Brielle prepares for Sept. 10 school opening

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BRIELLE — In one week, Brielle Elementary School will welcome students back to school, but this year will be different from previous years with the district implementing a hybrid, half-day schedule.

In preparation for the Sept. 10 start of school, Superintendent Chris Carlson discussed the district’s plan during last Thursday’s remote Board of Education meeting.

“I’ve heard peoples’ concerns; I’ve listened to many of you … We are doing what we believe is best for everybody that enters the building,” Ms. Carlson said. “Every day your child’s safety, health and well-being is our top concern.”

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The plan, beginning at phase two, will divide students into two groups — blue and gold. Blue students will attend school in-person on Mondays and Thursdays, and gold students will attend school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children who are not physically in the school building will be required to learn virtually.

For in-person instruction, the school day will begin at 8 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Following dismissal, all students will learn remotely for the remainder of the school day.

Upon arrival at school, students will be required to have their temperatures checked, wash their hands and head straight to their classroom. Ms. Carlson added that locker use will be prohibited until further notice.

Ms. Carlson said students in each grade level will also be required to enter the school at a designated entrance each morning.

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