Jersey City Public Schools announced today that students will return to remote instruction for one week starting Monday January 3.
The announcement describes the move as a “precautionary measure” because of the “surge in the number of individuals testing positive due to the highly contagious Omicron variant.”
As of today, the district plans to resume in-person learning on Monday, January 10.
“The District’s decision to temporarily switch to virtual learning is difficult. Still, the administration and the Board are mindful of the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community.”
Parents are being directed to the “parents’ guide” on the website which will provide specific information about daily instruction, student attendance, and support for parents and students.
According to the announcement, on Monday, students will work independently on the assignments posted by their teachers.
All staff members will report to their job on Monday and Tuesday, and their immediate supervisors will provide more details.
The schools will provide lunch and breakfast starting Tuesday at 20 different schools throughout the City between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The locations are listed in the parents’ guide.
Additional information will be forthcoming about testing and vaccination opportunities.