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Welcome Back!
 
Dear Families,

We are so excited to welcome back all of our students to a new school year!  Our layered approach to safety and prevention will allow 100% of our students to benefit from a full day of school.  The first day of school is Thursday, September 9 for all students and will be a regular full-day.

Students can expect to enjoy a regular school day schedule full of academics, a lunch period, regular recess time, as well as other curricular and extracurricular activities. Unlike last year, there is no longer a full-time remote option available.   As per the New Jersey Department of Education, all students must attend school in person. 

Due to the rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Governor signed into place new Executive Orders for this school year.  Executive Order 251 requires masks to be worn by all students, staff, and visitors in our schools while indoors.  There are a few exemptions to the mask requirement, which you can review in the Mount Laurel Leaflet linked below.   Executive Order 253, requires all staff and school volunteers to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021, or submit to weekly COVID testing.

Take some time to review the Mount Laurel Leaflet - Welcome Back to School Edition for information about your child returning to a full day of school.   The Leaflet covers such topics as listed below and more: 
  • Layered Prevention and Safety Strategies
  • Masks
  • Vaccinations
  • Transportation
  • Remote Instruction for Quarantining Students
  • Lunch/Recess
This year will be much different than last year. It will be better!  We appreciate your continued support and cooperation with our schools and working with us to ensure a successful school year for all our children.

Sincerely,
Dr. George J. Rafferty,
Superintendent of Schools