August 11, 2020
As we begin the new school year, we are diligently working to provide a safe learning environment for all our students. We know that many of our students currently ride the bus to and from school each day. We will continue to provide busing to the best of our ability. While the NJDOE recommends six-feet between students on the bus, that is physically impossible for our district. We do anticipate a reduced number of students riding the bus as a result of our Hybrid Schedule/Return to School Plan. Students who do ride the bus will be required to wear a face covering and sit in their “assigned” seat each day. In addition, we want parents to know that along with the seating charts, daily cleaning, and as much social distancing as possible, we will also be increasing air flow, which will include having windows open during the bus routes weather permitting.
In order to help promote social distancing on our school buses, we are encouraging parents to transport their children. If you are able to transport your child(ren), or if your child(ren) will drive to school, please complete the transportation survey on our website www.claytonps.org by Tuesday, August 18th. It is vital that we have accurate data so we can appropriately schedule and socially distance students on the bus.
Nikolaos C. Koutsogiannis
Superintendent of Schools