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A message from the Superintendent of Schools 06-18-21

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Hazlet Township Schools Restart Plan

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Covid Related Information 6-18-21

6/18/2021

Dear School Community,                                                                                        

This announcement is to inform you that the District has no new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to report.  The District has reported only a single new case since mid-May, 2021.

With school due to dismiss next week, this will conclude our year-long bi-weekly updates. The District nurses will remain available to answer questions, aid in quarantine issues, and serve as a general medical resource should a member of the community have a question.

Best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy summer to all!

Sincerely,

Dr. Scott Ridley

Superintendent of Schools

Hazlet Township Public Schools

 

An Important Message from the Hazlet School District - 06-15-21

Good afternoon. We share the following district update to hopefully clarify some misconceptions and inaccuracies that have gathered force through social media and to assure the community that Hazlet remains committed to being transparent, accessible and supportive of our learners.

The district writes curriculum based on the NJ Student Learning Standards.  At this time, Critical Race Theory is not mentioned at all in our current standards and is therefore not a part of our curriculum.  However, "beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, each NJ school district shall incorporate instruction on diversity and inclusion in an appropriate place in the curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards."

Regarding “inclusion” in the younger grades, teachers will be focusing on helping students to be accepting of all children.  They spend time talking a lot about bullying and what makes a good friend.  In the younger grades, we discuss families and how some families look different than other families.  They discuss different cultures and how cultures are similar and also how they differ. Special education celebrates various differences such as Autism Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day. Gender Identity is not taught in the younger grades but that is not to say that your children won’t come across a student who may be questioning his/her own identity. We are a public-school district and all students are welcome. Our teachers are trained to be diplomatic and supportive and to make certain all students feel welcome and accepted.

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Meal Information 06-14-21

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An important district announcement regarding masks

To the Hazlet School District: In light of Governor Murphy's comments and Tweet of June 7, 2021-- beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9, mask-wearing will be optional for all students and staff over the final eleven days of school in order to address potential health concerns and to ensure the safety of all students and staff during these final hot summer days of school. The only exception will be at HMS and RHS as students will still be required to wear masks when they change classes, since the hallways are full between learning blocks. At all other times, wearing a mask will be optional. Plexiglass will remain in place, as will our practice of wiping down keyboards, socially distancing, recording temperatures upon arrival to school, and a committed disinfecting of all equipment overnight by our custodians in order to continue to prioritize the health & safety of our constituents. The options of continuing to wear a mask or to log-on for virtual instruction will certainly remain in place as well. 

Our schools are air-conditioned and we continue to support the wearing of masks by all staff and students who are comfortable doing so though we also want to provide an option for students who may have challenges keeping their faces covered the entire time in school. A significant number of our staff has been vaccinated and the option remains for those who have not received a vaccination to make an appointment for that purpose. Additionally, the District has not recorded a new case of Covid since May 18 so we are certainly approaching a return to normalcy.  As a result, and consistent with the Governor’s comments, our schools will follow the above modifications to the mask mandate for the remainder of this school year. 

Thank you,

Dr. Scott Ridley
Superintendent of Schools
Hazlet Township Public Schools

Summer Meals 2021

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Monmouth County Health Department's Children's Immunization Clinic

The Monmouth County Health Department's children's immunization clinic will restart Thursday, June 10th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the office in Freehold, 50 East Main Street. Please call 732-431-7456 for an appointment.