SCHOOL UPDATES FOR 3/23/2021
We are PLEASED to announce that Green Brook Academy will be returning to 5-day IN-PERSON Instruction effective Monday, April 19th.
While our current schedule has seen success, we are very excited to make the move to a 5-day in-person option for all of our students. The need for the face-to-face interaction for many of our students is crucial. It is time to move forward, and with the Covid data generally trending down, vaccination rates slowly increasing and the implementation of new CDC classroom guidance, we believe that it is time to get back in 5 days a week!
To date, we have not experienced any school based Covid-19 transmissions or the need for quarantining due to in school exposures.
Our 5-day in-person daily schedule will continue to include “cohorted” classrooms and we of course will continue our safety and cleaning protocols established since day one. We also will continue to provide lunch for all students which is served in the classroom setting as well as the opportunity for outdoor activities and their regularly scheduled PE classes. (Note: If any changes to community/regional CALI data suggests in-person classes are detrimental to the health and safety of the school community, we will would, in consultation with our local health department, return to either a hybrid learning or virtual learning schedule.)
Families continue to have the option for their child to be a virtual learner due to current state mandates, so if a family feels virtual is still their child’s best option, we will continue to support them on our virtual learning program.
If you are a parent looking for options for your child or students in your district that are not seeing success in their current learning program or have been on home instruction and need a new placement, please think of us. We are able to conduct both in-person or virtual intake appointments. We continue to do our best to go above and beyond to give each student we work with the support they need to navigate not only this current situation of learning during Covid, but establish a plan for their future success in their educational journey.
Green Brook Academy doesn’t give up, we are dedicated to giving each student the opportunity to not only see their potential, but help them reach their potential….and become a somebody!
The link below will take you to our updated and approved Green Brook Academy Re-Opening Plan document.
The link below is our hybrid schedule
Throughout our hybrid program, all students will continue to receive their related services (counseling/speech therapy) as designated in their IEP. In addition, our health staff will be in contact with our families to ensure they are continuing to monitor their students’ health and provide families with the most up to date information as it relates to COVID-19 and other related illnesses.
Students have been provided with Chromebooks to facilitate their academic assignments and to utilize live and pre-recorded video lessons and conferencing with teachers and counselors, ensuring a face-to-face opportunity to connect with school staff on virtual days.
The plan above will continue to evolve as we are provided additional information and guidance from the State of NJ and the County of Somerset. In the event of an “all remote” instruction mandate from the State of NJ, all students will be expected to continue their learning with minimal disruption.
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