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Watchung Hills Regional High School


School Reopening Information

June 29, 2020

Dear WHRHS Learning Community,

I hope you are all enjoying a healthy and relaxing start to your summer.  As you may be aware, Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education released school reopening guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year on Friday.  Members of our district administration and staff will be working closely with our local health official during the month of July to develop a comprehensive plan for reopening which addresses general health and safety guidelines, classroom instruction (which may be a hybrid of both in-person and virtual), transportation, student flow, facilities cleaning practices, meals and other areas deemed critical to address. We will also be prepared to address individual health concerns of students and staff members, and we will be reaching out for that information as part of our planning process. Our main priority has been, and will continue to be, the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will have a plan ready to share with our community at the end of July.  

I appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding since our very quick transition to  distance learning back in March.  I am proud to lead a compassionate learning community with such strength and resilience. I wish you a restful and rejuvenating summer with family and friends. 

Warm regards,

Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D.

School Reopening Teams

District Reopening Team - Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent, Chair

Reopening Curriculum Team - Mr. William Librera, Principal, Co-Chair
Ms. Mary Ellen Phelan, Director of C&I, Co-Chair

Reopening Operations Team - Mr. Timothy Stys, Business Administrator. Chair

Reopening Special Education Team - Ms. Michele Deremer, Director of Special Services, Chair

Reopening Communications Team - Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent, Chair