Alice Costello Elementary School will remain in remote learning until at least 1/19/21
November 25, 2020
This afternoon, I attended a meeting with the Camden County Department of Health regarding COVID-19 and schools. In this meeting, the Camden County Department of Health informed all in attendance that the Camden County region remains in “Orange/High Risk” status according to the NJ COVID-19 Activity Level Report. The cases in our region (Southwest) continue to trend higher as well.
Therefore, Alice Costello Elementary School will remain in full remote learning. With COVID-19 cases in the town, county, and region continuing to rise, and with holiday season gatherings expected to make cases rise even higher, it would be ill-advised to reopen the school at such a time. As always, our first priority is keeping the students, staff, and the community safe.
With this in mind, Alice Costello Elementary School will continue to be closed for in-person instruction, and will be extending remote learning through the winter holiday season. Our target date for reopening is Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Between now and then, we will continue to evaluate the situation in our region, and make a determination as to whether a further extension to all-remote learning is warranted. We will be sure to continue to update you through our normal channels of communication (Facebook, website, and phone blasts).
Again, I understand that the decision to close the building is not the most convenient decision for some in our community. However, it is the best decision for the health and safety of our students, staff, and community at this time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: email@example.com.
I hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!
Dr. Samuel Rosetti
Brooklawn School District