Dear Springfield Elementary School Community,
Under the clear directive of the Burlington County Department of Health, Springfield Elementary School will be closed to students effective Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 20, 2020, when we return from our spring break. During this mandated closure, we will deploy our remote learning plan. In order to provide our teachers with time to finalize their digital platforms with the materials and resources needed for instruction, remote learning will commence at 11:30 AM on Monday. I will provide an informational guide with specific grade and content level directions prior to the remote learning launch.
During the mandated closing, our buildings will remain open only for faculty and staff. Our emergency closing plan outlines how faculty will facilitate the instructional process and the methods by which parents and students will be able to communicate with them on a daily basis; specific details will be forthcoming from your child’s teachers. Our office staff will be in school on a daily basis and available by email or telephone if you have any questions or need assistance with accessing the remote instruction activities.
A form was sent home that provides families with the opportunity to request a school-issued device (iPad or Chromebook) for student use during the closure. If your family requires one of these devices, arrangements will be made to have it available for pick up on Monday. Additionally, information regarding the availability of school breakfast and lunch meals will be forthcoming.
As a reminder, all district after-school activities and events are cancelled during this time. This will include H&S activities, class trips, and any Springfield Rec activities requiring the use of the school gymnasium. Please note that the March 17th Board of Education meeting remains scheduled at this time.
The safety of your child and our faculty and staff is of utmost importance. Please continue to check the district homepage for important updates as well. I will continue to send updates as new information becomes available. As of right now, schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 until Monday, April 20, 2020 when we return from our spring break. As more specific information is finalized, we will make it available. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.