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March 13, 2020

Cranford School Community,

the safety of our school community as our top priority, we want to inform you
that the District will be
implementing its Emergency Education Plan (Home Instructional Distance
Learning) on Monday, March 16, 2020, due to public health
concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID19). This decision was made in
collaboration with the Township Health Officer. We want to assure the
Cranford community, we have not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the
Cranford Public Schools.

are making this decision as a proactive measure for the safety of our
students, staff, and the entire Cranford community at large.  We will keep the main entrances of all school buildings
open on Monday, March 16, from 8:00 a.m. until 8 p.m., in order to give
students time to collect any belongings they may need for a prolonged
closure.  Students should also be sure to remove any perishable items
from their lockers during this time.
  On Monday, Chromebooks
will also be available at your child’s respective school for those who
requested them.  After Monday, the District will be closed to

home instructional plan will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Here is a link to a
dedicated section of the website which will provide information regarding the

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.   Please
know that if you require food as part of the free and reduced lunch program we will contact you
directly so that you are aware of the procedure for food delivery.

Parents and guardians can expect further information regarding
the home instructional plan, including procedures for Monday’s pick-up of
materials, from their child’s respective principal. 

is difficult to determine when the buildings will reopen, but right now we are
implementing the distance learning plan effective Monday, March 16, 2020,
through Friday, March 27, 2020. All field trips, school events, and activities are also postponed,
effective today, for as long as the buildings remain closed. Some events may be
rescheduled for future dates once schools are reopened.  We will
evaluate the situation each week and, if necessary, extend our distance
learning program. 

is an extremely fluid situation, with developing information coming out every
day. We understand that these are uncharted waters and further questions will
arise.  Please know that we are committed to working with you in finding
solutions and we do believe as a community there is no obstacle we cannot

thank you in advance for your flexibility, patience, understanding, and




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