Feb. 11, 2021-- The district announced today it will progress in its #TRSafeReturn plan to introduce four in-person learning days weekly for all students.
"We embark on this new phase cautiously, but with great hopes that it represents another step toward an eventual full return," wrote Superintendent Thomas Gialanella in a letter to staff distributed this morning. An additional communication was sent to parents this afternoon describing the transition, and specifying that they must select their child's preferred learning model by Feb. 16.
The plan was described in detail to the Toms River School Board during the Feb. 10 Curriculum and Committee meeting, and was met with approval.
As noted by Superintendent Gialanella, the progression to four days of in-person learning per week is an encouraging step toward an eventual full return. The district remains hopeful that such a return is possible this school year, and is anticipating a full return as it designs its plans for 2021-2022.
The four days per week of in-person learning will take effect March 1 for elementary students, and March 15 for secondary students.