Coronavirus Information

April 3, 2020

Dear Camden City School District Families and Community Partners:

As we enter into our third week of remote learning, I wanted to share several critical updates with our students, families, and community so we are all prepared for the days and weeks ahead. Also, I want to take this moment to stress the importance of social distancing practices, especially among our students. Staying home is the best strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. . 


Although our school buildings are closed and how we learn will look different, it doesn’t change our district’s mission of “Putting Students First”. We are committed to ensuring our students have access to the resources they need to be successful. We will get through this together. 


Over the last several days, we have heard from many families and community members on a variety of topics. We have compiled them here in the Frequently Asked Questions. However, should you have additional questions that are not captured in the Frequently Asked Questions, please contact the District’s Solution Center at 856-966-2507.


On a positive note, our District has secured funding to purchase laptops for students in grades K-12 to support remote learning. More information on laptop distribution will be shared in the coming weeks.


COVID-19 Update & School Closing

  • Like all New Jersey school districts, we have been closely monitoring the news regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In compliance with Governor Murphy’s current executive orders (Order #104 and #107), signed in March 2020, all “public, private, and parochial preschool program premises, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall remain closed to students as long as this Order remains in effect.”  This means all schools will remain closed until otherwise directed by the Governor. 

Spring Break

  • The District is scheduled to recognize spring break from April 10-17, 2020. In a previous communication, we stated meals would not be distributed during the break. I am pleased to share that students will continue to have access to meals, breakfast and lunch, while the district is closed for spring break. 

Meal Access During Spring Break

  • Meal sites will operate on Mondays and Thursdays, 10AM-12PM. On these days, students will be provided with shelf-stable meals for several days. Please visit the meal site that is closest to your home.  Below is the list of all meal sites across the city during spring break: 
  • Camden High, 1875 Park Blvd., 08103
  • Camden’s Pride, 897 North 31st St., 08105
  • Camden’s Promise, 879 Beideman Ave., NJ 08105
  • Camden Academy Charter High School, 250 Federal St., 08105
  • Coopers Poynt, 201 State St., 08102 (Food Truck: 10 AM – 11 AM)
  • Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, 990 Morgan Blvd., 08104
  • Dudley Family School, Berwick St., 08105 (Food Truck: 11:30-12:30)
  • Katz Dalsey, 3098 Pleasant St., 08105
  • KIPP Lanning Square, 525 Clinton St., 08103 (Only distributing on Monday, April 13th)
  • Uncommon/Camden Prep, 1575 Mt. Ephraim, 08104
  • Wiggins, 400 Mt. Vernon St., 08103
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, 3101 Federal St., 08105
  • Yorkship, 1251 W Collings Ave., 08104

Continued Remote Learning 

  • Virtual Materials. All resources are digital and can be accessed from laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Teachers will also be sharing these plans through Class Dojo and Google Classroom.  
  • Printed Materials. If you do not yet have access to remote devices for digital learning and you are in need of printed material, please contact your student’s teacher. 
  • Internet Service. Many Internet Service Providers are offering promotions for free wifi access.  


Again, thank you for your attention to this update and for your commitment to ensuring the success of our students. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Be well and stay safe!


Sincerely,


Katrina T. McCombs, M.Ed., MPA

State District Superintendent

Camden City School District


 




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All prior COVID-19 announcements can be viewed below:


Message to Families on March 6, 2020 Click
Here
Message to Families for March 13, 2020 Click
Here
Message to Families for March 16, 2020 Click Here
Message to Families for March 23, 2020 Click Here

 



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