Brielle Elementary moves to next phase of reopening plan

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BRIELLE — Brielle Elementary School will move to stage four of its reopening plan beginning Monday, Oct. 19, Superintendent Chris Carlson announced in a letter sent out to parents Wednesday.

Under stage four, students in grades six, seven and eight will attend school in-person, four half-days a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Dismissal time will continue to be 12:50 p.m., and Wednesdays will remain as a virtual learning day for all students.

In her letter, Ms. Carlson stated that the recommendation was made by the reopening committee, taking into consideration a number of factors including: student and staff adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, use of personal protective equipment, the health of the community and the number of active cases in the community.

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Ms. Carlson also emphasized the importance of parents and guardians monitoring their children before school and completing the daily COVID-19 health screener form online by 8 a.m.

“Failure to complete this form will result in your child not being admitted to class until you have filled out the form. We are asking all parents/guardians to help participate in keeping our school community safe,” the superintendent said.

Children should also be kept home if they are not feeling well, Ms. Carlson said, or if the daily screener indicates a child should stay home based on symptoms checked off on the list.

“As always, the health and safety of our students and staff are paramount. The Reopening Committee will continue to meet and monitor the health and safety of our school community and will make recommendations to transition between stages accordingly,” she said.

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