Several New Jersey school districts move away after winter break – CBS New York

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – With the increase in COVID cases, returning to school after winter break will be a distance learning experience for thousands of New Jersey students.

Currently, nearly a dozen school districts in Hudson County are away for a week from January 3-7:

  • Jersey city
  • Harrison
  • Bayonne
  • Union City
  • Weehawken
  • Guttenberg
  • Newark East
  • North of Bergen

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Newark Public Schools, however, is enforcing the change for an additional week, keeping children at home Jan. 3-14.

Superintendent Roger Leon said in a statement: “This is not the news that I want to share with students and their families at this time as we need to continue teaching in person, but student health and safety and staff remain the top priority. “

Alex Pavia, in Jersey City, says keeping the kids home for school is tough with him and his wife working full-time, and he’s worried about the impact it might have on his education. children.

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“For kids, this little distance learning is more or less unnecessary,” he told CBS2’s Cory James. “But I think a lot of parents here are worried it’s going to take a lot longer than that.”

Another father said that while it is not ideal, his family understands why the change is being made.

“It is what it is,” he said. “We’re just going to make the most of it… Hopefully this is the last time we have to.”

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Meanwhile, in Jersey City, the school district announced it will provide breakfast and lunch at 20 different schools in the city starting Tuesday. These meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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