Secaucus Public Schools to close next week, students to use Google Classroom

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Following suit of several other local school districts, the Secaucus Board of Education will be closing their schools next week and students will learn remotely via Google Classroom.

The Huber Street School in Secaucus. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Teachers met in their departments and were given a detailed overview the instructional plan. Teachers were trained in Google Classroom and methods for delivering remote instruction,” their website says regarding preparations that took place on Thursday and Friday.

“Teachers and administrators collaboratively developed a format for lessons and activity/assessment options for teachers to utilize through the Google classroom.”

The district publicly announced their closures on social media last night, indicating that the Google Classroom lesson plans will go into effect on Monday, March 16th and last through at least Friday, March 20th.

Their announcement isn’t much of a surprise, with hundreds of New Jersey schools announcing closures for next week including Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, and the Hudson County Schools of Technology.

With 50 presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus have been diagnosed across the state, only three have been diagnosed in Hudson County so far: a 32-year-old West New York man, a 41-year-old Jersey City woman, and a Hoboken man in his 40s.

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