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April 16, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Governor Murphy has just announced that schools in New Jersey will remain closed at least through May 15th. Our distance learning program will remain in place. Again, thank you to all of our teachers and administrators for their outstanding efforts to continue instruction for our students. We also tremendously appreciate all of the efforts of parents to facilitate the learning that is taking place in your homes.
Many parents have raised questions about our traditional end-of-year celebrations and whether we will be able to hold them. I share your concern about these events. For the Board of Education and the district administration, these events are the things that we look forward to each year as we honor all of our students’ accomplishments and achievements. The reality of our situation is difficult to accept, but we must consider that some of these events may not be able to be held this year. We remain optimistic, but it is likely that even if we are permitted to return to school, social distancing may remain in place for a prolonged period, prohibiting events like class picnics and Proms.
We are especially sensitive to the members of the Class of 2020. The administration is engaged in planning virtual senior awards and graduation ceremonies that would include as many of the traditional components of these events as possible. Details of these events will be shared when they are finalized.
Thanks so much for your continued support of our distance learning initiative and your patience. Each day brings us a bit closer to ultimately being together again.
René T. Rovtar, Ed.D.
Montville Township Superintendent of Schools