Correspondence - 3/15/2020

Posted by Web Admin on 3/15/2020

Good evening, Stanhope families.  I am contacting you to provide additional information about school closures and virtual instruction.  As a reminder, the Valley Road School will be closed to all students tomorrow, March 16 for the purposes of staff professional development.  All parents are asked to keep their students home from school indefinitely, until further notice. Several media outlets are reporting that Governor Murphy expects to close all New Jersey schools tomorrow afternoon, for what will likely be a period no less than four weeks.  This directive may prevent our District from opening the building to students without childcare and/or internet access. I will continue to monitor the situation, provide timely and transparent communication, and support our families as best as we can. For any family that participates in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, “grab and go” lunches will be available for pick up in the Valley Road School parking lot between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm tomorrow.  Families without access to a computer at home can pick up a school-issued Chromebook in the parking lot between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you haven’t already requested support for a school-issued device through our recent survey or directly through administration, please complete the survey as soon as possible so that a device can be prepared for your child. A direct link to the survey can be found on the District website.  Please check your email frequently and be tuned in to communication from your child’s teachers.  Online and virtual instruction will begin on Tuesday. Parents will be sent additional details about taking attendance and expectations tomorrow.  Again, thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. For your convenience, this message has been posted to the District website. 


Mr. Hagemann