04-06-20 - COVID-19

UPDATE 04-06-2020 ON COVID-19
Posted on 04/06/2020

April 6, 2020

Good Morning Fort Lee Families,

I hope that you had a relaxing weekend. Here we are in week four. Good news/bad news: Bad news is that we don’t know how much longer we will be in our present situation; good news is that the sun is shining this morning, spring is returning and I have not worn a tie in weeks. I hope that you have a great week and then enjoy a well deserved break.

Today just two important items:

  • If you and your family are in need of any kind of support (food, household supplies, emotional or physical assistance), please contact the Fort Lee COVID-19 call center at 201- 592-3500 extension 1700. The Office of Emergency Management is monitoring these calls. 
  • If you are in need of technology support, you can request tech support by emailing your question to  [email protected].  To expedite support, please include the Student ID# of the student with tech issues and School Name.  Due to privacy and security concerns, If you are emailing from a non-student email address (i.e. [email protected]) please ensure it is one of the email addresses we have on file so that we can verify your identity.

Reminder:  Beginning on Friday, April 10, the schools will be on spring break. The spring break will be a school recess. There will not be any instruction or assignments during the break. Spring break ends on Friday, April 17.   

If a staff member or student is confirmed to have the virus, the local health department will investigate and determine who needs to be notified.  If you hear about someone or have someone sick in your family, please understand that you will be notified by the Health Department if they feel there is a public health issue. 

REMINDER:  Practice social distancing. It is proven that it will work to lessen the spread of COVID-19.  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. Now more than ever, as the number of positive test results increases, this becomes more important.

The Red Cross is alerting everyone to blood and platelet shortage. Please donate if you can. https://www.redcrossblood.org/

Reminder: Sign up for the municipal alerts through the nixle alert notice system at nixle.com or by texting 07024 to 888777. Mayor Sokolich and his team are doing a great job of keeping all of us informed.

Don’t forget the census: Fill out the Census online at https://my2020census.gov/  or you can respond by phone at 844-330-2020.

Stay home and stay safe.  We will get through this,  TOGETHER.


Kenneth Rota

Superintendent of Schools