On Sunday, Superintendent Chuck Klaus issued yet another letter to the community, regarding the plan of instruction for the district as it heads toward the holiday break.
In part, the latest communique read:
“This decision was made after consulting with the Camden County Department of Health. Factors included 32 positive cases in the last 14 days and 13 in the past five days, two of which required contact tracing with an unknown source of origin. We are also waiting for test results from roughly 12 students. Keeping the safety and wellness of our students and staff as our top priority, we believe implementing the full virtual model is the optimal way to proceed.
“Principals will provide building-specific schedules.
“We did all that we could to keep in-person instruction intact; from increased PPE measures to closing only specific classrooms or individual buildings, but the sheer volume of new cases and the knowledge of several pending tests brought us to this challenging decision. We believe a district-wide move to a fully virtual model is in the best interest of the health of our students, families and staff.”
Klaus and his fellow administrators have been busy over the last five weeks, issuing multiple directives aimed at adjusting instruction at the middle school, high school, and entire district, to keep students and staff safe in the wake of the second surge of coronavirus cases which have exploded through the region.
Haddonfield schools break for the holidays after the close of the day on Dec. 23 and are scheduled to return on Jan. 4.