JACKSON – One of the two high schools in the district has been put on remote status until October 30.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent Nicole Pormilli and Jackson Liberty High School Principal Geoffrey Brignola said, “two individuals at Jackson Liberty High have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District is in direct consultation with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to ensure the health and safety of our community.”
“After working with the Ocean County Health Department to analyze the facts and circumstances of the cases and to complete contact tracing, we have decided to move all students at Jackson Liberty High School to all remote instruction effective immediately through Oct. 30. We anticipate being able to return to our in-person learning program when we return from November break on Nov. 9,” the letter states.
At this time, Jackson Liberty High School outdoor athletic activities including practices and games will continue as scheduled during the remote learning period – with the exception of the Girls Soccer program. If that guidance changes, we will inform you.
This does not affect any other district school which means all Jackson Liberty High School students, including Vo-Tech students, will remain home and learn remotely starting tomorrow, Oct. 23 through Oct. 30.
The situation also requires that the Jackson Liberty High School Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer Teams suspend their practices, games and activities during this remote learning period through Nov. 5.
All entrances to the building will be suspended through the weekend while we complete deep cleaning of the school. Any individual who experiences any symptoms related to COVID is encouraged to contact the school nurse.
Students who would like to pick up a meal for Friday, Oct. 22 can pick one up at Jackson Memorial High School between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday (go to the cafeteria door near the tennis courts on right side of Memorial).
Next week, meals for the week can be picked up at Liberty on Monday, Oct. 26 or Tuesday, Oct. 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
For those in-person hybrid model students in a self-contained five day program, they will remain on their current schedule – but with virtual meetings every day. Teachers will be in contact with students directly about assignments and how to log in to virtual meetings.
Those in person hybrid model students’ groups one and tow, they will stay home and learn remotely by following their classes for that day (e.g. A Day classes or B Day classes). Students will learn as one cohesive class with all Group 1 and Group 2 students joining in the same virtual meetings.
Students were advised to log in to their teachers’ Google Classrooms based on their schedule to receive directions for work and scheduled Google Meets. All In-Person Hybrid Students will their daily schedule during this all remote learning period:
Home room 7:15 – 7:20
Period 1: 7:20 – 8:20
Period 2: 8:28 – 9:28
Period 3: 9:36 – 10:36
Period 4: 10:44 – 11:44
Period 5: 12:20 – 2:15 – time for students to work independently and for teachers to offer extra support for students, to work on planning, etc.
For Full Remote Model Students:
Students will continue to learn as they have been doing through their current Full Remote schedule. There are no changes to classes, teachers or meeting times.
“Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing any additional information on the identity of the individuals. Any person who was determined by health officials to have been a close contact of this individual has already been personally notified,” the letter states.
The letter advises those with questions to contact your school at 732-833-4700.