03-21-20 - COVID-19

UPDATE 03-21-2020 ON COVID-19
Posted on 03/21/2020

March 21, 2020

Dear Fort Lee Families,

We have made it through week #1. Congratulations to all and keep up the great work. Unfortunately, I believe that the school closure will extend beyond the next week. So far, I have not seen or heard any official conversation from the county or state regarding a possible re-open date.

The district administration has been meeting virtually, and we are planning some changes/adjustments to the online instruction process based on feedback that has been received from staff and parents. You will receive specific details from your building principal and your child’s teacher. Information will be sent to you tomorrow, Sunday, 3/22. 

REMINDER:  As a reminder, people should not be congregating on district or municipal fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts. If parents or students go out for a bike ride, walk, or run, engage in these activities as a family and avoid meeting up with friends or neighbors. Please remind your children that the closures and social distancing measures are in place to protect everyone, and it is vital that everyone adhere to the restrictions issued. Following these regulations is everyone’s responsibility..

It is easy to feel isolated during this environment.  Remember to stay in touch via technology. Try something different: text, zoom, google meets, skype, facetime or just make a phone call. It is important that we continue to connect with others. . 

My latest suggestion for an activity that can still be utilized during this crisis. Try a family cooking adventure: bake cookies(chocolate chips always preferred), brownies, or make a pizza. It is a chance to teach a valuable life skill. I am still partial to games, try Uno. It involves some math and you can always make up your own rules as you play. 

Reminder: Sign up for the nixle alert notice system at nixle.com or by texting 07024 to 888777. Please do this immediately so that you can get vital notifications and information about the borough as it pertains to this public health crisis.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time.  We will get through this together.


Kenneth Rota

Superintendent of Schools