Moorestown schools shut down through December

Moorestown schools will be fully remote as of Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Dec. 4.

Moorestown Township Public Schools are transitioning to a full-remote model as of Monday, Nov. 23 that will continue through Friday, Dec. 4. All in-person activities are cancelled during this time.

Superintendent Scott McCartney made the announcement in a letter to the community released on Friday, Nov. 20. He cited new COVID-19 guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health as the primary reason behind the shutdown.

“The new guidance, derived from the New Jersey Department of Health, expands contact tracing and quarantine to now include those that are symptomatic and not just those that have tested positive,” he writes in the letter. “It also includes restrictions on activities that bring cohorts together, such as in-person sports, clubs and programs (including Extended Day Care).”

The district is asking families to continue to fill out daily health forms so that they can track data within the community as they make decisions about a return to in-person instruction.

“I recognize the challenge this brings to many and remain committed to doing our best to keep instruction and support to your student and our school community moving forward,” the letter reads. “It is important to note that while we are in full remote, please continue to do what you can to contain potential spread.” 

To stay up-to-date, visit the district’s website at www.mtps.com.