Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan

Last Updated: 9/29/2022 1:56 PM

On May 17, 2021, Governor Murphy announced that upon the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, portions of Executive Order 175 allowing remote learning will be rescinded, meaning that schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) will share additional information regarding State requirements or guidance for health and safety protocols for the 2022-2023 school year as it becomes available.

 

The Audubon Public School District will return with full-day in-person instruction for the 2022-2023 school year as directed by the Governor and the New Jersey Department of Education. The first day for school for all students is Tuesday September 6, 2022. The District website and social media forums provide additional and updated information.  

 

Our original Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity Plan incorporated the federally required components. For each mitigating strategy listed (1-8),  the LEA described how it will maintain the health safety of students, educators, and other staff and the extent to which it has adopted policies, and a description of such policies, on each of the following safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This plan was updated and included facets of the Audubon Public School District’s Restart and Recovery Plans from 2020 (Version I and Version II), the abridged Safe Return to Instruction and Continuity of Service from June of 2021, and the Virtual or Remote Plan from 2021-2022. All of these documents are available on the District’s website under the Safe Return to School Plan link. 

 

In April 2020, Governor Murphy issued an executive order that became P.L.2020, c.27. This law provides for the continuity of instruction in the event of a public-health related district closure so that LEAs can utilize virtual or remote instruction to satisfy the 180-day requirement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-9. This Plan for Virtual or Remote Instruction includes the requirements for virtual or remote instruction procedures and protocols if the District is forced to close district-wide as a result of a declared emergency. 

 

In order to provide transparency and ensure that New Jersey students continue to receive high quality, standards-based instruction, each school district, charter school, renaissance school project and Approved Private School for Students with Disabilities (APSSDs) must annually submit its proposed program for virtual or remote instruction (plan) to the Commissioner of Education. 


This plan would be implemented during a district closure lasting more than three consecutive school days due to a declared state of emergency, declared public health emergency, or a directive by the appropriate health agency or officer to institute a public health-related closure. The superintendent will consult with the board of education, if practicable, prior to implementing the school district’s plan of virtual or remote instruction. A day of virtual or remote instruction, if instituted under a plan approved by the Commissioner of Education, is considered the equivalent of a full day of school attendance for the purposes of meeting State and local graduation requirements, awarding of course credit, and such other matters as determined by the Commissioner of Education. The Audubon Public School District has included the statutory requirements listed in the “LEA Guidance for Chapter 27 Emergency Virtual or Remote Instruction Programs for the 2022-2023 SY,” in the plans for virtual or remote instruction for the 2022- 2023 school year and has communicated said plan with sending districts.

 

APSD Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan 2022-2023

APSD Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan 2021-2022

Audubon Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

Safe Return to Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

APSD Restart & Recovery Plan Version II

APSD Restart & Recovery Plan Version I

Safe Return to School Plan FAQs

APSD ARP ESSER Use of Funds Plan

Local COVID Activity 2022-2023

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Superintendent COVID Communications 2022-2023

A Safe Return to School Plan Community Survey

A Safe Return to School Plan Community Survey

Survey opened Friday, July 9 - Survey is Closed

A Safe Return to School Plan Survey Results