring break). We recognize that this date may need to be adjusted. We will monitor all information and continually consult with the Department of Health and the Department of Education to determine if the April 13 date is feasible.
Our administrative team is working to discuss the many unknown questions about grading, standardized testing, long-term event planning, etc. We are meeting virtually on a regular basis and will share updates as we have them.
Take care of yourselves. In a situation with so many unknowns, anxiety levels rise. Disconnect from social media, take a break from the news, walk outside, read a book, talk to your family, call a friend. Beginning March 26, Dr. Christine Abrahams and Mrs. Paulette DiNardo will be presenting an online Nurtured Heart Training program for parents. If you are interested, please RSVP here
Please help us take care of our kids. If we’re anxious, they’re anxious. Some of their seminal rights of passages will likely be postponed or cancelled, they’re separated from their peers, and they are now being asked to learn in a completely new setting. If you need assistance, please reach out to your school counselor. HVRSD Frequent Contacts.
In closing, I would like to acknowledge our bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff. We are delivering almost 150 lunches every day to our students who are part of our free or reduced lunch program. We are working with our local leaders to expand this effort. On Monday, in coordination with the leadership of the three towns we serve, we will open the Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry. Information is available here.
Finally, thank you for your patience, flexibility, and dedication as we build this as we go. Hopewell Valley values education and children and we will continue to do so even if learning happens remotely.
If you haven’t already seen it, here is a nice video from CHS teacher Josh Holland to our students.