Citing COVID-19 concerns, Bayonne BOE will utilize remote learning only for 1st week of January


Citing COVID-19 concerns, the Bayonne Board of Education will utilize remote learning only for the first week of January, Superintendent of Schools John Niesz wrote today.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Bayonne School District will operate on a virtual instruction mode for all students, teachers and administrative support staff from Monday, January 3, 2022 to Friday, January 7, 2022,” Niesz said in a letter addressed to Bayonne community members.

“The virtual school days will all be ½ days. We will offer grab and go food pick-up at all school buildings on Monday, January 3rd and Wednesday, January 5th. The pick-up time will be from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.”

Special education services will also be done virtually, while district device repairs and and exchanges will take place at Bayonne High School, door number 3, between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday.

Repair tickets can be submitted to the district in advance by clicking here.

Niesz said the decision was made after seeing that the northeastern part of the state has the highest COVID-19 case rate in New Jersey.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Hudson County seven day testing positivity rate today is at 20.44 percent and 7,698 individuals has tested positive in the past week.

Additionally, the New Jersey Department of Health indicates that 1,786 new cases have been established in Hudson today via PCR testing.

“When we return to in person instruction on January 10, 2022, we are asking all students, faculty and staff to get tested, continue vaccination efforts and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID,” Niesz’s letter concluded.

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