Important Information from the Superintendent

Important Information from the Superintendent
Posted on 08/25/2020
August 25, 2020

Dear Fort Lee Families,

At last night’s meeting, the Board of Education voted to begin the 2020-21 school year in a fully remote instructional model. The Board of Education has concerns regarding safety supplies (plexiglass shields, PPE, signage) that the district has not yet received. There is also a concern with having adequate staff to open the school buildings. As always the primary factor in making these decisions is the safety of the students and staff.
The district’s situation will be monitored daily. The remote instruction model will be utilized until Friday, October 16, 2020. The goal is that the district will transition back to our original hybrid plan which will allow for the use of the in-person instructional model at that time. This delay will allow us to provide the necessary safeguards for students and address our staffing needs. I am truly sorry for the challenges and inconvenience that this may cause for families.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding technology contact the Principal of the school that your children attend.

You will be receiving  specific information from your school Principal shortly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this situation.


Kenneth Rota 
Superintendent of Schools