Important Message from Superintendent of Schools - Dr. Brian Repici
Dear Caregivers and Students:
This letter is to inform you that the Black Horse Pike Regional School District has been advised by the Camden County Department of Health and our School Physician that as a result of increased local positive COVID-19 cases and other school districts transitioning to a remote-only learning model, we must operate as a remote-only instructional model for a period of time from November 30, 2020, through January 8, 2021, unless health data suggest a longer period of time. Our school calendar previously alerted caregivers and students that we were already operating November 23-November 25 as a remote learning model.
The remote-only learning model will follow the same Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday half-day schedule, where all students will log into Google every day and participate in remote, live, synchronous instruction and asynchronous learning every day. Wednesday will remain the same as a remote, synchronous live schedule as it has been. On the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, students can receive extra academic support, counseling services, or remote tutoring.
The Black Horse Pike Regional School District will continue to support co-curricular programs where possible dependent upon health conditions and COVID-19 data. The NJSIAA has released additional guidance, which delays the Winter Athletic Season as per their schedule. When permitted by the NJSIAA, the Black Horse Pike Regional School District will work with coaches, parents, student-athletes, and faculty members so that we can continue participation sensibly as to not contribute to infection rates in accordance with the NJSIAA. Obviously, what we know and have learned is that we cannot control a virus if those in the local and larger communities, especially those participating in co-curricular activities, are not responsible about personal hygiene, mask-wearing, and social distancing. Those who are advising clubs and other co-curricular programs, except athletic programs, can continue to do so after 2 pm, so long as there is no contact between participants, masks are worn, social distancing is adhered to, and good personal hygiene are followed. We will inform you if that determination changes.
Food service will be available to all students even while the school district is operating a remote learning model. The 7-day meal package will be available for students/families to pick up at each school between the hours of 12 pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm on Wednesdays. If you have any questions or concerns regarding food service or have a need for delivery, please call 856-227-4100 extension 4012.
Technology repair and support services will also be available to students during this remote-only period of time. The information is located on the main page of each school’s website.
The Department of Health and the Black Horse Pike Regional School District family is urging our students, staff, and those in our communities to continue to be vigilant against the spread of COVID-19. Remember that transmission can occur even when an individual is asymptomatic (showing no signs of illness). Please wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and stay socially distant (at least 6 feet).
Lastly, please utilize the services that are still available to students, even though we will be on a remote learning model. Our school counselors are ready to assist students and parents with college and career planning and providing students with strategies to improve their outlook. We have reading specialists, language arts literacy tutors, math tutors, and over 300 eager teachers to assist students with academic support. As caregivers, please remember to check your child’s grades by logging into the Genesis Parent Portal. Please direct any questions to your child’s teachers and they will respond in a timely fashion. We believe that both the school and the caregiver are partners in a child’s success. We recognize that what has resulted from this Pandemic has been difficult for families, those working in schools included, and so if we can assist your family in any way, please let us know.
Please be safe.
Dr. Brian Repici