Russ Ciesielski

By Russ Ciesielski,

Linden Community Schools superintendent

A few weeks ago, schools across the state were scrambling to implement a Continuity of Learning Plan that would allow students continued opportunities to stay educated. We are now scrambling to put together multiple plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

 Like you, we are asking ourselves the same question — what will school look like for our students in the future?  School districts in the tri-county area have been spending time putting together multiple plans and scenarios in preparation for the 2020-21 school year.

 These plans include traditional face-to-face instruction that we are accustomed to, virtual learning opportunities, and a combination of both while keeping in mind the potential social distancing guidelines that we may have to follow, how transportation will work, and what happens if another outbreak occurs.

 Basically, we’re trying to think of the third and fourth orders of the effect of returning to school all while keeping students safe and in an environment that is supportive of learning. 

 Regardless of the situation, be assured that we will be ready to provide our students with opportunities to continue with their learning.  

 As we near the end of the 2019-20 school year, I would like to congratulate all graduates. Your hard work and determination has paid off. Use the adverse situations you have faced as stepping stones to being a leader amongst your peers and in your community. Your time in Linden schools may have been cut short, but your legacy as a Linden Eagle will last forever #lindeneaglepride.

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