Archive for October, 2020
October 26, 2020
Dear Clayton School Community:
This letter is to inform you that a student at Herma Simmons Elementary School has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District is following local health department guidance in order to assure the health
and safety of our community. Initial contact tracing has identified the individuals who have been in close contact. The people who have been in close contact have been notified and quarantined. Based on the recommendation of local health officials and the COVID-19 risk matrix, our schools will remain open. The status of this situation remains fluid, and we are monitoring it closely.
From the time we have opened school we have had several positive COVID-19 cases that you have been notified about. I am able to report that none of the positive cases have been traced back to our schools. But unfortunately, it is a reminder and a warning that the pandemic is real and still active in our community. We need to stay vigilant, wash our hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing. I also want to repeat please do not send your student to school if they are sick and/or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. We all have a responsibility to not only keep ourselves and families safe but also our neighbors.
As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation. Please visit our district website under parent/student resources for additional information.
Nikolaos C. Koutsogiannis
Superintendent of Schools
Visit the NJ.com article here: https://www.nj.com/community-news/2020/10/clayton-high-school-celebrates-unity-day.html
September 2020 Clippers of the Month presentation for the Board of Education
In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive order (#177) all Clayton Public school buildings will be closed for in-person instruction for students on Monday, November 2nd and election day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Both days will be remote “live on line” learning days for all Pre-K-12th grade students.
In addition, Breakfast/Lunch will be available for students to pick up on Monday, November 2nd (for 2 days) and Wednesday, November 4th (for 3 days) from 9am -11am.