Safe Return to School Plan

Last Updated: 1/18/2022 8:08 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that upon the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, portions of Executive Order 175 allowing remote learning will be rescinded, meaning that schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.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 2021-2022 school year as it becomes available.

The Audubon Public School District will return with full-day in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 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 7, 2021. The District website and social media forums provide additional and updated information.  

The Safe Return Plan incorporates the federally required components. For each mitigating strategy listed below (1-8), please describe how the LEA 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).

 

APSD ARP ESSER Use of Funds Plan

Audubon PSD Virtual or Remote Plan 2021-2022

Audubon Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

Safe Return to School Plan FAQs

 

Voluntary COVID Testing Guidance

With the assistance of the Camden County Department of Health and the support of the LTS COVID Testing Team, the Audubon Public School District will be hosting in-district COVID 19 testing for students on most Wednesdays from 4:30 PM through 6:00 PM. The testing is an anterior-nasal swab (a short swab no longer than a typical Q-tip). The swab is inserted into the front portion of the nostril and only takes a few seconds to collect. This is a non-invasive collection method.

The testing sessions will occur at the Mansion Avenue Elementary School, 300 Mansion Avenue, Audubon, New Jersey, 08106. Please enter the building through the rear entrance on Oak Street. Parking on the playground is permissible if the gates are open. Families will enter through the door by the ramp.

In order to participate in testing, please complete the following:

  1. Review LTS’ Student Registration Guide for Parents and Guardians:
  2. Print, complete, sign, and return the LTS Parent Consent Form to the School Nurse:
  3. Complete the on-line Voluntary COVID Testing Pre Registration Google Form for the district.
  4. Complete the LTS on-line student testing registration process as described in Bullet #1. You will get an email or text message from LTS to complete their process. Once your child(ren) are registered through LTS, you may attend ANY of our district-hosted testing clinics.

 

Do NOT arrive at a testing clinic without being formally logged in and registered in the LTS portal. The District cannot help you on the day of testing if you are not in the LTS system. If you think you may want your child tested at some time in the future, it is best to complete the processes above so that there is no delay in their availability to participate. Do not send your child to a testing clinic alone. The District will not permit a student to be tested without a parent or guardian present at this time.

 

Testing Date Timeframe Consent Form Due Date
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

4:30 PM

Through

6:00 PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Wednesday, January 29, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Once again, DO NOT arrive at the District Testing Clinic without being formally registered in the LTS on-line portal.

 

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A Safe Return to School Plan Community Survey

A Safe Return to School Plan Community Survey

Survey open Friday, July 9 - Survey Currently Closed

 

A Safe Return to School Plan Survey Results

 

Safe Return to School Plan Communications