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Watchung Hills Regional High School


Health Related School Closure Information

Dear WHRHS Learning Community,

I hope that this message finds you healthy and safe as we all navigate our way through this unprecedented series of events.  I know that I echo our staff's sentiments when I say that I miss the daily interaction with our students and staff members.  I want to express my appreciation for your support, flexibility, and patience as we quickly plunged into a world of solely distance learning.

Earlier this week, the NJDOE officially announced the cancelation of all state testing for the 2019-2020 school year.  Additionally,  the Governor announced yesterday that he does not intend to assess the reopening of schools until April 17, 2020, at the earliest. Therefore, we are currently planning for an extension to the three weeks of virtual instruction that we had initially anticipated.  Principal Librera will follow up with correspondence next week detailing enhancements we will be incorporating into our current instructional methods as we transition to  Distance Learning 2.0.  

While our current focus is facilitating a meaningful distance learning experience for our students, I also want to make sure we are prepared to continue our Strategic Planning process once school resumes.  Prior to our health-related school closure, we were in the midst of the Engagement Phase of our Strategic Planning process.  Authentic feedback from ALL stakeholders is an essential component of that phase.  I appreciate all of the Strategic Plan survey responses we have received thus far.  I have included the survey link below so that those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to complete it may do so. The survey link will be active until Friday, April 3, 2020.  The Board and I greatly value your input and look forward to hearing your feedback on how we can continue to make the WHRHS learning community even better tomorrow than we are today.  

State of the District Survey for WHRHS District

Warm regards,
Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D.